Meade LX85 8-inch ACF OTA only

Premium optics offering coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields.

  • Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
  • Advanced Coma Free optics
  • Aperture: 203mm (8")
  • Focal Length: 2,032mm (f/10)
  • 9.7mm & 26mm Super Plossl Eyepieces
  • 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair
  • UK warranty
Meade LX85 8-inch ACF OTA only
  • Product code: 217025
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 1315.00
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£ 10.00
Scotland Central & South
£ 10.00
Scotland North
£ 30.00
Northern Ireland
£ 30.00
UK islands (from)
£ 40.00
European Union (from)
£ 45.00

Description

The LX85 Series 8" ACF 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, 2,032mm 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, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (2) 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. The optical tube assembly (OTA) weighs 5.3 kg (11.5 lbs) and has dimensions of Ø=25cm x 46cm (Ø=9.8" x 18.1").

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


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Meade LX85 8-inch ACF OTA only
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku 217025
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942999334
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series LX85
Experience Level Intermediate
Clear Aperture 203.2mm (8-inch)
Focal Length 2,032mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
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 1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror
Viewfinder 8x50mm optical with crosshair
Mount / Tripod not included
Optical Tube Weight 5.3 kg (11.5 lbs)
Optical Tube Dimensions Ø=25cm x 46cm (Ø=9.8" x 18.1")
Transit Weight 9 kg (17.8 lbs)
Transit Dimensions 69cm x 30cm x 36cm
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