Meade LX65 8" ACF Telescope

  • Holds 2 optical tubes at once
  • 203mm (8") Advanced-Coma Free
  • 2032mm Focal Length
  • f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Dual Vixen Dovetail Saddles
  • AudioStar Hand Controller
  • SKU: MEA-228004
    Stock Status: IN STOCK

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    Retail Price $2399

    Product Description
    Meade LX65 8" ACF Telescope

    The LX65 Series 8" telescope comes with Advanced Coma-Free optical design that built with catadioptric-variant optical path. This premium optic offers coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. The telescope also equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings.
    The LX65 series features a newly designed single arm mount attached with Meade’s AudioStar Hand controller. This new compact and sturdy mount provides a great combination of portability and performance. Additionally, the LX65 mount has the two Vixen-style dovetail saddles that can hold two optical tubes. Attach up to a 3.18kg OTA on the secondary saddle for a chance to observe your objects both in wide field or close up.

    The Meade AudioStar hand controller stores 30,000+ objects in database. This computerized celestial object location system plugs into the telescope's handbox port, allowing a quick telescope alignment. Once aligned with the sky, the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. Head to your favorite dark-sky location and explore the Galaxies, star clusters, and more!
    Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) 17.92
    Focuser mechanism Single Speed Focuser
    Diagonal Meade #07202 Diagonal Mirror, 1.25"
    Dovetail Vixen-style
    Eyepiece barrel diameter 1.25"
    Mount type Motorized single-fork alt-az
    Hand controller AudioStar
    Object database 30,000 objects
    Power source 8 x C-size Batteries / 12v External Power (USER SUPPLIED)
    OTA dimensions 41.9 x 21.9 cm
    Assembled dimensions 158.8 x 99.1 x 85.1 cm
    OTA weight 4.1kg
    Assembled product weight 17.15kg
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Advanced Coma-Free
    Aperture Size 203mm
    Focal Length 2032mm
    Focal Ratio F/10
    Highest Practical Magnification 406x
    Finderscope Red Dot
    Eyepieces 26mm Super Plossl
    Mount Type Computerized Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 3 Years
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    Customer Reviews (1)
    Best scope I own!
    Overall Score
    This is the 4th scope I own. The usability and clarity of the meade lx 65 is amazing! I have found the goto to me smooth and silent, very very accurate on tracking and aligning. I do use the optional side mount for a finder scope and a 140mm Newtonian. This option is great and adds an extra scope in the field. The clarity of DSE's and planets is on par with my SW 10" goto dob but far more portable. It is very quick to set up and portable. I have found the batteries to last at least 10 hours so far. I also got the celestron eclipsmart which has also turned it into a great solar scope. Another feature is the ability to balance the OTA perfectly with the simple dove tail assembly. For the price point you get a scope that has the same quality as the LX200 for half the price. The field tripod is also very sturdy and allows the scope to quickly settle when touched. I am amazed that this model has not become more popular and there is not any reviews on it. All in all Im very happy with construction, portability, mirror quality, clarity, ease of use. Review by Mathew (Posted on 26/05/2019)
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