- Weight Capacity: 90 lbs
- Fully computerized Go-To Equatorial Mount
- Accurate to 1 arc second
- Heavy duty steel tripod supports the mount
Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount w/ Starlock
Featuring revolutionary Starlock technology, the Meade LX850 is the quintessential full-package imaging platform. Drawing from 39 years of astronomy innovation and experience, Meade Instruments has put every feature the astrophotographer could want into one amazing bundle.
Precision Machined, Solid German Equatorial Mount
The basis of any great imaging set up, the German Equatorial mount. The Meade LX850 EQ is constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum. The rigorous machine quality, sturdy tripod and top grade mount materials provide a rock solid foundation. A 1.75 in. stainless steel right accession shaft ensures extra durability. Brass worm gears and 225 tooth aluminum gears ensure a smooth and precise ride.
With a 90 pound instrument load capacity, the Meade LX850 mount has the muscle to easily carry large OTA and heavy imaging systems. The fully computerized GoTo system with included GPS includes a database of over 144,000 object, taking you anywhere you wish to go.
At the heart of the LX850 is Meade's Starlock Technology. Starlock makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic! Starlock utilizes a dual camera system set side by side for the most accurate readings possible. The first camera is an unobtrusive super-wide field, the second is attached to a 80mm f/5 refractor. After the assisted alignment procedure is complete, slew to a desired object and these cameras start going to work immediately capturing the a single star by which to guide. While they can read stars as dim as 11th magnitude, the brighter the star the faster and more accurately the mount will be able to guide to an accuracy of 1 arc second. With this built in two camera system, there is no need for focusing, guide star selection, a separate computer or guider. Starlock will even program periodic error correction and correct for other errors automatically. For those in search of extreme tracking and guiding precision, Starlock will also provide a fully assisted drift-method polar alignment.
- LX850 EQ Mount Head
- LX-600 Steel Tripod
- 30# Counterweight
- Ultra Wide Field Guide Camera - Built In
- 80mm Refractor with Built In Guide Camera
Questions & AnswersAsk a Question
Will this mount work with a telescope of the LX200 or LX600 series?
You can use the LX600 and LX200 on the LX850 with the correct dovetail. The LX850 mount will accept the D style dovetail.
on the Meade page the picture shows only RS232 port for computer but another place says there is a USB to computer connection. Does this mount have a USB 3.0 so I can connect my computer to it?
This mount uses an RS-232 6 pin to DB9 serial connection. You would need to add the ME-07507 USB to RS-232 adapter. This adapter is USB 2.0 as there is no advantage to a USB3.0 connection when converting to Serial.