Meade - 8" LX65 ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope

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The 8" Meade LX65 Series Advanced Coma-Free telescope features an optical design that offers the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields with reduced astigmatism. The LX65 is a GoTo computerized Alt-Azimuth mount capable of carrying two telescopes at once with V series saddles. This 8” aperture telescope has a 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™). Includes (1) 26mm,1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail.
SKU: MEA-228004
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Meade 8" LX65 ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope

The Meade LX65 Series 8" ACF has an Advanced Coma-Free optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminating diffraction spikes. This 8” aperture telescope has a 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) for enhanced, brighter views of star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (1) 26mm,1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA itself is lightweight and easy to transport, weighing 11 pounds with dimensions of 9.8x18.1 inches.  

ABOUT THE LX65 MOUNT

The LX65 Alt-Azimuth mount has a single fork arm design and includes Meade’s AudioStar controller with Astronomer Inside technology.  This compact mount was designed to be easy to use, set up and move with exceptional performance and can hold two optical tubes!   The mount breaks down into three easily portable pieces and does not require any tools to assemble.  Two V series saddle plates are ready to accept your telescopes with the secondary saddle able to hold up to 7 pounds allowing for observing versatility, perfect for astronomy outreach.  

The LX65 is a smart mount and make nightly set up a breeze with Easy Align.   Simply enter your location, level the scope, find North.  Easy Align will find two alignment stars for you, all you’ll need to do is make sure they’re centered in the viewfinder and the Easy Align and AudioStar systems will take it from there, finding and guiding you through the night sky with accuracy.   

AudioStar by Meade is a talking hand controller, preprogrammed with more than 30,000 night sky objects and a full GoTo tracking system, AudioStar features fascinating audio content on hundreds of objects, full guided tours of the night sky and can be linked to a PC with an optional cord and software.  

ABOUT MEADE ACF OPTICS

The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade delivers the highest quality professional grade optics available. These optical tubes feature large apertures and Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optics coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotgraphy. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the Moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail.

Specifications

Name Meade - 8" LX65 ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-228004
UPC 709942998894
In The Box 8” ACF f/10 Optical Tube LX65 AZ Mount AudioStar Hand Controller Tripod 26mm Plossl 1.25” Red Dot Finder Single Speed Focuser

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In the Box

8” ACF f/10 Optical Tube
LX65 AZ Mount
AudioStar Hand Controller
Tripod
26mm Plossl 1.25”
Red Dot Finder
Single Speed Focuser