Meade LX70 M6 - 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly

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  • Aperture: 150mm (6")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12
  • Focal Length: 1800mm
  • This lightweight and portable OTA makes a great observation telescope

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Meade LX70 M6 - 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly

The Maksutov-Cassegrain design is a variation on the traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain by utilizing a "meniscus" a curved corrector with the secondary coated directly onto it. The result? Pinpoint stars, gorgeous contrast and color reminiscent of APO refractors but at a fraction of the cost and in apertures most refractors don't dare. Smaller Mak-Cass telescopes boast these benefits in very portable and affordable packages.

The Meade LX70 6" Maksutov Cassegrain performs very well in deep sky, planetary and lunar observations. Resolve details down to 0.76 arc seconds. This optical tube includes a 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepieces to get you started and will adapt to any mount accepting V-series (Vixen Style) dovetails. An 8x50 finder scope with cross-hair reticle help make finding your target easy. A lightweight option for a 6" aperture telescope, the MS6 pairs very well with lightweight EQ and Alt-Az mounts like the Meade LX70.

Included Technology

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)

Specialized Multi-layered coating that are preciesely designed to improve the performance of your telescopes optics. You'll see brighter star clusters, more fine details in nebulas, and more surface features on planets with UHTC than without. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture150 mm (5.91")
Focal Length1800 mm
Focal Ratiof/12
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ManufacturerMeade
Optical DesignMaksutov Cassegrain

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • Meade LX70 M6 - 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • 8x50 Viewfinder with Cross-hair Reticle
  • Two 1.25” Plossl Eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
  • Internal Focuser Mechanism
  • 2” 90º Diagonal with 1.25” Adapter
  • Vixen-style Dovetail

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • What is the weight of this OTA?

    The weight of the OTA is 17lbs.

  • What is the weight of this OTA?

    According to the manufacturer, the weight of this optical tube is 35lbs.

  • What is the weight of this OTA?

    Adam, The weight of the OTA is five pounds. We have both the white and the black 72's in stock. Please give me a call and I can help you with the order if you want to buy it. Thanks. Steve

  • Does the LX70 line namely the 6" Mak have UHTC coatings?

    No, unfortunately the 6" Mak does not use UHTC optics, but they are fully multicoated for reflection avoidance.