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Orion Telescopes
Intermediate
Meade 6" f/4.1 LX85 Astrograph Reflector Telescope
$1,999.99
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  • Solidly built 6" reflector telescope and LX85 equatorial mount is a great choice for visual or astrophotographic forays into deep space
  • Precision-made 150mm (6") parabolic primary mirror reflector telescope with fast 610mm focal length (f/4.1) will provide years of enjoyment
  • LX85 equatorial mount and tripod with GoTo slewing and tracking, and AudioStar controller for automated pointing to over 30,000 night sky objects
  • Requires 12v DC power source, or AC-DC power inverter
  • Includes robust 2" dual speed linear bearing Crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter, 8x50 finder scope, 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 2" diameter steel leg tripod, and more!


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Item #  55890
Mfg Model #  217011

The Meade 6" f/4.1 LX85 astrograph reflector telescope is a compact wide field telescope, sitting on top of the precision made and highly stable LX85 equatorial mount and tripod. Features a fast f/4.1 optical system, this telescope and mount combination is perfect for taking high resolution images of the night sky with very short exposures, or simply automatically locating and tracking your favorite deep-sky objects as they drift overhead throughout the night.

With a 610mm focal length, pairing this telescope with a DSLR or other astro camera will yield a spectacularly wide field of view, perfect for framing some of those "showpiece" deep-sky objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy or the Orion Nebula. And with the 2" linear bearing Crayford focuser, try pairing a low power 2" eyepiece to this telescope — the views will knock your socks off! The focuser features a 10:1 reduction fine focus knob, brass compression rings (so you don't mar the barrel of your eyepieces or camera adapters) and a 2" to 1.25" step down adapter (also with a brass compression ring).

The LX85 mount is Designed and Manufactured in North America.

The LX85 mount features fully automated GoTo slewing to (and tracking of) over 30,000 objects in the night sky. 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.

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.

This complete telescope package includes a 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 finderscope with crosshairs, 2" diameter eyepiece extension tube, hinged tube rings, Vixen-style dovetail rail, tripod accessory tray, 25' DC power cable, 9-pound counterweight, and AutoStar Suite software available as a download. Weighs 46.8 lbs. fully assembled.

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.

Warning

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

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    152mm
  • Focal length
    610mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.1
  • Coatings
    Enhanced aluminum
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    BK-7
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    23x
  • 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
    2" dual-speed linear bearing Crayford
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Backfocus distance
    77.1mm
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Length of optical tube
    22.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    9.9 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    26mm Super Plossl eyepiece, 2" diameter 35mm long eyepiece extension tube, 25' DC power cable
  • Other features
    Dual speed linear bearing Crayford focuser, Smart Drive w/ Permanent Periodic Error Correction, AudioStar Controller with multiple guided tours
  • Warranty
    Two year

6" f/4.1 optical tube
26mm Super Plössl eyepiece
35mm long 2" diameter eyepiece extension tube
8x50 finder scope
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: $175.00
3 Day Delivery: $305.00
2 Day Delivery: $305.00
Next Day Delivery: $355.00

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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