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Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 200mm. Focal length: 1000mm

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The Meade LX70 R8 8" Newtonian Reflector is equipped with a high-quality f/5 parabolic primary mirror. This fast f/5 optical system provides spectacular wide-field images for the discriminating deep-sky observer and astro-photographer. Its 8" aperture allows it to resolve details down to 0.57 arc-seconds across and can be viewed using the two included 1.25" Plössl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm). With its smooth 2" Crayford-style focuser 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.

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:

  • 200mm (8") f/5 Newtonian reflector – 1000mm focal length
  • Fast F/5 parabolic primary mirror
  • Two 1.25" Plössl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
  • 2" Crayford-style focuser
  • 8x50 viewfinder