Meade LX85 6" Mak-Cassegrain Telescope

  • 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
  • 1800mm Focal Length, f/12 Focal Ratio
  • 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Motorized Fully GoTo Equatorial Mount
  • 9mm and 26mm Eyepieces
  • 8x50 Crosshair Finder with Bracket
  • Adjustable-Height Stainless Steel Tripod
  • SKU: MEA-217002
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    $2,599.00

    Retail Price $2699

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    Meade LX85 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

    Meade's new LX85 Series now offers a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German Equatorial Mount. The LX85 Series 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain has a large aperture and long focal length despite its short optical tube length. It features a 6" (150mm) aperture, 1800mm focal length, and f/12 focal ratio. The OTA is built with sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser that is outfitted with a 2" holder for eyepieces and accessories. The Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA uses a convex meniscus lens, a large primary mirror, and a smaller secondary mirror. It limits obstruction and increases contrast and sharpness versus the more popular Schmidt-Cassegrain configuration. WIth meade's Ultra-High transmissionCoatings(UHTC) system, it improves light transmission through the light path across the entire visible spectrum. Combination of high-transmittance lens coatings and highly reflective mirror coatings help to boost image brightness while minimizing external light loss and internal diffraction.

    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!
    Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) 21.4
    Specifications
    Focus system 2" Rack and Pinion
    Optical coating UHTC
    Diagonal 2" 90-degree mirror with 1.25" adapter
    Dovetail Vixen-style
    Counterweight 4.1kg
    Hand controller AudioStar
    Object database 30,000 objects
    Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) Yes
    Mount payload capacity 15kg
    Tripod type Adjustable, 2 section
    Tripod height adjustable range 80 - 110.5 cm
    Control panel 12v Power, HBX, Aux1, ST-4 Autoguider Port, DEC, Electronic Focuser, Illuminated Reticle
    Power source 12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)
    Optical tube dimensions 71.1 x 14.7 cm
    Assembled product dimensions 126.6x119.9x119.9 cm
    OTA Weight 5.8kg
    Assembled Product Weight 21.36g
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture Size 150mm
    Focal Length 1800mm
    Focal Ratio f/12
    Highest Practical Magnification 300x
    Finderscope 8x50
    Eyepieces 9mm, 26mm
    Mount Type Computerized Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 3 Years
    Video Link No
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