The altazimuth GoTo mount is ideal for visual observation as well as Moon and planet photography. The computer control (GoTo) helps to locate objects. These can then be tracked with the built-in motors and held automatically in the eyepiece. The latter is necessary due to the rotation of the Earth. In altazimuth mounts without motors and electronic controls, this telescope tracking must be done by hand.
As the clamp is standardized for taking a prism rail, you can use it with a variety of different telescopes
A special feature of the LX65 is the second prism clamp. Here you can mount a second telescope in parallel.
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 allow you to use two optical tubes at once, for a chance to observe your objects both in wide field or close up! The main saddle can hold up to 14lbs, while the secondary saddle can hold up to 7lbs. The max payload capacity for the LX65 mount is *21lbs. 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 max payload capacity for the LX65 mount is 21 lbs. - that is the combined load capacity only. We don’t recommend anyone put 21 lbs on the main dovetail saddle or the secondary saddle.*
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.
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.
- Mount type
- Alt azimuth (AZ)
- Mount Features
- Mounting Hardware Size