Meade LX85 Series 6" Newtonian Reflector Telescope with GoTo German Equatorial Mount and Tripod, 750mm f/5SKU: MDLX856RMfr. Part: 217003
Meade LX85 Series 6" Newtonian Reflector Telescope - LX85 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Tripod - 1.25" Plossl 9mm Eyepiece - 1.25" Plossl 26mm Eyepiece - 1.25" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter - 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Bracket - AudioStar GoTo Hand Controller - Counterweight Shaft - 9 Lbs Counterweight - Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition DVD - Meade 1 Year Limited Warranty
The LX85 Series 6" Reflector has a Newtonian Reflector with parabolic primary mirror optical design and features a 6" (150mm) aperture, 750mm focal length and f/5 focal ratio. This f/5 optical system provides spectacular wide-field images for the discriminating deep-sky observer and astrophotographer. Equipped with a 2" rack & pinion focuser and aluminum with SiO2 optical coatings. Includes (2) 1.25" Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 11.38 lbs and has dimensions of 7.4" x 27.6".
Meade's new LX85 Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German Equatorial Mount. 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.
Sturdy GoTo Mount
The LX85 mount features a vixen-style dovetail, for mounting optical tubes up to 33lbs, coupled with a sturdy build, that ensure smooth tracking performance. With it's included integer gearing in the motor drive, you'll be able to track through long exposures using permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), another benefit for astrophotography. Seamlessly image the best parts of night sky with not having to worry about performing a meridian flip. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. This mount includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward.
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 educational content about the celestial objects you view!
150mm (6") Reflector750mm Focal Lengthf/5 Focal Ratio9mm & 26mm Plossl (1.25") Eyepieces included8x50 Optical Viewfinder with CrosshairVixen-Style Dovetail receiverGoTo German Equatorial Mount with 33 lb. payload capacity
Optical DesignNewtonian reflectorAperture6" (152.40mm)Focal Length750mmFocal Ratiof/5FocuserSingle-speed rack-and-pinionFocus System2" Rack and PinionEyepiece Barrel Diameter2", 1.25"Eyepieces TypeSuper PlosslEyepieces9mm & 26mm Plossl, 1.25"DiagonalNoViewfinder8x50 Optical with Crosshair ReticleMounting SystemVixen-style dovetailOptical Tube AssemblyMount TypeMotorized; German EquatorialGPSNoCounterweight1x 9.0 lbs (4.08kg)Tripod Section2 SectionLoad Capacity33.0 lbs (14.97kg)Motor2x 12 VDC low-cog stepperGoTo CapabilityYes, AudioStar hand controllerObject Database30,000 objectsPolar Axis ScopeNoIncludes Tripod/Pier31.5 to 43.5" (80.01 to 110.49cm) adjustable height
Cast aluminum mount base
1.75" (4.45cm) stainless steel legsMount and TripodDimensionsAssembled: 47.2 x 47.2 x 66" (119.89 x 119.89 x 167.64cm)
Optical Tube: 7.4 x 27.6" (18.80 x 70.10cm)
Mount Head: 13.2 x 12.4 x 4.8" (33.53 x 31.50 x 12.19cm)
Tripod, Collapsed: 39.5 x 6.25 x 5.75" (100.33 x 15.88 x 14.61cm)
Mount Fully Assembled: 47.2 x 47.2 x 5.8" (119.89 x 119.89 x 14.73cm)WeightAssembled: 45.5 lbs (20.64kg)
Mount Head: 10.9 lbs (4.94kg)
Tripod: 12.4 lbs (5.62kg)
Mount Fully Assembled: 34.1 lbs (15.47kg)
Optical Tube Assembly: 11.38 lbs (5.16kg)
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