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

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

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

B&H # MELX85150OTA MFR # 217021
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Product Highlights

  • 6" (150mm) Newtonian Reflector
  • 750mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser with Reducer
  • 83x and 29x Power Eyepieces
  • 8x50 Crosshair Finder with Bracket
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Rail
  • OTA Only, Mount and Tripod Required
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Meade LX85 Overview

  • 1Description

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
In the Box
Meade LX85 6" f/5 Reflector Telescope (OTA Only)
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter
  • 8x50 Finderscope with Bracket
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Meade LX85 Specs

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    Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture 150 mm / 6"
    Focal Length 750 mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Focuser Single-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25", 2"
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope Yes
    Mounting System Vixen Style
    Optical Tube Dimensions 27.6 x 7.4" / 70.1 x 18.8 cm
    Batteries None
    GPS None
    Wi-Fi None
    Weight 11.4 lb / 5.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.5 x 12.5 x 12.5"

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