Meade SKU: 217004 | Helix SKU: ME217004
The LX85 Series 8" Reflector has a Newtonian Reflector with parabolic primary optical design and features a 8" (200mm) aperture, 1000mm focal length, and f/5 focal ratio. This fast f/5 optical system provides spectacular wide-field images for the discriminating deep-sky observer and astrophotographer. Equipped with a 2" rack & pinion focuser and aluminum with SiO2 optical coatings. Includes (2) 1.25" Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 18.4 lbs and has dimensions of 9.4" x 39.8".
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||2" Rack and Pinion|
|Clear Aperture||8" (200mm)|
|Optical Design||Newtonian Reflector|
|Viewfinder||8x50 Optical with Crosshair|
|Eyepiece(s)||9.7mm & 26mm Plössl, 1.25"|
|Focuser Mechanism||2" Rack and Pinion|
|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 70" (120cm x 120cm x 178cm)|
|Assembled Product Weight||52.5 lbs. (23.9kg)|