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Meade - 80mm Apochromatic Refractor LX85 Telescope - FREE POLAR ALIGNMENT SCOPE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

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  • This telescope package includes a Meade 80mm APO triplet refractor, designed to be an optimal astrophotography and observing telescope, and the Meade LX85 EQ mount. Meade's APO refractors feature the highest quality ED optical glass.

  • 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.

  • V series saddle plate.

SKU: MEA-217008
Manufactured by:
Meade
 

Product Description

Meade 80mm APO Refractor with LX85 German Equatorial Mount

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 is an optimal choice for a grab and go observing and imaging solution.   This complete telescope package includes a 80mm APO refractor optical tube, 2" rack and pinion focuser and diagonal, 9mm and 26mm 1.25" Plossl eyepieces and a 8x50 finder with crosshair.  

About the Meade 80mm Astrograph APO Refractor...

Designed for astrophotgraphers and observing astronomers looking for exceptional quality optics in an affordable package, the 80mm APO refractor by Meade features a triplet design for crisp, clear wide field imaging free of chromatic aberration.  With a focal length of 350mm this f/5 refractor has fully multi-coated precision optics produced from the highest quality ED glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or "color fringing". The fully illuminated image circle is 42mm and will cover a 35mm full frame sensor. Sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or "color fringing". The fully illuminated image circle is 42mm and will cover a 35mm full frame sensor.

Features a super precise dual speed 2.5" Rack and Pinion focuser with 10:1 gear reduction for ultra fine focus control. Standard equipment also includes a fully extendable dew shield and an aluminum hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use. Includes adapters for 48mm and 42mm standardized T-thread. Also includes aluminum front dust cover for objective lens.

About the LX85 EQ 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. 

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 - 80mm Apochromatic Refractor LX85 Telescope - FREE POLAR ALIGNMENT SCOPE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-217008
UPC 709942998818
In The Box Meade 80 mm LX85 Series APO Refractor Telescope Computerized GoTo German Equatorial Mount Adjustable Metal Tripod with Spreader Bar and Accessory Tray Fully Extendable Dew Shield 2.5" Dual-Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser AudioStar Hand Controller with 30,000 Object Database One 9 lb. Counterweight Counterweight Shaft Vixen-Style Dovetail Hard Aluminum Carry Case
Aperture 80mm
Dew shield Yes
Dovetail Compatibility Vixen-Style
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Focuser 2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Power 12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)
Viewfinder None
Warranty 1 Year

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In the Box

Meade 80 mm LX85 Series APO Refractor Telescope

Computerized GoTo German Equatorial Mount

Adjustable Metal Tripod with Spreader Bar and Accessory Tray

Fully Extendable Dew Shield

2.5" Dual-Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser

AudioStar Hand Controller with 30,000 Object Database

One 9 lb. Counterweight

Counterweight Shaft

Vixen-Style Dovetail

Hard Aluminum Carry Case

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