Meade LX85 6-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA only

Experience pinpoint images of lunar, planetary and deep sky objects.

  • Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
  • Aperture: 150mm (6")
  • Focal Length: 1,800mm (f/12)
  • 9.7mm & 26mm Super Plossl Eyepieces
  • 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair
  • UK warranty
Meade LX85 6-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA only
  • Product code: 217023
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£ 20.00
Scotland Central & South
£ 20.00
Scotland North
£ 40.00
Northern Ireland
£ 40.00
UK islands (from)
£ 40.00
European Union (from)
£ 30.00
Worldwide (from)
£ 80.00


The LX85 Series 6" MAK has a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnifications.

Features a 6" (150mm) aperture, 1800mm focal length, and f/12 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" Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. The optical tube assembly (OTA) weighs 5.8 kg (12.7 lbs) and has dimensions of Ø=19cm x 46cm (Ø=7.5" x 18.1").

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.




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Meade LX85 6-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA only
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku 217023
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942999228
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series LX85
Experience Level Intermediate
Clear Aperture 150mm (6-inch)
Focal Length 1,800mm
Focal Ratio f/12
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical Coatings UHTC™ (Ultra High Transmission Coatings)
Focuser Internal Single Speed Focuser
Dovetail Vixen-style
Eyepieces Two (2) eyepieces:
   • Meade Series 4000™ Super Plossl 9.7mm, 1.25"
   • Meade Series 4000™ Super Plossl 26mm, 1.25"
Diagonal 2" 90° Mirror with 1.25" Adapter
Viewfinder 8x50mm optical with crosshair
Mount / Tripod not included
Optical Tube Weight 5.8 kg (12.7 lbs)
Optical Tube Dimensions Ø=19cm x 46cm (Ø=7.5" x 18.1")
Transit Weight 9 kg (18.3 lbs)
Transit Dimensions 68cm x 26cm x 29cm
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