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The Meade Instruments LX85 6" f/5 Reflector Telescope
utilizes a highly-reflective parabolic primary mirror to produce bright
and clear views of difficult-to-see deep-sky objects like wispy
The Newtonian reflector design enables larger
apertures than are practical in conventional refractors, allowing
novices and intermediate astronomers to reach out into the universe with
ease to enjoy wonders like galaxies, nebulae, globular clusters, and
more. Added to this already impressive performance is a sturdy
rack-and-pinion focuser that is outfitted with a 2" holder for eyepieces
and accessories. A 1.25" reducer adapter is also provided to use
smaller (and more common) eyepieces and accessories. To help get new
users started, Meade includes two eyepieces that produce low and high
magnifications, along with an 8x50 finderscope.
This version of
the LX85 is offered here without a mount or tripod for users who already
have a reliable support system and are looking to upgrade their OTA, or
add another to their astronomy kit. It is outfitted with a Vixen-style
dovetail rail to make it compatible with a wide variety of mounts from
virtually any manufacturer.