Meade LX85 6" f/5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope

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  • Meade LX85 6" f/5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope

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    Meade LX85 6" f/5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope

    The Meade LX85 6” Reflector has a powerful combination of portability and versatility. At just f/5 this is an ideal choice for the wide-field astrophotographer and includes an 8x50 viewfinder with a crosshair reticle, and 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepieces.

    The LX85 German Equatorial Mount’s vixen-style dovetail receiver is capable of supporting up to 33 lbs. 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.


    • 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!
    • Vixen-style Dovetail Receiver- capable of supporting up to 33lbs of observing equipment and ensures smooth tracking performance.
    • Built-in Integer Gearing Motor Drive- handles slight load imbalances with ease. Allows tracking through long exposures using the Smart Drive feature to record permanent periodic error correction (PPEC).
    • Integrated Autoguider Port- readily connect your autoguider camera for an easy and straightforward astro-imaging experience.


    Aperture150 mm (5.91")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
    Dawes Limit0.77 arcseconds
    Drive TypeLow Cog 12v DC Servo Motors
    Focal Length750 mm
    Focal Ratiof/5
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignGerman Equatorial
    Hightest Magnification300x
    Instrument Capacity33 lbs
    Light Gathering Power459x
    Limiting Magnitude14.6
    Mount Head Weight10.8lbs
    Optical DesignNewtonian
    Power Consumption12v 5a
    Slew SpeedSlew Speed
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Total Weight34.1 lbs
    Tripod Weight12.4 lbs
    Tube Diameter188mm
    Tube Length701mm
    Tube Weight11.38 lbs

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