The Meade 6” Schmidt-Newtonian with Celestron VX Mount


  • AudioStar Controller- controls the telescope to find and track any of over 30,000 celestial objects and gives you an audio guide of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and much more!
  • Vixen-style Dovetail Receiver- capable of supporting up to 33lbs 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.


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)



Aperture150 mm (6″)
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2″ Nosepiece
Dawes Limit0.77 arcseconds
Drive TypeLow Cog 12v DC Servo Motors
Focal Length750 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignGerman Equatorial
Hightest Magnification300x
Instrument Capacity33 lbs
Light Gathering Power459x
Limiting Magnitude14.6
Mount Head Weight10.8lbs
Optical DesignNewtonian
Power Consumption12v 5a
Slew SpeedSlew Speed
Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
Total Weight34.1 lbs
Tripod Weight12.4 lbs
Tube Diameter188mm
Tube Length701mm
Tube Weight11.38 lbs
Product Dimensions39 x 26 x 12 inches
Item Weight50 pounds
Shipping Weight50 pounds
Item model number91519


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