Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with EQ Mount

Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with EQ Mount

Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with EQ Mount

B&H # MELX70R88 MFR # 270012
Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with EQ Mount

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Product Highlights

  • 8" Aperture
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Includes 9mm & 26mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 2" Focuser with 1.25" Adapter
  • 8x50 Finderscope with Crosshair Reticle
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual-Axis Slow Motion Cables
  • 2-Stage Adjustable Steel Tripod
  • 20 lb Payload Capacity
  • Accessory Tray with Eyepiece Holders
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Mount Options: OTA, EQ Mount and Tripod

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OTA, EQ Mount and Tripod

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  • 1Description

Designed for deep-sky observation with a fast focal ratio for astrophotography/imaging, Meade Instrument's LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope features a long 1000mm focal length and a large parabolic mirror 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 a 2" rack-and-pinion focuser and 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 scope's f/5 focal ratio is ideal for astrophotography/imaging.

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
  • 8" aperture
  • 1000mm focal length
  • Fast f/5.0 focal ratio
  • Resolving power of 0.76 arc-seconds
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

  • Focuser:
    2" rack and pinion focuser
    Focus lock to hold focuser in position
    1.25" adapter for smaller diameter eyepieces and accessories

  • Finderscope:
    8x50 with crosshair reticle

 

In the Box
Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with EQ Mount
  • 11.4 lb Counterweight for LX70
  • LX70 German Equatorial Mount
  • 8x50 Finderscope
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Protective Front Dust Cover
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Newtonian reflector
    Aperture 8.0" / 20.0 cm
    Focal Length 1000 mm
    Focal Ratio f/5.0
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2", 1.25" with adapter
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope 8 x 50 with crosshair reticle
    Tripod 2-stage adjustable, stainless steel
    Mount Type German equatorial, manual
    Power Source None
    Dimensions OTA: 45.0 x 45.0 x 78.0" / 114.3 x 114.3 x 198.1 cm, assembled
    Weight Total: 56.5 lb / 25.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 87.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 30.0 x 20.0"

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