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Skywatcher 70/900 EQ1 Refractor Telescope

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  • Excellent Choice for Beginners
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Simple Set up with Pre-assembled Tripod
  • 36% More Light Gathering than 60mm
  • Optional Single Axis Tracking Motor
  • Strong and Sturdy Construction
  • 5 Years Sky-Watcher Limited Warranty

The Sky-Watcher 70/900 EQ1 is an Achromatic Refractor that uses a 2-element fully multi-coated lens. With 70mm aperture, this telescope has significant 36% more light gathering capacity than 60mm telescope, provides enough light to bring you clear, crisp images of the popular celestial bodies and brighter deep sky objects.

With maximum practical magnification of 140x, this Sky-Watcher Telescope will reveal details in Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s bands, whilst the cratered landscape of the Moon is a delight to observe over different phases.

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 or an erecting tube.

Equatorial Mount Features

The EQ1 is a lightweight equatorial mount, able to compensate for Earth’s rotation by moving along only one axis. That is a great advantage for high resolution observation as it is only necessary to turn a single knob whilst tracking an object across the sky. The optional tracking motor can be easily attached to the right ascension axis, allowing comfortable observation without the work of manual tracking.

Aligning an equatorial mount is an easy operation that can be completed in a few minutes. Once the tripod is levelled and the mount is orientated south, incline the mount at the same angle of your local latitude. For example, if you are in Sydney (latitude 33° South), adjust the mount inclination to 33° above the horizon using the scale on the EQ1 mount.

In the Box:

  • 70mm Achromatic Refractor
  • EQ1 Mount with Aluminium Tripod
  • Fine Tracking Adjustment Knobs
  • 2 Eyepieces Super 10mm (90x) & Super 25mm (36x) – 1.25″ Barrel
  • 2x Barlow Lens (double the magnifications of the eyepieces)
  • Finderscope 6×24
  • 90° Star Diagonal – 1.25″ Barrel
  • Instruction Manual
Model SW709EQ1
Optical design Multicoated Achromatic Refractor
Aperture 70mm
Focal Length 900mm
Focal Ratio f/12.9
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″
Recommended Usage Viewing Moon and Planets
 

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