Meade LX85 8'' ACF
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Meade LX85 8" ACF

£2,130.00✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  meade_lx85_8acf
Part Number:  217006

Meade 8" Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) Telescope with LX85 Computerised GOTO German Equatorial mount. 

Meade's ACF optical design coma-free views with pinpoint stars across a flatter image field. It also reduces astigmatism and is free of diffraction spikes.

Features include an 8" (203mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio.

Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, additional fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets.

Includes (2) 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a Finderscope (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail.

The Assembled Product Weight is 45.6 lbs and assembled Product Dimensions: 47.2" x 47.2" x 66".

Meade's new LX85 Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German Equatorial Mount. The LX85 Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep-sky objects! Use as a stand-alone mount or maximise your viewing potential with an array of different optical tubes. Meade's LX85 Series will keep you looking up for many years to come and sets a standard for mid-sized telescopes at a great price.

The LX85 mount features a vixen-style dovetail, for mounting optical tubes up to 33lbs, coupled with a sturdy build, that ensures smooth tracking performance. With it's included integer gearing in the motor drive, you’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), another benefit for astrophotography and seamlessly image the best parts of the night sky with out having to worry about performing a meridian flip. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. This mount includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward.

With the included AudioStar™ hand controller, you have easy access to 30,000-objects, that you can view with a simple press of a button! AudioStar™ features a built-in speaker that plays educational content about the celestial objects you view!


  • 203.2mm (8") Advanced-Coma Free (ACF) optics
  • UHTC optical coatings
  • 2032mm Focal Length
  • f/10 Focal Ratio
  • 9.7mm & 26mm Super Plössl (1.25") Eyepieces Included
  • 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair
  • Weighing: 56.2lbs



What's in the box

  • 8" Telescope OTA
  • 9.7mm 1.25" Plössl Eyepiece
  • 26mm 1.25" Plössl Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Diagonal
  • 8x50 Finder
  • Vixen-style Dovetail
  • LX85 Equatorial Mounting and Tripod


Series LX85 Telescopes
Clear Aperture 8" (203.2mm)
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings UHTC™
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Viewfinder 8x50 Optical with Crosshair
Eyepiece(s) 9.7mm & 26mm Super Plössl, 1.25"
Focuser Mechanism Internal Single Speed Focuser
Diagonal 1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror
Assembled Product Dimensions 47.2" x 47.2" x 66"
Assembled Product Weight 56.2lbs

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