Meade LX70 M6 150mm f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade LX70 M6 150mm f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade LX70 M6 150mm f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

B&H # MELX70M6MC MFR # 270023

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Product Highlights

  • 150mm (6") Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
  • 1800mm Focal Length, f/12 Focal Ratio
  • Internal Single-Speed Focusing Mechanism
  • 9mm & 26mm 1.25" Eyepieces
  • 2" 90° Star Diagonal with Reducer
  • Extra-Long Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • 8x50 Crosshair Reticle Finderscope
  • OTA Only - Mount and Tripod Required
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Meade LX70 overview

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Meade Instrument's LX70 M6 150mm f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is ideal for users who want a compact and powerful platform that is able to achieve high magnifications for detailed views of the moon and planets and has the ability to reach out past our solar system and resolve deep-sky objects such as binary stars, clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. The Maksutov-Cassegrain design corrects off-axis aberrations like comas and chromatic aberration to produce images with accurate color rendition through the use of a front corrector plate with a convex meniscus lens.

This telescope features a long 1800mm focal length and a wide 150mm (6") aperture, resulting in a moderate f/12 focal ratio. It is outfitted with a single-speed internal focusing mechanism, and comes equipped with a 2" visual back for larger accessories such as the included 90° star diagonal. Meade also includes a 1.25" reducer adapter so you can use the more popular and readily available smaller barrel diameter accessories, like the two included eyepieces. The LX70 M6 is offered here without a mount or tripod, but it does come with a Vixen-style dovetail plate for use with compatible AZ, EQ, and GoTo mount heads.

Optical Performance
  • Large 150mm (6") aperture
  • Moderate f/12.0 focal ratio
  • 1800mm focal length
  • Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
  • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations and comas (off-axis aberrations) across the entire field of view
  • Smaller secondary mirror versus Schmidt-Cassegrain reduces obstructions and increases contrast
  • Resolving power of 0.760 arcsec
  • Internal focusing mechanism
  • 2" visual back
  • Optical tube assembly (OTA) only; mount and tripod required for proper use
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate
  • Extra-long plate runs the length of the OTA, enabling proper balancing on a variety of mount configurations
  • Weight: 12 pounds
Optical Accessories
  • Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most astronomical filters
  • 26mm eyepiece yields 69x magnification
  • 9mm eyepiece yields 200x magnification
  • Diagonal:
  • 2" eyepiece holder allows the use of larger eyepieces and accessories
  • 90° angle provides a more comfortable viewing position when the scope is aimed straight up
  • 1.25" reducer adapter for smaller diameter eyepieces and accessories
  • Finder:
  • Low 8x magnification ensures a wide field of view to make alignment easier and star-hopping navigation faster
  • Large 50mm aperture enables user to see dimmer and smaller objects
  • Crosshair reticle provides a precise aiming point for more accurate centering of objects
  • Quick release dovetail mounting bracket
In the Box
Meade LX70 M6 150mm f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
  • #829 8x50 Rear-Focus Viewfinder (White)
  • 1.25" 9mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 26mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Reducer Adapter
  • 2" 90° Diagonal
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Meade LX70 specs

    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 150.0 mm
    Focal Length 1800 mm
    Focal Ratio f/12
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"
    1.25" with adapter
    Diagonal 90° star
    2" snout and eyepiece holder
    Finderscope 8 x 50 with crosshair reticle
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Vixen-style dovetail plate
    Power Source None
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 12.0 lb / 5.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 16.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 10.0 x 9.5"

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