Meade LX70 R8 8" Newtonian Reflector OTA

Category: LX70, Reflectors, Telescopes

Vendor: Meade

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LX70 R8 8" Newtonian Reflector OTA 

Designed for deep-sky observation with a fast focal ratio for astrophotography/imaging, Meade Instrument's LX70 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope features a long 1000mm focal length and a large parabolic mirror 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 a 2" rack-and-pinion focuser and 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 scope's f/5 focal ratio is ideal for astrophotography/imaging. This LX70 is offered here without a mount and tripod, but does come with a Vixen-Style dovetail plate for use with any compatible user-supplied mount.

Optical Performance
  • 8" aperture
  • 1000mm focal length
  • Fast f/5.0 focal ratio
  • Resolving power of 0.76 arc-seconds
Optical Accessories
  • Eyepieces:
    1.25" diameter barrel
    9mm eyepiece yields 111x magnification
    26mm eyepiece yields 38.5x magnification


  • 2" rack and pinion focuser
    Focus lock to hold focuser in position
    1.25" adapter for smaller diameter eyepieces and accessories


  • 8x50 with crosshair reticle

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