Meade Variable Projection Tele-Extender for LX Telescopes

MSRP: $37.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

  • Adapter permits variable eyepiece projection photography using 1.25" eyepieces and DSLR or mirrorless camera (with camera-specific T-ring, sold separately)
  • Tele-Extender threads onto the male 1.375"-24 threads of Meade LX telescopes' standard visual back
  • Slide the extender's housing forward or back to change the and projected image size, or magnification
  • Can also be used without an eyepiece for prime focus photography
  • Compatible with 1.25" eyepieces of up to 1.45" (36.8mm) outside diameter
Item #: 07348

Where To Buy?

  • Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes
  • Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
  • High Point Scientific
  • Mile High Astronomy
  • Agena Astro
  • Khan Scope
  • First Light Optics

This accessory couples a DSLR or mirrorless camera (equipped with camera-specific T-ring, sold separately) to any Meade LX ACF telescope to allow eyepiece projection or prime focus photography.

For eyepiece projection photography, the two-piece, sliding housing lets you vary the effective focal length of the telescope-eyepiece combination, which changes the magnification of the image projected onto the camera’s sensor. This is a particularly good setup for lunar and planetary photography. Basically you insert a 1.25" eyepiece into the visual back that comes standard with Meade LX ACF telescopes, and secure the eyepiece with the visual back's thumbscrew. Then you thread the Tele-Extender onto the male 1.375"-24 threads of the visual back. You connect your camera to the other end of the Tele-Extender, which has male M42 T-mount threads, via a T-ring specific to your particular camera brand (T-ring sold separately). Note that only 1.25" eyepieces with a housing diameter of up to 1.45" (36.8mm) will fit inside the Tele-Extender.

Made of anodized aluminum and weighing 5.8 oz, the Tele-Extender makes a solid, flex-free connection between the camera and the telescope. The Tele-Extender's sliding housing is locked firmly at the length you set with two large thumbscrews.

For prime focus photography you simply use the Tele-Extender without an eyepiece. Shooting at prime focus is desirable when targeting deep-sky objects such as nebulas and galaxies.

The Tele-Extender measures 5.2" in length when fully extended and 3.6" when retracted, with a 2" diameter.

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.