Meade LX85 80mm f/6 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

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  • Meade LX85 80mm f/6 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

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    • $1,699.00
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      ME-217008

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    Meade LX85 80mm f/6 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

    The Meade LX85 80mm APO’s optical design yields high-resolution images with great color-correction, contrast, and sharpness! This refractor’s optics coupled with its rigid, yet portable, GoTo German Equatorial Mount will have astroimagers of all levels on their way to chasing celestial objects at a great price!

    This Triplet Apochromatic Refractor’s 3-element optical uses the highest grade, extra-low dispersion optical glass, virtually eliminating false color, producing optimal color correction, contrast, and sharpness. In addition to top-of-the-line optics, the LX85 80mm APO’S sturdy GoTo Mount will handle up to 33lbs of observing equipment, including an array of different optical tubes, while the sturdy build and low-cog servo motors ensures smooth tracking performance. In addition to handling slight load imbalances, this stable mount’s built-in integer gearing motor drive allows you to track through long exposures using the Smart Drive feature to record Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC).

    With the touch of a button, you will gain access to over 30,000 celestial objects and over four hours of educational content with the included AudioStar® hand controller and AudioStar®’s Astronomer Inside.

    KEY FEATURES

    • 2.5" dual rack & pinion focuser- for ultra-fine focus control
    • Multi-Coated Optics- produce sharp, high contrast images
    • AudioStar Controller- controls the telescope to find and track any of over 30,000 celestial objects and gives you an audio guide of astronomical objects including planets, starts, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and much more!
    • 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.

    Specifications

    Aperture80 mm (3.15")
    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 DesignGerman Equatorial
    Hightest 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

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