Meade LX85 Series 70mm f/5 Astrograph Telescope # 217010

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Meade LX85 70mm Apochromatic Refractor Telescope OTA # 217010-OTA   +$0.00
Meade LX85 German Equatorial Mount # 217000   +$0.00
Our Product ID: T-ME-217010
Manufacturer SKU: 217010
Item Can Ship: To US Only
Meade LX85 Series 70mm f/5 Astrograph Telescope # 217010

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Quick Overview

  • 70mm Apochromatic Refractor
  • 350mm Focal Length
  • f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail INCLUDED
  • Fully extendable Dew Shield

Mount Information

  • Vixen-Style Dovetail receiver
  • GoTo German Equatorial Mount with 33 lb. payload capacity
  • Available in 9 different OTA bundles or as a stand-alone mount!

Product Details

70mm f/7 Astrograph OTA

The LX85 Series 70mm Astrograph has a 4-element petzval optical design with FPL 53 ED (extremely low dispersion) optical glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or "color fringing." Features a 70mm aperture, 350mm focal length, and f/5 focal ratio. Equipped with a 2.5" dual rack & pinion focuser (10:1 fine focuser)f or ultra fine focus control and fully multi-coated optical coatings. Includes a fully extendable dew shield and vixen-style dovetail. Standard equipment also includes an aluminum hard carry case to protect your Astrograph. The OTA alone weighs 4.5 lbs and has dimensions of 12.25" x 4.5" x 5.5".

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: 709942998832
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Focus System: 2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
  • Clear Aperture: 70mm
  • Optical Design: Apochromatic Refractor
  • Optical Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated
  • Focal Length: 350mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Viewfinder: None
  • Eyepiece(s): None
  • Focuser Mechanism: 2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
  • 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 Weight: 38.6 lbs.


Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).
Manufacturer part number: 217010

Useful Resources

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