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Orion Telescopes
Meade 8" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
$1,699.99
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  • 8" f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics - 2032mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Oversized low-expansion Borosilicate primary mirror
  • Vixen style mounting dovetail bar
  • Includes 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 1.25" mirror star diagonal, and 8x50 optical finder scope


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Item #  59305b
Mfg Model #  217030

The Meade 8" f/10 LX85 ACF optical tube assembly offers large aperture in a very compact form. Designed to be portable and lightweight, and includes a Vixen-style dovetail bar mounted to the bottom of the tube which allow attachment to any Vixen compatible mount.

The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system features Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), an oversized low-expansion Borosilicate primary mirror, a Schott® Borofloat® glass corrector plate, and beautiful diffraction limited optics. The ACF optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of amateur astronomers at an affordable price. Using this Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance ? with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and of course no diffractions spikes impeding the view as with a reflector design.

Designed and Manufactured in North America, and the ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

Optical features include an 8" (203mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. The internal single speed focuser provides fine control of focus and the UHTC coatings provide impressive views of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a 1.25" 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece and an 8x50 optical finder scope. With included accessories, the optical tube weighs 11.5 lbs (5.2kg) with dimensions of 460mm length X 250mm diameter.

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
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical diameter
    203mm
  • Focal length
    2032mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    78x
  • Resolving power
    0.57arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    406x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Weight, optical tube
    11.5 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Vixen style dovetail bar, 1.25" 90 degree diagonal mirror
  • Other features
    Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Warranty
    Two year

8" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
1.25" eyepiece holder
1.25" 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece
1.25" 90 degree diagonal mirror
8x50 optical finder scope with crosshair and bracket

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Standard Delivery: $0.00Standard Delivery to Canada: $75.00

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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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