Meade LX70 R5 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope - OTA Only

Meade LX70 R5 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope - OTA Only

Meade LX70 R5 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope - OTA Only

B&H # MELX70R5AR MFR # 270020
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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
  • Vixen-Style Mounting Plate
  • Requires Mount and Tripod
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Meade LX70 overview

  • 1Description

Designed to produce sharp and clear images with accurate colors, Meade Instrument's LX70 R5 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. This version of the LX70 does not include a mount or tripod, but does come equipped with a Vixen-style dovetail plate for use with compatible user-supplied mounts.

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
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
In the Box
Meade LX70 R5 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope - OTA Only
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Focuser Adapter
  • 90° Diagonal
  • Protective Front Dust Cover
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
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    Meade LX70 specs

    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 None
    Mount Type None
    Power Source None
    Dimensions 45.0 x 45.0 x 70.0" / 114.3 x 114.3 x 177.8 cm, assembled
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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