Meade 5" LX70 Refractor Telescope On German EQ Mount
- 120mm (4.72”) f/8.3 Achromat Refractor - 1000mm focal length
- Two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
- 2” 90° diagonal with 1.25” adapter
- Rack and pinion focuser
- 6x30 Viewfinder
The Meade 5" LX70 Refractor Telescope on a German EQ Mount is a high-quality German equatorially mounted telescope with slow-motion controls and heavy-duty steel tripod. This product is packaged with the Meade 5” Achromat refractor telescope and it is the perfect mount for the discriminating deep-sky observer.
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 20lb 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 a full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
|Clear Aperture||120mm (4.72")|
|Optical Design||Achromatic Refractor|
|Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)||0.912 arc-seconds|
|Viewfinder||6x30 with cross-hair reticle|
|Eyepiece(s)||9mm 1.25” Plossl Eyepiece, 1.25” Plossl 26mm Eyepiece|
|Focuser Mechanism||2" Rack and Pinion with 1.25" adapter|
|Diagonal||2” Diagonal with 1.25” adapter|
|Dovetail||Vixen-style with cradle rings|
|Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock||< 1 arcsecond|
|Slow Motion Controls||Yes, both axes|
|Assembled Product Dimensions||45" x 45" x 70"|
|Assembled Product Weight||47.5 lb (21.6 KGS)|