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Meade LX85 5" Refractor
Fully Computerised Refractor with Equatorial Mount
Availability: mid December 2018.
Meade LX85 5" Refractor
  • Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor
  • Aperture: 120mm (5")
  • Focal Length: 700mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.8
  • Optical Coatings: Multi-Coated
  • GoTo German Equatorial Mount with 15kg (33 lb) payload capacity
  • 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair
  • AudioStar Hand Controller
  • Eyepieces: 9mm & 26mm Super Plössl (1.25")
  • Diagonal: 2" 90° Mirror with 1.25" Adapter
  • Focuser: 2" Rack & Pinion
  • Meade SKU: 217001
  • 1 year UK warranty
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Package includes:
  • Achromatic Refractor 120mm (5") optical tube.
  • LX85 German Equatorial mount.
  • Steel tripod.
  • AudioStar Ηand Controller.
  • 9mm and 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepieces.
  • 2" 90° Mirror with 1.25" Adapter.
  • Software DVD for Microsoft Windows PC.
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MED217001 £ 1009.00 £ 0.00
Delivery information: Typically, this item is delivered within 3 business days.
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Meade LX85 manual
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Meade & Coronado
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Outline
The LX85 Series 5" Refractor has an Achromat Refractor design with a high-quality air-space objective lens producing high resolution and incredible contrast for lunar, planetary, and deep-sky observations. Features a 4.72" (120mm) aperture, 700mm focal length, and f/5.8 focal ratio. Equipped with multi-coated optical coatings and a 2" Rack & Pinion Focuser. Includes (2) 1.25" Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 4.5 kg (10 lbs) and has dimensions of ⌀=15cm x 71cm (⌀=5.8" x 28").

Meade's new LX85 Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German Equatorial Mount. 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.

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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.



Specification

Model Meade LX85 5" Refractor
Meade SKU 217001
UPC 709942998740
Warranty 1 year UK warranty
Aperture 120mm (5")
Focal Length 700mm
Focal Ratio f/5.8
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings Multi-Coated
Focuser 2" Rack & Pinion
Dovetail Vixen-style
Eyepieces 9mm & 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl, 1.25"
Diagonal 2" 90-Degree Mirror with 1.25" Adapter
Viewfinder 8x50mm Optical with crosshair
Optical Tube Weight 4.5 kg (10 lbs)
Optical Tube Dimensions ⌀=15cm x 71cm (⌀=5.8" x 28")
Software DVD Meade Autostar Suite Astronomy Planetarium
(requires PC running Microsoft Windows)
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")
Assembled Product Weight 21 kg (45.3 lbs)
Assembled Product Dimensions 120cm x 120cm x 165cm (47.2" x 47.2" x 65")
Transit Weight Box 1 (Mount): 21 kg (45 lbs)
Box 2 (Optical Tube): 8 kg (17 lbs)
Transit Dimensions Box 1 (Mount): 104cm x 52cm x 26cm
Box 2 (Optical Tube): 82cm x 32cm x 23cm

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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