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Meade LX85 5" Achromatic Refractor OTA Only
Meade LX85 5" Achromatic Refractor OTA Only

Meade LX85 5" Achromatic Refractor OTA Only

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Your Price: CAD838.91
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Part Number:217020

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Product Highlights

  • 127mm Achromatic Doublet Refractor OTA
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 78x and 27x Eyepieces
  • 2" 90° Star Diagonal with 1.25" Reducer
  • 8x50 Crosshair Finder with Bracket
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Rail
  • OTA Only, Mount & Tripod Required

The Meade Instruments LX85 127mm f/6 Achro Refractor Telescope utilizes an air-spaced achromatic doublet lens system to produce bright and clear views of the moon, planets, and deep-sky objects.

It is built to deliver virtually aberration-free images with its air-spaced doublet lens design and anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics. The resulting color-accurate views are crisp and sharp across the entire field of view. The large 127mm aperture produces detailed views of the moon, reveals planetary features that smaller apertures cannot resolve, and allows deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies to be seen. Added to this already impressive performance is a sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser that is outfitted with a 2" holder for eyepieces and accessories.

This version of the LX85 achro refractor 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 arsenal. To make it compatible with the widest variety of mount heads, the OTA comes outfitted with a Vixen-style dovetail rail. A 1.25" reducer adapter is provided to use smaller eyepieces and accessories. To help get new users started, Meade includes a 2" diagonal and two eyepieces that produce low and high magnifications, along with an 8x50 finderscope.

Optical Tube Assembly
  • Large 127mm aperture is ideal for viewing the moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects
  • Fast f/5.8 focal ratio helps to preserve a wide field of view, image brightness and resolution
  • 700mm focal length helps to produce the fast focal ratio
  • Refractor-style design produces less aberrations than reflectors or catadioptric designs for sharper and clearer views and images
  • Air-spaced achromatic doublet lens design produces high-contrast and resolution views
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission through the light path to ensure bright and crisp views
  • Single-speed 2" rack-and-pinion focuser allows the use of larger eyepieces and accessories, and a 1.25" reducer adapter further expands compatibility
  • Fully extendable dew shield helps to keep condensation off the lens
  • Optical tube assembly (OTA) only. Mount and tripod required for proper use
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate is compatible with a wide variety of mounts
  • OTA weight: 10 pounds
Included Accessories
  • 1.25" diameter nosepiece accepts most astronomical filters
  • 9mm eyepiece produces a high 78x power
  • 26mm eyepiece yields a low 27x magnification
  • 2" nosepiece and holder allows the use of larger eyepieces, accessories like Barlow lenses, and imaging systems
  • 90° angle places user's head in a more comfortable position when the scope is pointed directly overhead
  • Star configuration corrects viewing horizontally, but not vertically
  • Use included reducer for the included eyepieces or other 1.25" accessories
  • Low 8x power ensures a wide field of view for faster alignment and easier star-hopping navigation
  • Large 50mm aperture produces bright images to more easily find alignment stars
  • Crosshair reticle enables precision centering, requiring less fine-tuning in eyepiece
  • Includes mounting bracket
Wi-Fi No
Weight 10.0 lb / 4.5 kg
Optical Tube Assembly
Optical Design Achromatic Doublet Refractor
Aperture 127 mm / 5"
Focal Length 700 mm
Focal Ratio f/5.8
Focuser Single-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25", 2"
Diagonal Yes, 90° Star
Finderscope Yes
Mounting System Vixen Style
Optical Tube Dimensions 28 x 5.8" / 71.1 x 14.7 cm

In the Box
Meade LX85 127mm f/6 Achro Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 2" 90° Star Diagonal
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter
  • 8x50 Finderscope with Bracket
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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