Meade 8" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
Item #57048
$1,299.99
ACF optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. Features include a 8" (203.2mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio.
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  • More Info
    • 203.2mm (8") advanced-coma free (ACF)
    • 2032mm focal length
    • f/10 focal ratio
    • INCLUDES: 9.7mm and 26mm plössl (1.25") eyepieces
    • 8x50 optical viewfinder with crosshair I

    Has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. Features include a 8" (203mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (2) 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. With included accessories, the OTA weighs 11.5 lbs (5.2kg) and has dimensions of 460mm X 250mm.

    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:
      Brighter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
    • User level:
      Advanced
    • Optical design:
      Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
    • Optical diameter:
      203mm
    • Focal length:
      2032mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/10.0
    • Eyepieces:
      Super Plossl 26.0mm,9.7mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      78x, 209x
    • Resolving power:
      115.80arc*sec
    • Highest useful magnification:
      300x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      406x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      14.2
    • 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
    • Weight, optical tube:
      11.5 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Vixen style dovetail bar
    • Other features:
      Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
    • Warranty:
      Two year
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