Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount
Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotograhic performance, the LX850 mount with StarLock dual imager full time autoguider. Includes AutoStar II GOTO system with over 144,000 object library and all the features an advanced visual observer or astrophotographer would ever want. Take your imaging to the next level.
The LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8" main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software. Mount main body weight is 55 pounds. The fully height adjustable (29 to 45") tripod features massive 3" diameter stainless steel legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 pounds.
The LX850 features DC-servo motors on each axis with a maximum slew speed of 3 degrees per second, allowing slewing 180 degrees to the opposite side of the sky in one minute flat. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal, with faster slewing at 2x, 8x, 16x, or 1/4, 1/2, 1 or 3 degrees per second. The mount and all electronics are externally powered by the included Meade Universal Power Supply (12V). An external DC battery or power pack may also be used; Meade 607 Power Cord sold separately. The mount includes both mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if for some reason you found yourself without power. Includes single 26 pound stainless steel counterweight, additional weights sold separately. LX800 mount shown in photo, LX850 mount similar.
Product carries full One year Meade factory limited warranty.
|Name||Meade - LX850 German Equatorial Mount|
|Custom Stock Status||In Stock|
|Alignment Procedures||2-Star Align, 1 Star Polar Align, Starlock assited drift align|
|Bearings||3.15 inch (outer diameter)|
|Computer Hand Control||Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 20 backlit LED buttons|
|Computer Interface||USB - AutoStar Suite software|
|Counterweights||26 lbs. and optional 10 lbs. threaded stainless steel. Quantity: Mount only - 1 x 26 lbs., 10 inch - 1 x 26 lbs., 12 inch - 2 x 26 lbs., 14 inch -3 x 22 lbs., 130mm APO - 1 x 26 lbs.|
|Counterweight Bar||1.75 inch diameter, 12 inch long threaded stainless steel|
|Gear||5.8 inch under cut 225 tooth aluminum|
|Latitude Range||10° - 70°|
|Material||Anodized Aluminium and stainless steel|
|Motor Drive||DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes|
|Mount||Machined from solid 6061-T6 Aircraft grade Aluminium and stainless steel|
|Mount Weight||55 Ibs; body 60lbs|
|Payload Capacity||90 Ibs|
|Power Requirements||Meade Universal Power Supply (12V)|
|Power Supply||12v DC 5 amp, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply|
|Slew Speeds||3 degrees/second|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North and EQ South|
|Tracking Rates||.01x to 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 1/4°, 1/2°, 1°, 3°|
|Tripod||Giant folding adjustable height tripod with 3 inch diameter aluminum legs. Height from 29 inches to 45 inches.|
|Tripod Legs||3" diameter stainless steel legs|