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Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 120mm. Focal length: 1000mm

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The Meade LX70 R5 5" Achromatic 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" Plössl 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.

The Meade LX70 German Equatorial 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 9kg in weight. Mount weight fully assembled is 9.5kg, including tripod, but excluding counterweights. Single 5.2kg counterweight included.

The Meade LX70 mount is designed to keep you looking up for many years to come.

Features:

  • 120mm (4.72") f/8.3 achromatic refractor – 1000mm focal length
  • Two 1.25" Plössl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
  • 2" 90° diagonal with 1.25" adapter
  • Rack and pinion focuser
  • 6x30 viewfinder