Meade 130mm ED APO LX850 Telescope

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Meade 130mm ED APO LX850 Telescope
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Item # ME-0130-85-01
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  • Includes the Meade Series 6000 130mm APO f/7 refractor for beautifully crisp images, excellent color and contrast.
  • Ultra-high precision LX850 German Equatorial Mount. Accurate to 1 arc second.
  • Includes Starlock technology allowing for fully automated guiding. An 80mm refractor, attached to the mount's saddle plate, with a built in guide camera locks onto a guide star and focuses automatically!
  • Computer-assisted polar alignment.
  • Starlock also automatically programs periodic error correction and corrects for any other errors down to virtually zero ensuring extremely accurate guiding.
  • 90 pound weight capacity.
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Meade 130mm Series 6000 ED Triplet APO Refractor OTA

All Meade ED Triplet APO Optical Tube Assemblies include 3-Element Fully Multi-Coated Apochromatic Objective Lenses with advanced FK61(115mm & 130mm) or FPL53 (80mm) extra-low dispersion glass, 10:1 dual speed Crayford Focusers, Sliding Dew Shield, 2" Series 5000 Enhanced 99% Reflectivity Slip-fit Diagonal, Aluminum Cradle Rings with mounting dovetail and Hard Case. See Series 5000 Auxiliary Equipment Mounting System for hardware to mount these OTAs to larger Meade telescopes.

The Ultimate Imaging Platform: The Meade LX850

Featuring revolutionary Starlock technology, the Meade LX850 is the quintessential full-package imaging platform. Drawing from 39 years of astronomy innovation and experience, Meade Instruments has put every feature the astrophotographer could want into one amazing bundle.

Precision Machined, Solid German Equatorial Mount

The basis of any great imaging set up, the German Equatorial mount. The Meade LX850 EQ is constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum. The rigorous machine quality, sturdy tripod and top grade mount materials provide a rock solid foundation. A 1.75 in. stainless steel right accession shaft ensures extra durability. Brass worm gears and 225 tooth aluminum gears ensure a smooth and precise ride.

With a 90 pound instrument load capacity, the Meade LX850 mount has the muscle to easily carry large OTA and heavy imaging systems. The fully computerized GoTo system with included GPS includes a database of over 144,000 object, taking you anywhere you wish to go.

Starlock Technology

At the heart of the LX850 is Meade's Starlock Technology. Starlock makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic! Starlock utilizes a dual camera system set side by side for the most accurate readings possible. The first camera is an unobtrusive super-wide field, the second is attached to a 80mm f/5 refractor. After the assisted alignment procedure is complete, slew to a desired object and these cameras start going to work immediately capturing the a single star by which to guide. While they can read stars as dim as 11th magnitude, the brighter the star the faster and more accurately the mount will be able to guide to an accuracy of 1 arc second. With this built in two camera system, there is no need for focusing, guide star selection, a separate computer or guider. Starlock will even program periodic error correction and correct for other errors automatically. For those in search of extreme tracking and guiding precision, Starlock will also provide a fully assisted drift-method polar alignment.

 

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-0130-85-01
UPC Code 709942600643
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade LX850
Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic
Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 5.12"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/7
Telescope Focal Length 910mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Dew Shield Included? Yes
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm HD-60
Optical Tube Weight 25 lbs.
Total Telescope Weight 155.8 lbs.
Length of Optical Tube 37"
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 7"
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
OTA Mount Type Losmandy-Style Dovetail
Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder
CD ROMs Included None
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Controller Type AutoStar II
Objects in Database 145,000 objects
GPS Included? Yes
Autoguider Port? Yes
Includes Starlock? Yes
Mount Weight 55 lbs.
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Counterweights Included (1) 22 lbs.
Power Adapter Included Meade Universal Power Supply
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Included Items

Included Items

  • 130mm Series 6000 APO Refractor
  • LX850 EQ Mount Head
  • Steel Tripod
  • 30# Counterweight
  • Ultra Wide Field Guide Camera - Built In
  • 80mm Refractor with Built In Guide Camera
Questions & Answers

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Will you recommend this telescope specially for astrophotography ? If so, what automatic autofocusing system wil you recommend?
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