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  • Meade LX80 Multi-Mount with 80mm Refractor Telescope
  • EQ Mode / Alt-Az Mode / Dual Scope Mode
  • Two inch diameter stainless steel tripod
  • AudioStar Computer Control Handbox with 30,000 objects
  • Fine-Tune Tripod Adjusters for easy set-up
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  • Description

    Meade LX80 Telescopes - 3 Mounts in one with an amazing optical system


    Meade Series 6000 ED Triplet APO Refractors are designed specifically for the discerning astrophotographer or visual observer, Meade Instruments Series 6000 refractors offer incredible optics and ultra-precise crayford-style 10:1 dual-speed focusing and optional 2-element field flattener.  Also included are full-sized cradle rings, Series 5000 die-electric coated 2 inch star diagonal with 99% reflectivity and a custom hard carrying case to keep that beautiful new telescope looking impressive for years to come.


    The all new Meade LX80 Multi-Mount - Three Mounts In One


    Now you no longer have to make the difficult decision between the ease of setup and operation of an alt-az mount or the versatility and long duration imaging capability of a German equatorial mount.  Meade's LX80 is the only mount that gives you both plus one more - three computerized GoTo Mounts for the price of one.


    The new line of LX80 telescopes with Multi-Mount is the most innovative and versatile mid-range telescope system available anywhere.


    Meade LX80 Multi-Mount


    The LX80 Multi-Mount operates in three modes, German equatorial, single OTA alt-az and dual OTA alt-az.  Setting up in any mode is quick and easy.  The LX80 is built around a solid aluminum structure, with two large, tapered roller bearings that handle radial and thrust loads on each axis to carry larger loads up to a total payload of 40 pounds in EQ and alt-az modes and up to 75 pounds in dual OTA mode.  Its precision worm gear drives on both axes deliver smooth, accurate motion and Meade's proprietary SmartDrive provides periodic error correction that dramatically reduces errors providing performance only available on much more expensive mounts.  Both the primary and secondary OTA dovetail plates are industry-standard for maximum compatibility with all of your OTA's.  The LX80 computerized GoTo mount is controlled with the amazing AudioStar handbox with Meade's exclusive Astronomer Inside audio descriptions of the objects you are viewing.


    LX80 Tripod


    With large two inch diameter stainless steel legs, the all new LX80 tripod is rugged and stable.  Built-in fine-tune leg levelers at the top of each leg make doing small adjustments the easiest they've ever been.


    Product Number 0306-08-01
    Clear Aperture 80mm
    Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
    Focal Length 480mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Telescope Mounting LX80 Multi-Mount
    Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
    Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 1.45 arcseconds
    AutoStar Controller AudioStar
    Object Database 30,000 objects
    Viewfinder None
    Eyepiece 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
    Diagonal 2" diagonal prism with 99% reflectivity
    Total Instrument Capacity Multi-OTA = 70 lbs
    Alt-Az or German Equatorial = 40 lbs
    Optional AC Power 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
    Correcting Plate/Lens FPL53 extra-low dispersion glass
    Optical Tube Aluminum
    Weights and Dimensions 
    OTA Weight 7.2 lbs.
    OTA Only Dimensions 4 inch diameter x 18 inches



    Meade LX80 Multi-Mount Specifications

    Telescope Mounting Alt-Azimuth or German Equatorial
    AutoStar Controller AudioStar
    Object Database 30,000 objects
    Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) Up to 5 arcminutes
    Go-To Pointing Precision (approx.) 10 arcminutes
    Periodic Error Correction Polar mode only
    Slow Motion Controls Electronic
    Slew Speeds RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, lunar or custom selected from 2,000 incremental rates
    Latitude Range (in EQ mode) 25° to 90°
    Control Panel 12v DC, Power, HBX port, 2 Aux ports (RS232)
    Total Instrument Capacity Multi-OTA = 70 lbs
    Alt-Az or German Equatorial = 40 lbs
    Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x AA
    Tripod Adjustable-height tripod with 2 inch stainless steel legs. Includes fine adjustment leg levelers on each leg. Range of fine adjustment for each leg+ 0.2 inch. Tripod height adjusts from 30.5 to 47 inches.
    Optional AC Power 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
    Smart Drive Yes
    AutoStar Suite Planetarium Software Yes
    Counterweights One 11 lb. steel weight included
    Astronomer Inside Yes
    Other Features
    Alt-Az or German EQ configuration, dual OTA configuration, optional plug-in autoguider port
    Mount Body Diecast aluminum with ABS panels
    Weights and Dimensions
    Mount Weight 35 lbs.
    Mount Dimensions (LWH) 12 inches x 8 inches x 14 inches
    Tripod Weight 31.5 lbs.
    Tripod Dimensions 30.5 inches to 47 inches (variable)

  • Dimensions & Specifications





    Eyepiece 1

    26mm (18x)


    Alt-Az Mount
    Equatorial Mount



    Focal Length


    Focal Ratio


    Good for Astrophotography




    Lens Coating

    Fully Multi-Coated

    Mount Design

    Meade LX80 Multi-Mount

    Object Database

    30000 objects

    Objective Lens Size Code


    Optical Design


    Recommended Usage

    Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters

    Star Diagonal

    2 Inch

    Telescopes Series

    Meade LX80 Telescopes with Multi-Mount

    User Level

    For the Enthusiast

    Suggested Age

    12 Years and up

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    1-year limited manufacturer's warranty

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