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Adjustable Height. 1.75" Steel Tube Tripod with accessory tray

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Meade LX70 German Equatorial high quality mount includes slow-motion controls for both R.A. and Declination axes 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 9kg in weight. Mount weight fully assembled is 9.5kg, including tripod, but excluding counterweights. Single 5.2kg counterweight included, additional counterweights available separately.

Optional dual-axis motor drive also available, for fully automatic tracking of objects in the night sky after polar alignment is completed. Also available and sold separately is the model polar scope as an aid in finding the celestial pole with high accuracy for purposes such as astrophotography. The Meade LX70 mount is designed to keep you looking up for many years to come.

Features:

  • 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
  • Optional polar scope & dual axis motor drives