Meade LX85 6" Maksutov Cassegrain OTA

  • Aperture: 150 mm (6-inch).
  • Focal Length: 1800 mm.
  • Focal Ratio: f/12.
  • Focuser: 1:1.
  • 2 Eyepieces: 1.25-inch barrel size: 9.7 mm and 26 mm.
  • Finderscope: 8 x 50. 
  • Dovetail: Vixen Style.
  • Includes 1.25-inch 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror.


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Meade LX85 6" Maksutov Cassegrain OTA

The Meade LX85 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA:

Meade's LX85 Series 6-inch MAK has a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnifications.


This Optical Tube Assembly features a 6-inch (150 mm) aperture, 1800 mm focal length, and f/12 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets.

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The OTA also includes a focuser, 2 eyepieces, a diagonal, a finderscope, and a Vixen-style dovetail bar.



Included Technology

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 ConnectionMale SCT Thread (2"—24 TPI)
Dawes Limit0.77 arcseconds
Finder Included8 x 50 Optical Finder
Focal Length1800 mm
Focal Ratiof/12
Focuser Single Speed Focuser
Free ShippingYes
Highest Magnification300x
Light Gathering Power459x
Limiting Magnitude14.6
Optical CoatingsUHTC
Optical DesignMaksutov Cassegrain
Weight12.7 lb


  • (2) 1.25-inch Plossl eyepieces (9.7 mm and 26 mm).
  • Finderscope (8 x 50). Optical with crosshairs. Rings and mounting plate.
  • Dovetail bar: Vixen-style
  • 1.25-inch 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror 

The OTA alone weighs 5.7 kg (12.7-pounds) and has dimensions of 19 x 46 cm (7.5 x 18.1-inches).