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Meade LΧ85 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA only
Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands please contact us.
Meade LX85 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Aperture: 150mm (6")
  • Focal Length: 1800mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/12
  • Optical Coatings: UHTC (Ultra High Transmission)
  • 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair
  • Eyepieces: 9mm & 26mm Super Plössl (1.25")
  • Diagonal: 2" 90° Mirror with 1.25" Adapter
  • Focuser: Internal Single Speed
  • Meade SKU: 217023
  • 1 year UK warranty
Meade LX85
Meade Telescope
Meade LX85 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube only
Package includes:
  • Maksutov-Cassegrain 150mm (6") optical tube.
  • 8x50mm Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair
  • 9mm and 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepieces.
  • 2" 90° Mirror with 1.25" Adapter.
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MED217023 £ 597.96 £ 10.00
Delivery information: Typically, this item is delivered within 3 business days.
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The LX85 Series 6" MAK has a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnifications. Features a 6" (150mm) aperture, 1800mm focal length, and f/12 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 (2) 1.25" Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. With included accessories, the OTA weighs 5.7kg (12lbs. 7oz.) and has dimensions of 19cm x 46cm.

Meade LX85
Meade LX85 series.


Model Meade LX85 6" MAK optical tube only
Meade SKU 217023
UPC 709942999228
Warranty 1 year UK warranty
Aperture 150mm (6")
Focal Length 1,800mm
Focal Ratio f/12
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical Coatings UHTC - Ultra High Transmission Coatings
Focuser Internal Single Speed
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 5.8 kg (12.7 lbs)
Optical Tube Dimensions ⌀=19cm x 46cm (⌀=7.5" x 18.1")
Transit Weight 9 kg (18.3 lbs)
Transit Dimensions 68cm x 26cm x 29cm

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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