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Orion Telescopes
Intermediate
Meade 6" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
$949.99
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Expected Ship Date: 03/15/2023

  • 6" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 1524mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • ACF optics provides extremely flat fields - perfect for wide field eyepieces and camera sensors
  • Includes 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 90 degree star diagonal, and 8x50 optical finder scope with bracket
  • Vixen-style mounting rail


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Item #  59304
Mfg Model #  217029

The Meade 6" f/10 LX85 ACF optical tube assembly hosts a number of high end features, all in a very compact package. The Advanced Coma Free (ACF) design provides a tack sharp image with no coma distortion, inherent in some other designs. The ACF system also provides for an extremely flat field of view, perfect for astro-imagers with larger camera sensors.

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) provide beautifully bright images of deep-sky objects, with excellent contrast of surface features found on the moon and planets. The optics feature an oversized low-expansion Borosilicate primary mirror and Schott® Borofloat® glass corrector plate. The corrector plate produces zero diffraction spikes because there are no secondary spider vanes, like found on some other designs such as Newtonian reflectors or Ritchey-Chretiens.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

Designed and Manufactured in North America, and the ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

The long 1524mm focal length is housed in a tube that is less than 17" long, and weighs just 9.9 lbs. A Vixen-style dovetail rail is attached to the bottom of the telescope optical tube, meaning it can be attached to any compatible Alt-Az or EQ mount that uses a Vixen-style cradle. The telescope includes a Meade 26mm Super Plössl Eyepiece, 1.25" mirror star diagonal, 8x50 finder scope and dust caps.

Take your visual and imaging pursuits to new heights with the high end optics and super compact tube of the Meade 6" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly.

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.

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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & bright deep sky
  • 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
    8x50
  • 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
  • Length of optical tube
    16.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    9.9 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Vixen style dovetail bar, 1.25" 90 degree diagonal mirror
  • Other features
    Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Warranty
    Two year

6" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
1.25" eyepiece holder
1.25" 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece
1.25" 90 degree diagonal mirror
8x50 optical finder scope with crosshair and bracket

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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: $150.00

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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