About the Meade LX70 5" Refractor Telescope
Meade LX70 R5 5" Refractor on German Equatorial Mount Meade’s new LX70 Series are high-quality German equatorially mounted telescopes with slow-motion controls and heavy-duty steel tripod. A perfect mount for the discriminating deep-sky observer with enhanced features such as brass worm-gear drives, smooth tracking performane,
The Meade LX70 German EQ mount includes enhanced features including brass worm-gear drives on both axes for smooth tracking performance, aluminum setting circles and built-in leveling bubble. The large knob slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects on those frigid nights when wearing gloves is a necessity. The mount includes a vixen-style dovetail for mounting third party optical tubes up to 20 lbs and accepts any vixen-style dovetail. The heavy-duty tripod is equipped with full size accessory tray and holders for both 1.25” and 2” eyepieces. When aligning on the celestial poles, precision push-pull adjustments in both azimuth and elevation make it a breeze. The elevations built-in micrometer scale will help you dial in your site latitude quickly every time. With Meade’s optional 670010 polar scope, finding the celestial poles with high accuracy is easy. Combined with Meade’s optional 670011 dual axis motor drives, the LX70 German Equatorial mount becomes an imaging platform ideal for high-performance observing or astrophotography. The Meade LX70 mount is designed to keep you looking up for many years to come.
The Meade LX70 5” Achromat Refractor is equipped with a high-quality air-spaced objective lens producing high resolution and incredible contrast for lunar, planetary, and deep-sky observations. Its 120mm clear aperture allows it to resolve details down to 0.9 arc-seconds across and can be viewed using the two included 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm). With its 2” rack and pinion focuser and 2” 90° diagonal, it is equipped to handle wide-field 2” eyepieces out of the box. The 6x30 optical viewfinder with cross-hair reticle makes locating faint object quickly and easily.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
- Additional Information
SKU ME-270010 UPC Code 709942997088 Manufacturer Meade Telescope Series Meade LX70 Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic Mount Type Equatorial - Manual Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 120mm (4.72") Telescope Focal Ratio f/8.3 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? Yes Focuser Size 2" Focuser Style Rack & Pinion 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 6 x 30 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
- 120mm (4.72”) f/8.3 Achromatic Refractor - 1000mm focal length
- Two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
- 2” 90° diagonal with 1.25” adapter
- 2" Rack and Pinion Focuser with 1.25" Adapter
- 1.25" Star Diagonal
- 6x30 Viewfinder with Cross-hair Reticle
- Vixen-style Dovetail with Cradle Rings
- 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 QuestionsQuestion by: Efrem A. on Nov 7, 2015 7:41:00 PMMeade doesn't specifically state either way because fully multi-coated optics are so ubiquitous nowadays. Given that similar refractors to this that Meade sells have had fully multi-coated optics for more than a decade, it is a near certainty that the LX70 optics are all fully multi-coated.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Nov 8, 2015 3:23:00 PM
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