Meade LX65 8" ACF Telescope
Advanced Coma-Free telescope with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 203mm. Focal length: 2032mm
Meade LX65 8" ACF Telescope 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, additional fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (1) 26mm, 1.25" Super Plössl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 11.10lbs (5kg) and has dimensions of 9.8x18.1" (24.9x46cm).
The LX65 features a newly designed single-arm mount with Meade’s AudioStar Hand controller. This new mount is compact, yet sturdy, providing a great combination of portability and performance. Additionally, the LX65 has the ability to hold two optical tubes, making your experience twice as enjoyable! With its quick and portable setup, you’re ready to start observing in minutes. The LX65 system breaks down into 3 compact pieces and does not require any tools, making it a breeze to transport to your favorite dark sky location!
This versatile scope features two dovetail receivers that allow you to use two optical tubes at once, for a chance to observe your objects both in wide field or close up! The main saddle can hold up to 14lbs (6.3kg), while the secondary saddle can hold up to 7lbs (3.17kg). The max payload capacity for the LX65 mount is *21lbs (9.5kg). This added versatility makes the LX65 great for astronomy outreach or sharing the night sky with others and will be sure to impress anyone with its technology and optics.
*The max payload capacity for the LX65 mount is 21lbs (9.5kg) – that is the combined load capacity only. We don’t recommend anyone put 21lbs (9.5kg) on the main dovetail saddle or the secondary saddle.
MEADE PREMIUM OPTICS
The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade delivers the highest quality professional grade optics available. These optical tubes feature large apertures and Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotgraphy. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the Moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail.
The LX65 are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Enter your site information, find level and North, and Easy Align picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder. Center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the Universe are at your fingertips.
The Meade AudioStar hand controller 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, AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object-database. In addition to GoTo and tracking capability, 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.
- Two Vixen-style dovetail receivers gives ability to hold two optical tubes at once
- 203mm (8") Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) with 2032mm (f/10) focal length
- AudioStar: 30,000+ object-database
- Single arm alt-azimuth mount with built-in handle for enhanced portability
- 26mm Super Plössl (1.25") eyepiece included