Meade - 80mm LX80 ED APO Refractor Telescope

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Now you no longer have to make the difficult decision between the ease of setup and operation of an altazimuth mount or the versatility and long duration imaging capability of a German Equatorial Mount

SKU: MEA-0306-08-01
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Product Description

THE NEW LX80 MULTI-MOUNT EASILY TRANSITIONS BETWEEN GERMAN EQUATORIAL, ALT-AZ AND DUAL OTA CONFIGURATIONS TO HANDLE ALL YOUR ASTRONOMICAL NEEDS.

Now you no longer have to make the difficult decision between the ease of setup and operation of an altazimuth mount or the versatility and long duration imaging capability of a German Equatorial Mount.  Meade's new LX80 is the only mount that gives you both plus one more - three computerized GoTo mounts for the price of one.  

 

GERMAN EQUATORIAL, ALT-AZ & DUAL OTA

The remarkable LX80 Multi-mount operates in three modes, German equatorial, single OTA altazimuth and dual OTA altazimuth. Setting up in any mode is quick and easy:

  • Solid aluminum structure, with two large, tapered roller bearings.
  • Carries a total payload of up to 40 pounds in EQ/Alt-Az modes and 75 pounds in dual OTA modes.
  • Precision worm gear drives on both axis deliver smooth, accurate tracking.  Meade's proprietary SmartDrive™ provides periodic error correction that dramatically reduces errors providing performance only available on much more expensive mounts.
  • Primary and secondary OTA dovetail plates are industry-standard for maximum compatibility with all of your OTAs.
  • The computerized GoTo mount is controlled with the amazing AudioStar Computer Controller with Meade's exclusive Astronomer Inside audio descriptions of the objects you are viewing.
  • With large two inch diameter stainless steel legs, the all new LX80 tripod is rugged and stable. Built-in fine-tune leg levelers at the top of each leg make doing small adjustments the easiest they've ever been.
  • The LX80 is available with a variety of optical tube assemblies including Meade's Schmidt-Cassegrain systems in 6, 8 and 10 inch apertures. The new Series 6000 ED Triplet APO refractors, in 80mm and 115mm apertures, Coronado SolarMax II 60 and SolarMax II 90 for H-alpha solar viewing. The LX80 is also available as mount/tripod only.

The new line of LX80s with Multi-Mount from Meade Instruments is the most innovative and versatile mid-range telescope system available anywhere.

Specifications

Name Meade - 80mm LX80 ED APO Refractor Telescope
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-0306-08-01
Custom Stock Status Ships in 3-5 Days
Telescope Aperture 3.1" - 4"
Alignment Procedures
Aperture 80mm
Barlow Lens FPL53 extra-low dispersion glass
Batteries 8xAA
Computer Hand Control AutoStar Controller
Counterweights 35 lbs
Database 30,000 objects
Eyepieces 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
GPS
Latitude Range 25° to 90°
Material Diecast aluminum with ABS panels
Mount 12 inch L x 8 inch W x 14 inch H
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Optical Tube Aluminum
Power Requirements 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
Star Diagonal 2 inch with 99% refelctivity
Tracking Rates Sidereal, lunar or custom selected from 2,000 incremental rates
Tripod Adjustable-height tripod with 2 inch stainless steel legs. Includes fine adjustment leg levelers on each leg. Range of fine adjustment for each leg + 0.2 inch. Tripod height adjusts from 30.5 to 47 inches.
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle

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