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Meade LX85 8" ACF OTA Telescope

SKU : ME-217025

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  • Provides coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminating diffraction spikes. 
  • Capture improved brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets!
  • Clear aperture: 8 inches (203.2 mm).
  • Focal ratio: f/10.

Product Details

  • The Meade LX85 8 ACF OTA Telescope has a large aperture and long focal length allowing you to make detailed observations of the Moon and planets, views of wispy nebulae, spiraling galaxies, and tight star clusters. 

    This telescope is designed with Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics to reduce color fringing and off-axis coma, enabling it to clearly resolve dim deep-sky objects and easily split binary stars with tack-sharp clarity. Their Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) system improves light transmission through the entire light path.

    Features of the Meade LX85 8-inch ACF OTA Telescope

    • Offered without a mount or tripod for users who already have a reliable system and are looking to upgrade their optical tube assembly or add another to their astronomy kit.
    • It comes with a Vixen-style dovetail rail to make it compatible with a wide variety of mounts from virtually any manufacturer.
    • Included are two eyepieces that produce low and high magnifications, a 90-degree star diagonal, and an 8x50 finderscope.
  • specifications

    Aperture203 mm (8")
    Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale SCT Thread (2"—24 TPI)
    Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
    Focal Length2032 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    Highest Magnification406x
    Light Gathering Power841x
    Limiting Magnitude15.3
    Optical DesignModified SCT
  • included items

    • Provides coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminating diffraction spikes. 
    • Capture improved brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets!
    • Clear aperture: 8 inches (203.2 mm).
    • Focal ratio: f/10.

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02/16/2021
David M.
United States United States
Long wait but good scope

After a 6 month wait, this was a good portable scope.

FS
10/27/2020
Frank s.
United States United States
An great 8 inch telescope with crisp optics.

I was very pleased with my purchase from OPT. Shipping was fast and the Meade 8 inch SCT is a wonderful scope. I have had both a Meade & Celestron 8 in before years ago, and this LX85 ACF Telescope gives crisp clear views edge to edge, better than previous models I had before. I would recommend this OTA for sure.