Meade LX70 Refractor, 5"

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  • 120mm (4.72”) f/8.3 Achromat Refractor - 1000mm focal length

  • Two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)

  • 2” 90° diagonal with 1.25” adapter

  • Rack and pinion focuser

  • 6x30 Viewfinder

SKU: 270010

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Product Description

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 including 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.

The Meade LX70 5” Achromat Refractor is equipped with a high-quality air-spaced objective lens producing high resolution and incredible contrast for lunar, planetary, and deep-sky observations. Its 120mm clear aperture allows it to resolve details down to 0.9 arc-seconds across and can be viewed using the two included 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm). With its 2” rack and pinion focuser and 2” 90° diagonal, it is equipped to handle wide-field 2” eyepieces out of the box. The 6x30 optical viewfinder with cross-hair reticle makes locating faint object quickly and easily.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

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.

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Have owned this scope for over a year now and still discovering it's capabilities.For a large achromatic refractor false color is very well controlled especially with high end eyepieces.Ultra sharp images and contrast quality refractors are renowned for(see my videos on YouTube -EA)This scope is essential for the avid astronomers. (Posted on 9/25/2017)

Specifications

Series LX70 Telescopes
Warranty 1 Year
Experience Level Intermediate
Clear Aperture 120mm (4.72")
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Focal Length 1000mm
Focal Ratio f/8.3
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.912 arc-seconds
Viewfinder 6x30 with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Plossl Eyepiece, 1.25” Plossl Eyepiece
Focuser Mechanism 2" Rack and Pinion with 1.25" adapter
Diagonal 2” Diagonal with 1.25” adapter
Dovetail Vixen-style with cradle rings
Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock < 1 arc-second
Slow Motion Controls Yes, both axes
Assembled Product Dimensions 45" x 45" x 70"
Assembled Product Weight 47.5 lbs (21.6 KGS)

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