Meade LX70 R6 - 6" Reflector on German Equatorial Mount - DISCONTINUED

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  • Aperture: 150mm (6")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Focal Length: 750mm
  • Great telescope system for beginning astrophotographers

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Meade LX70 R6 - 6" Reflector on German Equatorial Mount - DISCONTINUED

The Meade LX70 series telescopes boast a powerful combination of portability and versatility. The R6 model is a 6" Newtonian reflector mounted on the manual EQ LX70 mount. At just f/5 this is an ideal choice for the wide-field astrophographer. Resolves down to 0.76 arc seconds and includes a 6x30 optical finder with crosshair reticle, and 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepieces.

The LX70 manual equatorial mount features two large and easy to handle slow-motion knobs, brass-worm gears for smooth reliable motion, aluminum settng circles and a built in bubble level to aid in set up. Simple to use push pull adjusters help make polar alignment quick and simple. Includes a Vixen style saddle and dovetail, craddle rings, a sturdy 1.75" steel tripod and full size accessory tray ready to hold your 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture150 mm (5.91")
Focal Length750 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
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ManufacturerMeade
Mount DesignEquatorial
Optical DesignNewtonian

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • 150mm (6”) f/5 Newtonian Reflector - 750mm focal length
  • Fast F/5 parabolic primary mirror
  • Two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
  • Crayford focuser
  • 6x30 Viewfinder
  • Precision German Equatorial mount with vixen-style dovetail
  • Brass worm gear drives with slow-motion control cables
  • Heavy-duty steel tripod
  • Autostar Suite planetarium DVD

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • How much does it weigh?

    This telescope weighs approximately 3.5 lbs.

  • How much does it weigh?

    The telescope weighs 26.9lbs

  • How much does it weigh?

    The OTA is around 10 lbs, as is the counterweight . The mount head is ~12 lbs, as is the tripod. Total weight of the setup is around 44 lbs.

  • How much does it weigh?

    According to the manufacturer, the weight of this focuser including the motor is 23 oz (~650 gm).

  • How much does it weigh?

    According to the manufacturer, the plate weighs 530g (1.2 lbs).

  • How much does it weigh?

    Here is the answer we got from Shelyak: only the fiber injection unit is attached at the telescope. The weight is around 0.5kg (one pound) plus the guiding camera (depending on model, 0.3-1kg max) and the weight of the fiber which is minimal (when proper

  • How much does it weigh?

    The Celestron 7A Power Tank weighs approx. 8.5 lbs

  • How much does it weigh?

    Our scale showed the binoculars at right about 1/2 lb (~225 g)

  • How much does it weigh?

    We have sent a message to Officina Stellare asking for this information and will update you as soon as we hear back from them.

  • How much does it weigh?

    22 oz. without motor 24 oz. with motor See JMI product comparison chart: http://www.jimsmobile.com/chart_focuser_comparison.htm#Top