Designed specifically for the discerning astrophotographer or visual observer, Meade 6000 Series 115mm ED APO Telescope offers 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 LX80 Multi-Mount allows users to easily switch between mount modes. No longer do you need to choose between Alt-Azimuth or Equatorial configurations.
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 70 pounds in dual OTA mode. Its precision worm gear drives on both axes deliver smooth, accurate motion.
With the ability to function as both an Alt-Az and EQ mount, the LX80 Multi Mount gains the ease of set up from the AZ and the ability to function as a long exposure photography platform, like an EQ. For nights when the imaging isn't the greatest, you have a quick to set up Alt-Az that can switch to EQ mode in a moment's notice. The ability to go into a dual OTA AZ mode allows users a variety of set up options, particularly great for solar or outreach. Mount your h-alpha telescope next to a scope with a white light filter for a side by side comparison of the solar view. Mount two similar OTA's side by side to get twice the observing in in the same amount of time. Both the primary and secondary OTA dovetail plates are industry-standard for maximum compatibility with all of your OTAs.