Meade SKU: 217006 | Helix SKU: ME217006
The LX85 Series 8" ACF has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. . Features include a 8" (203mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (2) 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 11.5 lbs and has dimensions of 18.1" x 9.5".
Meade's new LX85 Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German Equatorial Mount. The LX85 Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep-sky objects! 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 will keep you looking up for many years to come and sets a standard for mid-sized telescopes at a great price.
The LX85 mount features a vixen-style dovetail, for mounting optical tubes up to 33lbs, coupled with a sturdy build, that ensure smooth tracking performance. With it's included integer gearing in the motor drive, you’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), another benefit for astrophotography. Seamlessly image the best parts of night sky with not having to worry about performing a meridian flip. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. This mount includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward.
With the included AudioStar™ hand controller, you have easy access to 30,000-objects, that you can view with a simple press of a button! AudioStar™ features a built-in speaker that plays educational content about the celestial objects you view!
|Eyepieces Type||Super Plössl|
|Focus System||Internal Single Speed Focuser|
|Clear Aperture||8" (203mm)|
|Optical Design||Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)|
|Viewfinder||8x50 Optical with Crosshair|
|Eyepiece(s)||9.7mm & 26mm Super Plössl, 1.25"|
|Focuser Mechanism||Internal Single Speed Focuser|
|Diagonal||1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror|
|Object Database||30,000 objects|
|Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)||Yes|
|Control Panel||12v Power, HBX, Aux1, ST-4 Autoguider Port, DEC, Electronic Focuser, Illuminated Reticle|
|Power Source||12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)|
|Assembled Product Dimensions||47.2" x 47.2" x 66"|
|Assembled Product Weight||56.25 lbs.|