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Designed to produce sharp and clear images with accurate colors, Meade Instrument's LX70 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope features a long 1000mm focal length and a 4.72" clear aperture for obtaining detailed images of the Moon, clear views of the planets, and the ability to reach out past our solar system to discover deep-sky objects. The scope is outfitted with achromatic lens elements that correct for chromatic and spherical aberrations to produce true color rendition with minimal distortion, especially at the edges. This enables the user to achieve a finely resolved focus with tack-sharp images in the entire field of view. It has a 2" rack-and-pinion focuser and 90° star diagonal, with a 1.25" adapter to increase the size and types of accessories that can be used with it. Meade includes two Plossl eyepieces to get new users started; a 9mm that yields 111x power and a 26mm for a 38.5x magnification.
The included manual equatorial mount features brass worm-gear drives on both axes for smooth tracking performance, aluminum setting circles and a built-in leveling bubble. The large-knob slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects even while when wearing gloves. Push-pull adjustments on both the declination and right ascension axes 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 other optical tubes up to 20 pounds, an adjustable-height stainless steel tripod, and an accessory tray with holders for both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.
5" aperture, 4.72" (12cm) clear
1000mm focal length
Achromatic lenses correct for chromatic and spherical aberrations
Resolving power of 0.912 arc-seconds
f/8.3 focal ratio
German equatorial mount
Manually controlled with flexible slow-motion cables
Push-pull declination and right ascension adjustments
Integrated port supports optional polar alignment scope
Vixen-style dovetail saddle
Aluminum setting circles
Built-in leveling bubble
20 lb (9.1 kg) payload capacity
Leg spreader with lock
Accessory Tray with Eyepiece Holders
Eyepieces: 1.25" diameter barrel 9mm eyepiece yields 111x magnification 26mm eyepiece yields 38.5x magnification 2" 90° star diagonal enables a more comfortable viewing position
Focuser: 2" rack and pinion focuser Focus lock to hold focuser in position 1.25" adapter for smaller diameter eyepieces and accessories
Finderscope: 6x30 with crosshair reticle
In the Box
Meade LX70 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope with EQ Mount