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Meade LX85 Series 5" Refractor Telescope

Meade SKU: 217001 | Helix SKU: ME217001

Overview

The LX85 Series 5" Refractor has an Achromat Refractor design with a high-quality air-space objective lens producing high resolution and incredible contrast for lunar, planetary, and deep-sky observations. Features a 4.72" (120mm) aperture, 700mm focal length, and f/5.8 focal ratio. Equipped with multi-coated optical coatings and a 2" Rack & Pinion Focuser. Includes (2) 1.25" Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 10.9 lbs and has dimensions of 5.8" x 28".

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!

Specifications

Series
LX85 Telescopes

UPC
709942998740

Warranty
1 Year

Eyepieces Type
Super Plössl

Focus System
2" Rack and Pinion

Experience Level
Intermediate

Clear Aperture
4.72" (120mm)

Optical Design
Achromatic Refractor

Optical Coatings
Multi-Coated

Focal Length
700mm

Focal Ratio
f/5.8

Viewfinder
8x50 Optical with Crosshair

Eyepiece(s)
9.7mm & 26mm Plössl, 1.25"

Focuser Mechanism
2" Rack and Pinion

Diagonal
2" 90-Degree Mirror with 1.25" Adapter

Dovetail
Vixen-Style

Dew Shield
Yes

Hand Controller
AudioStar™

Object Database
30,000 objects

Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
Yes

Control Panel
12v Power, HBX, Aux1, ST-4 Autoguider Port, DEC, Electronic Focuser, Illuminated Reticle

Power Source
12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)

Assembled Product Dimensions
47.2" X 47.2" X 65" (120cm x 120cm x 165cm)

Assembled Product Weight
45.03 lbs. (20.5 kg)

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