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Meade LX85 8" ACF OTA ONLY (217025)

by Meade
SKU 217025
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Original price $1,689.99 - Original price $1,689.99
Original price
$1,689.99 - $1,689.99
Current price $1,689.99

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 (2) 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. With included accessories, the OTA weighs 11.5 lbs (5.2kg) and has dimensions of 460mm X 250mm.

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
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • INCLUDES: 9.7mm and 26mm plössl (1.25") eyepieces
  • 8x50 optical viewfinder with crosshair I


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, 9.7mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces 78x, 209x
Resolving Power 115.80arc*sec
Highest useful magnification 300x
Highest theoretical magnification 406x
Limiting stellar magnitude 14.2
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope 8x50
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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