Meade - 8" ACF Advanced Coma-Free LX85 Telescope

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This Meade LX85 telescope package includes the 8" ACF f/10 optical tube for an imaging and observing combination designed to be easy to use and easy to transport.

Meade LX85 telescope is a fully computerized German Equatorial mount that is both portable, affordable, capable and flexible. This mount has a load capacity of 33 pounds and includes a V series saddle ready to accept Vixen style dovetails.

The advanced coma-free telescope features smart technology including the Meade AudioStar computerized controller with a more than 30,000 object database, Astronomer Inside and a built in speaker so you can hear educational content about the night sky above you, an autoguider port and compatibility with the Meade Zero Image Shift Focuser and wired illuminated reticles.

Meade 8" ACF f/10 LX85 German Equatorial Mount

This Meade LX85 telescope package includes the 8" ACF f/10 Advanced Coma Free reflector telescope providing ample aperture and edge to edge clarity for a wonderful observing and imaging experience.  Drawing from their past line up of highly popular lightweight EQ mounts like the LXD75, the LX85 series features a fully computerized German Equatorial mount that is both portable, afforadable, capable and flexible.   Available as a stand alone mount or with a wide variety of optical tubes, the LX85 advanced coma-free telescope is an optimal choice for a grab and go observing and imaging solution.  

About the 8" ACF f/10 Optical Tube...

The Meade ACF design reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classic RCs making ACF telescopes the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast.    This reimagined Schmidt-Cassegrain design is paired with Meade's UHT Ultra High Transmission coatings for high contrast, brightness, clarity and excellent color all with a flatter overall field compared to traditional SCT's.   An oversized low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror and Schott Borofloat glass corrector plate provide diffraction limited optics.  A primary mirror lock helps prevent unwanted mirror shift during long exposure astrophotography and observing.    

Specifications: 

2032mm focal length

f/10 focal ratio

Weighs 14 pounds. 

About the LX85 Mount...

GOTO MOUNT WITH AUDIOSTAR®


The LX85 features a Vixen-style dovetail receiver for mounting observing equipment up to 33 lbs., coupled with a sturdy build and low-cog servo-motors that ensure smooth tracking performance. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. With its built-in integer gearing motor drive, you’ll be able to track through long exposures using Meade’s Smart Drive feature for recording permanent periodic error correction (PPEC). Seamlessly image the best parts of the night sky without having to worry about performing a meridian flip. The LX85 mount also includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward. If these features weren’t already enough, the LX85 is compatible with the Meade Zero-Image Shift Electronic Micro focuser and wired illuminated reticles.

With the included AudioStar® hand controller you have easy access to over 30,000-objects that you can view with a simple press of a button! AudioStars®Astronomer Inside technology features a built-in speaker that plays over four hours of educational content about the celestial objects you view!

GROWS WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE

Capable of handling a wide variety of optical tubes and equipment, expandable and upgradable, the Meade LX85 mount is designed for you to rediscover the night sky again and again. Whether you are at a beginner level or you’re venturing into astrophotography, the LX85 Series is the portable and reliable mount to grow with your level of experience.  Optical tubes are easily swapped out and because the mount can carry up to 33 pounds, a wide variety of telescopes up to mid-sized SCT's will work with this mount.   This package includes the 8" ACF optical tube. 

Meade LX85 Features & Specifications: 

  • AudioStar® Hand Box- 30,000 Object-Database
  • Vixen-Style Saddle ready to accept any V series dovetail
  • 33lb. Payload Capacity
  • Built-In Integer Gearing Motor Drive
  • AudioStar hand controller with over 30,000 objects. 
  • Astronomer Inside with a built in speaker that plays more than 4 hours of fascinating educational content about the night sky objects above.
  • Integrated Autoguide port
  • Meade Zero Image Shift Focuser and wired Illuminated reticle compatibility. 
  • Meade Smart Drive with Permanent Periodic Error Correcton (PPEC) 
More Information
UPC 709942998795
Brand Meade Instruments
Free Shipping Free Shipping Available
Aperture 8" (203mm)
Case Included No
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Focus Type Crayford
Finderscope Included 8x50 Optical with Crosshair
Diagonal Included 1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror
Included Dovetail Vixen-Style
Accessory Tray Included? No
Adjustable Legs? No
GPS No
Includes Autoguide Port Yes
Power Requirements 12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)
Computerized Hand Controller AudioStar
Database 30,000 objects
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Total System Weight 56.25 lbs
Warranty 1 Year
In The Box
  • Meade 8" LX85 ACF Optical Tube
  • 26 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 90 Degree Star Diagonal
  • 8x50 Finder Scope with Bracket
  • 2-in Diameter Steel Leg Tripod
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
  • Equatorial Mount
  • 25 ft DC Power Cable
  • 9 lb. Counterweight
  • AudioStar Hand Controller
  • AudioStar Suite (software download)
  • Meade 8" LX85 ACF Optical Tube
  • 26 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 90 Degree Star Diagonal
  • 8x50 Finder Scope with Bracket
  • 2-in Diameter Steel Leg Tripod
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
  • Equatorial Mount
  • 25 ft DC Power Cable
  • 9 lb. Counterweight
  • AudioStar Hand Controller
  • AudioStar Suite (software download)
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