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

SKU : ME-217002

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  • 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.

 

Product Details

  • 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.

  • specifications

    Aperture150 mm (6")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
    ComputerizedComputerized
    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
    PECYes/ PPEC
    PortsAutoguider
    PortsAUX
    PortsDEC
    PortsHBX
    Power Consumption12v 5a
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Total Weight34.1 lbs
    Tripod Weight12.4 lbs
    Tube Diameter191mm
    Tube Length460mm
    Tube Weight12.7 lbs
  • included items

    • 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.

     

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