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Meade LX85 Series 8" ACF Telescope

Meade SKU: 217006 | Helix SKU: ME217006

Overview

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 (9.7mm & 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!

Specifications

Series
LX85 Telescopes

UPC
709942998795

Warranty
1 Year

Eyepieces Type
Super Plössl

Focus System
Internal Single Speed Focuser

Clear Aperture
8" (203mm)

Optical Design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings
UHTC™

Focal Length
2032mm

Focal Ratio
f/10

Viewfinder
8x50 Optical with Crosshair

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

Focuser Mechanism
Internal Single Speed Focuser

Diagonal
1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror

Dovetail
Vixen-Style

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 66"

Assembled Product Weight
56.25 lbs.

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