LX850 German Equatorial Mount


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LX850 130mm ED APO Telescope


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Product Number 37-0850-00
Mount Body Machined from solid 6061-T6 Aircraft grade Aluminium and stainless
steel
Finish Anodized Aluminium and stainless steel
Main gear - R.A. & Dec. 5.8 inch under cut 225 tooth aluminum
Worm gear - R.A. & Dec. .68 inch diameter precision machined polished bronze
Bearing size 3.15 inch (outer diameter)
Counterweight shaft 1.75 inch diameter, 12 inch long threaded stainless steel
Counterweights 26 lbs. and optional 10 lbs. threaded stainless steel.
Quantity: Mount only - 1 x 26 lbs., 10 inch - 1 x 26 lbs., 12 inch - 2 x 26 lbs., 14 inch -3 x 22 lbs., 130mm APO - 1 x 26 lbs.
Drive Motors DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Mechanical allignment Fine adjustment altitude controls
Tracking distance past meridian 20 degrees
OTA mounting system Losmandy®-style dovetail
Instrument Payload Capacity 90.0 lbs (40.80 kg)
Latitude range 10° - 70°
Tripod Giant folding adjustable height tripod with 3 inch diameter aluminum legs. Height from 29 inches to 45 inches.
Mount body weight 60 lbs.
Counterweight shaft and cap weight 17.8 lbs.
Counterweights 26 lbs. and optional 10 lbs.
Tripod weight 36 lbs.
Control Panel 12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port
Computer Control AutoStar II GoTo system
Database Over 144,000 Objects, Catalogs included: Index catalog (5,386); NGC catalog (7,840); Partial Caldwell catalog (109); Messier catalog (110); Earth orbiting satellites (26); Planets (9); Uppsala galaxy catalog (12,940); Morphological catalog of galaxies (12,939); General catalog of variable stars (29,364); SAO and Hipparcos star catalogs (42,277); Draper star catalog (21,160); Yale bright star catalog (8,977); Large Bright Quasars Survey (1,055); Namd objects (4,313); Herschel catalog (400); Abell catalog of galaxy clusters (2,712); Arp catalog of irregular galaxies (635); Lunar features (1,754); Asteroids and comets (120); Constellations (88); Solar/Lunar eclipses, meteor showers (492).
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 20 backlit LED buttons
GPS Yes
Home Sensors Both RA and Dec axes
Internal Clock Yes
Internal Cabling Yes
Slew Speeds 3 degrees/second
Tracking Rates .01x to 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 1/4°, 1/2°, 1°, 3°
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1 Star Polar Align, Starlock assited drift align
Power 12v DC 5 amp, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
StarLock  
Wide Field Camera 25mm x 26mm f/1.04 optic with 1/2 inch format CMOS sensor gives field of 14.72 x 11.78 degrees.
Narrow Field Camera 80mm x 400mm f/5 optic with 1/2 inch format Cmos sensor gives field
of 57.2 x 45.8 arcminutes (2.68 arcseconds/pixel)
High Precision Pointing +/- 1 arcminute
High Precision Guiding +/- 1 arcsecond (with good seeing. 1-4 second correction update rate depending on star magnitude. Faintest guide star 11th mag.
High Precision Alignment Semi-automatic drift align procedure for ulta-precise polar alignment
StarLock Weight 2.9 lbs. (1.3 kg)
Product Number 1008-85-01
Clear Aperture 10" (254mm)

Optical Design

Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Telescope Mounting Heavy-duty German Equatorial
OTA Mounting Losmandy®-style mounting plate
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.456 arc seconds
Secondary Obstruction (%) 20.95
AutoStar Controller Autostar II
Object Database 145,000 objects
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece
Diagonal Series 5000 2 inch with enhanced 99% reflectivity
Optional Focal Reducer/Field Flattener N/A
Focus System Internal Crayford style zero image-shift primary mirror focus with dual speed 7:1 control
Slow Motion Controls Electronic
Control Panel 12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port
Total Instrument Capacity

90.0 lbs. (40.80 kg)

Counterweights Included. 1 x 26 lbs.
Electronic Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser Included
Accessory equipment mounting system Optional Series 5000 Auxiliary Equipment Mounting System
Power 12v DC 5 amp, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
Materials  
Primary Mirror Low-expansion borosilicate glass
Secondary Mirror Individually figured with primary mirror for maximum correction. Low-expansion borosilicate glass
Correcting Plate/Lens

Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Schott AG Germany

Optical Tube

Aluminum

Weights and Dimensions  
OTA Weight 33 lbs.
Product Number 1208-85-01
Clear Aperture 12" (305mm)

Optical Design

Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
Focal Length 2438mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Telescope Mounting Heavy-duty German Equatorial
OTA Mounting Losmandy®-style mounting plate
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.380 arc seconds
Secondary Obstruction (%) 16.86
AutoStar Controller Autostar II
Object Database 145,000 objects
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece
Diagonal Series 5000 2 inch with enhanced 99% reflectivity
Optional Focal Reducer/Field Flattener N/A
Focus System Internal Crayford style zero image-shift primary mirror focus with dual speed 7:1 control
Slow Motion Controls Electronic
Control Panel 12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port
Total Instrument Capacity

90.0 lbs. (40.80 kg)

Counterweights Included. 2 x 26 lbs.
Electronic Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser Included
Accessory equipment mounting system Optional Series 5000 Auxiliary Equipment Mounting System
Power 12v DC 5 amp, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
Materials  
Primary Mirror Low-expansion borosilicate glass
Secondary Mirror Individually figured with primary mirror for maximum correction. Low-expansion borosilicate glass
Correcting Plate/Lens

Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Schott AG Germany

Optical Tube

Aluminum

Weights and Dimensions  
OTA Weight  
Product Number 1408-85-01
Clear Aperture 14" (356mm)

Optical Design

Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
Focal Length 2845mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Telescope Mounting Heavy-duty German Equatorial
OTA Mounting Losmandy®-style mounting plate
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.326 arc seconds
Secondary Obstruction (%) 13.28
AutoStar Controller Autostar II
Object Database 145,000 objects
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece
Diagonal Series 5000 2 inch with enhanced 99% reflectivity
Optional Focal Reducer/Field Flattener N/A
Focus System Internal Crayford style zero image-shift primary mirror focus with dual speed 7:1 control
Slow Motion Controls Electronic
Control Panel 12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port
Total Instrument Capacity

90.0 lbs. (40.80 kg)

Counterweights Included. 3 x 26 lbs.
Electronic Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser Included
Accessory equipment mounting system Optional Series 5000 Auxiliary Equipment Mounting System
Power 12v DC 5 amp, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
Materials  
Primary Mirror Low-expansion borosilicate glass
Secondary Mirror Individually figured with primary mirror for maximum correction. Low-expansion borosilicate glass
Correcting Plate/Lens

Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Schott AG Germany

Optical Tube Aluminum
Weights and Dimensions  
OTA Weight 63 lbs.
Product Number 0130-85-01
Clear Aperture 130mm

Optical Design

Apochromatic Refractor
Focal Length 910mm
Focal Ratio f/7
Telescope Mounting Heavy-duty German Equatorial
OTA Mounting Vixen®-style mounting plate
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.89 arcseconds
AutoStar Controller Autostar II
Object Database 145,000 objects
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece
Diagonal 2" diagonal prism
Optional Field Flattener 3 inch diameter, 2 element, fully multi-coated field flattener
Focus System Crayford-style 3 inch zero image-shift focuser with dual speed 10:1 control
Slow Motion Controls Electronic
Control Panel

12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port

Total Instrument Capacity

90.0 lbs. (40.80 kg)

Counterweights Included. 1 x 26 lbs.
Power 12v DC 5 amp, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
Materials  
Lens Glass

FK61 extra-low dispersion glass

Optical Tube Aluminum
Weights and Dimensions  
Total Net OTA Weight 25 lbs.
  LX850 10" f/8 ACF LX850 12" f/8 ACF LX850 14" f/8 ACF LX850 130mm ED APO
Product Number 1008-85-01 1208-85-01 1408-85-01 0130-85-01
Clear Aperture 10" (254mm) 12" (305mm) 14" (356mm) 130mm

Optical Design

Advanced Coma Free (ACF) Apochromatic Refractor
Focal Length 2032mm 2438mm 2845mm 910mm
Focal Ratio f/8 f/8 f/8 f/7
Telescope Mounting Heavy-duty German Equatorial Heavy-duty German Equatorial Heavy-duty German Equatorial Heavy-duty German Equatorial
OTA Mounting Losmandy®-style mounting plate Vixen®-style mounting plate
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) Fully Multi-Coated
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.456 arc seconds 0.380 arc seconds 0.326 arc seconds 0.89 arc seconds
Secondary Obstruction (%) 20.95 16.86 13.28 N/A
AutoStar Controller Autostar II Autostar II Autostar II Autostar II
Object Database 145,000 objects 145,000 objects 145,000 objects 145,000 objects
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece HD-60 25mm, long eye relief, premium eyepiece
Diagonal Series 5000 2 inch with enhanced 99% reflectivity
Optional Focal Reducer/Field Flattener N/A 3 inch diameter,
2 element, fully
multi-coated field
flattener
Focus System Internal Crayford style zero image-shift primary mirror focus with
dual speed 7:1 control
Crayford-style 3 inch zero image-shift focuser with dual speed 10:1 control
Slow Motion Controls Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Control Panel

12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port

Total Instrument Capacity

90.0 lbs. (40.80 kg)

90.0 lbs. (40.80 kg)

90.0 lbs. (40.80 kg)

90.0 lbs. (40.80 kg)

Counterweights Included. 1 x 26 lbs. Included. 2 x 26 lbs. Included. 3 x 26 lbs. Included. 1 x 26 lbs.
Electronic Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser Included N/A
Accessory equipment mounting system Optional Series 5000 Auxiliary Equipment Mounting System N/A
Power 12v DC 5 amp, using supplied Meade Universal Power Supply
Materials LX850 10" f/8 LX850 12" f/8 LX850 14" f/8 LX850 130mm ED APO
Primary Mirror Low-expansion borosilicate glass Low-expansion borosilicate glass Low-expansion borosilicate glass N/A
Secondary Mirror Individually figured with primary mirror for maximum correction. Low-expansion borosilicate glass Individually figured with primary mirror for maximum correction. Low-expansion borosilicate glass Individually figured with primary mirror for maximum correction. Low-expansion borosilicate glass N/A
Correcting Plate/Lens

Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Schott AG Germany

Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Schott AG Germany

Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Schott AG Germany

N/A

Optical Tube

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum Aluminum
Weights and Dimensions LX850 10" f/8 LX850 12" f/8 LX850 14" f/8 LX850 130mm ED APO
OTA Weight 33 lbs.   63 lbs. 25 lbs.