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Skywatcher 70/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

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  • 36% More Light Gathering Capability than 60mm
  • Ideal for Both Astronomy & Terrestrial Observation
  • Beginner Telescope for Wider View
  • 140x Max Practical Magnification
  • Easy No-tool Setup
  • 5 Years Sky-Watcher Limited Warranty

The Sky-Watcher 70/500 AZ3 is a 70mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope that come with short focal length of 500mm. This noticeable shorter tube compared to other telescopes of the same class allows it to deliver a a wider field of view with standard eyepieces.

Premium Astronomy and Terrestrial Observation
Sky-Watcher 70/500 refractor telescope is a well proven performer in value for views of comets, star fields, star clusters, planets, bright galaxies & nebulae, the Moon and the Sun (with proper safety filtering!). Supplied with the sturdy and easy to use AZ3 alt-azimuth mount, which provides excellent stability and precise control, via its fine tracking adjustment knobs, on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes, this Sky-Watcher 70/500 AZ3 refractor is also used as a daytime terrestrial telescope.

The Refractor Advantage
Since a refractor does not use mirrors to view objects, you get a generally sharper image. Images are also displayed without the secondary mirror shadow, making it suitable for terrestrial viewing when used with a 45° erecting image diagonal provided.

Superb Imaging Qualities
This achromatic refractor from Sky-Watcher features an aperture of 90mm and it is fully multi-coated to enhance light transmission. It delivers clear, high contrast images of the Moon and the planets. Those new to astronomy will appreciate how simple and easy this telescope is to use.

In the Box:

  • 70mm Achromatic Refractor
  • AZ3 Mount with Aluminium Tripod
  • Fine Tracking Adjustment Knobs
  • 2 Eyepieces Super 10mm (50x) & Super 25mm (20x) – 1.25″ Barrel
  • Red Dot Finder
  • 45° Erect Image Diagonal – 1.25″ Barrel
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
Model SW705AZ3
Optical design Multicoated Achromatic Refractor
Aperture 70mm
Focal Length 500mm
Focal Ratio f/7.1
Resolving Power 1.71″
Stellar Limit Magnitude 11.7
Highest Practical Magnification 140x
Light gathering power (compared to the unaided eye) 100
Focuser Diameter 1.25″
Total weight 8 kg
Recommended Usage Viewing Moon and Planets

Nature viewing



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