Meade LX85 120mm f/6 Achro Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)

BH #MELX85120OTA • MFR #217020
Meade LX85 120mm f/6 Achro Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)
Key Features
  • 120mm Achromatic Doublet Refractor OTA
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 72x and 27x Eyepieces
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The Meade Instruments LX85 120mm f/6 Achro Refractor Telescope utilizes an air-spaced achromatic doublet lens system to produce bright and clear views of the moon, planets, and deep-sky objects.
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Meade LX85 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube Assembly
  • 3Mounting
  • 4Included Accessories

The Meade Instruments LX85 120mm f/6 Achro Refractor Telescope utilizes an air-spaced achromatic doublet lens system to produce bright and clear views of the moon, planets, and deep-sky objects.

It is built to deliver virtually aberration-free images with its air-spaced doublet lens design and anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics. The resulting color-accurate views are crisp and sharp across the entire field of view. The large 120mm aperture produces detailed views of the moon, reveals planetary features that smaller apertures cannot resolve, and allows deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies to be seen. Added to this already impressive performance is a sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser that is outfitted with a 2" holder for eyepieces and accessories.

This version of the LX85 achro refractor is offered here without a mount or tripod for users who already have a reliable support system and are looking to upgrade their OTA or add another to their astronomy arsenal. To make it compatible with the widest variety of mount heads, the OTA comes outfitted with a Vixen-style dovetail rail. A 1.25" reducer adapter is provided to use smaller eyepieces and accessories. To help get new users started, Meade includes a 2" diagonal and two eyepieces that produce low and high magnifications, along with an 8x50 finderscope.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • Large 120mm aperture is ideal for viewing the moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects
  • Fast f/5.8 focal ratio helps to preserve a wide field of view, image brightness and resolution
  • 700mm focal length helps to produce the fast focal ratio
  • Refractor-style design produces less aberrations than reflectors or catadioptric designs for sharper and clearer views and images
  • Air-spaced achromatic doublet lens design produces high-contrast and resolution views
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission through the light path to ensure bright and crisp views
  • Single-speed 2" rack-and-pinion focuser allows the use of larger eyepieces and accessories, and a 1.25" reducer adapter further expands compatibility
  • Fully extendable dew shield helps to keep condensation off the lens


  • Optical tube assembly (OTA) only. Mount and tripod required for proper use
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate is compatible with a wide variety of mounts
  • OTA weight: 10 pounds

Included Accessories

  • 1.25" diameter nosepiece accepts most astronomical filters
  • 9.7mm eyepiece produces a high 72x power
  • 26mm eyepiece yields a low 27x magnification
  • 2" nosepiece and holder allows the use of larger eyepieces, accessories like Barlow lenses, and imaging systems
  • 90° angle places user's head in a more comfortable position when the scope is pointed directly overhead
  • Star configuration corrects viewing horizontally, but not vertically
  • Use included reducer for the included eyepieces or other 1.25" accessories
  • Low 8x power ensures a wide field of view for faster alignment and easier star-hopping navigation
  • Large 50mm aperture produces bright images to more easily find alignment stars
  • Crosshair reticle enables precision centering, requiring less fine-tuning in eyepiece
  • Includes mounting bracket
UPC: 709942999198

Meade LX85 Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignAchromatic Doublet Refractor
Aperture120 mm / 4.7"
Focal Length700 mm
Focal Ratiof/5.8
FocuserSingle-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25", 2"
Diagonal90° Star
Mounting SystemVixen Style
Optical Tube Dimensions28 x 5.8" / 71.1 x 14.7 cm
Weight10.0 lb / 4.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)32.2 x 12.3 x 9"
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