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.
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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.
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
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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