Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope - OTA Only

Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope - OTA Only

Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope - OTA Only

B&H # MELX70R8NR MFR # 270022
Meade LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope - OTA Only

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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
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Mount and Tripod Required
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Meade LX70 overview

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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. This LX70 is offered here without a mount and tripod, but does come with a Vixen-Style dovetail plate for use with any compatible user-supplied mount.

Optical Performance
  • 8" aperture
  • 1000mm focal length
  • Fast f/5.0 focal ratio
  • Resolving power of 0.76 arc-seconds
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 - OTA Only
  • 8x50 Finderscope
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Protective Front Dust Cover
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
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    Meade LX70 specs

    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 None
    Mount Type None
    Power Source None
    Dimensions 45.0 x 45.0 x 78.0" / 114.3 x 114.3 x 198.1 cm, assembled
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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