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Meade 115mm Apochromatic Refractor LX85 GoTo EQ Telescope

Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging

SKU: 217009

Features

  • 115mm aperture
  • 805mm focal length
  • f/7 focal ratio
  • Multi-coated optical coatings
  • Vixen-style dovetail receiver
  • 33 lb. payload capacity
  • Built-in integer gearing motor drive
  • Integrated autoguider port
  • AudioStar hand controller

Product Description

Meade’s new LX85 Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German equatorial mount with AudioStar Hand box. The LX85 Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep sky objects! Use as a stand-alone mount or maximize your viewing potential with an array of different optical tubes to choose from. Meade’s LX85 Series will keep you looking up for many years to come and sets a standard for mid-sized telescopes at a great price.

Construction

The LX85 Series 115mm APO has a 3-element apochromatic refractor optical design using the highest grade extra-low dispersion optical glass to virtually eliminate false color, yielding astonishing color correction, contrast, and sharpness. Features a 115mm aperture, 805mm focal length, and f/7 focal ratio for clear and bright views of faraway objects.

Equipped with a 2.5" dual rack & pinion focuser (10:1 fine focuser) and fully multi-coated optical coatings gives you the tools you need for an amazing night with the stars. Includes a fully extendable dew shield and vixen-style dovetail. Standard equipment also includes an aluminum hard carry case to protect your 80mm APO. The OTA alone weighs 12.2 lbs and has dimensions of 29.5" x 5.25" x 5.25".

Sturdy GoTo Mount

The LX85 features a Vixen-style dovetail receiver for mounting optical tubes up to 33 lbs., coupled with a sturdy build and low-cog servo-motors that ensure smooth tracking performance. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. With its built-in integer gearing motor drive, you’ll be able to track through long exposures using Meade’s Smart Drive feature for recording permanent periodic error correction (PPEC).Seamlessly image the best parts of the night sky without having to worry about performing a meridian flip.

The LX85 mount also includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward. If these features weren’t already enough, the LX85 is compatible with the Meade Zero-Image Shift Electronic Micro focuser and wired illuminated reticles.

AudioStar Hand Box

With the included AudioStar hand controller, you have easy access to 30,000-objects, that you can view with a simple press of a button! AudioStar features a built-in speaker that plays over four hours of educational content about the celestial objects you view!

Grows With You

Capable of handling a wide variety of optical tubes and equipment, expandable and upgradable, the Meade LX85 mount is designed for you to rediscover the night sky again and again. Whether you are at a beginner level or you’re venturing into astrophotography, the LX85 Series is the portable and reliable mount to grow with your level of experience.

What's in the Box

  • Meade 115mm Apochromatic Refractor LX85 GoTo EQ Telescope
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail
  • 1 Year Warranty

Specifications

  • Focus System: 2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
  • Clear Aperture: 115mm
  • Optical Design: Apochromatic Refractor
  • Optical Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated
  • Focal Length: 805mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Viewfinder: None
  • Eyepiece(s): None
  • Focuser Mechanism: 2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
  • Dovetail: Vixen-Style
  • Power Source: 12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)
  • Assembled Product Weight: 46.3 lbs.

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