Meade SKU: 07018 | Helix SKU: ME07018
With the option of using a Meade Super Giant Field Tripod, the 16" LX200 Is remarkably transportable for an instrument of its size and specifications. This extremely strong and rigid tripod assembly, incorporating massive 4"-diameter steel tripod legs, results in virtually no compromise whatever in telescope stability versus using a permanently mounted pier. For the 16" LX200 only, including LX200 "Classic", LX200GPS, and LX200-ACF models.
|Assembled Product Dimensions||29" x 29" x 40.5"|
|Assembled Product Weight||123 lbs|
|Experience Level||Intermediate, Advanced|
Meade SKU: 309001 | Helix SKU: ME309001
The Coronado® Altazimuth Mount with slow motion cables is an aluminum mount with a stainless steel tripod, that is perfect to use with your Coronado® P.S.T. or SolarMax II. The mount comes with dual slow motion control cables with knobs on both axes for fine movements and a pan handle design for coarse movements.
Meade SKU: 316001 | Helix SKU: ME316001
Meade SKU: 209013 | Helix SKU: ME209013
Meade Infinity Alt-azimuth Mount, as used on Infinity series telescopes. This lightweight but sturdy altitude-azimuth mount features aluminum construction with tubular steel legs for excellent rigidity. The mount comes with dual slow motion control cables with knobs on both axes for fine movements and a pan handle design for coarse movements.
Maximum Height: 48"
Telescope attachment is with a captive 1/4-20 bolt
$ 499.00 - Sold Out
Meade SKU: 228000 | Helix SKU: ME228000
The LX65 features a newly designed single-arm mount with Meade’s AudioStar® Hand controller. This new mount is compact, yet sturdy, providing a great combination of portability and performance. Additionally, the LX65 has the ability to hold two optical tubes, making your experience twice as enjoyable! With its quick and portable setup, you’re ready to start observing in minutes. The LX65 system breaks down into 3 compact pieces and does not require any tools, making it a breeze to transport to your favorite dark sky location!
This versatile scope features two dovetail receivers that allows you to use two optical tubes at once! Attach up to a 7lb OTA on the secondary saddle for a chance to observe your objects both in wide field or close up. This added versatility makes the LX65 great for astronomy outreach or sharing the night sky with others and will be sure to impress anyone with its technology and optics.
The LX65 are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Enter your site information, find level and North, and Easy Align picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder. Center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the Universe are at your fingertips.
The Meade AudioStar® hand controller features audio files and an internal speaker. This computerized celestial object location system plugs into the telescope's handbox port, allowing a quick telescope alignment. Once aligned with the sky, the AudioStar® is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability, AudioStar® permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple guided tours, digital positional readouts, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.
|Experience Level||Beginner, Intermediate|
|Dovetail||Vixen-Style on Primary and Secondary Saddles|
|Object Database||30,000 objects|
|Control Panel||Handbox. Aux1 Port. Aux2 Port. 12v Power.|
|Power Source||Eight (8) C-size Batteries or 12v External Power (USER SUPPLIED)|
|Assembled Product Dimensions||33.5" x 39" x 63.5"|
|Assembled Product Weight||MOUNT ASSY: 18.7lbs. TRIPOD: 8.5lbs.|
Meade SKU: 37-0850-00 | Helix SKU: ME37085000
Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotograhic performance, the LX850 mount with StarLock dual imager full time autoguider. Includes AutoStar II GOTO system with over 144,000 object library and all the features an advanced visual observer or astrophotographer would ever want. Take your imaging to the next level.
The LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8" main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software. Mount main body weight is 55 pounds. The fully height adjustable (29 to 45") tripod features massive 3" diameter stainless steel legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 pounds.
Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core, StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor system to provide computer assisted polar alignment using the drift method. Once aligned the StarLock is guiding the mount in real time, and even automatically programs periodic error correction, achieving a guiding accuracy of up to 1 arcsecond in good seeing and with the capability of guiding on stars as faint as 11th magnitude.
The LX850 features DC-servo motors on each axis with a maximum slew speed of 3 degrees per second, allowing slewing 180 degrees to the opposite side of the sky in one minute flat. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal, with faster slewing at 2x, 8x, 16x, or 1/4, 1/2, 1 or 3 degrees per second. The mount and all electronics are externally powered by the included Meade Universal Power Supply (12V). An external DC battery or power pack may also be used; Meade 607 Power Cord sold separately. The mount includes both mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if for some reason you found yourself without power. Includes single 26 pound stainless steel counterweight, additional weights sold separately. LX800 mount shown in photo, LX850 mount similar.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
|Hand Controller||AutoStar® II|
|Object Database||145,000 objects|
|Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)||1 arc-minute (+/-)|
|Periodic Error Correction||Both Axes|
|Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)||Yes|
|Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock||< 1 arc-second|
|Slow Motion Controls||Electronic|
|Slew Speeds||RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x sidereal and 0.25°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, and 3°/sec (max)|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates|
|Control Panel||12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port|
|Tripod||LX850 Giant Field Tripod|
|Power Source||12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply|
$ 279.00 - Sold Out
Meade SKU: 07020 | Helix SKU: ME07020
Meade Standard Field Tripod #07020. Tripod as supplied with all Meade 8-12" LX90-ACF and 8-10" LX200-ACF models. The Standard Field Tripod gives your Meade the rock solid, research-grade foundation needed for demanding applications such as high power observing and astrophotograpy/imaging.
Tripod height is adjustable from 34" to 54", allowing for comfortable viewing from either standing or seated observing positions. Features super strong and exceptionally rigid chromed steel legs for excellent vibration damping. Telescope may be mounted in altitude-azimuth (vertical-horizontal) mode or can be equatorially (polar) aligned using an optionally available Meade Wedge or Ultrawedge. Tripod weight is 25 pounds.
|Assembled Product Dimensions||13" x 12.8" x 37"|
|Assembled Product Weight||25 lbs.|
$ 150.00 - Sold Out
Meade SKU: 805001 | Helix SKU: ME805001
Tripod for ETX90 and ETX125
As used on Meade ETX90 and ETX125 Observer models. Compatible with all prior versions ETX90, ETX105, and ETX125. May also be used with ETX60, 70 or 80mm. All compatible telescopes securely mount using the included 1/4-20 size mounting knobs.
This sturdy and portable full height tripod features chrome plated steel legs and is height adjustable from 27 to 45". Weight is 9.8 pounds. Features a built in tilt plate which allows equatorial polar alignment from latitudes of 25 degrees or higher.