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Mount LX85 GoTo

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Product description

The LX85 mount has been designed with astrophotography in mind. With its powerful servomotors and Meade Smart Drive technology, it follows the sky's rotation and keeps the telescope accurately tracking the desired object for long exposure times - and without having to do a meridian flip!

  • The LX85 is particularly light and therefore ideal for portable use in the garden or an observing location under a particularly dark sky.
  • The AudioStar GoTo control firstcorrectly positions the telescope and then automatically tracks the object you wish to observe. This is also ideal for beginners!
  • The LX85 mount allows the connection of an autoguider for precision tracking control.

The LX85 mount follows the usual telescope standards, allowing it to be used with most commercial telescopes up to 15kg in weight. Meade offers the mount together with a wide range of great optics - inexpensive Newtonian telescopes, Maksutovs for lunar and planetary specialists, all-round ACF optics, and even high-quality apochromats for the discerning photographer!

The AudioStar handheld control provides a database of 30,000 astronomical objects. Once aligned to the night sky, AudioStar can position the telescope to point to any of these objects and centre them in the eyepiece - of course only if the object is above the horizon. The GoTo functionality is supplemented by additional features, such as guided tours, position display and connection to a PC.

A special feature of the AudioStar controller is its built-in speaker. The built-in Astronomer Inside technology provides over four hours of audio commentary (in English only). The built-in astronomer will relate interesting information about astronomical objects located in the field of view!

Meade Smart Drive - as the telescope magnifies the astronomical object, an astronomical mount must be very precise. Even small tracking errors will interfere with longer exposure times. Small errors are always there, as the transmission's worm gear cannot be perfectly round. These periodic errors can be detected and compensated for by the computer control. Smart Drive technology makes possible this permanent periodic error correction (PPEC).

Please note that this does not come with a power cable. Suitable cables and mains adapters can be found amongst the recommended accessories.

Specifications

Capacity


Max. additional load capacity (kg)
15
Motor type
Servomotors
Mounting saddle
Vixen-Style
Cable-guide
external
Counterweight(s) (piece)
1 x 4kg
Input voltage
12
Amperage (A)
5
Weight mount head only (kg)
4,9
Diameter of counterweight bar (mm)
20

Special features


PEC correction
Meade Smart Drive
Autoguider interface
yes
Level
yes
GoTo system
yes

Equipment


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Tripod
Accessory plate
yes
cigarette lighter socket
no
Pole finder
no
Other contents
Cigarette lighter, electric cable

Tripod


Tripod leg diameter (mm)
45
Tripod material
Aluminium
Tripod weight (kg)
5,6
Max. tripod height (cm)
1105
Min. tripod height (cm)
800

General


Series
LX85
Total weight (kg)
15
Type
Mount
Type of build
Equatorial

Area of application


Useful for photographs
yes

GoTo control


Database
30.000
Software
AudioStar
GoTo Language
English
WIFI
no
GPS
no
Interfaces
Autoguider & AUX
Polar Alignment
Easy Polar Alignment

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