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