Quick question about something you see on our website? Start a LIVE CHAT at the right bottom corner for more information, Operation Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. (Pacific Time)
Please double check with our staff via online chat, email, or phone to confirm product availability and lead times. Contact us for more questions.
. Satisfaction Guarantee: 30 Days no Hassle Return (Terms & Conditions Applies)
. Multiple Payment Options ( All Debit, Credit Cards, EMT, Wire Transfers, Financing)
The Meade Instruments LX85 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope
utilizes a large aperture, long focal length, and a highly-reflective
parabolic primary mirror to produce bright and clear views of objects
such as the moon and planets, as well as difficult-to-see deep-sky
objects like wispy nebulae.
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.