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Meade 10" f/8 LX850 ACF Telescope with StarLock and Tripod
$9,999.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 04/06/2022

  • 10" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics- 2032mm focal length
  • StarLock automatic guider, Crayford zero image shift micro-focuser, and AutoStar II GOTO system included
  • Mount carying capacity of 90 pound
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Includes Series 5000 HD-60 25mm eyepiece, 2" diagonal, and 8x50 finder


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Item #  55652
Mfg Model #  1008-85-01

Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotography and visual performance, the LX850. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma Free optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge of larger imaging sensors and extreme wide angle eyepieces. Includes StarLock dual imager integrated full time guider, Ultra Precision Pointing and Assisted Drift Alignment, 5.8" 225 tooth polished bronze worm/gear drives with low periodic error, internal cable routing, GPS receiver, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 144,000 object library, heavy-duty adjustable height tripod with anti-vibration pads, Universal AC Adapter, Meade Zero Image Shift Electronic Micro-Focuser, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software.

Features top of the line Meade Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. This patented system also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes found in classical RC designs.

This 10" LX850 has 10" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 2032mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The all new OTA includes an internal Crayford style zero image shift focusing system with two speed, 7:1 reduction control.

Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core, StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor system to provide computer assisted polar alignment using the drift method. Once aligned the StarLock is guiding the mount in real time, and even automatically programs periodic error correction, achieving a guiding accuracy of up to 1 arcsecond in good seeing and with the capability of guiding on stars as faint as 11th magnitude.

The LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8" main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port. Mount main body weight is 55 pounds. The fully height adjustable (29 to 45") tripod features massive 3" diameter legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 pounds. Includes two 26 pound stainless steel counterweights, additional weights sold separately. Universal AC adapter included. DC field battery and DC cable sold separately.

Telescope comes fully equipped with a Meade Series 5000 2" diagonal prism featuring enhanced 99% reflectivity, Series 5000 HD-60 25mm eyepiece, and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket. Also includes bracket for alternate OTA mounting of StarLock if desired.

Designed and manufactured in North America.

Warranty

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

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical diameter
    254mm
  • Focal length
    2032mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/8.0
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    81x
  • Resolving power
    0.46arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    36x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    508x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.7
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    2" 90° Mirror Star
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    21%
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Number of objects in database
    144,000
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal
  • Motor speeds
    .01x to 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 1/4°, 1/2°, 1°, 3°
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 5A (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Included
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum & Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    3.00 in.
  • Counterweight bar length
    12 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    45mm
  • Weight, optical tube
    33.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    96.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    129.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Two 26-lb. stainless steel counterweights, Three tripod anti-vibration pads
  • Other features
    GPS receiver, StarLock Full-Time Automatic Integrated Guider, Internal Crayford-style two-speed focusing system
  • Warranty
    Two year

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.

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

Standard Delivery: $500.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $900.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates or APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Standard delivery is available to Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

The Meade 10" f/8 LX850 ACF Telescope with StarLock and Tripod is a very large, multi-box, telescope and may arrive through freight service on a pallet for curbside delivery.

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