Meade 8" f/10 LX65 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

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  • 8" f/10 Advanced-Coma Free Optics - 2032mm focal length
  • Designed and Manufactured in North America
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Vixen style dovetail bar
  • Includes 26mm super plössl (1.25") eyepiece and red-dot viewfinder
Item #: 228014

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The LX65 Series 8" ACF has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. Features include a 8" (203mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a 26mm 1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail bar. With included accessories, the OTA weighs 5.5kg (12lbs. 3oz.) and has dimensions of 51cm x 31cm x 25cm.

The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade delivers the highest quality professional grade optics available. These optical tubes feature large apertures and Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotography. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the Moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail. Designed and Manufactured in North America.

Warranty:
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.
Best for viewing
Brighter deep sky
Best for imaging
Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Astro-imaging capability
Lunar, planetary & long exposure
User level
Advanced
Optical design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical diameter
203mm
Focal length
2032mm
Focal ratio
f/10.0
Eyepieces
Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
78x
Resolving power
115.80arc*sec
Highest useful magnification
300x
Highest theoretical magnification
406x
Limiting stellar magnitude
14.2
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
Reflex sight
Focuser
Internal
Diagonal degrees
1.25" 90° Mirror Star
Mount type
Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material
Aluminum
Weight, optical tube
11.5 lbs.
Additional included accessories
Vixen style dovetail bar
Other features
Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Warranty
Two year