Meade LX85 GoTo German Equatorial Mount

  • Maximize Your Viewing Experience With Precise Tracking and Support!
  • Features AudioStar: 30,000+ Object-Database!
  • GoTo German Equatorial Mount with 33-pound Payload Capacity.
  • Low-Cog Servo-Motors for Pointing and Tracking Accuracy.
  • Integrated ST-4 Compatible Autoguider Port.


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Meade LX85 GoTo German Equatorial Mount

The Meade LX85 GoTo German Equatorial 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 carries you through all your night sky journeys!

The LX85's Vixen-style dovetail receiver is capable of supporting up to 33 pounds 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 technology.

Special Features Of The Meade LX85 GoTo German Equatorial Mount

  • Vixen-style Dovetail Receiver- capable of supporting up to 33 pounds 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- view over 30,000 celestial objects and access over four hours of educational content.
  • Weight Capacity- 33-pounds.

Full Specifications List

  • Mount Type: German Equatorial.
  • Hand Control: AudioStar.
  • Software DVD: Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition.
  • Supports ASCOM: Yes, via AudioStar Controller.
  • Motors: Dual Axis Low-Cog 12V DC Servo.
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  • Dovetail: Vixen Style.
  • Mount Dimensions: 4.8 x 12.4 x 13.2-inches.
  • Tripod Dimensions (Collapsed): 39.5 x 5.75 x 6.25-inches.
  • Tripod Material: Aluminum castings with 1.75-inch diameter steel legs.
  • Tripod Height: Minimum is 31.5 inches and the maximum is 43.5 inches.
  • Counterweight: One, 9-pound.
  • Assembled Mount Weight: 34.1-pound.
  • Assembled Mount Dimensions: 47.2 x 47.2 x 5.8-inches.
  • Accessories: Bubble Level Compass and Tripod Accessory Tray.
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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"


Drive TypeLow Cog 12v DC Servo Motors
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignGerman Equatorial
Instrument Capacity33 lbs
Mount Head Weight10.8lbs
Power Consumption12v 5a
Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
Total Weight34.1 lbs
Tripod Weight12.4 lbs