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Meade 8" LX65 ACF Telescope with Alt-Az Single-Arm GoTo Mount - 228004

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Meade 8" LX65 ACF Telescope with Single Arm Mount



Meade's all-new LX65-ACF telescope package features a Meade 8" Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) telescope along with the revolutionary LX65 alt-azimuth mount. You will also receive many accessories to enhance your viewing experience, such as a 1.25" mirror diagonal, 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece, AudioStar hand controller, and much more.



About the Meade LX65 Single Arm GoTo Mount



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.



Use the AudioStar controller to find objects, do an easy alignment, move the mount electronically, or take a tour of the night's best objects.



With a database of over 30,000 objects and a built-in speaker, the Meade AudioStar will not only help you find objects with its easy, user-friendly interface, it can talk to you about a wide range of objects for a truly interactive experience.



If you don’t know what’s up in the sky on a particular evening, or don’t have a particular observing schedule in mind, let the Meade AudioStar show you “Tonight’s Best”. Choose the Tonight’s Best tour on the controller and you will be shown, you guessed it, the best objects in the sky for that particular date and time. The AudioStar controller has a multitude of functions for you to explore, such as digital positional readouts, a database of up to 200 user-defined objects, 9-Speed dual-axis movement, and much more.




About the Meade 8" ACF Telescope



The LX65-ACF represents the latest step in the evolution of Meade's f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics. Meade has created the LX65-ACF using a new optical design with coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories expect. Meade's Advanced Coma-Free system also reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RC telescopes. No competing Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope can make those claims.



The LX65-ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding visual observer. With Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), this scope will reveal brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. When it comes to industry-leading optics, depth of features, and computerized operation, the LX65-ACF is the best all-around telescope value you can find.



To start you off right, Meade is including a 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece that will reveal 70X magnified views. You will also receive a 1.25" star diagonal so you can comfortably observe celestial objects all night long.




Meade 8" LX65 ACF Telescope Specs




  • Telescope Series: Meade LX65

  • Telescope Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free

  • Telescope Aperture: 8" (203.2mm)

  • Telescope Focal Ratio: f/10

  • Telescope Focal Length: 203.2mm

  • Optical Coatings: Ultra High Transmission Coatings

  • Focuser Style: Internal Moving Primary

  • Focuser Size: Internal Focuser with 1.25" Rear Cell Adapter

  • Focuser Speed: Single Speed

  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth

  • Telescope Mount Weight Capacity: Secondary Saddle: 7lb

  • Objects in Telescope Database: 30,000

  • Includes GPS Technology: No

  • Telescope Power Source: C Batteries

  • Telescope OTA Width: 9.8"

  • Telescope OTA Length: 18.1"

  • Telescope OTA Weight: 11.1 lbs.

  • Telescope Mount Weight: 18.7 lbs.

  • Telescope Tripod Weight: 8.5 lbs.

  • Telescope Tripod Leg Diameter: 1.5"

  • Telescope Total Weight: 39.5 lbs.
Description
Description

Meade 8" LX65 ACF Telescope with Single Arm Mount

Meade's all-new LX65-ACF telescope package features a Meade 8" Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) telescope along with the revolutionary LX65 alt-azimuth mount. You will also receive many accessories to enhance your viewing experience, such as a 1.25" mirror diagonal, 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece, AudioStar hand controller, and much more.

About the Meade LX65 Single Arm GoTo Mount

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.

Use the AudioStar controller to find objects, do an easy alignment, move the mount electronically, or take a tour of the night's best objects.

With a database of over 30,000 objects and a built-in speaker, the Meade AudioStar will not only help you find objects with its easy, user-friendly interface, it can talk to you about a wide range of objects for a truly interactive experience.

If you don’t know what’s up in the sky on a particular evening, or don’t have a particular observing schedule in mind, let the Meade AudioStar show you “Tonight’s Best”. Choose the Tonight’s Best tour on the controller and you will be shown, you guessed it, the best objects in the sky for that particular date and time. The AudioStar controller has a multitude of functions for you to explore, such as digital positional readouts, a database of up to 200 user-defined objects, 9-Speed dual-axis movement, and much more.

About the Meade 8" ACF Telescope

The LX65-ACF represents the latest step in the evolution of Meade's f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics. Meade has created the LX65-ACF using a new optical design with coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories expect. Meade's Advanced Coma-Free system also reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RC telescopes. No competing Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope can make those claims.

The LX65-ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding visual observer. With Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), this scope will reveal brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. When it comes to industry-leading optics, depth of features, and computerized operation, the LX65-ACF is the best all-around telescope value you can find.

To start you off right, Meade is including a 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece that will reveal 70X magnified views. You will also receive a 1.25" star diagonal so you can comfortably observe celestial objects all night long.

Meade 8" LX65 ACF Telescope Specs

  • Telescope Series: Meade LX65
  • Telescope Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free
  • Telescope Aperture: 8" (203.2mm)
  • Telescope Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Telescope Focal Length: 203.2mm
  • Optical Coatings: Ultra High Transmission Coatings
  • Focuser Style: Internal Moving Primary
  • Focuser Size: Internal Focuser with 1.25" Rear Cell Adapter
  • Focuser Speed: Single Speed
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Telescope Mount Weight Capacity: Secondary Saddle: 7lb
  • Objects in Telescope Database: 30,000
  • Includes GPS Technology: No
  • Telescope Power Source: C Batteries
  • Telescope OTA Width: 9.8"
  • Telescope OTA Length: 18.1"
  • Telescope OTA Weight: 11.1 lbs.
  • Telescope Mount Weight: 18.7 lbs.
  • Telescope Tripod Weight: 8.5 lbs.
  • Telescope Tripod Leg Diameter: 1.5"
  • Telescope Total Weight: 39.5 lbs.
Specifications
Specifications
Model Number 228004
Telescope Series Meade LX65
Focal Ratio f/10
Optical Design Meade ACF
Telescope Aperture 203mm (7.99")
Telescope Mount Type Alt-Azimuth
Type of Electronics Computerized GoTo
Focal Length (mm) 2032
Optical Coatings Ultra High Transmission Coatings
Focuser Size Internal Focuser with 1.25" Rear Cell Adapter
Focuser Speed Single Speed
Telescope OTA Length (in.) 18.1
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 11.1
Warranty Meade 1 Year
Telescope Mount Weight Capacity (lb.) Secondary Saddle: 7lb
Includes GPS Technology? Yes
Objects in Telescope Database 30,000
Household Battery Qty & Type, if Applicable 8 "C" Batteries
Power Requirements 12v External Power
Telescope Mount Weight - Not Including Tripod (lb.) 18.7
Total Weight without Counterweights (lb.) 39.5
Telescope Tripod Weight (lb.) 8.5
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Meade 8" LX65 Series ACF Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Single Fork Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Adjustable Metal Tripod
  • 1.25" Mirror Diagonal
  • Red Dot Finder
  • AudioStar Hand Controller with 30,000 Object Database
  • Two Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddles
  • 26 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25"
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