Meade LX70 R5 5 Inch Refractor OTA

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  • Beautiful, classic 5” achromatic refractor OTA with lots of accessories
  • This telescope produces bright images on a velvety background sky
  • Mounts to your choice of alt-azimuth or equatorial mount with Vixen rail
  • 2” rack and pinion focuser lets you use both 2” and 1.25” accessories
  • Comes with 2” diagonal and 1.25” adapter, 9mm and 26mm Plossl eyepieces
  • Includes a 6x30 optical viewfinder
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  • Description

    The Meade LX70 R5 Optical Tube Assembly is a classic achromatic refractor telescope with a clear aperture of 4.7 inches and a focal ratio of f/8.3.  This telescope can be used on any alt-azimuth or equatorial mount that accepts a Vixen-style rail and can handle approximately 11 pounds, not including counterweights and accessories.  

    Of course, the perfect match here is the Meade LX70 Equatorial Mount, both from a styling standpoint and its ability to handle the weight of the OTA.  Many LX70 customers add a second optical tube assembly, like this 5" refractor, so that they can travel more lightly when away from home, especially if their main OTA is an 8" reflector.

    The Meade R5 LX70 Refractor telescope is white with blue accents, and comes with a 2" rack and pinion focuser.  Meade has also included a 2 inch diagonal with 1.25 inch adapter, two 1.25 inch Plossl eyepieces (9mm and 26mm), a 6x30 optical finderscope, and an aluminum Vixen style dovetail and cradle rings.  

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    What's Included

    • Meade 5” LX70 Refractor OTA
    • 2” Diagonal
    • 2” to 1.25” Adapter
    • 9mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 26mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 6x30 Finder
    • Finder Bracket
    • Cradle Rings with Vixen Dovetail
    • Lens Cover

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