Meade - LX65 GoTo Mount & Tripod - 228000

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  • The Meade LX65 is a single-arm motorized Alt-Az mount with a 15 pound load capacity.

  • This compact AZ mount includes Meade's AudioStar GoTo computer hand controller with a 30,000+ object database and audio commentary and Sky Tours

  • 3 tracking rates, 8 slew speeds to fine tune your experience

  • Includes a dual vixen dovetail saddle and stainless steel tripod with leg locks.

  • 1 year warranty

SKU: MEA-228000
Manufactured by:
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Product Description

Meade LX65 GoTo Mount & Tripod - 228000

The Meade Instruments LX65 AZ GoTo mount and tripod were designed for small and medium OTA's (optical tube assembly) of all designs.  It features a single motorized fork arm and can carry up to 15 pounds.  This fully computerized mount features Meade's AudioStar controller and 30,000+ database with a variety of tracking modes and slew speeds.    This mount is also equipped with a two Vixen width saddle plates so you can dual mount telescopes or reserve one for a camera.  The integrated handle makes this already compact mount easier to carry.  A battery compartment that accommdates 8 C cell batteries (not included) is included along with a stainless steel tripod with center leg lock which provides a sturdy and stable base for the mount.

About the AudioStar Controller:

With a database of over 30,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalog, the AudioStar controller can also be programmed with custom user-defined objects. This controller is intuitive to use with a menu-driven interface allowing you to control your LX65 mount with ease.  Quickly access guided narrated tours for popular objects and the multiple alignment options.   The integrated speaker allows you to experience and share those tours while out in the field without distraction from the view within the eyepiece. 

Mount
  • Motorized single-arm fork
  • Controlled through the AudioStar controller
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle will accept most small to mid-size OTAs outfitted with compatible rails/bars
  • Secondary Vixen-style dovetail saddle enables dual-mounting of a smaller OTA, guidescope, imaging rig, or wide-field DSLR. 7-pound payload capacity
  • Integrated handle improves security when carrying to observation site and during setup and breakdown
  • Runs on eight user-supplied C-cell batteries or an external 12 VDC power source
  • 15-pound payload capacity enables the use of small to medium optical tubes of all designs plus accessories
AudioStar Controller
  • 2-line LED display
  • 20-key alphanumeric keypad, red LED backlight
  • 68HC11, 8MHz processor
  • Built-in red utility light
  • 30,000+ object database
  • User-friendly menu-driven system navigation
  • Slew speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, 1.5°/sec, 4°/sec (max)
  • Assisted alignment procedures: Easy (Two-star), One-star, Two-star, Three-star
  • Customizable guided tours for specific date, time, and location
  • Built-in speaker provides descriptions of over 500 objects, including scientific data and history
  • Predicts events to plan future astronomy sessions, such as sunrise/sunset, Moon phases/moonrise/moonset, meteor showers, lunar/solar eclipses, and equinoxes/solstices
  • Backlash compensation allows user to train out the intrinsic play between gears to improve GoTo and tracking accuracy
  • Powered by mount to be lighter and easier to use
  • 24" coiled cord
  • Updatable via Internet using RS-232 port

Database Details:

  • Solar system, including Moon, Sun, planets
  • Comets and asteroids
  • 88 major constellations
  • Popular named objects
  • Galaxies, quasars, and nebulae
  • Multiple catalogs including Messier, Caldwell, and NGC
  • Stars, including named stars, SAO catalog, double stars, variable stars
  • Satellites, including the International Space Station (ISS) and Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
  • User-defined astronomical and terrestrial objects
Tripod
  • Adjustable height accommodates a wide variety of users and viewing positions for maximum comfort
  • Center leg lock/brace adds stability and vibration suppression
  • Stainless steel legs offer strength and durability

Specifications

Name Meade - LX65 GoTo Mount & Tripod - 228000
Manufacturer Meade
UPC 709942998856
Model MEA-228000
In The Box Meade LX65 GoTo Mount & Tripod AudioStar GoTo Hand Controller Stainless Steel Tripod

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Meade LX65 GoTo Mount & Tripod
AudioStar GoTo Hand Controller
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