Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount W/O Tripod

  • Automatic target acquisition and accurate guiding.
  • Externally powered. 
  • Weight Capacity: 90 pounds.
  • Guiding Accuracy of up to 1 arcsecond.
  • Heavy-duty steel tripod.
  • StarLock equipped Go-To Equatorial Mount.
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  • Regular price $5,979.00

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Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount W/O Tripod

The Meade LX850 German Equatorial Mount with StarLock dual-image full-time autoguider uses an 80 mm 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.

Constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft-grade aluminum the Meade LX-850 Mount has a 90-pound instrument load capacity. The rigorous machine's top-grade mount materials provide a rock-solid foundation. A 1.75-inch stainless steel right accession shaft ensures extra durability, while brass worm gears and 225 tooth aluminum gears ensure smooth and precise torque.

Key Features of the Meade LX850 German EQ Mount

  • AutoStar II GoTo System- Puts over 140,000 celestial objects at your fingertips and delivers the fastest GoTo performance available.
  • 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- Produce smoother imaging and views.
  • Telescope to Computer USB Cable and AutoStar Suite Software.

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


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Head DesignEquatorial
Instrument Capacity90 lb