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Meade LX70 M6 Maksutov Equatorial Telescope, #270013. 6" diameter, 1800mm focal length, f/12.

The Meade LX70 M6 is equipped with exceptional 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain optics offering outstanding image sharpness, contrast and resolution. This standout choice provides detailed observation of the Moon and planets. The M6, a long focal length telescope, is designed to easily soar to high magnification. Experience unsurpassed performance on planetary and lunar detail. See the rings of Saturn, Jupiter's cloud belts and Great Red Spot, and other planetary destinations. The significant light gathering ability of this 6" scope also provide the observer ample opportunity to chase down faint deep sky object such as galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae.
Includes two 1.25" Plössl eyepieces 26mm and 9mm for magnifications of 69X and 200X respectively. Features a 2" diagonal mirror (with 1.25" adapter) allowing for use of any 1.25" or 2" eyepieces and precision focus mechanism. Optical tube weight is 12 pounds including dovetail mounting bracket.

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 20lbs for added versatility.

The Meade LX70 comes complete with a solid, heavy-duty steel tripod, 8x50 optical viewfinder and an accessory tray with holders for both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.

Optional Accessories

  • Optionally available accessories include the Meade LX70 Dual Axis Motor Drive #670011 and the LX70 Polar Scope #ME670010.
  • The LX70 Dual Axis Motor Drive #ME670011 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 #ME670010 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.

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