The Telescope of a Lifetime is now available in 12” apertures. Featuring solid state electronics,
diffraction-limited Schmidt-Cassegrain optics and
ultra-precise GO-TO technology, the Meade LX90 is
the ultimate telescope for the amateur astronomer.
The LX90 is easy to use, and ideal for both visual
and photographic applications.
PATENTED LEVEL-NORTH TECHNOLOGY – You do not need to know the night sky. Simply turn your telescope on and it will automatically point to the first alignment star. It's that simple. You will see more in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime.
DIFFRACTION-LIMITED MEADE SCHMIDT-CASSEGRAIN OPTICS – Only
Meade individually figures their water-white corrector lenses and Pyrex® primary and secondary mirrors for superior light transmission, temperature stability, smoothness and correction.
OVERSIZED PRIMARY MIRROR – Only Meade manufactures their primar
mirrors in diameters larger than their listed aperture (e.g. the diameter of the 8" LX90’s primary mirror is actually 8.25"). This additional 1/4" yields a wider, fully illuminated field-of-view, and allows you to see the light other telescopes leave behind.
RIGID CAST ALUMINUM FORK MOUNT – The Meade LX90's Optical Tube Assembly is mounted on two sturdy fork arms giving you a rock solid platform for astrophotography.
LX200™- SERIES TRIPOD – The LX90 comes standard with the same sturdy field tripod as the LX200GPS series telescope.
SMART DRIVE™ – Only Meade’s AutoStar provides Periodic
Error Correction (in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training
periods your LX90 will minimize guiding corrections during long exposure astrophotography.
AUTOSTAR CONTROLLER – Only Meade’s AutoStar can be updated after purchase. Log on to www.meade.com to download software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets, satellites and new discoveries–Free! Keep your AutoStar up-to-date, and your LX90 will grow with you for years to come.
SMARTFINDER™(RED DOT) & 8 X 50 VIEWFINDER – Quickly and easily locate and center deep sky objects.
AUTOSTAR SUITE™ ASTRONOMER’S EDITION SOFTWARE – is an easy to use planetarium software that allows you to see what’s in the sky tonight. Plan observing sessions, print star charts, and even control your telescope all from your PC.
MADE IN THE USA – All LX90 telescopes are made in the USA at Meade’s state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility in Irvine, California.