Meade LX70 German EQ Mount & Tripod - Excellent Condition!
The Meade LX70 is a lightweight yet sturdy, classic German equatorial mount. The mount is made of metal and is anodized with a white finish, while a few components, like the polar alignment scope cover and the setting circles, are finished in “Meade Blue”. The LX70 mount breaks down into three lightweight pieces. The mount head weighs just 9 pounds, the tripod weighs 12 pounds, and the counterweight weighs 11.4 pounds. With weights as low as these, even older children and teens can set it up!
The LX-70 Equatorial Mount comes with slow motion control knobs so that the user can manually move the mount in smooth increments to center and/or track an astronomical object. To make larger “across the sky” movements, just loosen the lock knobs on the RA and Dec axes as necessary. An optional dual-axis motor drive is available that will make these movements for you with the push of a button.
The Meade LX70 has a weight capacity of approximately twenty (20) pounds, which allows you to ride a wide variety of telescopes on the mount and still have capacity left for accessories.
The adjustable metal tripod included with the Meade LX70 weighs twelve (12) pounds. The height of the steel legs can be adjusted so that the tripod will stand anywhere from 33” to 46” tall. The tripod footprint is 38” from leg tip to leg tip. A metal tripod leg spreader bar, which helps immensely with tripod stability, doubles as an accessory tray.
The Meade LX70 Equatorial Mount comes with a metal counterweight shaft and one 11.4 lb. counterweight, finished in white to match the mount. A metal counterweight knob threads into the side of the counterweight to hold it firmly in position on the shaft.
We purchased 2 of these gently used mounts directly from Meade. They are in excellent condition, have a couple of minor scuffs on the finish. Does not include the Vixen dove plate (they usually come with most OTA's). Please contact us thru ebay if you have any questions.
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