Meade LX70 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ Mount

Meade LX70 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ Mount

Meade LX70 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ Mount

B&H # MELX70M66 MFR # 270013
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Product Highlights

  • 6" Clear Aperture
  • 1800mm Focal Length, f/12 Focal Ratio
  • Includes 9mm & 26mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 2" 90° Star Diagonal
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • 8x50 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

Meade Instrument's LX70 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is ideal for users who want a compact and powerful observation platform that is able to achieve high magnifications for detailed views of the moon and planets as well as the ability to reach out past our solar system to discover deep-sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies. The Maksutov-Cassegrain design corrects off-axis aberrations like comas and chromatic aberration to produce images with true color rendition. It features a long 1800mm focal length and a wide 6" aperture with a relatively slow f/12 focal ratio. The scope is outfitted with an internal focusing mechanism which accepts the included 2" 90° star diagonal. Meade includes two Plossl eyepieces to get new users started; a 9mm that yields 200x power and a 26mm for a 69x magnification, and a 1.25" adapter so they will fit in the diagonal.

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
  • 6" aperture
  • 1800mm focal length
  • Compact and powerful Maksutov-Cassegrain design that requires no alignment
  • Resolving power of 0.760 arc-seconds
  • f/12.0 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 200x magnification
    26mm eyepiece yields 69x magnification
    2" 90° star diagonal enables a more comfortable viewing position
    1.25" adapter for smaller diameter eyepieces and accessories

  • Focuser:
    Internal focusing mechanism

  • Finderscope:
    8x50 with crosshair reticle
UPC: 709942997118
In the Box
Meade LX70 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ Mount
  • 11.4 lb Counterweight for LX70
  • LX70 German Equatorial Mount
  • 8x50 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 Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 6.0" / 15.0 cm
    Focal Length 1800 mm
    Focal Ratio f/12
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2", 1.25" with adapter
    Diagonal 90° star diagonal, 2"
    Finderscope 8 x 50
    Tripod 2-stage adjustable, stainless steel
    Mount Type German equatorial, manual
    Power Source None
    Dimensions 45.0 x 45.0 x 70.0 / 114.3 x 114.3 x 177.8 cm, assembled
    Weight 49.4 lb / 22.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 62.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 20.0 x 20.0"

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