LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)
LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)
LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)
LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)
LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)
LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)
LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)
LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)
LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)


LX65 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (228001)

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At Meade, we believe the universe should be accessible at a moment's notice! The LX65 features a newly designed, compact and sturdy, single arm mount with Meade's AudioStar hand controller, which provides a great combination of portability and performance. This telescope combines a sophisticated level of advanced features and premium optics all in an easy to use telescope system. Additionally, the LX65 includes two dovetail receivers giving it the ability to holed two optical tubes, making your experience twice as enjoyable! With its quick and portable setup, you're ready to start observing in minutes. Attach a range of different OTAs to this mount for a chance to observe your objects both in widefield or close up. This added versatility makes the LX65 great for community outreach and will be sure to impress anyone with its technology and optics.

  • Meade Premium Optics

The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade's proprietary Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system, combined with the best materials, deliver the highest quality professional grade optics available. These optical tubes feature large apertures couples with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument, but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotography. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail.

  • Easy Align

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.

  • AudioStar

The Meade AudioStar hand controller features audio files and an internal speaker. This computerized celestial object locating 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 on the over 30,000 object Database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability the 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.


  5" Mak 6" Mak 6" ACF 8" ACF
Aperture 5" (127mm) 6" (150mm) 6" (152mm) 8" (203mm)
Focal Length 1900mm 1800mm 1524mm 2032mm
f/Ratio f/15 f/12 f/10 f/10
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain Maksutov-Cassegrain Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
OTA Weight 6.2 lbs 12.7 lbs 9.14 lbs 11.1 lbs
OTA Dimensions 5.8" x 14.3" 7.5" x 18.1" 8.5" x 16.5" 9.8" x 18.1"
Assembled Product Weight 34.2 lbs 40.2 lbs 37.8 lbs 39.5 lbs
Assembled Product Dimensions 33.5" x 39" x 60" 33.5" x 39" x 63" 33.5" x 39" x 62.5" 33.5" x 39" x 62.5"


Optical Coatings

Ultra High Transmission Coating (UHTC)
Eyepieces 26mm Super Plossl, 1.25"
Viewfinder Red Dot Viewfinder
Focuser Single Speed Internal Focuser
Dovetail Vixen Style
Handbox Controller AudioStar
Power Eight (8) C size batteries or 12v external power
Control Panel Ports Handbox, Aux1 port, Aux2 port, 12v power
Dovetail Saddle Vixen-style on primary and secondary saddles
Secondary saddle Vixen-style with horizontal and vertical adjustments to allow alignment with primary optical tube
Max Payload of Secondary Saddle 7 lbs.
Mount Type Single arm alt-azimuth with ability to hold two optical tubes.
Bubble Leve/Compass Included
Software DVD Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomy Planetarium
Mount/Tripod Weight Mount 18.7 lbs, Tripod 8.5 lbs
Mount/Tripod Dimensions 33.5" x 39" x 63.5"

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