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Meade LX70 R8" (200/1000) Reflector
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Meade LX70 R8" (200/1000) Reflector

New LX70 series equatorial mount combined with a high quality 8"(200mm) Newtonian reflector, this telescope is a real winner!
NZ $1,999.00 NZ $1,600.00 Save NZ $399.00 incl GST
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Telescope Description

Meade’s new LX70 Series are high-quality German equatorially mounted telescopes with slow-motion controls and heavy-duty steel tripod. Packaged with our 8” (203mm) Newtonian Reflector, it is the perfect telescope system for the discriminating deep-sky observer.

The Meade LX70 8” (203mm) Newtonian Reflector is equipped with a high-quality f/5 parabolic primary mirror. This fast f/5 optical system provides spectacular wide-field images for the discriminating deep-sky observer and astro-photographer. Its 8” (203mm) aperture allows it to resolve details down to 0.57 arc-seconds across and can be viewed using the two included 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm). With its smooth 2” Crayford-style focuser it is equipped to handle wide-field 2” eyepieces out of the box. The 8x50 optical viewfinder with cross-hair reticle makes locating faint object quickly and easily.

The Meade LX70 German EQ mount includes enhanced features including brass worm-gear drives on both axes for smooth tracking performance, aluminium setting circles and built-in levelling bubble. The large knob slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects on those frigid nights when wearing gloves is a necessity. The mount includes a vixen-style dovetail for mounting third party optical tubes up to 20 lbs and accepts any vixen-style dovetail. The heavy-duty tripod is equipped with full size accessory tray and holders for both 1.25” and 2” eyepieces.

When aligning on the celestial poles, precision push-pull adjustments in both azimuth and elevation make it a breeze. The elevations built-in micrometer scale will help you dial in your site latitude quickly every time.

With Meade’s optional 670010 polar scope, finding the celestial poles with high accuracy is easy. Combined with Meade’s optional 670011 dual axis motor drives, the LX70 German Equatorial mount becomes an imaging platform ideal for high-performance observing or astrophotography. The Meade LX70 mount is designed to keep you looking up for many years to come.


Recommended Usage - Viewing Galaxies/Stars, the Moon, Other Planets
 

*Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty*

Download the Meade LX70 Manual

 

Specifications

Clear Aperture 200mm (8")
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector (Parabolic)
Focal Length 1000mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.570 arc-seconds
Viewfinder 8x50 with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Plossl Eyepiece - 9mm & 26mm
Focuser Mechanism 2" Crayford-style with 1.25" adapter
Diagonal N/A
Dovetail Vixen-style with cradle rings
Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock < 1 arc-second
Slow Motion Controls Yes, both axes
Assembled Product Dimensions 45" x 45" x 78"
Assembled Product Weight 56.5 lbs (25.7 KGS)
 

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