Meade Instruments just made a huge splash with the introduction of the Meade LX65 & Meade LX85 Telescope Packages! The introduction of their new telescope systems has been the work of a multi-year effort to offer the Amateur Astronomer more options within their product line. All of us here at High Point are excited about the functionality of the Meade LX65 & Meade LX85 telescopes and think you will be too!
The Meade LX65 features an impressive design that is easy to set up and portable enough to take wherever you go. This alt-azimuth mount has a single fork arm that is sturdy enough to support - not one - but two OTAs! A smaller scope (up to 7lbs) can sit next to your primary OTA on the secondary saddle. When you are finished observing, packing up is a breeze. The LX65 breaks down into three, lightweight pieces without the need for tools. As an added bonus the Meade LX65 comes equipped with an AudioStar hand controller that offers easy alignment options and audio tutorials of the night's best objects!
The Meade LX85 is a great lightweight yet sturdy, classic German equatorial mount that has been upgraded with an AudioStar hand controller for state-of-the-art GoTo electronics. The LX85 GEM is fitted with 12v DC low-cog servo motors on both axes (right ascension and declination). Meade's Smart Drive offers PPEC training so that you can easily track through long exposures or just keep objects in your eyepiece for a good, long time without the need to adjust for drift. Also, there is no need to perform a meridian flip with the LX85 and an integrated guide port is ready and waiting to accept your favorite autoguider. The Meade LX65 is made of metal and is anodized with a white finish, while a few components, like the setting circles, are finished in “Meade Blue”. The Meade LX85 Mount can hold up to 33 lbs. and breaks down into three lightweight pieces. With weights as low as these, even older children and teens can set it up!
Both the Meade LX65 & LX85 begin shipping in August 2018. Questions? Call our team of telescope experts at 800.266.9590 or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to assisting you!