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Meade LX80 SolarMax II 90

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Used around the world by serious solar enthusiasts and professional research facilities alike for observation of surface detail and prominences on the Sun in hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light. Powerful but very portable, this high resolution Solar Telescope offers dedicated visual observation of the Sun as well as high quality imaging.

The new Meade Coronado II represents a breakthrough in solar observing with the new and revolutionary new RichView tuning assembly. This patented system allows direct tuning of the primary filter etalon. No other commercially available Ha telescope can provide the tuning range and accuracy of the SolarMax II. Now you can tune for the highest contrast views of active regions, flares, filaments, and other surface detail, or quickly and easily re-tune for prominences on the solar limb.

The stunning bright red views through a Coronado Ha telescope display astounding surface and limb detail especially when the Sun is in an active phase. The sun is now heading for Solar Maximum, when activity will be at it's best. Don't miss out!!

This very high quality 90mm personal solar observatory features an 800mm focal length, f/8.8 focal ratio. Includes mounting rings, Sol Ranger finder scope, Cemax eyepieces, and travel case.


SolarMax II 90 Telescope
with RichView Tuning


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LX80 Multi-mount

The LX80 Multi-mount operates in three modes, German equatorial, single OTA alt-az and dual OTA alt-az. Setting up in any mode is quick and easy. 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 altaz modes and up to 75 pounds in dual OTA mode. Its precision worm gear drives on both axes deliver smooth, accurate motion and Meade’s proprietary SmartDrive™ provides periodic error correction that dramatically reduces errors providing performance only available on much more expensive mounts. Both the primary and secondary OTA dovetail plates are industry-standard for maximum compatibility with all of your OTAs. The LX80s computerized GoTo mount is controlled with the amazing AudioStar handbox with Meade’s exclusive Astronomer Inside audio descriptions of the objects you are viewing.

  • AutoStar Controller:  AudioStar w/30,000 object database
  • Pointing Precision (High Precision Mode):  Up to 5 arcminutes
  • Go-to pointing precision (approximately):  10 arcminutes
  • Periodic Error Control:  Polar Mode Only
  • Slew speeds:  RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x,128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
  • Tracking Rates:  Sidereal, lunar or custom selected from 2,000 incremental rates
  • Latitude Range (in EQ mode):  25° to 90°
  • Control Panel:  12v DC, Power, HBX port, 2 Aux ports (RS232)
  • Total Instrument Capacity:  Multi-OTA = 70 lbs alt-az or German Equatorial = 40 lbs
  • Batteries (User supplied):  8xAA
  • AC Power Supply (optional):  12v DC, 5 amp power supply

LX80 Tripod

With large two inch diameter stainless steel legs, the all new LX80 tripod is rugged and stable. Built-in fine-tune leg levelers at the top of each leg make doing small adjustments the easiest they’ve ever been. With the LX80’s industry-standard saddle, there is virtually no limit to the different tubes that can be used.

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