Meade LX70 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope with EQ Mount

Meade LX70 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope with EQ Mount

Meade LX70 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope with EQ Mount

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Meade LX70 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope with EQ Mount

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Product Highlights

  • 4.72" Aperture, Achromatic Lens Elements
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/8.3 Focal Ratio
  • Includes 9mm & 26mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 2" Focuser and 90° Star Diagonal
  • 1.25" Focuser Adapter
  • 6x30 Finderscope with Crosshair Reticle
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual-Axis Slow Motion Cables
  • 2-Stage Adjustable Steel Tripod
  • Accessory Tray with Eyepiece Holders
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  • 1Description
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.

Optical Performance
  • 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
Mount
  • German equatorial mount
  • Brass worm-gears
  • 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
Tripod
  • Two-stage legs
  • Adjustable-height
  • 20 lb (9.1 kg) payload capacity
  • Leg spreader with lock
  • Accessory Tray with Eyepiece Holders
Optical Accessories
  • 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
UPC: 709942997088
In the Box
Meade LX70 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope with EQ Mount
  • 11.4 lb Counterweight for LX70
  • LX70 German Equatorial Mount
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Focuser Adapter
  • 90° Diagonal
  • Protective Front Dust Cover
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Achromat refractor
    Aperture 5.0" / 12.7 cm
    4.72" / 12.0 cm, clear
    Focal Length 1000 mm
    Focal Ratio f/8.3
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2", 1.25" with adapter
    Focuser 2" rack-and-pinion
    Diagonal 90° star diagonal, 2"
    Finderscope 6 x 30
    Tripod 2-stage adjustable, stainless steel
    Mount Type German equatorial, manual
    Power Source None
    Dimensions OTA: 45.0 x 45.0 x 70.0" / 114.3 x 114.3 x 177.8 cm, assembled
    Weight Total: 47.5 lb / 21.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 63.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 54.0 x 20.0 x 18.7"

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