Meade - LX850 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - 0130-85-01

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  • Building on the foundation of the technologically revolutionary LX800, Meade engineers have taken the next step in astrophotographic evolution with the LX850. 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Optics - 910mm focal length with a 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser with 10:1 reduction

  • The LX850 mount features a 90 pound load capacity, Starlock guiding and a fully featured AutoStar II GoTo System.

  • Includes a hard case for the 130mm OTA.

SKU: MEA-0130-85-01
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Product Description

The New LX850 with StarLock.

The portable astro-imaging system that can be setup, aligned and imaging in less than thirty minutes.

Only from Meade.

 

Building on the foundation of the technologically revolutionary LX800, Meade engineers have taken the next step in astrophotographic evolution. We kept the same innovative concepts like Starlock™ fulltime automatic guiding and high-precision pointing, f/8 ACF OTAs with internal Crayford-style two-speed focuser and a portable precision German equatorial mount, but reengineered it to deliver more performance with less user effort.

StarLock — the heart of the LX850 — is the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition and ultra-precise guiding corrections a snap. StarLock is an integrated two-camera sensor array that provides four primary functions.

Full-Time Automatic Guide Star Selection and Auto-Guiding - Any time the telescope is slewed to a target, StarLock automatically identifies a suitable guide star as faint as 11th magnitude and locks on. Once locked on, the StarLock will provide guide corrections until you slew to another target or turn it off. It’s all automatic. And unlike standard autoguiders that issue guide corrections in the form of speed and time, the StarLock speaks directly with the motor controllers providing specific commands. The result is more accurate and faster guide corrections.

Ultra-Precision Pointing – StarLock uses its two cameras to refine pointing to an incredible accuracy of one arc-minute, which ensures the object you select will end up on your imaging sensor, a must of those faint objects you can not see visually to confirm position.

Drift Alignment Assist – After alignment, StarLock uses its two cameras to automatically select and GOTO two candidate stars then uses its 80mm f/5 guiding optic to snap a 30 second exposure. The telescope then calculates the distance the mount must be adjusted to be precisely aligned to the celestial pole and then moves the optical tube the calculated distance so you can re-center the candidate star using the altitude and azimuth controls on the mount head. This dramatically speeds up the drift alignment process.

 Lightswitch Alignment – Borrowing from our award-winning Lightswitch line of telescopes, the LX850 and StarLock can select and automatically center alignment stars using its two cameras, thereby taking the guesswork out of alignment.

 

 

 


Specifications

Name Meade - LX850 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - 0130-85-01
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-0130-85-01
UPC 709942600643
In The Box Meade LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope Meade #829 8x50 Rear-Focus Viewfinder (White) Meade Series 5000 HD-60 25mm Eyepiece (1.25") Meade Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal Meade LX850 GoTo EQ Mount with StarLock Autoguider StarLock Optical Tube and Sensor Assembly Meade 26 lb Stainless Steel Counterweight for LX850 Telescope Counterweight Shaft with Safety Nut LX850 Field Tripod LX850 Accessories LX850 Control Panel Autostar II Hand Controller StarLock Cable StarLock Counterweight Custom Utility Tool 5/16" Hex Head Wrench DVD with AutoStar Suite and Software #507 Connecting Cable with USB Adapter Internal Cable Fish Tool 3 x Anti-Vibration Pad
Aperture 130mm
Counterweights Included. 1 x 26 lbs
Database 145,000 objects
Eyepieces HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece
Focal Length 910mm
Focal Ratio f/7
Focus System Crayford-style 3 inch zero image-shift focuser with dual speed 10:1 control
Material Aluminum
Mount Heavy-duty German Equatorial
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Power Supply 12v DC 5 amp, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle

Reviews

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I can’t wait to use my new LX850 130mm APO Refractor. It only took me about 60 minutes to assemble the entire unit. Now I need to balance it, etc.. Then I just need the weather to cooperate with some clear skies! :-)

Shipping was excellent and all parts arrived safe and sound. Instructions were easy to follow (although it did take a bit of tinkering to figure out how to mount the spotter scope onto the OTA as there are no instructions for that). The only other area which I can’t figure out at this point is how to mount the extender for the diagonal onto the OTA. The instruction manual is geared towards the 10”, 12” & 14” ACF scopes with hardly any mention of the 130mm APO Refractor, so its a trial and error with items like the previously mentioned spotter scope, diagonal extention and changing around the mounts on the saddle from Losmandy to Vixen.

This new LX850 is replacing my older LXD75 AR6-AT. One thing I can say, the weight of this new scope has to be double that of the LXD-75!! The new LX850 is built like a tank. I’ll probably invest in a dolly to roll out the French doors of the house out onto the patio because there is no way in the world I can carry it!

All in all, I’m a happy camper and can’t wait to use my new scope! (Posted on 3/28/2018)
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The LX850 is amazing rock solid mount I’ve had 2 mead scopes before the 10 & 12 LX200, and the weight difference is so much better the Starlock is amazing with 1arc sec pointing and the Meade 130 apo is a great scope for the money you can’t beat the combination of the 2 I’m disabled and it works so well and I also purchased the Stella Wifi and believe me it makes photography and viewing so much fun. Thanks to Woodland Hills who are so helpful and there for you even after the sale their knowledge of photography and viewing is incredible. So THANKS Woodland Hills (Posted on 3/27/2018)
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In the Box

Meade LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
Meade #829 8x50 Rear-Focus Viewfinder (White)
Meade Series 5000 HD-60 25mm Eyepiece (1.25")
Meade Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal
Meade LX850 GoTo EQ Mount with StarLock Autoguider
StarLock Optical Tube and Sensor Assembly
Meade 26 lb Stainless Steel Counterweight for LX850 Telescope
Counterweight Shaft with Safety Nut
LX850 Field Tripod
LX850 Accessories
LX850 Control Panel
Autostar II Hand Controller
StarLock Cable
StarLock Counterweight
Custom Utility Tool
5/16" Hex Head Wrench
DVD with AutoStar Suite and Software
#507 Connecting Cable with USB Adapter
Internal Cable Fish Tool
3 x Anti-Vibration Pad