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Telescope ACF-SC 152/1524 UHTC LX85 GoTo

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More about the series LX85...

LX85: Ideal for ambitious beginners and experienced observers who want to get into astrophotography.

Advanced Coma-free Optics (ACF): Meade's ACF optical design eliminates the typical aberrations of all mirror optics. Thanks to ACF, the stars are also point-shaped right out to the edge of the image field, displaying no elongated comet-like distortions. The image field is flatter than that of classic Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. ACF optical systems show their strengths especially in astrophotographic applications.

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC): This special multi-layer coating on the front correction plate provides up to 15% more light transmission. The result -brighter star clusters, finer details in nebulae and more surface detail on planets!

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.

It not only matters which telescope you buy but also where you buy it. Our additional services:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know the devices we sell. Our customer service team will gladly help you after your purchase if you have problems with assembly or operation.
  • We provide a copy of the 80-page Telescope ABC beginners handbook with every telescope.
  • We also provide an edition of the exciting astronomy magazine, “Sterne und Weltraum” with each telescope.

Specifications

Optics


Type
Reflector
Type of build
ACF-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)
152
Focal length (mm)
1524
Aperture ratio (f/)
10
Resolving capacity
0,91
Limit value (mag)
12,7
Light gathering capacity
470
Max. useful magnification
304
Tube weight (kg)
4,2
tube diameter (mm)
216
Tube length (mm)
419
Tube material
Aluminium
Coating
UHTC
Tube construction
Full tube

Focuser


Type of build
Internal
Connection ( to eyepiece)
2

Mount


Type of build
LX85
Mounting type
Equatorial
Mounting saddle
Vixen-Style
Motors
Servomotors
Load capacity (kg)
15
Weight (kg)
4,9
GoTo control
yes
Cable-guide
external
Power supply
12
Power consumption (mA)
5000

GoTo control


Database
30.000
GPS
no
WIFI
no
GoTo Language
English
Software
AudioStar
Interfaces
Autoguider & AUX
PEC correction
Meade Smart Drive
Polar Alignment
Easy Polar Alignment

Tripod


Type
Tripod
Canibelle
yes
Tripod leg diameter (mm)
45
Accessory plate
yes
Max. tripod height (cm)
1105
Min. tripod height (cm)
800
Weight (kg)
5,6
Material
Aluminium

Included accessories


1.25'' eyepieces
26mm, 9mm
Finder scope
8x50
Deviating optics
1.25", 90° star diagonal
Eyepiece adaptor
1,25"-SC
Counterweights (kg)
4
Polar finder scope <p>
no
cigarette lighter socket
no

General


Series
LX85
Total weight (kg)
21

Area of application


Astrophotography
yes
Moon & Planets
yes
Nature Observation
no
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Sun
no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
yes
Advanced
yes
Observatories
no

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