Meade LX85 8" ACF Telescope on German Equatorial Mount
Meade's LX85 8" Advanced Coma Free (ACF) Telescope on a German Equatorial Mount features their 8" high quality Advanced Coma Free catadioptric telescope with an aperture of 203 mm (8"), a focal length of 2032 mm, an f/10 focal ratio, and an 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair. This fine quality ACF telescope includes two Meade Super Plössl (1.25") Eyepieces, a 9 mm and a 26 mm focal length. It also includes a 2" Rack and Pinion focuser mechanism and a 1.25" 90 degree mirror diagonal. This telescope features Meade's proprietary Advanced Coma Free optical design technology to provide the best quality images right out to the edge of the useable field. Optics are UHTC coated for maximum transmission.
Meade’s new LX85 German Equatorial Mount with AudioStar and Tripod features a high-quality, portable, Go-To, German equatorial mount. The LX85 Series Mount is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager who wants to chase deep sky objects such as galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and more. With the included AudioStar® hand controller, you have almost instant access to a database of over 30,000 objects, that you can view with a simple press of a button on the AudioStar Handbox Controller!
This Meade LX85 German Equatorial Mount with AudioStar and Tripod has built-in motors (Low-cog 12 Volt DC servo motors both axes), for both Right Ascension and Declination axes drives. The assembled weight of both the mount head and the tripod is a mere 34.1 lb. The payload you can carry and operate with this mount is rated at 33 lb; that's almost the weight of the unloaded mount package! This makes for a super transportable mount which you can take to your favorite observing site, or star party, or just use in your own back yard!
AudioStar® features a built-in speaker that plays educational content about the celestial objects you view! 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 German Equatorial Mount and Tripod will keep you looking up for many years to come and sets a standard for mid-sized telescopes at a great price.
This mount includes the Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition software on a DVD, and the easy-to-operate Handbox Controller is the famous Meade AudioStar® model. This LX85 German Equatorial Mount from Meade can be used to support a variety of different mid-sized telescopes, and has a convenient standard Vixen-style dovetail for easy mounting of your chosen telescope.
|Eyepieces Type:||Super Plössl|
|Focus System:||2" Rack and Pinion|
|Clear Aperture:||8" (203 mm)|
|Optical Design:||Advanced Coma Free|
|Optical Coatings:||Yes, UHTC|
|Focal Length:||2032 mm|
|Viewfinder:||8x50 Optical with Crosshair|
|Eyepiece(s):||9 mm & 26 mm Super Plössl, 1.25"|
|Focuser Mechanism:||2" Rack and Pinion|
|Diagonal:||Yes, 1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror|
|Assembled Product Weight:||56.25 pounds|
|UPC:||7 09942 99873 3|
|Software DVD:||Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition|
|Motor:||Low-cog 12v DC servo motors; both axes|
|Power:||12 VDC, 5 amp power supply (optional, not included)|
|Accessories:||Accessory Tray & Bubble Level Compass|
|Mount Type:||German Equatorial|
|Mount Body Weight:||10.9 lb|
|Mount Body Dimensions:||4.8” x 12.4” x 13.2”|
|Mount Payload:||33 lb|
|Tripod Material:||Aluminum castings with 1.75" diameter steel-tube legs|
|Tripod Weight:||12.4 lb|
|Tripod Height (Min/Max):||• Min: 31.5” • Max: 43.5”|
|Tripod Dimensions Collapsed:||39.5" x 5.75" x 6.25"|
|Assembled Product Weight:||34.1 lb|
|Assembled Product Dimensions:||47.2” x 47.2” x 5.8”|