Meade’s new LX70 Series offers high-quality German equatorially mounted telescopes with slow-motion controls and heavy-duty steel tripods. Use as a stand-alone mount or maximize your viewing potential with any of the following quality optical tube options: 5” Achromat, 6” & 8” Newtonian Reflectors, or a 6” Maksutov-Cassegrain. The Meade LX70 Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer looking to chase deep sky objects such as galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and more. With an available dual axis motor drive system and optional polar scope finder, Meade’s LX70 Series will keep you looking up for many years to come.
PRECISION SLOW-MOTION CONTROLS
With brass worm-gear drives, you can ensure smooth tracking performance. Large slow-motion control knobs allow you to easily track the stars on those frigid nights where wearing gloves is a necessity. Precision push-pull adjustments in both azimuth and elevation make aligning on the celestial pole simple. The elevations built-in micrometer scale will help you dial in your site latitude quickly every time. The LX70 mount includes a Vixen-style dovetail for mounting optical tubes up to 20lbs for added versatility.
VERSATILE OPTICAL TUBES
With the LX70 series, changing optical tubes is effortless. Whatever your observing style, the LX70 has a scope for you. Choose from a 5” refractor or a 6” Maskutov for lunar and planetary viewing, 6” reflector for versatility, or the awesome 8” Newtonian for outstanding deep sky views. The universe is too grand to be confined to one optical tube.
GROWS WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE
Capable of handling a wide variety of optical tubes and equipment, expandable and upgradable, the Meade LX70 mount is designed for you to rediscover the galaxy again, again and again. Whether you’re intermediate level or you’re venturing into astrophotography, the LX70 Series is the mount to grow with your level of experience. For easily finding the celestial poles with high accuracy pair with Meade’s Polar Scope and for high power observing and image capture use with an optional Dual Axis Motor drive. Short description: Meade’s new LX70 Series offers high-quality German equatorially mounted telescopes with slow-motion controls and heavy-duty steel tripods. The Meade LX70 Series is the perfect choice for the cultured observer looking to chase deep sky objects such as galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and more.