Meade LX70 R8 - 8" Reflector on German Equatorial Mount

Meade LX70 R8 - 8" Reflector on German Equatorial Mount
Item # ME-270012
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  • The Meade LX70 R8 features a fast 8" f/5 Newtonian reflector on the versatile LX70 mount.
  • Brass worm gears and slow motion knobs for smooth accurate motion.
  • Aluminum setting circles, push pull adjusters, and built in bubble level for easy set up.
  • Includes 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepieces, 8x50 finder scope with cross hair reticle.


Meade LX70 R8 - 8" Reflector on German Equatorial Mount

The LX70 R8 is an 8" Newtonian reflector with a fast f/5 focal ratio.  A perfect choice for wide field astrophotography, Newtonian reflectors make an economic solution for larger apertures but with much faster focal ratios than their Cassegrain counterparts for shorter exposure times.   Includes a 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepiece, 8x50 finder scope with crosshair reticle.

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-270012
UPC Code 709942997101
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade LX70
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 200mm (8")
Telescope Focal Ratio f/5
Telescope Focal Length 1000mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude Not provided by manufacturer
Highest Useful Magnification Not provided by manufacturer
Optical Coatings Meade UHTC
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Style Crayford
Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual
Focusing Speeds Variable
Diagonal Included? No - Not Required
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
Included Items

Included Items

  • 200mm (8”) f/5 Newtonian Reflector - 1000mm focal length
  • Fast f/5 parabolic primary mirror
  • Two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
  • Crayford 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
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