The Meade LX-850 combines a fast f/8 ACF™ optical system with high-contrast baffling, a sturdy, fully-computerized GoTo German Equatorial Mount and the innovative StarLock technology, to bring you the smartest and most comprehensive Astro-Imaging equipment available!
Based on the award winning ACF (Advanced Coma-Free) optical design, Meade has made the LX850 optical tubes faster and shaper. At only f/8, exposure times are dramatically shortened. High contrast baffling yields crisp images from edge to edge. Adding to the crystal-clear view, an internal micro focuser offers two speeds of control at a 10:1 ratio and with an ultra-solid connection to the primary mirror the need for a mirror lock is eliminated.
With a 90-pound instrument load capacity, the Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount is constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum. This robust, top-grade mount is also equipped with a fully computerized GoTo system with included GPS and includes a database of over 144,000 celestial objects, taking you anywhere you wish to go!
f/8 ACF™ Optical System-ensures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. Also features an internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift focusing system with a two-speed, 7:1 control.
StarLockTechnology- centers your target in the eyepiece and track with arcsecond accuracy so you can concentrate on the beautiful, wide fields of pinpoint stars created by the superb f/8 ACF optical system.
AutoStar® II GoTo System-puts over 140,000 objects at your fingertips and delivers the fastest GoTo performance available.
LX-850 German EQ Mount-A 1.75 in. stainless steel right accession shaft ensures extra durability while the brass worm gears and 225 tooth aluminum gears ensure smooth and precise torque. Also has the muscle to easily carry large OTA and heavy imaging systems.
GPS-Built-in Sony GPS sensor determines your prices date, time and location for precise alignment.