Meade LX85 80 mm Triplet APO Refractor Bundle - ME-217008

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ME-217008
  • Great for astro-imaging and/or astrophotography beginners!
  • 480 mm Focal Length.
  • f/6 Focal Ratio.
  • AudioStar Hand Controller included with a database of over 30,000 celestial objects!
  • Meade Smart Drive included.
  • This product is currently expected to be back in stock in late 2020, per the manufacturer.
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Meade LX85 80 mm Triplet APO Refractor Bundle - ME-217008

The Meade LX85 80 mm Triplet APO Refractor takes you on a voyage into the stars unlike you've seen before! Featuring an apochromatic lens system (three lenses), your images will be more accurate than achromatic lenses. Capture high-resolution images with great color-correction, contrast, and sharpness! 

MEADE LX85 80 MM F/6 TRIPLET APO REFRACTOR TELESCOPE KEY FEATURES

  • 2.5-inch Dual Rack-and-Pinion Focuser- Find and hold your focus to reduce image shift with refined control.
  • Multi-Coated Optics- Reduces 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 lbs. 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).
  • Vixen-style Dovetail Receiver- capable of supporting up to 33lbs of observing equipment and ensures smooth tracking performance.
  • Built-in Integer Gearing Motor Drive- handles slight load imbalances with ease. Allows tracking through long exposures using the Smart Drive feature to record permanent periodic error correction (PPEC).
  • Integrated Autoguider Port- readily connect your autoguider camera for an easy and straightforward astro-imaging experience.

Included Technology

Smart Drive

Smart Drive, or permanent periodic error correction, permits a professional level of drive-trate precision. The significant value of the Smart Drive is immediately appreciated during long-exposure astrophotography, where the resultant lower periodic error of the system enables improved tracking while minimizing guide corrections"

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture80 mm (3.25")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
ComputerizedComputerized
Dawes Limit1.45 arcseconds
Drive TypeLow Cog 12v DC Servo Motors
Focal Length480 mm
Focal Ratiof/6
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignEquatorial
Highest Magnification160x
Instrument Capacity33 lbs
Light Gathering Power131x
Limiting Magnitude13.3
ManufacturerMeade
Mount Head Weight10.8lbs
Optical DesignTriplet
PECNo
PortsAutoguider
PortsAUX
PortsDEC
PortsHBX
Power Consumption12v 5a
Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
Total Weight34.1 lbs
Tripod Weight12.4 lbs
Tube Length7mm
Tube Weight11.5 lbs