Meade LX85 8" ACF OTA Telescope

  • 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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Meade LX85 8" ACF OTA Telescope

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.

Included Technology

Advanced Coma-Free Optics (ACF)

Building from a classic RC design, Meade created a new design with coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field. The ACF design reduces astigmatism and eliminates dffraction spikes found in classical RCs. TheACF is the perfect plattfor for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast with telescopes available in aperture of 6-inches, 8-inches,10-inches, 12-inches, 14-inches, and 16-inches

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%.


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