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Meade LX65 8" ACF OTA ONLY (228014)

by Meade
SKU 228014
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Original price $1,559.99 - Original price $1,559.99
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$1,559.99 - $1,559.99
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The LX65 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, 2032mm 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 a 26mm 1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail bar. With included accessories, the OTA weighs 5.5kg (12lbs. 3oz.) and has dimensions of 51cm x 31cm x 25cm.

The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade delivers the highest quality professional grade optics available. These optical tubes feature large apertures and Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotography. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the Moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail. Designed and Manufactured in North America.

Warranty note: Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

Quick Overview

  • 8" f/10 Advanced-Coma Free Optics
  • 2032mm focal length
  • Designed and Manufactured in North America
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Vixen style dovetail bar
  • Includes 26mm super plössl (1.25") eyepiece and red-dot viewfinder


Best for viewing
Brighter deep sky
Best for imaging Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Astro-imaging capability Lunar, planetary & long exposure
User Level Advanced
Optical design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical diameter 203mm
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/10.0
Eyepieces Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces 79x
Resolving Power 115.80arc*sec
Highest useful magnification 300x
Highest theoretical magnification 406x
Limiting stellar magnitude 14.2
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope Reflex sight
Focuser Internal
Diagonal degrees
1.25" 90° Mirror Star
Mount type
Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material Aluminum
Weight, optical tube 11.5 lbs.
Additional included accessories Vixen style dovetail bar
Other features Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Warranty Two year

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