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Meade LX65 6" ACF
Fully Computerised with Advanced Coma-Free Premium Optics
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands please contact us.
Meade LX65 6" ACF
  • Ability to hold two optical tubes at once
  • Optical Design: ACF - Advanced Coma Free
  • Aperture: 152mm (6")
  • Focal Length: 1524mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Optical Coatings: UHTC (Ultra High Transmission Coatings)
  • 2 Vixen-style Dovetail Receivers
  • Build-in handle for enhanced portability
  • AudioStar Hand Controller
  • 26mm Series 4000 Super Plössl (1.25") eyepiece
  • Bubble Level / Compass included
  • Meade SKU: 228003
  • 1 year UK warranty
Meade LX65
Meade Telescope
Meade LX65 6" ACF
Package includes:
  • ACF - Advanced Coma Free 152mm (6") optical tube, 1524mm, f/10
  • Aluminium single arm alt-azimuth mount.
  • Steel tripod.
  • AudioStar Ηand Controller.
  • 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepiece.
  • Bubble Level / Compass.
  • Software DVD for Microsoft Windows PC.
  • FREE: 3A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit. Regulated power supply unit to power the telescope from the mains (R.R.P.: £19.95).
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The LX65 Series 6" ACF has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. Features include a 6" (152mm) aperture, 1524mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (1) 26mm,1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 4.2 kg (9.14 lbs) and has dimensions of 22cm x 44cm (8.5" x 16.5").

Single Fork Arm Mount
The LX65 features a newly designed single arm mount with Meade’s AudioStar® Hand controller. This new mount is compact, yet sturdy, providing a great combination of portability and performance. Additionally, the LX65 has the ability to hold two optical tubes, making your experience twice as enjoyable! With its quick and portable setup, you’re ready to start observing in minutes. The LX65 system breaks down into 3 compact pieces and does not require any tools, making it a breeze to transport to your favourite dark sky location!

This versatile scope features two dovetail receivers that allows you to use two optical tubes at once! Attach up to a 3.2 kg (7lb) OTA on the secondary saddle for a chance to observe your objects both in wide field or close up. This added versatility makes the LX65 great for astronomy outreach or sharing the night sky with others and will be sure to impress anyone with its technology and optics.

Meade LX65

Meade Premium Optics
The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade delivers the highest quality professional grade optics available. These optical tubes feature large apertures coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotgraphy. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the Moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail.

Easy Align
The LX65 are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Enter your site information, find level and North, and Easy Align picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder. Center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the Universe are at your fingertips.

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.

Introducing the Meade LX65.

How to setup and align your Meade LX65 telescope.


Model Meade LX65 6" ACF
Meade SKU 228003
UPC 709942998887
Warranty 1 year UK warranty
Clear Aperture 152mm (6")
Optical Design ACF - Advanced Coma Free
Optical Coatings UHTC™ - Ultra High Transmission Coatings
Focal Length 1524mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Mount Type Aluminium, single arm alt-azimuth. Ability to hold two optical tubes. Up to 3.2 kg (7 lbs) for the secondary tube.
Focuser Single Speed Internal Focuser
Viewfinder Red Dot Viewfinder
Eyepiece 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl, 1.25"
Diagonal Meade #07202 Diagonal Mirror, 1.25"
Power Eight (8) C size batteries or 12v external power. User supplied.
Control Panel Ports • Handbox • Aux1 port • Aux2 port • 12v power
Dovetail Saddle Vixen-style on primary and secondary saddles
Secondary Saddle Vixen-style with horizontal and vertical adjustments to allow alignment with primary optical tube
Bubble Level / Compass Fits 1.25" eyepiece holder
Software DVD Meade Autostar Suite Astronomy Planetarium
(requires PC running Microsoft Windows)
Optical Tube Weight 4.2 kg (9.14 lbs)
Optical Tube Dimensions ⌀=22cm x 42cm (⌀=8.5" x 16.5")
Mount / Tripod Weight Mount: 9kg (19 lbs), Tripod: 4kg (8.5 lbs)
Mount / Tripod Dimensions 86cm x 99cm x 161cm (33.5" x 39" x 63.5")
Assembled Product Weight 17.2 kg (37.8 lbs)
Assembled Product Dimensions 85cm x 99cm x 159cm (33.5" x 39" x 62.5")
Transit Weight Box 1: 15 kg, Box 2: 7 kg
Transit Dimensions Box 1: 76cm x 61cm x 25cm, Box 2: 64cm x 22cm x 30cm

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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