Meade LX65 5" Maksutov f/15 Telescope
The Meade LX65 5” Maksutov-Cassegrain yields high-contrast, pinpoint star images ideal for lunar, planetary and deep sky imaging! This MAK's multi-coated optics coupled with its portable Alt-Azimuth Mount will have astroimagers of all levels on their way to chasing celestial objects at a great price!
This Maksutov-Cassegrain’s optical design is ideal for high-contrast deep sky imaging as well as detailed lunar and planetary observing. In addition to top-of-the-line optics, the Meade LX65 5" MAK's portable Alt-Azimuth Mount not only comes equipped with the AudioStar® Hand Controller, giving you GoTo and Tracking capabilities for over 30,000 celestial objects, but also has the capability to use two OTA’s at once using its two vixen-style saddles!
- Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™)- improves the brightness of star clusters, produces finer detail in nebulae, displays greater surface features on planets.
- AudioStar Controller- controls the telescope to find and track any of over 30,000 celestial objects and gives you an audio guide of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and much more!
- 2 Vixen-Style Saddles- capable of holding two OTA's at once
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%.
|Aperture||127 mm (5")|
|Dawes Limit||0.91 arcseconds|
|Focal Length||1900 mm|
|Instrument Capacity||55 lbs|
|Light Gathering Power||329x|
|Mount Head Weight||18.7lbs|
|Optical Design||Maksutov Cassegrain|
|Power Consumption||12V 5A max|
|Telescope Connection||Vixen Style|
|Tripod Weight||8.5 lbs|
|Tube Weight||2.8 lbs|