Meade LX70 German Equatorial Mount
The attractive Meade LX70 German Equatorial Mount includes brass worm-gear drives on both axes with slow-motion controls, aluminum setting circles and built-in leveling bubble. For smooth tracking performance, the large knob slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects under any viewing condition.
The heavy-duty and lightweight steel tripod is equipped with a full size accessory tray and holds both 2” and 1.25” eyepieces. The adjustable height makes long nights of viewing comfortable for observers of any age.
Available as a stand-alone mount or packaged with Meade’s 5” Achromat, 6” or 8” Newtonian Reflector, or 6” Maksutov-Cassegrain the mount accepts any vixen-style dovetail and can be used for mounting third party optical tubes up to 20 lbs. The LX70 mount breaks down into three lightweight pieces making it portable and easy to set up. The LX-70 Equatorial Mount comes with slow motion control knobs so that the user can manually move the mount in smooth increments to center and/or track any astronomical object.
With Meade’s optional polar scope (670010), finding the celestial poles with high precision is easy. With an optional dual-axis motor drive (670011) the LX70 German Equatorial mount becomes an imaging platform ideal for high-performance observing or astrophotography with the push of a button.
One year Meade factory limited warranty.
- Additional Information
SKU ME-41-7100-00 UPC Code 709942997125 Head Design Equatorial Tripod or Pier Included? Yes GPS Included? No Electronics Included None/ Manual Manufacturer Meade Warranty 1 Year Warranty Hand Controller Included None - Optional Available # of Counterweights Included 1 Weight of Counterweights 11.4 lbs (5.17kg) Mount Special Features Integrated Bubble Level Saddle Width V Series Weight Capacity 20 lbs (9.10 KGS) Leg Length Not provided by manufacturer Accessory Tray Included? Yes Material Steel Power Supply Included None - Does Not Require Power Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South Latitude Range 90* Weight of Tripod/Monopod Not provided by manufacturer Weight of Head Not provided by manufacturer
- Included Items
- Precision German Equatorial Mount
- Vixen-Style Dovetail
- 11.4 lb. Counterweight
- RA & Dec Slow-Motion Control
- Heavy-duty Steel Tripod with 1.75" Legs
- Full Size Accessory Tray - Holds 1.25” and 2” Eyepieces
- Autostar Suite planetarium DVD
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: John on Jul 3, 2016 12:54:00 PMOut of the box, the LX70 mount has no motorized tracking ability, but Meade does make a dual axis motor that can be added to allow the motor to track in RA and slew slowly in both RA and Dec. The part number is ME-670011: https://www.optcorp.com/meade-lx70-dual-axis-motor-drive.html.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Jul 5, 2016 2:14:00 PM
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