The Meade LX85 6” Reflector has a powerful combination of portability and versatility. At just f/5 this is an ideal choice for the wide-field astrophotographer and includes an 8×50 viewfinder with a cross-hair reticle, and 9mm and 25mm 1.25″ Plossleyepieces.
The LX85 German Equatorial Mount’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.
Quick Overview Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear. New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings Improved latitude range. Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude. Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
|Aperture||150 mm (6″)|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||2″ Nosepiece|
|Dawes Limit||0.77 arcseconds|
|Drive Type||Low Cog 12v DC Servo Motors|
|Focal Length||750 mm|
|Head Design||German Equatorial|
|Instrument Capacity||33 lbs|
|Light Gathering Power||459x|
|Mount Head Weight||10.8lbs|
|Power Consumption||12v 5a|
|Slew Speed||Slew Speed|
|Telescope Connection||Vixen Style|
|Total Weight||34.1 lbs|
|Tripod Weight||12.4 lbs|
|Tube Weight||11.38 lbs|