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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.
1000mm focal length
Fast f/5.0 focal ratio
Resolving power of 0.76 arc-seconds
German equatorial mount
Manually controlled with flexible slow-motion cables
Push-pull declination and right ascension adjustments
Integrated port supports optional polar alignment scope