Meade LX85 5" Refractor Telescope
Retail Price $2299
Meade's new LX85 Series now offers a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German Equatorial Mount. The LX85 Series 5" Refractor is built with with achromatic doublet lens system design that offers high-quality air-space objective lens producing virtually aberration-free images. It features a 4.72" (120mm) aperture, 700mm focal length, and f/5.8 focal ratio. The OTA is built with sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser that is outfitted with a 2" holder for eyepieces and accessories.
The LX85 mount gives user clear views and images with dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors with backlash compensation. The Meade Smart Drive system records and constantly refines its Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) to improve positioning and tracking precision and ensure the target object stays centered for long-exposure photography. The vixen-style dovetail could mount optical tubes up to 15kg, coupled with a sturdy build that ensure smooth tracking performance. Supporting the mount is a 1.75" stainless steel tripod that has a wide stance for stability. The tripod also come with a center tray that holds eyepieces and accessories and acts as a leg lock to further stabilize while helping to minimize vibrations.
To control the mount, the LX85 is equipped with the iconic AudioStar. 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!
|Product Weight (KG)||20.43|
|User Level||For Intermediate|
|Highest Practical Magnification||240x|
|Mount Type||Computerized Mount|