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Meade LX85 70 mm Quadruplet APO Bundle - ME-217010

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  • Rich Wide Field of View.
  • Easy Camera Adaptation for Astrophotography.
  • 4-Element Petzval Design Made with FPL 53 ED Glass.
  • Large 42 mm Image Circle.

Product Details

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    The Meade LX85 70 mm Quadruplet APO provides spectacular contrast and color in your astro-images! Your telescope features an exceptional, portable GoTo German equatorial mount. You can use the mount alone or amplify your viewing experience with a variety of optical tubes. Be amazed at what this budget-friendly telescope delivers, especially if you are a beginner to astro-imaging or astrophotography.

    TOP 5 FEATURES OF THE MEADE LX85 70 MM APO

    • 2.5-inch Dual Rack-and-Pinion Focuser - Find and hold your focus to reduce image shift with refined control.
    • Petzval Optical Design - Designed strictly for astro-imaging, produce incredible results with this small but powerful telescope. The optical coatings reduce your telescope’s internal light loss and glare, allowing you to produce sharper and higher contrast images.
    • AudioStar Controller - Take a passenger seat as your telescope finds and tracks over 30,000 celestial objects and gives you an audio guide of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and much more!
    • 33-pound Weight Capacity- Customize your telescope and expand your features by attaching up to 33 pounds of astronomy equipment with assured smooth tracking performance.
    • Built-in Integer Gearing Motor Drive- Will handle any slight load imbalances with ease. It will allow tracking through long exposures using the Smart Drive feature to record permanent periodic error correction (PPEC).
  • specifications

    Aperture70 mm (2.75")
    Back Focus55mm
    Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale 2" Filter/Wide T—Ring (M48x0.75)
    ComputerizedComputerized
    Corrected Image Circle42mm
    Dawes Limit1.66 arcseconds
    Drive TypeLow Cog 12v DC Servo Motors
    Focal Length350 mm
    Focal Ratiof/5
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Highest Magnification140x
    Instrument Capacity33 lbs
    Light Gathering Power100x
    Limiting Magnitude13
    ManufacturerMeade
    Mount Head Weight108lbs
    Optical DesignPetzval Refractor
    PECNo
    PortsAutoguider
    PortsAUX
    PortsDEC
    PortsHBX
    Power Consumption12v 5a
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Total Weight34.1 lbs
    Tripod Weight12.4 lbs
    Tube Length311mm
    Tube Weight4.5 lbs
  • included items

    • Meade 70 mm Astrograph Quadruplet Refractor.
    • Mount Rings.
    • Power: 12V DC, 5Amp power supply (Included)
    • Vixen Style Dovetail Bar.
    • M48-M42 Adapter Ring.
    • Aluminum Hard Carry Case.

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    W
    05/28/2020
    Will
    United States United States
    A simple, high quality refractor on a solid foundation

    The Meade 70mm Quadruplet APO along with the LX85 mount has given me several successful nights of imaging. I'm still new to astrophotography, but I've captured sharp, bright images with little to no star trailing at 90-120s exposures without autoguiding. Originally, I was using an M42 ring for my Canon 70D ******* onto the included M42 to M48 adapter, but I switched to only using an M48 adapter because I was having trouble getting into focus. It seems that focus is achieved close to the minimum focus distance and the extra distance created by the M42 to M48 adapter made focus difficult. I also strongly recommend getting a polar scope for the mount since astroimaging relies on precise polar alignment. I'm tempted to knock off a star for Meade not including a polar scope, but I'll give them a pass since they sell one for this mount and it wouldn't be necessary for everyone. This telescope is wide field, so if you're photographing most galaxies, they will be tiny. I bought this during galaxy season, so I am still waiting for the summer nebulae to be in the night sky so I can use it for what it excels at which is wide field deep sky objects. Also, this telescope doesn't come with any eyepieces or a diagonal because it's intended as an astrograph, but I haven't felt the need for an eyepiece since my camera essentially acts as one and my primary use of it is astroimaging. It's expensive, but the optics are high quality and the built in field flattener keeps my rig simple. The mount is straight-forward, stable, and hasn't given me any problems so far (as long as it's aligned properly). I think it's worth the money and anyone who buys this rig will be able to capture high quality images from the start.

    WC
    05/27/2020
    Will C.
    United States United States
    A simple, high quality refractor on a solid foundation

    The Meade 70mm Quadruplet APO along with the LX85 mount has given me several successful nights of imaging. I'm still new to astrophotography, but I've captured sharp, bright images with little to no star trailing at 90-120s exposures without autoguiding. Originally, I was using an M42 ring for my Canon 70D ******* onto the included M42 to M48 adapter, but I switched to only using an M48 adapter because I was having trouble getting into focus. It seems that focus is achieved close to the minimum focus distance and the extra distance created by the M42 to M48 adapter made focus difficult. I also strongly recommend getting a polar scope for the mount since astroimaging relies on precise polar alignment. I'm tempted to knock off a star for Meade not including a polar scope, but I'll give them a pass since they sell one for this mount and it wouldn't be necessary for everyone. This telescope is wide field, so if you're photographing most galaxies, they will be tiny. I bought this during galaxy season, so I am still waiting for the summer nebulae to be in the night sky so I can use it for what it excels at which is wide field deep sky objects. Also, this telescope doesn't come with any eyepieces or a diagonal because it's intended as an astrograph, but I haven't felt the need for an eyepiece since my camera essentially acts as one and my primary use of it is astroimaging. It's expensive, but the optics are high quality and the built in field flattener keeps my rig simple. The mount is straight-forward, stable, and hasn't given me any problems so far (as long as it's aligned properly). I think it's worth the money and anyone who buys this rig will be able to capture high quality images from the start.