Meade LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA Telescope

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  • Complete your astronomy kit or upgrade your current scope!
  • Observe brighter star clusters, detailed nebulae, greater surface features of planets.
  • Engineered to optimize visual, photographic, and CCD imaging.
  • Aperture: 127 mm (5 inches).
  • Focal Ratio: f/15.
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Meade LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA Telescope

The Meade LX65 5-inch Maksutov Cassegrain OTA is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument. Observe the Moon and planets with the ability to reach outside the solar system to resolve distant objects like galaxies, nebulae, and binary or variable stars!

FEATURES OF THE LX65 5 MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN

  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for the improvement of brighter, more detailed, and greater surface features.
  • A front convex meniscus lens that corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations and comas (off-axis aberrations) across the entire field of view, with a smaller secondary mirror.
  • Its Vixen-style dovetail makes it compatible with a variety of Alt-Azimuth, equatorial, and GoTo mounts.

TECHNICAL SPECS OF THE LX65 5 MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN

  • Focuser: Single-speed.
  • Diagonal: 90-degree star.
  • Weight: 6.2 pounds.
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Included Technology

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)

Specialized Multi-layered coating that are preciesely designed to improve the performance of your telescopes optics. You'll see brighter star clusters, more fine details in nebulas, and more surface features on planets with UHTC than without. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture127 mm (5")
Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale SCT Thread (2"—24 TPI)
Dawes Limit0.91 arcseconds
Focal Length1900 mm
Focal Ratiof/15
Free ShippingYes
Hightest Magnification254x
Light Gathering Power329x
Limiting Magnitude14.3
Optical DesignMaksutov Cassegrain