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LX80 6" SCHMIDT-CASSEGRAIN
Whether your interests lie in astrophotography, direct viewing or solar observing, the LX80 is available with multiple optical tube options, making it easy to find the tube that fits your needs. This model includes a 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly.
Meade's legendary Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical System. Refined and improved over the years, Meade's Premium Schmidt-Cassegrain (SC) optics give you the highest performance of any on the market. Meade uses waterwhite glass that delivers superior light transmission across the entire visible spectrum. Combined with the industry-leading Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) - with 15% better light transmission than standard coatings - and oversized, thermally-stable primary mirrors for optimum light collection, you get a spectacular viewing experience.
Now you no longer have to make the difficult decision between the ease of setup and operation of an altazimuth mount or the versatility and long duration imaging capability of a German Equatorial Mount. Meade's new LX80 is the only mount that gives you both plus one more - three computerized GoTo mounts for the price of one.
The remarkable LX80 Multi-mount operates in three modes, German equatorial, single OTA altazimuth and dual OTA altazimuth. Setting up in any mode is quick and easy:
Solid aluminum structure, with two large, tapered roller bearings.
Carries a total payload of up to 40 pounds in EQ/Alt-Az modes and 75 pounds in dual OTA modes.
Precision worm gear drives on both axis deliver smooth, accurate tracking. Meade's proprietary SmartDrive™ provides periodic error correction that dramatically reduces errors providing performance only available on much more expensive mounts.
Primary and secondary OTA dovetail plates are industry-standard for maximum compatibility with all of your OTAs.
The computerized GoTo mount is controlled with the amazing AudioStar Computer Controller with Meade's exclusive Astronomer Inside audio descriptions of the objects you are viewing.
With large two inch diameter stainless steel legs, the all new LX80 tripod is rugged and stable. Built-in fine-tune leg levelers at the top of each leg make doing small adjustments the easiest they've ever been.
The LX80 is also available with a variety of optical tube assemblies including Meade's Schmidt-Cassegrain systems in 6, 8 and 10 inch apertures. The new Series 6000 ED Triplet APO refractors, in 80mm and 115mm apertures, Coronado SolarMax II 60 and SolarMax II 90 for H-alpha solar viewing. The LX80 is also available as mount/tripod only.
The LX80 Multi-Mount from Meade Instruments is the most innovative and versatile mid-range mount system available anywhere.
Vixen-style dovetail OTA mounting.
The die-cast aluminum, industry-standard dovetail provides compatibility with most OTAs.
Rock-solid, stable platform with precision worm gear drives on both axes for both visual and astrophotographic requirements.
Sectional counterweight shaft
Allows for selecting the ideal shaft length for counterbalancing or dual-tube configurations.
Quickly change between alt-az mode and German Equatorial mode.
Includes power connector, handbox port and two auxiliary ports for connecting optional equipment.
Audiostar™ computer-control handbox
Meade's revolutionary AudioStar computer controller finds and points your telescope to over 30,000 objects in the night sky. With its Astronomer Inside™ digital audio technology, everyone around the telescope can listen and learn about the 500-plus celestial objects contained in its database, including planets, nebulae, star clusters, the Moon and much more.
Fine-tune tripod adjusters
Quickly and easily level your tripod for optimum pointing accuracy.
Stainless-steel tripod legs
Two inch diameter legs provide a stable foundation.
Clear Aperature : 6"
Optical Design : Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length : 1524mm
Focal Ratio : f/10
Telescope Mounting : LX80 Multi-Mount
Optical Coatings : Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) : 0.760 arcseconds
Secondary Obstruction (%) : 21.18
AutoStar Controller : AudioStar
Object Database : 30,000 objects
Viewfinder : 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece : 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
Diagonal : 1.25" diagonal prism
Total Instrument Capacity :
Multi-OTA = 70 lbs
Alt-Az or German Equatorial = 40 lbs
Optional AC Power : 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
Materials : Primary and Secondary Mirror Low-expansion borosilicate glass
Correcting Plate/Lens : Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Shott AG Germany
Optical Tube : Aluminum
Weights and Dimensions :
OTA Weight : 13 lbs.
OTA Only Dimensions : 7 inch diameter x 14.2 inches