Meade LX70 R6 Equatorial Reflecting Telescope, #270011. 6" diameter, 750mm
focal length, f/5.
The Meade LX70 R6 is equipped with a high-quality parabolic primary mirror,
aluminized and over-coated for great performance. This fast f/5 optical system
provides the observer spectacular wide-field views and presents ample opportunity
to chase deep sky objects such as galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae. See
amazing views of the Moon and planets. Explore the universe by observing the
rings of Saturn, Jupiter's cloud belts and Great Red Spot, and other planetary
Includes two 1.25" Plössl eyepieces 26mm and 9mm for magnifications
of 29X and 83X respectively. Features a 2" rack and pinion focuser with
1.25" adapter allowing for use of any 2" eyepieces to maximize this
telescope's panoramic deep field potential. Optical tube weight is 12lbs including
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. Mount weight is 9lbs, with
a single 11.5 pound counterweight.
The Meade LX70 comes complete with a, heavy-duty steel tripod, 6x30 optical
viewfinder, an extension tube used for astrophotography, 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 #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.