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Orion Telescopes
Intermediate
Meade LX70 M6 6" German Equatorial Mak-Cass Telescope
$1,099.95
 
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Expected Ship Date: 09/04/2019

  • 150mm (6") f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain - 1800mm focal length
  • Two 1.25" Plossl eyepieces (9mm and 26mm)
  • 2" 90-deg diagonal with 1.25" adapter
  • Rack and pinion focuser
  • 8x50 Viewfinder


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Item #  55848
Mfg Model #  270013

Meade's LX70 Series telescopes are high-quality German equatorially mounted instruments with slow-motion controls and heavy-duty steel tripod. Available as a stand-alone mount or packaged with Meade's 5" Achromat, 6" & 8" Newtonian Reflector, or 6" Maksutov-Cassegrain, it is the perfect mount for the discriminating deep-sky observer.

The Meade LX70 German EQ mount includes enhanced features including brass worm-gear drives on both axes for smooth tracking performance, aluminum setting circles and built-in leveling 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.The Meade LX70 mount is designed to keep you looking up for many years to come.

The Meade LX70 6" Mak features an advanced Maksutov-Cassegrain design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnifications. Its 6" aperture allows it to resolve details down to 0.76 arc-seconds across and can be viewed using the two included 1.25" Plossl eyepieces (9mm & 26mm). With its 2" 90 degree diagonal 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.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    150mm
  • Focal length
    1800mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/12.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 26.0mm,9.0mm (1.25")
  • Resolving power
    115.80arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    21x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    300x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.6
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Sold separately
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum & Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    45.00 in.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    49.4 lbs.
  • Other features
    slow motion controls on both axis, brass worm-gear drives on both axis
  • Warranty
    One year

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses, US territories/protectorates or Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

Returns

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