Meade LX85 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
The Meade LX85 6” 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 rigid, yet portable, GoTo German Equatorial 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 LX85 6” Maksutov-Cassegrain’s sturdy GoTo Mount will handle up to 33lbs of observing equipment, including an array of different optical tubes, while the sturdy build and low-cog servo motors ensure smooth tracking performance. In addition to handling slight load imbalances, this stable mount’s built-in integer gearing motor drive allows you to track through long exposures using the Smart Drive feature to record Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC).
With the touch of a button, you will gain access to over 30,000 celestial objects and over four hours of educational content with the included AudioStar® hand controller and AudioStar®’s Astronomer Inside.
Smart Drive, or permanent periodic error correction, permits a professional level of drive-trate precision. The significant value of the Smart Drive is immediately appreciated during long-exposure astrophotography, where the resultant lower periodic error of the system enables improved tracking while minimizing guide corrections"
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||150 mm (6")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||2" Nosepiece|
|Dawes Limit||0.77 arcseconds|
|Drive Type||Low Cog 12v DC Servo Motors|
|Focal Length||1800 mm|
|Head Design||German Equatorial|
|Instrument Capacity||33 lbs|
|Light Gathering Power||459x|
|Mount Head Weight||10.8lbs|
|Optical Design||Maksutov Cassegrain|
|Power Consumption||12v 5a|
|Telescope Connection||Vixen Style|
|Total Weight||34.1 lbs|
|Tripod Weight||12.4 lbs|
|Tube Weight||12.7 lbs|