Meade LX85 Series 5" f/5.8 Refractor Telescope # 217001

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Meade LX85 5" Refractor Telescope OTA # 217020   +$0.00
Meade LX85 German Equatorial Mount # 217000   +$0.00
Our Product ID: T-ME-217001
Manufacturer SKU: 217001
Item Can Ship: To US Only
Meade LX85 Series 5" f/5.8 Refractor Telescope # 217001

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Please Note: This is a 4.72" aperture telescope, not a full 5" as Meade states in the item title.

Quick Overview

  • 120mm (4.72") Refractor
  • 700mm Focal Length
  • f/5.8 Focal Ratio
  • 9mm & 26mm Super Plössl (1.25") Eyepieces included
  • 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair I
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail receiver
  • GoTo German Equatorial Mount with 33 lb. payload capacity

Product Details

4.72" f/5.8 Achromatic OTA

The LX85 Series 5" Refractor has an Achromat Refractor design with a high-quality air-space objective lens producing high resolution and incredible contrast for lunar, planetary, and deep-sky observations. Features a 4.72" (120mm) aperture, 700mm focal length, and f/5.8 focal ratio. Equipped with multi-coated optical coatings and a 2" Rack & Pinion Focuser. Includes (2) 1.25" Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a Vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 10.9 lbs and has dimensions of 5.8" x 28".

Sturdy GoTo Mount

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 maximize your viewing potential with an array of different optical tubes to choose from. 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 ensure 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. Seamlessly image the best parts of night sky with not 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.

AudioStar® Hand Box

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!


  • Series: LX85 Telescopes
  • UPC: 709942998740
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Eyepieces Type: Super Plössl
  • Focus System: 2" Rack and Pinion
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Clear Aperture: 5" (127mm)
  • Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor
  • Optical Coatings: Multi-Coated
  • Focal Length: 700mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.8
  • Viewfinder: 8x50 Optical with Crosshair
  • Eyepiece(s): 9mm & 26mm Super Plössl, 1.25"
  • Focuser Mechanism: 2" Rack and Pinion
  • Diagonal: 2" 90-Degree Mirror with 1.25" Adapter
  • Dovetail: Vixen-Style
  • Dew Shield: Yes
  • Hand Controller: AudioStar™
  • Object Database: 30,000 objects
  • Power Source: 12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)
  • Assembled Product Dimensions: 47.2" X 47.2" X 65"
  • Assembled Product Weight: 45.03 lbs.


Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).
Manufacturer part number: 217001

Useful Resources

User Manual: Meade LX85 Series Manual (PDF format, 7MB)