Meade optical tube assemblies (OTAs)

Optical tube assemblies without a mount or tripod.

Apertures:
5-inch - 8-inch
Optical design:
ACF • Maksutov
Optical coatings:
UHTC

Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) or Maksutov-Cassegrain optics coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™), giving you the ultimate in premium optics.

Apertures:
5-inch - 8-inch
Optical design:
Reflector • ACF • Maksutov • Refractor • APO
Optical coatings:
FMC • SiO2C • UHTC

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. The LX85 is even offered with Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors paired with this mount.

Apertures:
70mm - 130mm
Optical design:
APO Triplet • APO Quad
Optical coatings:
FMC

Each apochromatic refractor is individually constructed and tested to ensure that they meet our highest standards, both optically and mechanically.

Apertures:
8-inch - 16-inch
Optical design:
ACF
Optical coatings:
UHTC

From 8-inch to 16-inch aperture at f/10. All sizes come with the Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical systems achieving the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs.

Apertures:
10-inch - 16-inch
Optical design:
ACF
Optical coatings:
UHTC

The ACF design reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes. At f/8 it is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast for telescopes from 10-inch up to 16-inch aperture.