Meade LX70 R5 - 5" Refractor on German Equatorial Mount

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Meade LX70 R5 - 5" Refractor on German Equatorial Mount
$699.95
Item # ME-270010
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  • The Meade LX70 R5 5" Refractor sits on a precision German Equatorial mount with vixen-style dovetail.
  • Brass worm gear drives with slow-motion control cables.
  • Heavy-duty steel tripod with accessory tray built to hold both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.
  • Optional Polar scope & dual axis motor drives.
  • 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.
  • 5" achromatic refractor is equipped with high-quality air-spaced lenses for a high resolution view high in contrast. Perfect for planetary, lunar and DSO observing.
  • Image resolution down to 0.9 arc seconds.
  • Includes Autostar Suite planetarium DVD, 9mm and 26mm Plossl eyepieces, 1.25" diagonal, 6x30 finder and
  • Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
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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

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
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Included Items

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
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