Meade Instruments

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Meade Instruments

Meade's revolutionary new LX800 German Equatorial Mount with StarLock is designed from the ground up for hassle-free astrophotography. Machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, the LX800 features 5.8-inch-diameter worm gears on each axis driven by beefy 0.68-inch-diameter precision brass worms. The mount is rated for 90 pounds (41 kg) of equipment not including the two supplied 18-pound counterweights.
The LX800’s unique feature is its automatic StarLock full-time guiding system built around a 25-mm f/1 lens and an 80-mm f/5 refractor each fitted with a permanently focused ½-inch-format CMOS detector. The system finds your target, locks onto a guide star, and automatically begins autoguiding the mount each time you move to a different target. In addition, the StarLock system assists with drift alignment of the mount without the need for a separate computer. The LX800 is also available paired with Meade’s new 10-, 12-, and 14-inch f/8 Advanced-Coma Free optical tube assemblies featuring zero image-shift internal Crayford-style focusers. See Meade’s website for many additional details.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current information and prices, contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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