Meade LX85 8" Reflector Telescope
Retail Price $2199
Meade's new LX85 Series now offers a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German Equatorial Mount. The LX85 Series 8" Reflector has a highly-reflective parabolic primary mirror to produce bright and clear views of difficult-to-see deep-sky objects. It features an 8" (200mm) aperture, 1000mm focal length, and f/5 focal ratio. The OTA is built with sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser that is outfitted with a 2" holder for eyepieces and accessories. The Newtonian Reflector OTA uses a convex meniscus lens, a large primary mirror, and a smaller secondary mirror. It limits reduces chromatic aberration and fringing, while allowing larger apertures versus refractor models. Also, the aluminum and SiO2 optical coatings on the primary parabolic mirror maximize light transmission through the light path to ensure bright and crisp views
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)||23.82|
|User Level||For Intermediate|
|Highest Practical Magnification||400x|
|Mount Type||Computerized Mount|