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Meade 6" LX85 Astrograph Reflector with Equatorial Mount and AudioStar Controller
Meade 6" LX85 Astrograph Reflector with Equatorial Mount and AudioStar Controller

Meade 6" LX85 Astrograph Reflector with Equatorial Mount and AudioStar Controller

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Your Price: CAD2,799.00
Retail Price:CAD2,959.80

Your Savings:CAD160.80(5%)

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Part Number:217011

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This 6" Newtonian astrograph from Meade is a great solution for astrophotographers looking to capture deep sky objects. A compact telescope with a wide field, this LX85 astrograph captures as much light as possible with its 6-inch BK7 (borosilicate) mirror and enhanced reflectivity coatings. An f/4.1 focal ratio ensures a fast optical system when coupled with a DSLR or astronomy camera, making this astrograph great for shorter exposures.

The Crayford-style focuser has a 10:1 reduction fine focus knob for precision focusing, brass compression rings to protect the barrels of eyepieces and camera adapters, and a 2" to 1.25" step down adapter to accept either size eyepieces. With a long back-focus of 77.1 mm this LX85 astrograph is designed to achieve focus with DSLR cameras, astrophotography cameras, and a variety of imaging accessories. For visual use, this telescope includes a 35 mm long, 2" diameter eyepiece extension tube (which accommodates both 2" and 1.25" eyepieces).

This astrograph also includes hinged tube rings, a Vixen-style dovetail rail, a 26 mm super Plossl eyepiece, and an 8x50 finder scope with bracket.

When used with low power 2" eyepieces or camera sensors above ~4:3 format, an optional coma corrector (sold separately) is recommended.

LX85 Equatorial Mount with AudioStar Controller

The LX85 German equatorial mount with AudioStar hand controller is a great go-to system for your astrograph. Slew and track over 30,000 objects with fully automated GoTo slewing and tracking. The mount has an integer gearing motor drive that allows for long exposure tracking. Also built into the mount is an autoguider port to connect an autoguiding camera.

As the name suggests, the AudioStar hand controller features a built-in speaker that plays 4+ hours of educational content about the objects in its database. The controller plugs into the mount to align the telescope and navigate the night sky. The AudioStar controller is capable of many educational functions, including guided tours of celestial objects and the ability to link with a PC (with software and appropriate cable, both sold separately).


Model Number
Telescope Series
Meade LX85
Focal Ratio
Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
Telescope Aperture
152mm (5.98")
Telescope Mount Type
Type of Electronics
Computerized - GoTo
Focal Length (mm)
610 mm
Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction
63 mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
Lowest Useful Magnification
Highest Useful Magnification
Focuser Style
Crayford/Crayford Style
Focuser Size
Focuser Speed
Dual Speed
Telescope OTA Length (in.)
22.5 in
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.)
12.7 lbs

Meade - 2 Years
Saddle Type
Telescope Mount Weight Capacity (lb.)
Motor Type
DC Servo with Encoders
Telescope Latitude Range (Degrees)
Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
Periodic Error Correction?
Yes, plus PPEC
Polar Scope Included?
Includes GPS Technology?
Hand Controller Included
Yes - AudioStar
Objects in Telescope Database
Mount Includes Tripod or Pier?
Counterweight Total Weight (lb.)
Tripod Leg Diameter (in.)
Tripod Leg Material
Stainless Steel/Steel

In the Box

  • 6" LX85 Newtonian Astrograph Optical Tube
  • Super Plossl 26 mm Eyepiece
  • 8x50 Finder Scope and Bracket
  • (2) Felt-lined Cradle Rings
  • 2" Eyepiece Extension Tube/2" to 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Vixen-style Dovetail Rail
  • 25 ft DC Power Cable
  • 9-lb Counterweight
  • AudioStar Hand Controller
  • LX85 Equatorial Mount
  • Tripod
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
  • AutoStar Suite Software (Download)

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