Meade LX70 German Equatorial Mount #41-7100-00.
The Meade LX70 German EQ mount includes enhanced features including brass worm-gear
drives on both axes for smooth tracking performance, aluminum setting circles
and built-in leveling bubble. The large knob slow-motion control cables make
it easy to track objects on those frigid nights when wearing gloves is a necessity.
Push-pull adjustments in both azimuth and elevation assist in fine tuning the
polar alignment, while the built-in latitude scale will help you dial in your
site location quickly. The LX70 mount includes a Vixen-style dovetail for mounting
optical tubes up to 20 lbs. Mount weight is 9 pounds, with a single 11.5 pound
counterweight. Additional counterweights sold separately.
The Meade LX70 comes complete with a solid, heavy-duty steel tripod and an
accessory tray with holders for both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.
Optionally available accessories include the Meade LX70 Dual Axis Motor Drive
#670011 and the LX70 Polar Scope #670010.
The LX70 Dual Axis Motor Drive #670011 motorizes both axes and awards fine
slow-motion slewing control to the user through a keypad. With this addition,
the LX70 German Equatorial mount becomes a versatile imaging platform. For more
demanding users, the LX70 Polar Scope #670010 is the perfect tool to quickly
and accurately achieve polar alignment.
Motor drive and polar scope sold separately. Product carries one year Meade
factory limited warranty.