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Orion Telescopes
Meade Variable Projection Tele-Extender for LX Telescopes
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  • Adapter permits variable eyepiece projection photography using 1.25" eyepieces and DSLR or mirrorless camera (with camera-specific T-ring, sold separately)
  • Tele-Extender threads onto the male 1.375"-24 threads of Meade LX telescopes' standard visual back
  • Slide the extender's housing forward or back to change the and projected image size, or magnification
  • Can also be used without an eyepiece for prime focus photography
  • Compatible with 1.25" eyepieces of up to 1.45" (36.8mm) outside diameter

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Item #  55770b
Mfg Model #  07348

This accessory couples a DSLR or mirrorless camera (equipped with camera-specific T-ring, sold separately) to any Meade LX ACF telescope to allow eyepiece projection or prime focus photography.

For eyepiece projection photography, the two-piece, sliding housing lets you vary the effective focal length of the telescope-eyepiece combination, which changes the magnification of the image projected onto the camera's sensor. This is a particularly good setup for lunar and planetary photography. Basically you insert a 1.25" eyepiece into the visual back that comes standard with Meade LX ACF telescopes, and secure the eyepiece with the visual back's thumbscrew. Then you thread the Tele-Extender onto the male 1.375"-24 threads of the visual back. You connect your camera to the other end of the Tele-Extender, which has male M42 T-mount threads, via a T-ring specific to your particular camera brand (T-ring sold separately). Note that only 1.25" eyepieces with a housing diameter of up to 1.45" (36.8mm) will fit inside the Tele-Extender.

Made of anodized aluminum and weighing 5.8 oz, the Tele-Extender makes a solid, flex-free connection between the camera and the telescope. The Tele-Extender's sliding housing is locked firmly at the length you set with two large thumbscrews.

For prime focus photography you simply use the Tele-Extender without an eyepiece. Shooting at prime focus is desirable when targeting deep-sky objects such as nebulas and galaxies.

The Tele-Extender measures 5.2" in length when fully extended and 3.6" when retracted, with a 2" diameter.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.


This product is available to ship Standard delivery US except for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery is available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is available to Canada.

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