Meade LX70 M6 - 6” Maksutov-Cassegrain on German Equatorial Mount

Meade LX70 M6 - 6” Maksutov-Cassegrain on German Equatorial Mount
$1,099.95
Item # ME-270013
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  • The Meade 6" Mak-Cass offers brilliant contrast and pinpoint stars.
  • Resolve details down to 0.76 arc seconds.
  • 8x50 finder with cross hair reticle, 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepieces and 90º 2" diagonal ready to accept 2" eyepieces.
  • The 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 height adjustable and lightweight steel tripod is equipped with a full size accessory tray and holders for both 2” and 1.25” eyepieces.
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About the Meade MS-6 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA

The Maksutov-Cassegrain design is a variation on the traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain by utilizing a "meniscus" a curved corrector with the secondary coated directly onto it.  The result? Pinpoint stars, gorgeous contrast and color reminiscent of APO refractors but at a fraction of the cost and in apertures most refractors don't dare.  Smaller Mak-Cass telescopes boast these benefits in very portable and affordable packages.  

The Meade LX70 6" Maksutov Cassegrain performs very well in deep sky, planetary and lunar observations.  Resolve details down to 0.76 arc seconds.  This optical tube includes a 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepieces to get you started and will adapt to any mount accepting V-series (Vixen Style) dovetails.  An 8x50 finder scope with cross-hair reticle help make finding your target easy.  A lightweight option for a 6" aperture telescope, the MS6 pairs very well with lightweight EQ and Alt-Az mounts like the Meade LX70. 

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

Additional Information

SKU ME-270013
UPC Code 709942997118
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade LX70
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 150mm (6”)
Telescope Focal Ratio f/12
Telescope Focal Length 1800mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude Not provided by manufacturer
Highest Useful Magnification Not provided by manufacturer
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Style Internal Moving Primary
Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual
Focusing Speeds Variable
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) Included Two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
Optical Tube Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Total Telescope Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube Not provided by manufacturer
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
OTA Mount Type Vixen-Style Dovetail
Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder
CD ROMs Included AutoStar Suite
Controller Type None
Objects in Database More than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas.
Autoguider Port? Yes
Mount Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Counterweights Included Yes
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
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Included Items

Included Items

  • 150mm (6”) f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain - 1800mm focal length
  • Two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
  • 2” 90° diagonal with 1.25” adapter
  • Rack and pinion focuser
  • 8x50 Viewfinder
  • Precision German Equatorial mount with vixen-style dovetail
  • Brass worm gear drives with slow-motion control cables
  • Heavy-duty steel tripod
  • Autostar Suite planetarium DVD
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

What is the size (diameter) of the secondary mirror on the LX-70 Maksutov, or what percentage of the Primary mirror does the secondary obstruct?
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