Meade LX85 Apochromatic 80 mm Refractor Telescope on German Equatorial Mount
Meade's LX85 80 mm Apochromatic Refractor Telescope on a German Equatorial Mount features their 80 mm (3.15") high quality Apochromatic (APO) telescope. This APO scope from Meade has an aperture of 80 mm (3.15"), a focal length of 480 mm, and an f/6 focal ratio. This high performance APO telescope includes a 2.5" Dual Rack and Pinion focuser mechanism with a 10:1 fine focus adjustment and fully multi-coated optics. APO optical design provides you with the high quality color-free (lack of chromatic aberration) images you want for doing astro-imaging with your choice of camera.
With this Meade LX85 80 mm Apochromatic Refractor Telescope on the LX85 German Equatorial Mount and your favorite CCD camera, you will soon be enjoying those astro images you have dreamed of! Or, just doing visual observation of Galactic objects you have wanted to see with the highest optical quality.
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.
2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
|Experience Level:||Intermediate to Advanced|
|Clear Aperture:||80 mm|
|Optical Design:||Apochromatic Refractor|
|Focal Length:||480 mm|
|Focuser Mechanism:||10:1 Fine focus adjustment|
|Assembled Product Weight:||41.1 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”|