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Meade Instruments Releases a Much-anticipated Product: Introducing the LX85 German Equatorial Mount


Meade Instruments Releases a Much-anticipated Product: Introducing the LX85 German Equatorial Mount

Capable of handling a wide variety of optical tubes and equipment, the Meade LX85 mount is the portable and reliable mount to grow with your level of experience!

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IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The LX85 Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated astrophotographer or observer looking to chase deep-sky objects. Great for use as a stand-alone German Equatorial Mount (GEM) or maximize viewing potential with an array of different optical tubes.        

President of Meade Instruments, Victor Aniceto, states: "Meade's new LX85 Series is going to make a significant impact in the astrophotography market with this new German Equatorial Mount. This has been a much-anticipated product that has been in the works for the past 3 years. We're very excited to launch the LX85 Series to the public and can't wait to see the amazing results this product will bring to the industry."

The LX85 Series is offered in eight various configurations. Choose from a 5" Achromatic Refractor or a 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain for lunar and planetary viewing, 6" & 8" Newtonian Reflector for versatility, or the amazing 6" & 8" Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) models for deep-sky views. The LX85 even offers Meade's Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors (APO) paired with the GEM- including the 70mm Astrograph, 80mm & 115 APOs. The LX85 configurations range in price from $799 to $2,499.

The LX85 GEM features a vixen-style dovetail receiver and is built to ensure smooth tracking performance. It has the capability to track through long exposures using Meade's Smart Drive feature and has an integrated auto-guider port for astrophotography. The included AudioStar® hand controller provides easy access to over 30,000 objects to navigate the night sky. The LX85 Series telescopes will be available for sale through the Meade network of retailers, with deliveries starting in September 2018.

About Meade Instruments
Meade Instruments is the leading designer and manufacturer of expertly crafted telescopes and optical accessories. The company offers the industry's broadest product line of astronomical telescopes, solar telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and related optical accessories. Focused on exploration, empowering curiosity and excellent service, Meade enables both professional and amateur enthusiasts to experience the wonderful universe. Meade distributes its products worldwide, through a network of specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, and domestic and foreign distributors. Learn more at


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