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Orion Telescopes
Meade 8" f/4 LX85 Reflector Optical Tube Assembly
$749.99
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  • 8" f/4 astrograph reflector optical tube really pulls in the faint light from distant celestial objects, perfect for both visual and photographic work
  • 2" linear bearing Crayford focuser features a 10:1 fine focus reduction knob for precise and repeatable focus
  • Long 83.2mm back focus designed for attaching a variety of camera gear including a DSLR and coma corrector
  • Tube only weighs 16 lbs, and is 27.5" long - will work on any Vixen compatible mount with this weight capacity
  • Includes 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 finder scope, hinged tube rings, 2" eyepiece extension tube, cooling accelerator fan, and Vixen-style dovetail rail


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Item #  56195b
Mfg Model #  217028

The Meade 8" f/4 LX85 astrograph reflector optical tube assembly is a compact wide field telescope, with an immense amount of light grasp, thanks to the large 8" BK7 (Borosilicate) mirror and >90% enhanced reflectivity coatings. The f/4 system is incredibly fast, meaning with a camera it will collect a lot of light in a short time, perfect for taking shorter exposures while still recording all sorts of detail in the nebulae and galaxies.

With an 800mm focal length, pairing this telescope optical tube with a DSLR or other astro camera will yield large and rich swaths of sky, perfect for framing any number of large deep-sky objects. And with the 2" linear bearing Crayford focuser, trying pairing it with a low power 2" eyepiece with a large apparent field of view. From a dark-sky location away from city lights, objects such as the Veil Nebula will reveal structures you may not have seen before. The focuser features a 10:1 reduction fine focus knob, brass compression rings (so you don't mar the barrel of your eyepieces or camera adapters) and a 2" to 1.25" step down adapter (also with a brass compression ring).

The telescope is designed to reach focus with any DSLR camera, along with a host of other imaging accessories, and the long 83.2mm back-focus helps ensure compatibility with various equipment. In order to allow visual use as well, a 35mm long 2" diameter eyepiece extension tube is also provided, allowing most all 2" and 1.25" eyepieces to work with the telescope.

Includes a number of accessories such as hinged tube rings and a Vixen-style dovetail rail, 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 finder scope, and a cooling accelerator fan bolted to the rear mirror cell.

Depending on the size of your camera sensor, an optional coma corrector is recommended to eliminate the inherent coma in a reflector design. This would prove beneficial when using low power 2" eyepieces, or camera sensors above ~4:3 format.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

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  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    200mm
  • Focal length
    800mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    BK-7
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm,None mm
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    31x
  • Resolving power
    0.58arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    400x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    2" dual-speed linear bearing Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    70mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    35%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    12%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Backfocus distance
    83.2mm
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Length of optical tube
    27.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    16.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Two cradle rings with felt lining, 12v cooling fan, 2" eyepiece extension tube, 8x50 finder and bracket
  • Other features
    Robust dual-speed focuser with 10:1 reduction gear, Vixen-style dovetail rail for mounting on tripod, Large backfocus to work with DSLR and other gear
  • Warranty
    Two year

8" f/4 LX85 reflector optical tube assembly
1.25" 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece
8x50 optical finder scope with crosshair and bracket
12v cooling fan
2" eyepiece extension tube
2" to 1.25" eyepiece adapter with brass compression ring

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Standard Delivery: $0.00Standard Delivery to Canada: $101.00

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This product is available to ship Standard delivery to the 48 continental United States. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates or APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Standard delivery is available to Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

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