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Meade Series 6000 LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope with German Equatorial Mount

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Meade Series 6000 LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope with German Equatorial Mount and

Adjustable Tripod, 910mm f/7 Focal Length

Key Features

  • Mount: Semi-automatic drift align procedure
  • Mount: Dovetail rail safety bolt
  • Mount: Spreader bar rigidly holds legs open
  • Mount: Tension hub locates extension arms
  • Mount: Extension arms locate tripod legs
  • Type: Refracting Telescopes Telescope
  • Series: Meade 6000
What’s in the box:
  • Meade Series 6000 LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
  • LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
  • #545 Viewfinder 8x50mm White Tube with Bracket
  • Series 5000 HD-60 25mm Eyepiece (1.25″)
  • Series 5000 2″ Enhanced Diagonal
  • German Equatorial Mounting System with StarLock Autoguider and Tripod
  • StarLock Optical Tube and Sensor Assembly
  • 26 lbs Stainless Steel Counterweight for LX850 Telescope
  • Meade 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • (See Specs for More Included Items)

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About Meade LX850-ACF

The Meade Series 6000 LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope when combined with the fantastic qualities of the LX850 mount is an advanced astrophotographers dream brought to life. Features a 130mm diameter (5.1″) fully multi-coated triplet objective lens made from the highest quality ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or “color fringing”. Features a super precise dual speed 3″ Crayford focuser with 10:1 gear reduction for ultra fine focus control. Focal length is 910mm, f/7.

Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotograhic and visual performance, the LX850. Includes StarLock dual imager integrated full time guider, Ultra Precision Pointing and Assisted Drift Alignment, 5.8″ 225 tooth polished bronze worm/gear drives with low periodic error, internal cable routing, GPS receiver, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 144,000 object library, heavy-duty adjustable height tripod with anti-vibration pads, Universal AC Adapter, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software.

Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade’s exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core, StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor systems to provide computer assisted polar alignment using the drift method. Once aligned the StarLock is guiding the mount in real time and even automatically programs periodic error correction, achieving a guiding accuracy of up to 1 arcsecond in good seeing and with the capability of guiding on stars as faint as 11th magnitude.

The LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8″ main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port. Mount main body weight is 55 lbs. The fully height adjustable (29 to 45″) tripod features massive 3″ diameter legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 lbs. Includes single 26lbs stainless steel counterweight, additional weights sold separately.

Meade LX850-ACF Features

  • Optical Tube Assembly: Vixen-style mounting plate
  • Mount: Mount body machined from solid 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel
  • Mount: AutoStar II Handbox is used to command the telescope to automatically slew to objects in the night sky
  • Mount: Handbox holder provides a convenient place to place your AutoStar II box and keeps it at the ready
  • Mount: Starlock Permanent Periodic Error Correction: Correction is retained in AutoStar’s memory until overwritten
  • Mount: StarLock Narrow Field OTA feature is used to precisely guide LX850 StarLock system
  • Mount: StarLock Widefield OTA is used to orient the telescope in relation to the sky
  • Mount: Telescope control panel with an on/off switch, 12VDC power connector, electronic focus port, illuminated reticle eyepiece port, 12VDC output, handbox port, RS232 port, StarLock port, auxiliary autoguider port
  • Mount: Double line, 16 character LCD; 20 backlit LED buttons
  • Mount: Semi-automatic drift align procedure for precise polar alignment
  • Mount: Azimuth adjustment knob
  • Mount: Azimuth lock bolts
  • Mount: Latitude adjustment and lock knobs
  • Mount: Altitude scale allows you set the latitude of the observing site using the latitude adjustment knob
  • Mount: GPS sensor can be used to get the precise date, time and location of your observing site using global positioning satellites
  • Mount: DC servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Mount: RA drive helps precisely move the telescope around the RA axis
  • Mount: Dovetail rail safety bolt for secure attachment of the safety knob
  • Mount: Dovetail Adapter Attachment Rails: The mount’s dovetail adapter will accept both the Losmandy and Vixen style dovetails
  • Mount: Carry handles to help move the LX850 mount from one location to another
  • Mount: Leg lock for locking leg extension in place
  • Mount: Spreader bar rigidly holds legs open
  • Mount: Tension hub locates extension arms
  • Mount: Extension arms locate tripod legs
  • Mount: Anti-vibration pads to reduce vibrations and shorten damp-down time

Meade LX850-ACF Specifications

Item Includes
Counterweight Shaft with Safety Nut
LX850 Field Tripod
LX850 Accessories
LX850 Control Panel
Autostar II Hand Controller
StarLock Cable
StarLock Counterweight
Custom Utility Tool
5/16″ Hex Head Wrench
DVD with AutoStar Suite and Software
#507 Connecting Cable with USB Adapter
Internal Cable Fish Tool
3 x Anti-Vibration Pad
Hard Case for the APO Optical Tube Assembly
Telescope: Clear Aperture
130 mm
Telescope: Optical Design
Apochromatic refractor
Telescope: Focal Length
910 mm
Telescope: Focal Ratio
Telescope: Mounting
OTA: Vixen-style mounting plate
Telescope: Optical Coatings
Fully multi-coated
Telescope: Resolving Power
Dawes Limit: 0.89 arcseconds
Telescope: Viewfinder
8 x 50 mm with cross-hair reticle
Telescope: Eyepiece
HD-60 25 mm, long eye relief
Telescope: Diagonal
Series 5000 2.00″ (5.08 cm) with enhanced 99% reflectivity
Telescope: Focus System
Crayford-style 3″ zero image-shift focuser with dual speed 10:1 control
Telescope: Power
12 VDC 5 A, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Lens: FK61 extra-low dispersion glass
Mount: Type
German Equatorial
Mount: Gear
Main: RA & DEC: 5.80″ (14.73 cm) undercut 225 tooth aluminum
Worm: RA & DEC: 0.68″ (1.72 cm) diameter precision-machined brass
Mount: Shaft Diameter
Counterweight: 1.75″ (4.44 cm) diameter, 12.00″ (30.48 cm) long threaded stainless steel
Mount: Counterweight
One 26.0lbs (11.8 kg)
Mount: Weight
Counterweight Shaft and Cap: 12.50lbs (5.66 kg)
Mount: Tracking Distance Past Meridian
Mount: Mounting System
OTA: Vixen-style dovetail
Mount: Payload Capacity
Instruments: 90.00lbs (40.80 kg)
Mount: Latitude Range
10 to 70deg.
Mount: Tripod
Giant folding adjustable height tripod with 3.00″ (7.62 cm) diameter aluminum legs. Height from 29.00 to 45.00″ (73.66 to 114.30 cm)
Mount: Control Panel
12 VDC in, 12 VDC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Auxiliary guide port
Mount: Control
Computer: AutoStar II GoTo system
Computer Hand: Double line, 16 character LCD; 20 backlit LED buttons
Mount:Onboard Celestial Object Database1
Over 1,44,000 objects, Catalogs Included: Index catalog (5,386); NGC catalog (7,840); Partial Caldwell catalog (109); Messier catalog (110); Earth orbiting satellites (26); Planets (9); Uppsala galaxy catalog (12,940); Morphological catalog of galaxies (12,939); General catalog of variable stars (29,364); SAO and Hipparcos star catalogs (42,277); Draper star catalog (21,160); Yale bright star catalog (8,977)
Mount:Onboard Celestial Object Database2
Large Bright Quasars Survey (LBQS) (1,055); Named objects (4,313); Herschel catalog (400); Abell catalog of galaxy clusters (2,712); Arp catalog of peculiar galaxies (635); Lunar features (1,754); Asteroids and comets (120); Constellations (88); Solar/Lunar eclipses, Meteor showers (492)
Mount: GPS
Mount: Sensors
Home Sensors: Both RA and DEC axes
Mount: Internal Clock
Mount: Cabling Type
Mount: Slew Speed
Mount: Tracking Rates
0.01 to 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 1/4deg., 1/2deg., 1deg., 3deg.
Mount: Tracking Modes
EQ North and South
Mount: Alignment
Alignment Procedures: 2-Star Align, 1 Star Polar Align, StarLock-assisted drift align, Easy Alignment and Align on Home
Mount: Camera
Wide-field: 25 x 26 mm f/1.04 optic with 0.5″ format sensor gives a field of 14.72 x 11.78deg.
Narrow-field: 80 x 400 mm f/5 optic with 0.5″ format sensor gives a field of 57.2 x 45.8 arcminutes (2.68 arcseconds/pixel)
Mount: High Precision Pointing
+/-1 arcminute
Mount: High Precision Guiding
+/-1 arcsecond (with good seeing; 1 to 4 second correction update rate depending on star magnitude. Faintest guide star 11th magnitude
Mount: Power Supply
12 VDC, 5A using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
Optical Tube Assembly: 25.00 lbs (11.33 kg)
Starlock: 2.9 lbs (1.31 kg)
Mount Body: 60.00 lbs (27.21 kg)
Tripod: 36.00 lbs (16.32 kg)


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