Meade LX65 8" ACF f/10 Modified SCT OTA Telescope

  • Excellent scope for both beginning and experienced astronomers.
  • Clear and crisp optical system with advanced coatings.
  • Easily adaptable to many telescope systems.
  • Aperture: 203 mm (8 inches).
  • Focal ratio: f/10.
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Meade LX65 8" ACF f/10 Modified SCT OTA Telescope

The Meade LX65 8-inch ACF f/10 Modified SCT OTA Telescope has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes.

These optical tubes feature large apertures and Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotography. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the Moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail.

Features of the Meade Lx65 8-inch ACF f/10 Modified SCT OTA Telescope

  • Equipped with an internal single-speed focuser and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets.
  • Premium Meade optics delivers the highest quality professional grade optics.
  • Includes (1) 26 mm,1.25-inch Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail. With included accessories, the OTA weighs 5.5 kg (12 pounds, 3 ounces) and has dimensions of 51 cm 31 cm x 25 cm.

Included Technology

Advanced Coma-Free Optics (ACF)

Building from a classic RC design, Meade created a new design with coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field. The ACF design reduces astigmatism and eliminates dffraction spikes found in classical RCs. TheACF is the perfect plattfor for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast with telescopes available in aperture of 6-inches, 8-inches,10-inches, 12-inches, 14-inches, and 16-inches

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%.


Aperture203 mm (8")
Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale SCT Thread (2"—24 TPI)
Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
Focal Length2032 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Free ShippingYes
Highest Magnification406x
Light Gathering Power841x
Limiting Magnitude15.3
Optical DesignModified SCT