The Meade LX85 Series 8 inch ACF tube assembly has an Advanced Coma-Free optical design offering tcoma free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while controlling astigmatism and eliminates any diffraction spikes seen in other designs. Features include a 8 inch (203mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser for precise control and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC).
A very advanced and refined optic with a much flatter field to the edge, offering real advantages for imagers over SCT's, the 8 inch aperture offers plenty of light grasp and resolution in a compact tube easily accommodated on modest mounts in the EQ5 class.
UHTC coatings improve brighter star clusters, reveal more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on the 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
Warranty 1 Year
Experience Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Clear Aperture 8" (203.2mm)
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings UHTC
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Viewfinder 8x50 Optical with Crosshair
Eyepiece(s) 9.7mm & 26mm Super Plössl, 1.25"
Focuser Mechanism Internal Single Speed Focuser
Diagonal 1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror
Assembled Product Dimensions 460mm x 250mm
Assembled Product Weight 11.5 lbs (5.2kg)
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