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Meade LΧ85 8" Reflector OTA only
Reflector optical tube only
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands please contact us.
Meade LX85 8" Reflector OTA only
  • Optical Design: Reflector
  • Aperture: 200mm (8")
  • Focal Length: 1,000mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Optical Coatings: Aluminium with SiO2 coating
  • Focuser: 2" Rack & Pinion
  • 8x50mm Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair
  • Eyepieces: 9mm & 26mm Super Plössl (1.25")
  • Meade SKU: 217022
  • 1 year UK warranty
Meade LX85
Meade Telescope
Meade LX85 8" Reflector optical tube only
Package includes:
  • Reflector 200mm (8") optical tube.
  • 8x50mm Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair
  • 9mm and 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepieces
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MED217022 £ --- £ 10.00
Delivery information: Typically, this item is delivered within 3 business days.
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The LX85 Series 8" Reflector has a Newtonian Reflector with parabolic primary optical design and features a 8" (200mm) aperture, 1000mm focal length, and f/5 focal ratio. This fast f/5 optical system provides spectacular wide-field images for the discriminating deep-sky observer and astrophotographer. Equipped with a 2" rack & pinion focuser and aluminium with SiO2 optical coatings.

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 8.4kg (18.4 lbs) and has dimensions of 24 cm x 93.5 cm (9.4" x 39.8").

Meade LX85
Meade LX85 series.


Model Meade LX85 8" Reflector OTA only
Meade SKU 217022
UPC 709942999211
Warranty 1 year UK warranty
Aperture 200mm (8")
Focal Length 1,000mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Optical Coatings Aluminium with SiO2 Coatings
Focuser 2" Rack & Pinion
Dovetail Vixen-style
Eyepieces 9mm & 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl, 1.25"
Diagonal not applicable
Viewfinder 8x50mm Optical with crosshair
Optical Tube Weight 8.4 kg (18.4 lbs)
Optical Tube Dimensions ⌀=24cm x 101cm (⌀=9.4" x 39.8")
Transit Weight 14 kg (30.2 lbs)
Transit Dimensions 117cm x 42cm x 43cm

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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