Meade 5" LX65 Maksutov-Cassegrain with Single-Arm GoTo Mount
Meade's LX65 M5 telescope package has all that you need to savor your nights viewing the sky. In this set, you will receive a Meade 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope along with the revolutionary LX65 alt-azimuth mount. You will also receive many accessories to enhance your viewing experience, such as a 1.25" mirror diagonal, 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece, AudioStar hand controller, and much more.
About the Meade LX65 Single-Arm Mount
The Meade LX65 features an impressive design that is easy to set up and portable enough to take wherever you go. This alt-azimuth mount has a single fork arm that is sturdy enough to support - not one - but two OTAs! A smaller scope (up to 7lbs) can sit next to your primary OTA on the secondary saddle. When you are finished observing, packing up is a breeze. The LX65 breaks down into three, lightweight pieces without the need for tools.
Use the AudioStar controller to find objects, do an easy alignment, move the mount electronically, or take a tour of the night's best objects.
With a database of over 30,000 objects and a built-in speaker, the Meade AudioStar will not only help you find objects with its easy, user-friendly interface, it can talk to you about a wide range of objects for a truly interactive experience.
If you don’t know what’s up in the sky on a particular evening, or don’t have a particular observing schedule in mind, let the Meade AudioStar show you “Tonight’s Best”. Choose the Tonight’s Best tour on the controller and you will be shown, you guessed it, the best objects in the sky for that particular date and time. The AudioStar controller has a multitude of functions for you to explore, such as digital positional readouts, a database of up to 200 user-defined objects, 9-Speed dual-axis movement, and much more.
About the Meade 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
The Meade 5" f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA features Ultra-High Transmission Coating (UHTC) optics for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnifications. This Maksutov, aka "Mak" telescope has an aperture of 5" and a focal length of 1900 mm, making it a great portable instrument for visual observing.
This portable, lightweight telescope (6.2 pounds) comes with accessories that will allow you to start observing right out of the box. You'll receive a 1.25" diagonal and a 26 mm Super Plossl that will yield 70X magnified views. The red dot viewfinder makes locating faint objects quick and easy.
The M5 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is easily mounted to the Meade LX65 single-arm mount via a Vixen-style dovetail. This telescope system is versatile with the ability to add a second scope to the mount. The secondary saddle supports scopes up to 7lbs, perfect for adding a finderscope or even another small OTA.
5" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
LX65 Alt-Azimuth Single Fork Arm Mount
Adjustable Metal Tripod
1.25" Mirror Diagonal
AudioStar Hand Controller and Cord
AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software
Bubble Level Compass
26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
Dimensions & Specifications
- Telescope Series: Meade LX65
- Telescope Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Telescope Aperture: 5" (127mm)
- Telescope Focal Ratio: f/15
- Telescope Focal Length: 1900mm
- Optical Coatings: Ultra High Transmission Coatings
- Focuser Style: Internal Moving Primary
- Focuser Size: Internal Focuser with 1.25" Rear Cell Adapter
- Focuser Speed: Single Speed
- Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
- Telescope Mount Weight Capacity: Secondary Saddle: 7lb
- Objects in Telescope Database: 30000
- Includes GPS Technology: Yes
- Telescope Power Source: C Batteries
- Telescope OTA Width: 5.8"
- Telescope OTA Length: 14.3"
- Telescope OTA Weight: 6.2lb
- Telescope Mount Weight: 18.7lb
- Telescope Tripod Weight: 8.5lb
- Telescope Total Weight: 34.2lb
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