Meade LX85 8" f/5 Newtonian Reflecting OTA Telescope

  • Provides spectacular wide-field images for deep-sky observer and astrophotography.
  • Newtonian reflectors offer true color images.
  • Although it is designed for Meade's LX85 mount, you can mount this optical tube assembly on many other mounts.
  • Weight: 18.4 pounds.
  • Aperture: 200 mm.
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  • Regular price $699.00
  • $449.00
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Meade LX85 8" f/5 Newtonian Reflecting OTA Telescope

The LX85 8-inch Newtonian OTA Telescope provides spectacular wide-field images for deep-sky observations and astrophotography. Its highly reflective parabolic primary mirror produces bright and clear views. With an aperture of 200 mm and f/5 focal ratio. 

Offered without a mount or tripod for astronomers who already have a reliable support system and are looking to upgrade their OTA or add to their astronomy kit.

Features of the LX85 8-inch Newtonian OTA Telescope

  • Equipped with a 2-inch rack & pinion focuser.
  • Aluminum with SiO2 optical coatings.
  • Includes (2) 1.25-inch Plossl eyepieces (9.7 mm & 26 mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a Vixen-style dovetail.
  • The OTA alone weighs 18.4 pounds and has dimensions of 9.4 inches x 39.8 inches.



Aperture200 mm (8")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" osepiece
Dawes Limit0.58 arcseconds
Focal Length1000 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
Free ShippingYes
Hightest Magnification400x
Light Gathering Power816x
Limiting Magnitude15.3
Optical DesignNewtonian