Meade LX85 telescopes

The LX85 Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German equatorial mount with AudioStar® handbox. The LX85 Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep sky objects.


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Quality achromatic refractor telescope on a Germal EQ mount to grow as you do.


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Sharp Maksutov-Cassegrain optics on a Germal EQ mount to grow as you do.


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Wide-field images for the discriminating deep-sky observer and astrophotographer.

  • Meade LX85 8-inch Reflector
  • 200mm ● f/5 ● SiO2 ● GEM ● AudioStar
  • In stock ● Despatch: 2 business days
  • £ 1002.15 (inc. VAT)

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Large aperture, wide-field telescope for deep-sky observation and astrophotography.

  • Meade LX85 6-inch ACF
  • 152mm ● f/10 ● UHTC ● GEM ● AudioStar
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  • £ 1427.15 (inc. VAT)

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Premium coma-free optics on a Germal EQ mount to grow as you do.

  • Meade LX85 8-inch ACF
  • 203mm ● f/10 ● UHTC ● GEM ● AudioStar
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  • £ 1656.65 (inc. VAT)

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Large aperture, premium coma-free optics on a Germal EQ mount to grow as you do.


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Outstanding contrast, sharpness and near zero chromatic aberration.

  • Meade LX85 80mm APO Triplet
  • 80mm ● f/6 ● 3-element ● GEM ● AudioStar
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  • £ 1469.65 (inc. VAT)

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Extra-low dispersion (ED) Triplet APO offers fully multi-coated optics for crisp, clear images.

  • Meade LX85 115mm APO Triplet
  • 115mm ● f/7 ● 3-element ● GEM ● AudioStar
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  • £ 2158.15 (inc. VAT)

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Larger aperture apochromatic refractor using the highest grade extra-low dispersion optical glass to virtually eliminate false colour.

Meade LX85 optical tube assemblies (OTA) only

Whatever your observing style, the LX85 has a scope for you. Choose from a 5” achromatic refractor or a 6” Maskutov-Cassegrain for lunar and planetary viewing, 6” or 8” Newtonian reflector for versatility, or the awesome 6” or 8” ACF™ models for deep sky views. With the easy to use vixen-style dovetail, you can now easily swap out your OTA and continue exploring the night sky!


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Achromat refractor design with a high-quality air-space objective lens producing high resolution and incredible contrast for lunar, planetary, and deep-sky observations.


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Newtonian reflector produces wide-field views for the deep-sky observer and astrophotographer.


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Large aperture reflector produces wide-field views for the deep-sky observer and astrophotographer.


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


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Advanced Coma Free premium optics offering coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields.


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Advanced Coma Free premium optics offering coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields.

Meade LX85 mounts

The LX85 Mount is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep sky objects! Attach your own optical tube or maximise your viewing potential by bundling it with an array of different optical tubes to choose from, designed with each type of observer in mind.

  • Meade LX85 Mount and Tripod
  • GEM ● 15kg payload ● ST-4 ● servo-motors ● AudioStar
  • In stock ● Despatch: 2 business days
  • £ 679.15 (inc. VAT)

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High-quality, portable, GoTo, German equatorial mount with AudioStar handbox.