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Meade LX70 6" f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain EQ Telescope

$1,099.99
 
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Meade LX70 German Equatorial mount. This high quality mount includes slow-motion controls for both RA and Declination and a heavy-duty, fully height adjustable tripod (33” to 46”) with steel legs. Advanced features include including brass worm-gear drives on both axes for smooth tracking performance, aluminum setting circles and a built-in leveling bubble. The slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects even on those frigid nights when wearing gloves is a necessity. Precision push-pull adjustments in both azimuth and elevation make accurate polar alignment a breeze while the elevations built-in latitude scale will help you dial in your site latitude quickly.

The mount includes a vixen-style dovetail for mounting any Meade or third party optical tube having this common and standardized type dovetail rail and up to approximately 20 pounds in weight. Mount weight fully assembled is 21 pounds, including tripod, but excluding counterweights. The Meade LX70 6” Mak features an advanced Maksutov-Cassegrain design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnifications. . Its 6” aperture allows it to resolve details down to 0.76 arc-seconds across and can be viewed using the two included 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm). With its 2” 90° degree diagonal it is equipped to handle wide-field 2” eyepieces out of the box. The 8x50 optical viewfinder with cross-hair reticle makes locating faint object quickly and easily.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

6" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA

1800mm Focal Length, f/12 Focal Ratio

Manual German Equatorial Mount

Dual-Axis Slow Motion Cables

9mm & 26mm Plossl Eyepieces

2" Star Diagonal, 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter

8x50 Finderscope with Crosshair Reticle

Adjustable 2" Stainless Steel Tripod

Accessory Tray with Eyepiece Holders

SPECIFICATIONS Series: LX70 Telescopes Warranty: 1 Year Experience Level: Intermediate Clear Aperture: 150mm (6") Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain Focal Length: 1800mm Focal Ratio: f/12 Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.760 arc-seconds Viewfinder: 8x50 with cross-hair reticle Eyepiece(s): 1.25” Plossl Eyepiece, 1.25” Plossl Eyepiece Focuser Mechanism: Internal Diagonal: 2” Diagonal with 1.25” adapter Dovetail: Vixen-style Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock: < 1 arc-second Slow Motion Controls: Yes, both axes Assembled Product Dimensions: 45" x 45" x 70" Assembled Product Weight: 49.4 lbs (22.5 KGS)

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