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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.
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
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
1.25" Focuser Adapter
Protective Front Dust Cover
Limited One-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
5.0" / 12.7 cm 4.72" / 12.0 cm, clear
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter
2", 1.25" with adapter
90° star diagonal, 2"
6 x 30
45.0 x 45.0 x 70.0" / 114.3 x 114.3 x 177.8 cm, assembled
Not specified by manufacturer
Meade LX70 R5 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope - OTA Only Review