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Meade 6" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
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  • 6" (152mm) f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 1524mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings UHTC
  • Vixen narrow style mounting dovetail rail
  • Includes 1.25" 26mm, 9.7mm Plössl eyepieces, star diagonal, and 8x50 optical finderscope
  • Designed and Manufactured in North America


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Item #  57047
Mfg Model #  217024

The LX85 Series 6" ACF optical tube assembly has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flat field while reducing astigmatism and eliminating diffraction spikes. Features include a 6" (152mm) aperture, 1524mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). These features provide beautiful images of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes 1.25" Plössl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm), a star diagonal, and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. With included accessories, the OTA weighs11.5lbs (5.2kg) and has dimensions of 21.7cm x 42cm.

The ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical diameter
    152mm
  • Focal length
    1524mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    59x
  • Resolving power
    0.77arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    21x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    300x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.5
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Weight, optical tube
    11.5 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Vixen style dovetail bar, Red-dot finder
  • Other features
    Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Warranty
    Two year

LX85 6" ACF optical tube assembly
26mm Plossl eyepiece
9.7mm Plossl eyepiece
8x50 finderscope with crosshair
Vixen style dovetail mounting rail

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $75.00
3 Day Delivery: $120.00
2 Day Delivery: $120.00
Next Day Delivery: $130.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery US except for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery is available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is available to Canada.

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