Meade LX85 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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  • Meade LX85 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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    • $1,399.00
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    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.


    Aperture150 mm (5.91")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
    Dawes Limit0.77 arcseconds
    Drive TypeLow Cog 12v DC Servo Motors
    Focal Length1800 mm
    Focal Ratiof/12
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    Head DesignGerman Equatorial
    Hightest Magnification300x
    Instrument Capacity33 lbs
    Light Gathering Power459x
    Limiting Magnitude14.6
    Mount Head Weight10.8lbs
    Optical DesignMaksutov Cassegrain
    Power Consumption12v 5a
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Total Weight34.1 lbs
    Tripod Weight12.4 lbs
    Tube Diameter191mm
    Tube Length460mm
    Tube Weight12.7 lbs

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