Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount w/ Starlock

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Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount w/ Starlock

The LX850 German Equatorial Mount with StarLock dual-image full-time Autoguider offers a new standard in Astroimaging performance. This sturdy mount Includes AutoStar II GoTo system with over 144,000 object library and all the features an advanced visual observer or Astrophotographer would ever want!

Constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum the Meade LX-850 Mount has a 90-pound instrument load capacity. 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, while brass worm gears and 225 tooth aluminum gears ensure smooth and precise torque.

The StarLock technology uses an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor system to provide computer assisted polar alignment and then guides the mount in real time, automatically programs periodic error correction, and achieves a guiding accuracy of up to 1 arcsecond in good seeing.


  • AutoStar II GoTo System- puts over 140,000 celestial objects at your fingertips and delivers the fastest GoTo performance available.
  • *Heavy-Duty Tripod- fully height adjustable (29 to 45") and features massive 3" diameter stainless steel legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 pounds.
  • StarLock Technology- centers your target in the eyepiece and track with arcsecond accuracy so you can concentrate on the beautiful, wide fields of pinpoint stars created by the superb f/8 ACF optical system.
  • Machined Stainless Steel and Aircraft Grade Aluminum- boasts a 90-pound instrument capacity.
  • Anti-vibration pads-
  • Telescope to Computer USB Cable and AutoStar Suite Software
  • Manufacturer Warranty included
  • Fully computerized Go-To Equatorial Mount
  • Accurate to 1 arc second
  • Heavy-duty steel tripod
  • LX850 EQ Mount Head
  • LX-600 Steel Tripod
  • 30# Counterweight
  • Ultra Wide Field Guide Camera - Built In
  • 80mm Refractor with Built In Guide Camera

Included Technology

AutoStar II

AutoStar II equipped telescopes contain a database of over 144,000 night sky treasure and is by the larges collection of target in the commercial telescope industry. Telescope equiped with AutoStar II hand controller include features like GoTo Capability, GPS, Smart Mount, Flexure mapping, custome guided tours, and varios other advanced features.

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"

Smart Mount

Smart Mount improves the pointing accuracy of your telescope "GoTo: system. Despite Careful efforts to reduce mount flexure and improve pointing accuracy, telescopes may still fail to precisely center objects. Smart Mount allows your telescope to learn about, and then correct for, any systematic pointing errors, regardless of the cause. Smart mount is recommended for use with permanently mounted telescopes."


This revolutionary new technology Makes target acquisition and accurate guiding completely automatic. Provides computer assisted polar drift alignment using an f/5 80mm optic and two camera sensor system. Starlock automatically programs periodic error correction achieving guiding accuracy up to 1 arc-second and can guide on stars as faint as 11th magnitude


Accessory Tray IncludedNo
Counterweights22 lb
Database144000 + objects
Free ShippingYes
GPS includedYes
Hand Controller includedYes
Head DesignEquatorial
Instrument Capacity90 lb
Leg Length 45"
Saddle WidthD Series
Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
Tracking RatesLunar & Sidereal & Solar
Tripod or Pier includedYes
Tripod Weight36 lb
Warranty1 Year Warranty
Weight of Head55 lb
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Marc T.
United States
Not OPT's Fault

Unfortunately we received a "lemon" mount (not your fault). The control box and Starlock were not functional; and the threads on the drive body were too tight. Bottom line is that Meade has replaced what I bought from you with a brand new LX850 German Equatorial Mount w/ Starlock. I will set it up later this week and return the "lemon" back to Meade. Please feel free to give me a call.