Meade LX85 Computerized German Equatorial Telescope Mount
The versatile and portable Meade LX85 German EQ Mount delivers top-notch performance for beginner astronomers and experienced astrophotographers alike! Capable of handling a wide variety of optical tubes and equipment, this reliable mount will carry you through all your night sky journeys!
The LX85’s vixen-style dovetail receiver is capable of supporting up to 33 lbs. of observing equipment, including an array of different optical tubes, while the sturdy build and low-cog servo motors ensure 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.
- 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.
- AudioStar Hand Controller- allows you to view over 30,000 celestial objects and access over four hours of educational content.
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"
|Drive Type||Low Cog 12v DC Servo Motors|
|Head Design||German Equatorial|
|Instrument Capacity||33 lbs|
|Mount Head Weight||10.8lbs|
|Power Consumption||12v 5a|
|Telescope Connection||Vixen Style|
|Total Weight||34.1 lbs|
|Tripod Weight||12.4 lbs|