Meade 14 Inch LX850 ACF Telescope with StarLock

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  • Fast f/8 Advanced Coma-Free ACF optical system
  • Internal Crayford-style primary mirror focusing system
  • StarLock full-time automatic integrated guider
  • Internal cabling to prevent snags and tangles
  • AutoStar II hand control with over 144,000 object database
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  • Description

    • The New LX850™ with StarLock™ is a portable astro-imaging system that can be setup, aligned and imaging in less than thirty minutes.  Building on the foundation of the technologically revolutionary LX800, Meade engineers have taken the next step in astrophotographic evolution. We kept the same innovative concepts like Starlock™ fulltime automatic guiding and high-precision pointing, f/8 ACF OTAs with internal Crayford-style two-speed focuser and a portable precision German equatorial mount, but reengineered it to deliver more performance with less user effort.

    New Features:

    • NEW polished bronze worms in both RA and DEC drivers that deliver smooth motion with low periodic error.
    • NEW larger roller bearings in both RA and DEC axes to better handle larger loads.
    • NEW roller bearings in the RA and DEC clutch assemblies to allow freer motion with the clutches loosened for easier balancing.
    • NEW one-piece 1 inch thick saddle plate with improved dove tail clamps, thicker OTA rail and radius blocks to reduce flexure between the OTA and mount.
    • NEW alternative StarLock mounting position on ACF OTAs for virtually no flexure between StarLock and the primary optics.
    • NEW StarLock software improvements to guide star selection, tracking/guiding accuracy, Ultra High Precision Pointing, and Drift Alignment.
    • NEW StarLock automatic guide rate calibration which analyzes the sky conditions and sets the best possible guide rates for both RA and DEC.

  • Dimensions & Specifications




    Equatorial Mount

    Objective Lens Size Code


    Recommended Usage


    User Level

    For the Expert





    Focal Length


    Focal Ratio


    Good for Astrophotography




    Mount Design

    Equatorial Mount

    Optical Design

    Advanced Coma Free

    Telescopes Series

    Meade LX850 Telescopes with StarLock


    1 Year

    Suggested Age

    12 Years & Up


    Download the Meade LX850 Telescope User Manual
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    Manufacturer Warranty

    1-year limited manufacturer's warranty

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