Meade 6" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
Item #57047
$899.99 $700.00
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.
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  • More Info
    • 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

    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.

  • Specs
    • 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
  • In The Box

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

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

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