Meade LX85 6" f/12 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope Bundle - ME-217002

  • A 150 mm (6-inch) Aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope.
  • Focal Length: 1800 mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/12.
  • AudioStar Control and Hand Controller:  30,000+ Object-Database.
  • GoTo German Equatorial Mount with a 33-pound Payload Capacity.
  • Low-Cog Servo-Motors.
  • Integrated ST-4 Compatible Autoguider Port.
  • Update-able, Permanent PEC.
  • Wi-Fi Compatible with Meade's STELLA.
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Receiver.
  • Two 1.25-inch Eyepieces: 9.7 mm and 26 mm Super Plössl.
  • 8 x 50 Optical Finderscope with Crosshair.
  • This product is currently expected to be back in stock in late 2020, per the manufacturer.


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Meade LX85 6" f/12 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope Bundle - ME-217002

The Meade LX85 6-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope 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 telescope's Maksutov-Cassegrain 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, Meade's LX85 sturdy GoTo Mount will handle up to 33-pounds of observing equipment, including an array of different optical tubes, while the sturdily built 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 - Astronomer Inside software.

Included Technology

Smart Drive

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%.


Aperture150 mm (6")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
Dawes Limit0.77 arcseconds
Drive TypeLow Cog 12v DC Servo Motors
Focal Length1800 mm
Focal Ratiof/12
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignEquatorial
Highest 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


  • Meade LX85 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope.
  • AudioStar Control and Hand Controller:  30,000+ Object-Database.
  • Meade LX85 GoTo German Equatorial Mount and Tripod.
  • Wi-Fi Compatible with Meade's STELLA.
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Receiver.
  • Power: 12V DC, 5Amp power supply (Included)
  • Two 1.25-inch Eyepieces: 9.7 mm and 26 mm Super Plössl.
  • 8 x 50 Optical Finderscope with Crosshair.