Meade - LX850 German Equatorial Mount with Starlock - 37-0850-00
- Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotograhic performance, the LX850 mount with StarLock dual imager full time autoguider.
- 90 pound instrument capacity
- StarLock dual imager full time autoguider
- AutoStar II GOTO system
- Heavy-duty tripod
- Telescope to computer USB Cable and AutoStar Suite software
- Anti-vibration pads
Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount
Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotograhic performance, the LX850 mount with StarLock dual imager full time autoguider. Includes AutoStar II GOTO system with over 144,000 object library and all the features an advanced visual observer or astrophotographer would ever want. Take your imaging to the next level.
The LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8" main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software. Mount main body weight is 55 pounds. The fully height adjustable (29 to 45") tripod features massive 3" diameter stainless steel legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 pounds.
The LX850 features DC-servo motors on each axis with a maximum slew speed of 3 degrees per second, allowing slewing 180 degrees to the opposite side of the sky in one minute flat. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal, with faster slewing at 2x, 8x, 16x, or 1/4, 1/2, 1 or 3 degrees per second. The mount and all electronics are externally powered by the included Meade Universal Power Supply (12V). An external DC battery or power pack may also be used; Meade 607 Power Cord sold separately. The mount includes both mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if for some reason you found yourself without power. Includes single 26 pound stainless steel counterweight, additional weights sold separately. LX800 mount shown in photo, LX850 mount similar.
Product carries full One year Meade factory limited warranty.
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|Mount Load Capacity||90 lbs|
|Alignment Procedures||RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x sidereal and 0.25°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, and 3°/sec (max)|
|Mount Head Weight||55 lbs|
|Power Requirements||12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply|
|Computerized Hand Controller||AutoStar II|
|Slew Speeds||RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x sidereal and 0.25°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, and 3°/sec (max)|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates|
|Includes Autoguide Port||Yes|
|Periodic Error Correction||Yes|
|Accessory Tray Included?||No|
|Tripod Height Adjustment Range||29" to 45"|
|Tripod Weight||36 lbs|
|Total System Weight||91 lbs|