Meade LX85 6" f/5 Reflector Telescope (OTA Only)

BH #MELX85150OTA • MFR #217021
Meade LX85 6" f/5 Reflector Telescope (OTA Only)
Key Features
  • 6" (150mm) Newtonian Reflector
  • 750mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser with Reducer
  • 83x and 29x Power Eyepieces
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The Meade Instruments LX85 6" f/5 Reflector Telescope utilizes a highly-reflective parabolic primary mirror to produce bright and clear views of difficult-to-see deep-sky objects like wispy nebulae.
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Expected availability: Aug 27, 2021
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Meade LX85 Overview

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

The Meade Instruments LX85 6" f/5 Reflector Telescope utilizes a highly-reflective parabolic primary mirror to produce bright and clear views of difficult-to-see deep-sky objects like wispy nebulae.

The Newtonian reflector design enables larger apertures than are practical in conventional refractors, allowing novices and intermediate astronomers to reach out into the universe with ease to enjoy wonders like galaxies, nebulae, globular clusters, and more. Added to this already impressive performance is a sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser that is outfitted with a 2" holder for eyepieces and accessories. A 1.25" reducer adapter is also provided to use smaller (and more common) eyepieces and accessories. To help get new users started, Meade includes two eyepieces that produce low and high magnifications, along with an 8x50 finderscope.

This version of the LX85 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 kit. It is outfitted with a Vixen-style dovetail rail to make it compatible with a wide variety of mounts from virtually any manufacturer.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • Large 6" (150mm) aperture is ideal for viewing and imaging of deep-sky objects like nebulae, as well as the moon and planets
  • Fast f/5 focal ratio helps to preserve a wide field of view, image brightness, and resolution
  • 750mm focal length maintains a generous field of view with a moderate magnification potential
  • Newtonian reflector design reduces chromatic aberration and fringing, while allowing larger apertures versus refractor models
  • Aluminum and SiO2 optical coatings on the primary parabolic mirror 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

Mounting

  • 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: 11.4 pounds

Included Accessories

Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter nosepiece accepts most astronomical filters
  • 9mm eyepiece produces a high 83x power
  • 26mm eyepiece yields a low 29x magnification
  • Use with included reducer to fit into the larger 2" drawtube holder
Finder:
  • 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: 709942999204

Meade LX85 Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
Aperture150 mm / 6"
Focal Length750 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
FocuserSingle-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25", 2"
DiagonalNone
FinderscopeYes
Mounting SystemVixen Style
Optical Tube Dimensions27.6 x 7.4" / 70.1 x 18.8 cm
General
BatteriesNone
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight11.4 lb / 5.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)34.5 x 12.5 x 12.5"
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Is this good for use with a DSLR, and is it ready ...

Is this good for use with a DSLR, and is it ready for a camera or do I need to buy a separate dovetail for a camera?
Asked by: Marcus
Yes it can be used with a DSLR. All you would need is a dovetail plate such as this one from Losmandy: https://bhpho.to/2k556gZ
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-07-18

Is this product 100% new or used?

Is this product 100% new or used?
Asked by: Quan
This is a brand new item. All products purchased from B&H are brand new in the original factory box including packaging, all factory included accessories and factory warranty, unless otherwise stated to be USED, Refurbished, Open Box, or Demo.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-06-27

How do I take photos through this telescope? Can ...

How do I take photos through this telescope? Can I attach my Nikon D800 to it?
Asked by: John
You need to purchase a t-mount ring and an adapter with the right size for the focuser all for a Nikon f lens mount.
Answered by: Alexander
Date published: 2018-12-27

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