Meade 8" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

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  • 203.2mm (8") advanced-coma free (ACF)
  • 2032mm focal length
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • INCLUDES: 9.7mm and 26mm plössl (1.25") eyepieces
  • 8x50 optical viewfinder with crosshair I
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Item #: 217025

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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 (2) 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. With included accessories, the OTA weighs 11.5 lbs (5.2kg) and has dimensions of 460mm X 250mm.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

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
Finder scope magnification
8x
Lens diameter
50mm
Eyepieces
Super Plossl 26.0mm,9.7mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
78x, 209x
Resolving power
115.80arc*sec
Highest useful magnification
300x
Highest theoretical magnification
406x
Limiting stellar magnitude
14.2
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
8x50
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