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Meade LX65 8" ACF f/10 Telescope Bundle - ME-228004

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  • Provides a more flat and advanced Coma-Free Field of View with Pinpoint Images and Outstanding Contrast.
  • AudioStar Controller Includes a Database of Over 30,000 Celestial Objects.
  • Included Phone Adapter Lets You Capture Detailed Images of The Moon And Other Objects.
  • Aperture: 203 mm.
  • Focal Ratio: f/10.

Product Details


    The Meade LX65 8-inch ACF Telescope delivers a high level of optical performance, giving a flatter, and advanced coma-free field of view with pinpoint images and outstanding contrast. Its optics coupled with its versatile Single Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount delivers top-notch performance for both beginner and advanced astronomers! 

    This Telescope's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system features a large aperture and an Ultra-High Transmission Coating (UHTC), making it both ideal for high-resolution visual observing and more cultivated areas of astronomy such as deep-sky and planetary astrophotography.

    Its 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!

    Meade LX65 Key Features 

    • Advanced Coma-Free Optics
    • Primary Mirror Lock- eliminates focus and mirror shift during long exposures
    • Oversized Primary Mirror- the primary mirror is larger in diameters than its listed aperture. This additional 1/4-inch yields a wider, fully illuminated field-of-view, and allows you to see the light other telescopes leave behind.
    • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings- increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade's standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies, and nebulae will appear significantly brighter.
    • 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.


  • specifications

    Aperture203 mm (8")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection2"
    Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
    Focal Length2032 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Highest Magnification406x
    Light Gathering Power841x
    Limiting Magnitude15.3
    Mount Head Weight18.7lbs
    Optical DesignModified SCT
    Payload CapacityMain Saddle 14 lb
    Payload CapacitySecond Saddle 7 lb
    Power Consumption12V 5A max
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Tripod Weight8.5 lbs
    Tube Diameter249mm
    Tube Length460mm
    Tube Weight11.1 lbs
  • included items

    • Provides a more flat and advanced Coma-Free Field of View with Pinpoint Images and Outstanding Contrast.
    • AudioStar Controller Includes a Database of Over 30,000 Celestial Objects.
    • Included Phone Adapter Lets You Capture Detailed Images of The Moon And Other Objects.
    • Aperture: 203 mm.
    • Focal Ratio: f/10.

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Sean J.
United States United States
Great Value

Overall this is a great bundle for the value. I've been out of the hobby for 6 years after selling my Lightbridge and this telescope is a welcomed return. The OTA's optics are high quality, sharp, and deliver great views. The LX65 mount is good for the beginner to the intermediate observer, but if you are interested in accuracy or delving into astrophotography it is lacking. I have overcome most issues by training the drive, using "high precision" mode, and setting an altitude limit when setting up. It performs reliably well when set up that way, but objects tend to drift out of center overtime. But if you are new to go-to scopes you will be pleased with its performance, I am just spoiled from set-ups I've had in the past. As always the Meade AudioStar system is great. The smartphone adaptor is decent, though it has a bit of a learning curve in setting up. The wide-angle aspheric set included is good for the value they are. I use the 23mm a lot, the 10mm is pretty decent, but the 4mm is just too high of a magnification for me. For those with few eyepieces, they are great to have. I plan on getting a more advanced EQ mount in the future so that I can go into astrophotography. I am confident the ACF design will deliver great images as I learn. Until then I am pretty pleased with this set as a re-entry into the hobby and recommend it for anyone looking for an upgrade from their smaller starter scopes.

United States United States
Just about everything you could ask for....

The package arrived as detailed. It went together per the instructions, although a spell check of the instructions would not I ordered some additional support pieces of equipment and am enjoying the scope very much. A few suggestions this is my first scope from OPT...there should be suggestions added for the purchaser,,i.e. 8 C batteries or the OPT/Meade power pack, the cable to connect your laptop to the scope via autostar, the CD-ROM which came with the scope has nothing to do with the LX65 and, I was looking for the stated video set up and it does not exist on the CD... but the owners manual does … but I was looking forward to the video for some tips … also if you are looking also contact a representative for suggestions for a carrying case....I know I am a rookie at this but it would have been nice if I could have been prompted for these kind of things prior to the overall purchase. However, all that being said the folks at OPT and Bread were awesome, responsive and knowledgeable and always answered questions with competence and made sure I understood what was going on. I would recommend this scope as well as OPT for anyone looking for a good scope and friendly and knowledgeable representatives. One last thing...if you are going to use the Bread option to finance your purchase make sure you use Chrome, otherwise the payment option for finance will not work.