The New LX800 with StarLock.
Designed from the ground up to be the ideal astro-imaging platform.
Only from Meade.
Drawing on over 39 years of experience and innovation, Meade Instruments introduces the latest in a long line of advanced astronomical products: the LX800. Using revolutionary new technology, every aspect of this amazing telescope system has been designed to deliver the new standard in astrophotographic and visual performance.
The LX80 brings together an astonishing array of technological and mechanical achievements that provide the kind of innovation and quality that only Meade can deliver.
Vixen-style dovetail OTA mounting. The die-cast aluminum, industry-standard dovetail provides compatibility with most OTAs.
Heavy-duty mount. Rock-solid, stable platform with precision worm gear drives on both axes for both visual and astrophotographic requirements.
Sectional counterweight shaft. Allows for selecting the ideal shaft length for counterbalancing or dual-tube configurations.
Multi-mount adjustment. Quickly change between alt-az mode and German Equatorial mode.
Control panel. Includes power connector, handbox port and two auxiliary ports for connecting optional equipment.
Audiostar computer-control handbox. Meades revolutionary AudioStar computer controller finds and points your telescope to over 30,000 objects in the night sky. With its Astronomer Inside digital audio technology, everyone around the telescope can listen and learn about the 500-plus celestial objects contained in its database, including planets, nebulae, star clusters, the Moon and much more.
Fine-tune tripod adjusters. Quickly and easily level your tripod for optimum pointing accuracy.
Stainless-steel tripod legs.Two inch diameter legs provide a stable foundation.
Designed from the ground up to be the ideal astro-imaging platform!
Constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the Meade LX800 mount presents a rock-solid platform with precision roller bearings on both axes and a 1.75 inch stainless steel R.A. shaft. Its .68 inch diameter brass worms and 5.8 inch diameter, 225-tooth aluminum gears deliver smooth, precise movement with up to a 90 pound instrument load. Add to this internal cabling and the AutoStar II fully-computerized GoTo system with GPS, with a database of over 144,000 objects. All this sets atop a new ultra-stable tripod.