**THIS ITEM IS DISCONTINUED** Interested in a German Equatorial Mount? Check out our LX85 Series.
Meade LX70 German Equatorial mount. This high quality mount includes slow-motion controls for both RA and Declination and a heavy-duty, fully height adjustable tripod (33” to 46”) with steel legs. Advanced features include brass worm-gear drives on both axes for smooth tracking performance, aluminum setting circles and a built-in leveling bubble. The slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects even on those frigid nights when wearing gloves is a necessity.
Precision push-pull adjustments in both azimuth and elevation make accurate polar alignment a breeze while the elevations built-in latitude scale will help you dial in your site latitude quickly.
The mount includes a vixen-style dovetail for mounting any Meade or third party optical tube having this common and standardized type dovetail rail and up to approximately 20 pounds in weight. Mount weight fully assembled is 21 pounds, including tripod, but excluding counterweights. Single 11.4 pound counterweight included, additional counterweights available separately as Meade item number 44-7101-00.
Optional #670011 dual-axis motor drive also available, for fully automatic tracking of objects in the night sky after polar alignment is completed. Also available and sold separately is the model #670010 polar scope as an aid in finding the celestial pole with high accuracy for purposes such as astrophotography. The Meade LX70 mount is designed to keep you looking up for many years to come.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
|Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock||< 1 arc-second|
|Slow Motion Controls||Yes, both axes|
|Tripod||Adjustable Height. 1.75" Steel Tube Tripod with accessory tray|
|Assembled Product Dimensions||45" x 45" x 59.5" H (114cm x 114cm x 151cm)|
|Assembled Product Weight||35.5 lbs (16.1 kg)|