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Meade 8" LX85 ACF f/10 Telescope with Equatorial Mount and AudioStar Controller
Meade 8" LX85 ACF f/10 Telescope with Equatorial Mount and AudioStar Controller

Meade 8" LX85 ACF f/10 Telescope with Equatorial Mount and AudioStar Controller

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Part Number:217014

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This 8" LX85 telescope from Meade features an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) design that provides a crisp, sharp image with no coma distortion--all in a compact form factor. Additionally, the ACF system provides a flatter field of view, making this a great fit for astrophotographers with large sensor cameras.

The optical coatings are Ultra-High Transmission (UHTC), providing excellent contrast to the surface features of planetary bodies and bright images of deep-sky objects. The optical system is composed of an oversized, low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror with a Schott Borofloat glass corrector plate. This design produces zero diffraction spikes, as there are no secondary spider vanes (unlike Newtonian reflectors or other designs).

The compact, 18.1-inch optical tube weighs in at 11.5 pounds and contains a long 2032 mm focal length. A Vixen-style dovetail bar is attached to the tube for connection to the mount. Included in this setup is the 8" LX85 ACF optical tube, mount, tripod with accessory/spreader tray, hand controller, one eyepiece, diagonal, finder scope with bracket, power cable, counterweight, and software download (see the "What's in the Box" tab for more information).

LX85 Equatorial Mount with AudioStar Controller

The LX85 German equatorial mount with AudioStar hand controller is a great go-to system for your ACF. 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 with permanent periodic error correction (PPEC). 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).

Designed and manufactured in North America, with the ACF primary, secondary, and corrector plate glass blanks manufactured in the US.

Specifications
Model Number
217014
Telescope Series
Meade LX85
Focal Ratio
f/10
Optical Design
Meade ACF
Telescope Aperture
203mm (7.99")
Telescope Mount Type
Equatorial
Type of Electronics
Computerized - GoTo
Focal Length (mm)
2032
Optical Coatings
Ultra-High Transmission (UHTC)
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
14.2
Lowest Useful Magnification
29x
Highest Useful Magnification
300x
Telescope OTA Length (in.)
18.1
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.)
11.5
Warranty

Meade - 2 Years
Saddle Type
Vixen
Periodic Error Correction?
Yes, plus PPEC
Included Accessory Ports
Guide, Aux, HBX, DEC
Hand Controller Included
Yes - AudioStar
Objects in Telescope Database
30,000
Mount Includes Tripod or Pier?
Yes
Counterweight Total Weight (lb.)
9
Tripod Leg Diameter (in.)
2"
Tripod Leg Material
Stainless Steel/Steel

In the Box
  • Meade 8" LX85 ACF Optical Tube
  • 26 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 90 Degree Star Diagonal
  • 8x50 Finder Scope with Bracket
  • 2-in Diameter Steel Leg Tripod
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
  • Equatorial Mount
  • 25 ft DC Power Cable
  • 9 lb. Counterweight
  • AudioStar Hand Controller
  • AudioStar Suite (software download)

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