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
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"
- 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.