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Meade LX85 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope (OTA Only)
Meade LX85 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade LX85 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope (OTA Only)

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Your Price: CAD1,049.00
Retail Price:CAD1,599.00

Your Savings:CAD550.00(34%)

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Part Number:217028

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This 8" 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 8-inch BK7 (borosilicate) mirror and enhanced reflectivity coatings. An f/4 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 83.2 mm this LX85 astrograph is designed to achieve focus with DSLR cameras, astrophotography cameras, and a variety of imaging accessories. For visual use, this optical tube 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, an 8x50 finder scope with bracket, and a rear-mirror cooling fan.

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

Specifications

Aperture200 mm (8")
Back Focus83.2 mm
Dawes Limit0.58 arcseconds
EyepiecesSuper Plossl 26.0mm
Finder Scope Magnification8x
Finder Scope8x50
Focal Length800mm
Focal Ratiof/4
Secondary Obstruction70 mm/ 2.5 inches
Free ShippingYes
Glass TypeBK 7
Highest Magnification300x
Lens Diameter50mm
Optical DesignNewtonian
Tube Length699mm
Tube Weight16 lbs
Warranty2 Year Warranty



In the Box

  • 8" LX85 Newtonian Astrograph Optical Tube
  • Super Plossl 26 mm Eyepiece
  • 8x50 Finder Scope and Bracket
  • (2) Felt-lined Cradle Rings
  • 12V Cooling Fan
  • 2" Eyepiece Extension Tube/2" to 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Vixen-style Dovetail Rail




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