We have put together a telescope and mount package that would be awesome for both visual and imaging work! The Bresser 8" Newtonian telescope has a fast focal ratio of 3.9 for beautiful rich-field views. The carry handle makes it easy to set up and break down this telescope system and the 208 mm Newtonian fits into its own carry bag when not in use. The Meade LX85 is a well-known computerized equatorial mount that comes complete with tripod, counterweight and AudioStar hand controller. Read more about both of these telescope components below. Hurry, we have limited availability on this custom telescope package.
About the Bresser 208 mm f/3.9 Newtonian Reflector OTA
The Bresser 8" Newtonian Telescope, with its large aperture and fast f/3.9 focal ratio produces an optical design perfect for wide-field deep sky astrophotography and visual observations of stellar clouds, nebulae, and galaxies. This fast Newtonian features a 2" focuser and no-tool knob collimation of the primary and secondary mirrors to make precise collimation adjustments easy.
The Bresser 8" reflector comes complete with:
- 208 mm aluminum optical tube assembly
- Base for optional finder scope
- 2" Crayford focuser
- 1.25" eyepiece adapter with T threads
- Cradle rings with slotted handle
- Vixen-style dovetail
- Dust caps for front of OTA and focuser
This 8" OTA package also includes a padded, top-loading soft carrying case to protect the optical tube assembly while transporting the instrument to your backyard or your favorite dark sky site for an imaging run or deep sky visual observations.
|Eyepieces||Accepts 1.25" and 2" Eyepieces|
|Parabolic primary mirror||208mm Diameter; Aluminum with SiO3 Overcoat; Special low expansion H-PZ33|
|Material Secondary mirror||71.45mm Minor Axis (34% Obstruction); 97% Reflective EMD Coatings; Low Thermal Expansion Borosilicate Glass|
About the Meade LX85 German Equatorial Mount
Meade’s 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.
|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”|