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.

SKU: MEA-217006
Manufactured by:
Meade
 

Product Description

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) 

Specifications

Name Meade - 8" ACF Advanced Coma-Free LX85 Telescope
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-217006
UPC 709942998795
In The Box Meade 8" LX85 Series ACF Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Computerized GoTo German Equatorial Mount Adjustable Metal Tripod with Spreader Bar and Accessory Tray AudioStar Hand Controller with 30,000 Object Database 26 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25" 9 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25" One 9 lb. Counterweight Counterweight Shaft 1.25" 90º Mirror Diagonal 8x50 Finder and Bracket Vixen-Style Dovetail
Aperture 8" (203mm)
Computer Hand Control AudioStar™
Database 30,000 objects
Dimensions LxHxW 47.2" x 47.2" x 66"
Dovetail Compatibility Vixen-Style
Eyepiece 1 9mm Plossl
Eyepiece 2 26mm Plossl
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Focuser Single Speed Focuser
Optical Coatings UHTC™
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Power 12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)
Star Diagonal 1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror
Viewfinder 8x50 Optical with Crosshair
Warranty 1 Year

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In the Box

Meade 8" LX85 Series ACF Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Computerized GoTo German Equatorial Mount

Adjustable Metal Tripod with Spreader Bar and Accessory Tray

AudioStar Hand Controller with 30,000 Object Database

26 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25"

9 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25"

One 9 lb. Counterweight

Counterweight Shaft

1.25" 90º Mirror Diagonal

8x50 Finder and Bracket

Vixen-Style Dovetail