Meade LX70 R8 - 8" Reflector on German Equatorial Mount
The LX70 R8 is an 8" Newtonian reflector with a fast f/5 focal ratio. A perfect choice for wide field astrophotography, Newtonian reflectors make an economic solution for larger apertures but with much faster focal ratios than their Cassegrain counterparts for shorter exposure times. Includes a 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepiece, 8x50 finder scope with crosshair reticle.
Meade LX70 German Equatorial Mount
The attractive Meade LX70 German Equatorial Mount includes brass worm-gear drives on both axes with slow-motion controls, aluminum setting circles and built-in leveling bubble. For smooth tracking performance, the large knob slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects under any viewing condition.
The heavy-duty and lightweight steel tripod is equipped with a full size accessory tray and holds both 2” and 1.25” eyepieces. The adjustable height makes long nights of viewing comfortable for observers of any age.
Available as a stand-alone mount or packaged with Meade's 5” Achromat, 6” or 8” Newtonian Reflector, or 6” Maksutov-Cassegrain the mount accepts any vixen-style dovetail and can be used for mounting third party optical tubes up to 20 lbs. The LX70 mount breaks down into three lightweight pieces making it portable and easy to set up. The LX-70 Equatorial Mount comes with slow motion control knobs so that the user can manually move the mount in smooth increments to center and/or track any astronomical object.
With Meade's optional polar scope (670010), finding the celestial poles with high precision is easy. With an optional dual-axis motor drive (670011) the LX70 German Equatorial mount becomes an imaging platform ideal for high-performance observing or astrophotography with the push of a button.
One year Meade factory limited warranty