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Designed to produce sharp and clear images with accurate colors, Meade Instrument's LX70 5" f/8.3 Achromat Refractor Telescope
features a long 1000mm focal length and a 4.72" clear aperture for
obtaining detailed images of the Moon, clear views of the planets, and
the ability to reach out past our solar system to discover deep-sky
objects. The scope is outfitted with achromatic lens elements that
correct for chromatic and spherical aberrations to produce true color
rendition with minimal distortion, especially at the edges. This enables
the user to achieve a finely resolved focus with tack-sharp images in
the entire field of view. It has a 2" rack-and-pinion focuser and 90°
star diagonal, with a 1.25" adapter to increase the size and types of
accessories that can be used with it. Meade includes two Plossl
eyepieces to get new users started; a 9mm that yields 111x power and a
26mm for a 38.5x magnification.
The included manual equatorial
mount features brass worm-gear drives on both axes for smooth tracking
performance, aluminum setting circles and a built-in leveling bubble.
The large-knob slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects
even while when wearing gloves. Push-pull adjustments on both the
declination and right ascension axes assist in fine-tuning the polar
alignment; while the built-in latitude scale will help you dial in your
site location quickly. The LX70 mount includes a Vixen-style dovetail
for mounting other optical tubes up to 20 pounds, an adjustable-height
stainless steel tripod, and an accessory tray with holders for both
1.25" and 2" eyepieces.