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  • The R6 LX70 is perfect for a serious introduction to astronomy and the Universe
  • Six inches of aperture lets you enjoy solar system and deep space objects
  • Fast f/5 focal ratio gives wide angle views
  • The classic LX70 equatorial mount has slow-motion controls
  • Easily accepts optional motor drives
  • Sturdy aluminum tripod adjusts to different heights
  • A 2-inch focuser accepts a wide range of eyepieces
  • Comes with two eyepieces, a 6x30 finder, and 11.4 counterweight
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  • Description

    The Meade R6 LX70 Newtonian Telescope gives you a full 6" of aperture in a fast f/5 reflector design for bright, wide field views of the sky!  The beautiful blue and white 6" reflector has enough light-gathering power to show details on solar system objects, such as the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus, as well as venture into a deep sky full of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.  The Newtonian reflector telescope assembly is attached to the matching LX70 German equatorial mount via a pair of cradle rings mounted on a Vixen dovetail bar.  When set to the user's latitude, an equatorial mount will follow the movement of the stars across the sky by simply turning the precision slow-motion controls.  Add an optional dual-axis drive to your telescope and motors will do the work for you!

    Classic, sturdy LX70 equatorial mount will serve you well

    The Meade LX70 Equatorial Mount has a weight capacity of 20 pounds, which is a good match for this 12 pound 6" Newtonian OTA.  With 8 pounds to spare, you'll have plenty of room for accessories.  Because the LX70 mount accepts a Vixen-style dovetail for mounting OTA's, it is also easy to swap your 6 inch Newtonian for a portable refractor or other telescope if you'd like a different perspective on the sky.

    The LX70 mount has brass worm-gear drives, ensuring smooth tracking performance. Large slow-motion control knobs allow you to easily track the stars, even on those frigid nights where wearing gloves is a necessity. Precision push-pull adjustments in both azimuth and elevation make aligning on the celestial pole simple. The built-in micrometer scale will help you dial in your site latitude quickly every time. 

    The Meade LX70 also has a slew of optional accessories available should you wish to upgrade your mount in the future, including a polar alignment scope, motor drives, extra counterweights, and more.

    Adjustable tripod with spreader bar for vibration dampening

    All Meade LX70 telescopes come with a beefy stainless steel tripod.  A threaded bolt connects the LX70 mount to the top of the tripod, and a spreader bar fits into position against each of the tripod legs to help with vibration dampening.  The spreader bar has a few cut-outs so that you can store your extra eyepieces nearby.  

    Ready to use right out of the box

    The Meade R6 LX70 telescope comes with accessories that will get you up and running right away!  Included are a 2 inch to 1.25 inch adapter so your 2" focuser can also accept standard 1.25 inch eyepieces, an astrophotography extension tube, a 9mm and 26mm 1.25 inch eyepiece, and a 6x30 optical finderscope with a cross-hair reticle.  One 11.4 pound counterweight, painted white to match your mount and OTA, is also part of the package. If you plan to ride extra accessories on the telescope, an additional counterweight can be added to counterbalance the added weight.

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    What's Included

    • Meade 6” LX70 Newtonian OTA
    • 2” Diagonal
    • 2” to 1.25” Adapter
    • 9mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 26mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 6x30 Finder
    • Finder Bracket
    • Vixen Dovetail Rail
    • Lens Cover

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Telescope Type:

    Newtonian Reflector


    6 inches

    Focal Ratio:


    Focal Length:



    2” Rack and Pinion with 1.25” Adapter


    6x30 with cross-hair reticle

    OTA Weight:

    12 pounds

    Mount Style:

    German Equatorial

    Mount Electronics:

    None, dual axis drive sold separately

    Mount Weight Capacity:

    20 pounds

    Mount Weight:

    9 pounds


    Stainless steel, adjustable

    Tripod Height Range:

    33-46 inches

    Tripod Weight:

    12 pounds

    Spreader Bar:

    Yes, includes eyepiece storage

    Dovetail Plate:

    Vixen style


    11.4 pounds

    Total Mount Weight:

    +/-48 pounds

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