Meade - LX85 German Equatorial Mount
Meade's LX85 series features a fully computerized German Equatorial mount that is portable, affordable, capable and flexible. This stand alone EQ mount is the LX85 is an optimal choice for a grab and go observing and imaging solution. This mount has a load capacity of 33 pounds and includes a V series saddle ready to accept Vixen style dovetails. The LX85 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 the night sky above you, an autoguider port and compatibility with the Meade Zero Image Shift Focuser and wired illuminated reticles. Available Summer 2018, preorder now to reserve yours.
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Meade LX85 German Equatorial Mount
Drawing from their past line up of highly popular lightweight EQ mounts like the LXD75, the Meade LX85 series features a fully computerized German Equatorial telescope mount that is portable, affordable, capable and flexible. Available as a stand alone mount or with a wide variety of optical tubes, the LX85 is an optimal choice for a grab and go observing and imaging solution.
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 Meade LX85 German Equatorial telescope 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 German Equatorial telescope 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.
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)
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|Mount Load Capacity||33 lbs|
|Computerized Hand Controller||AudioStar|
|Includes Autoguide Port||Yes|
|Periodic Error Correction||Yes|
|Accessory Tray Included?||No|