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Meade LX850

The LX850™ with StarLock™

A Smarter Telescope System. Only from Meade.

Drawing on over 40 years of experience and innovation, Meade Instruments introduces the latest in a long line of advanced astronomical products: the LX850. Using revolutionary new technology, every aspect of this amazing telescope system has been designed to deliver the new standard in astrophotographic and visual performance.

FASTER, SHARPER OPTICAL SYSTEM

The  LX850 employs a fast f/8 ACF™ optical system with high-contrast baffling that assures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. The all-new OTA features an internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift focusing system with a two-speed, 7:1 control.

PRECISION MACHINED, SOLID GERMAN EQUATORIAL MOUNT

Constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum, the LX850 mount presents a rock-solid platform with precision roller bearings on both axes and a 1.75" stainless steel R.A. shaft. Its .68" diameter brass worms and 5.8" diameter, 225-tooth aluminum gears deliver smooth, precise movement with up to a 90 pound instrument load. A fully-computerized GoTo mount with GPS, the LX850 comes with a database of over 144,000 objects. All this set atop a new super-stable tripod.

STARLOCK — FULL-TIME AUTOMATIC GUIDING

StarLock is the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and a super wide-angle lens in a two camera system that automatically finds your target in high-precision, immediately captures a field star as dim as 11th magnitude and then guides to an accuracy of one arcsecond. There's no need for a separate guide or computer and the StarLock requires no user focusing or guide star selection. StarLock automatically programs periodic error correction and then corrects for any other errors down to virtually zero.

With the combination of the finest optics, a robust German equatorial mount and the revolutionary StarLock system, the LX850 is the smartest and most complete astro-imaging solution available.

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  1. Meade LX850 German EQ and 14" f/8 ACF with Starlock + Tripod

    Meade LX850 German EQ and 14" f/8 ACF with Starlock + Tripod

    With the introduction of the LX850™ with StarLock™ German Equatorial Mount, Meade, have developed three new optical tubes. Building on Meade's award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, the 10",12" and 14" ACF range of optical tubes employ a fast f/8 optical system coupled with high-contrast baffling to ensure crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. The new OTA's also boast a new dual-speed, 10:1 control, internal crayford-style zero image-shift focuser, which is built into the baffle/slider assembly, rigidly holding the primary mirror whilst eliminating the need and extra-weight of a mirror lock or external micro-focuser! In addition, with the LX850s optional large format, three-element f/5 focal reducer/field flattener, you gain faster exposures, even wider fields, and a photographically flat field for larger sensor cameras. Learn More
    £12,395.00
  2. Meade LX850 German EQ and 12" f/8 ACF with Starlock + Tripod

    Meade LX850 German EQ and 12" f/8 ACF with Starlock + Tripod

    With the introduction of the LX850™ with StarLock™ German Equatorial Mount, Meade, have developed three new optical tubes. Building on Meade's award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, the 10",12" and 14" ACF range of optical tubes employ a fast f/8 optical system coupled with high-contrast baffling to ensure crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. The new OTA's also boast a new dual-speed, 10:1 control, internal crayford-style zero image-shift focuser, which is built into the baffle/slider assembly, rigidly holding the primary mirror whilst eliminating the need and extra-weight of a mirror lock or external micro-focuser! In addition, with the LX850s optional large format, three-element f/5 focal reducer/field flattener, you gain faster exposures, even wider fields, and a photographically flat field for larger sensor cameras. Learn More
    £11,295.00
  3. Meade LX850 German EQ and 10" f/8 ACF with Starlock + Tripod

    Meade LX850 German EQ and 10" f/8 ACF with Starlock + Tripod

    With the introduction of the LX850™ with StarLock™ German Equatorial Mount, Meade, have developed three new optical tubes. Building on Meade's award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, the 10",12" and 14" ACF range of optical tubes employ a fast f/8 optical system coupled with high-contrast baffling to ensure crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. The new OTA's also boast a new dual-speed, 10:1 control, internal crayford-style zero image-shift focuser, which is built into the baffle/slider assembly, rigidly holding the primary mirror whilst eliminating the need and extra-weight of a mirror lock or external micro-focuser! In addition, with the LX850s optional large format, three-element f/5 focal reducer/field flattener, you gain faster exposures, even wider fields, and a photographically flat field for larger sensor cameras. Learn More
    £10,195.00
  4. Meade LX850 German EQ Mount with StarLock and Tripod

    Meade LX850 German EQ Mount with StarLock and Tripod

    Drawing upon nearly 40 years of experience, Meade, continue to raise the bar with their new LX850™ with StarLock™ German Equatorial Mount. Capable of carrying up to a 41kg (90lb) payload, with full-time automatic guiding and LightSwitch enabled high-precision pointing, the LX850 is the latest in a long line of advanced astronomical products. Learn More
    £7,795.00

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