Meade LX80 Multi-Mount Telescope Mount 37-0080-00 is a motorized astronomical telescope mount with three viewing modes and AudioStar technology. This Meade telescope accessory is mounted on an extremely tough platform, a rugged tripod with 2" diameter stainless steel legs and fine tune leg levelers for precise height adjustment. The Meade LX80 Multi-Mount itself has a solid aluminum structure with large, tapered roller bearings that can carry up to 75 pounds in dual OTA mode. A precision worm gear on both axes of the telescope accessory provide for smooth, accurate movement, while a sectional counterweight shaft can be adjusted for different sizes of telescopes. One of the greatest features of the Meade LX80 Telescope MultiMount is its adaptability; the telescope mount can operate as a German Equatorial mount, a single OTA alt-azimuth mount, or as a double OTA alt-azimuth mount, allowing you to track objects a multitude of ways.
Accurately tracking objects is a specialty of the Meade LX80 Multi-Mount Motorized Telescope Mount. This computerized telescope accessory by Meade utilizes the AudioStar computer controller, a state of the art astronomy guidance tool that has a catalog of over 30,000 celestial objects. AudioStar can automatically direct your Meade telescope to an object in its repertoire and track it flawlessly via computer, while the proprietary SmartDrive makes periodic error corrections. AudioStar also features the Astronomer Inside digital audio technology, which delivers audio information about the objects you're looking at directly from the mount. The Meade LX80 Multi-Mount Equatorial and Altazimuth Telescope Mount has variable slew speeds, from 1.5° per second to 6.5° a second. The Multi-Mount is accurate, too; Meade has programmed the mount to be accurate up to 5 arcminutes in high precision mode. For a stable, motorized telescope mount that can operate as an equatorial mount and as an alt-azimuth mount, purchase the Meade LX80 MultiMount AudioStar Telescope Mount.