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Meade LX85 Series 8" Advanced Coma-Free Catadioptric Telescope with GoTo German Equatorial Mount and Tripod, 2032mm f/10, UHTC CoatingSKU: MDLX858AUCMfr. Part: 217006

Item Includes

Meade LX85 Series 8" Advanced Coma-Free Catadioptric Telescope - LX85 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Tripod - 1.25" Super Plossl 9mm Eyepiece - 1.25" Super Plossl 26mm Eyepiece - 1.25" 90 deg. Diagonal - 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Bracket - AudioStar GoTo Hand Controller - Counterweight Shaft - 9 Lbs Counterweight - Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition DVD - Meade 1 Year Limited Warranty

Description

The LX85 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 (2) 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 11.5 lbs and has dimensions of 18.1" x 9.5".

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!

Features

203mm (8") Advanced-Coma Free (ACF)2032mm Focal Lengthf/10 Focal Ratio9mm & 26mm Super Plossl (1.25") Eyepieces included8x50 Optical Viewfinder with CrosshairVixen-Style Dovetail receiverGoTo German Equatorial Mount with 33 lb. payload capacity

Specifications

Optical DesignAdvanced Coma-Free catadioptricOptical CoatingsUHTCAperture8" (203.20mm)Focal Length2032mmFocal Ratiof/10FocuserSingle-speed internalEyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"Eyepieces9mm & 26mm Super Plossl, 1.25"Diagonal1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal MirrorViewfinder8x50 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: 18.1 x 9.5" (45.97 x 24.13cm)
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: 56.25 lbs (25.51kg)
Mount Head: 10.9 lbs (4.94kg)
Tripod: 12.4 lbs (5.62kg)
Mount Fully Assembled: 34.1 lbs (15.47kg)
Optical Tube Assembly: 11.5 lbs (5.22kg)  

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