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Meade LX85 Mount
Fully Computerised German Equatorial Mount
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands please contact us.
Meade LX85 Mount
  • GoTo German Equatorial Mount with 15kg (33 lb) payload capacity
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • AudioStar Hand Controller with speech
  • Database with over 30,000 objects
  • 15 kg payload capacity
  • Steel tripod
  • 1 year UK warranty
  • Meade SKU: 217000
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Meade LX85 Mount
Package includes:
  • LX85 German Equatorial mount.
  • Steel tripod.
  • AudioStar Ηand Controller.
Order No. Price (inc_VAT) Shipping Delivery click button to purchase
MED217000 £ 740.00 £ 10.00
Delivery information: Typically, this item is delivered within 3 business days.
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Outline
Meade’s LX85™ Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German equatorial mount with AudioStar® Hand box. The LX85™ Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep sky objects! Use as a stand-alone mount or maximize your viewing potential with an array of different optical tubes to choose from. Meade’s LX85™ Series will keep you looking up for many years to come and sets a standard for mid-sized telescopes at a great price.

Sturdy GoTo Mount
The LX85 mount features a vixen-style dovetail, for mounting optical tubes up to 15 kg (33lbs), coupled with a sturdy build, that ensure smooth tracking performance. With it's included integer gearing in the motor drive, you’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), another benefit for astrophotography. Seamlessly image the best parts of night sky with not having to worry about performing a meridian flip. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. This mount includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward.

Meade LX85 Mount
AudioStar
The Meade AudioStar® hand controller features audio files and an internal speaker. This computerized celestial object location system plugs into the telescope's handbox port, allowing a quick telescope alignment. Once aligned with the sky, the AudioStar® is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability, AudioStar® permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple guided tours, digital positional readouts, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.

Even more features
If these features weren't already enough, the LX85 is compatible with the Meade Zero Image Shift Electronic Micro Focuser (SKU: 07080) and wired illunimated reticles.

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Specification

Model Meade LX85 Mount
Meade SKU 217000
UPC 709942998733
Warranty 1 year UK warranty
Dovetail Receiver Vixen-style
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Saddle Vixen-style
Motor Low-cog 12V DC servo motors; both axes
Control Panel Ports • Guide • Auxiliary • Handbox • DEC
Power 12vDC, 5 amp power supply optional
Accessories Accessory tray & Bubble Level Compass
Counterweight 4.1 kg (9 lbs)
Mount Type German Equatorial Mount with AudioStar
Mount Body Weight 5 kg (10.9 lbs)
Mount Body Dimensions 12.2cm x 31.5cm x 33.5cm (4.8" x 12.4" x 13.2")
Mount Payload 15 kg (33 lbs)
Tripod Material Aluminium castings with 4.45cm (1.75") diameter steel tube legs. Rubber tripod leg spikes.
Tripod Weight 5.6 kg (12.4 lbs)
Tripod Height • Min: 80cm (31.5") • Max: 110.5cm (43.5")
Tripod Dimensions Collapsed 100cm x 14.6cm x 16cm (39.5" x 5.75" x 6.25")
Assembled Mount/Tripod Weight 15.5 kg (34.1 lbs)
Assembled Mount/Tripod Dimensions 120cm x 120cm x 5cm (47.2" x 47.2" x 5.8")
Transit Weight 21 kg (45 lbs)
Transit Dimensions 104cm x 52cm x 26cm

Notice
We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to change without notice.

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