Meade LX70 German Equatorial Mount - DISCONTINUED -

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Meade LX70 German Equatorial Mount - DISCONTINUED -

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Accessory Tray IncludedYes
Counterweights11.4 lbs (5.17kg)
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignEquatorial
Latitude Range90*
ManufacturerMeade
MaterialSteel
Saddle WidthV Series
Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
Tripod or Pier includedYes
Warranty1 Year Warranty
Weight Capacity20 lbs (9.10 KGS)

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  • Does this mount track objects or do you have to do it manually?

    Out of the box, the LX70 mount has no motorized tracking ability, but Meade does make a dual axis motor that can be added to allow the motor to track in RA and slew slowly in both RA and Dec. The part number is ME-670011: https://www.optcorp.com/meade-lx

  • Hi I'm from brazil and I will be at US next week in Houston. do you think is possible to received it at 18th to 21th? regards

    Please contact our internet sales team at internetsales@optcorp.com and they can assist you with this.

  • How much dose the tripod/mount weigh? George

    The tripod and mount with no counterweights weight approximately 23 lbs (10 for the head and 13 for the tripod). The counterweights add 4 and 7 lbs each.