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Meade LX85 Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount with AudioStar
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  • Heavy-duty LX85 EQ GoTo mount is a real workhorse mount with a 33-lb. payload capacity, ideal for both visual and deep-sky astrophotography pursuits
  • AudioStar hand controller with a 30,000+ object-library and multiple guided tours
  • Internal speaker with audio files providing useful information (in both English and Spanish) related to the object being viewed
  • Internal 12v DC servo motors in both axes provide highly accurate slews and tracking
  • 2" diameter steel tripod legs provide an ultra rigid platform


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Item #  57016
Mfg Model #  217000

The Meade LX85 Equatorial mount with AudioStar is a high-quality, portable, German equatorial mount featuring fully automated GoTo slewing to thousands of objects in the night sky. The LX85 is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep sky objects! Meade's LX85 Series will keep you looking up for many years to come and sets a standard for mid-sized telescopes at a great price.

The LX85 features a Vixen-style dovetail cradle for mounting telescopes and cameras up to 33 lbs., coupled with a sturdy build and low-cog servo-motors that ensure smooth tracking performance. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. With its built-in integer gearing motor drive, you'll be able to track through long exposures using Meade's Smart Drive feature for recording permanent periodic error correction (PPEC). Seamlessly image the best parts of the night sky without having to worry about performing a meridian flip. The LX85 mount also includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward. If these features weren't already enough, the LX85 is compatible with the Meade Zero-Image Shift Electronic Micro focuser.

With the included AudioStar hand controller you have easy access to over 30,000 objects that you can view with a simple press of a button! AudioStar Astronomer Inside technology features a built-in speaker that plays over four hours of educational content about the celestial objects you view!

The Meade AudioStar features audio files and an internal speaker.

This computerized celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment. Once aligned with the sky, the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GoTo and tracking capability, the AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.

The control panel has numerous inputs for a range of accessories, including an ST-4 autoguider port, Aux port, electronic focuser port, illuminated reticle power output, and the 12v DC input (5.5mm/2.5mm tip-positive) port. Included with the mount and tripod is an accessory tray to hold various eyepieces and accessories, a 25' DC power cable, a 9-pound counterweight, and the Autostar Suite available as on online download. Assembled weight of the LX85 mount and tripod is 34.1 lbs.

LX85 mount Designed and Manufactured in North America.

Capable of handling a wide variety of optical tubes and equipment, expandable and upgradable, the Meade LX85 telescope mount is designed for you to rediscover the night sky again and again. Whether you are at a beginner level or you're venturing into astrophotography, the LX85 Series is the portable and reliable mount to grow with your level of experience.

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 imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Weight rating
    33 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    Easy Align, One Star, Two Star, Three Star
  • Number of objects in database
    30,000
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    Up to 4 degrees per second
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 5A (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Included
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Latitude range
    20-60
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Sold separately
  • Counterweights
    One 9 lb.
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    2.00 in.
  • Counterweight bar length
    13 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    20mm
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    9.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    34.1 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    DC power cable (5.5mm x 2.5mm tip), Accessory tray, AudioStar software download
  • Other features
    AudioStar Hand Controller with guided tours, 30,000 object database, Vixen-style dovetail cradle
  • Warranty
    Two year

LX85 EQ head
LX85 tripod assembly
Counterweight shaft
9-pound counterweight
Accessory tray
AudioStar hand controller
AudioStar cable
DC cable

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: $100.00
3 Day Delivery: $175.00
2 Day Delivery: $175.00
Next Day Delivery: $195.00

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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