The LX85 can be purchased as a stand-alone mount or with any one of nine LX85 optical tube assemblies. Meade’s impressive LX85 Series is the perfect choice for the seasoned observer or astrophotographer looking to chase deep-sky objects such as nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. To start you off right, Meade is including two 1.25" eyepieces (a 26 mm and a 9 mm Super Plossl) as well as an 8 X 50 optical finder with the LX85 package. It outweighs the William Optics Z61 by a more than a pound, which is substantial considering it is only 10mm wider in aperture. Optical Coatings: Aluminum with SiO2 Coating. Meade’s Founder, John Diebel was a visionary who was determined to provide amateur astronomers with quality products at a reasonable price and great consumer experience. Meade LX85 8" f/5 Newtonian Reflector OTA This Meade LX85 8" OTA is an excellent Newtonian reflector for both visual astronomy as well as astrophotography. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Sign up for savings and product announcements. The portable equatorial telescope system even includes Meade’s Audiostar hand controller so you will have easy access to over 30,000 objects with the push of a button. Although it is designed for Meade's LX85 mount, you can mount this optical tube assembly on many other mounts. If you don’t know what’s up in the sky on a particular evening, or don’t have a particular observing schedule in mind, let the Meade AudioStar show you “Tonight’s Best”. The Meade 70mm Quad is heavier than you might think. This item Meade Instruments LX85 8" ACF with AudioStar, Model: 217006 Meade Instruments 0810-90-03 LX90-ACF 8-Inch (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope Meade Instruments – ETX125 Observer – 127mm Aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain (MAK) Computerized GoTo Astronomy Telescope with AudioStar 30,000+ Object-Database & Guided Audio Tours - EQ Plate Tilt Plate Engineered for portability, while still easy to use for astrophotography, the Meade Instruments LX85 German Equatorial GoTo Mount delivers the performance required for clear views and images through the use of dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors with backlash compensation. This Meade LX85 8" OTA is an excellent Newtonian reflector for both visual astronomy as well as astrophotography. The LX85 features a powerful GoTo German equatorial mount that is easy to take wherever you go. 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LX85 6" f/5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope (Optical Tube Assembly Only) - 9mm Eyepiece - 26mm Eyepiece - 1.25" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter - 8x50 Crosshair Optical Viewfinder - Meade 1 Year Limited Warranty 150mm (6") Reflector 750mm Focal Length f/5 Focal Ratio 9.7mm & 26mm Plossl (1.25") Eyepieces Included Meade LX85 Manual (6.67 MB), Telescope Cases, Covers & Dobsonian Shrouds, Skip to the beginning of the images gallery, Meade LX85 GoTo Equatorial Mount - MEA-217000, Imaging Deep Sky Objects the Fun and Easy Way, Apertura 60EDR & Field Flattener: Complete Experience, Celestron StarSense Explorer Telescope Review, Meade 8" LX85 Series Newtonian Reflector Telescope OTA. In fact, the Meade LX85 Newtonian optical tube assembly is a great way to get started in astrophotography. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Aperture: 5" (127mm), Series: Meade LX85 Series, Type: Refracting Telescopes Manufacturer's warranty period, if known. The LX85 features a powerful GoTo German equatorial mount that is easy to take wherever you go. Customers should communicate directly with the manufacturer regarding details of their warranty, as warranties have a tendency to change without notice. Choose the Tonight’s Best tour on the controller and you will be shown, you guessed it, the best objects in the sky for that particular date and time. Your new telescope will be ready for observing right out of the box! At Meade, we believe the universe should be accessible at a moment’s notice, and the new LX65 Series combines advanced features and premium optics in an easy-to-use telescope system. 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