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Description

Ideal for casual watching the skies or the ground, the Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/13 Achro Refractor AZ Telescope with Mobile Porta Mount combines a competent optical tube assembly with a highly portable mount and an array of accessories to give you all you need to get out and start observing right away. The 70mm telescope features a refractor-style light path with an achromatic lens design to transmit accurate colors without fringing or distortion at the edges. Anti-reflection multi-coatings further improve color while boosting contrast and clarity. Two eyepieces offer low and high magnifications, the included Barlow lens doubles the power of each eyepiece to give you four magnifications using just two oculars. A 90ø erect-image diagonal corrects the view to allow comfortable use on terrestrial subjects so you can use the telescope as a conventional spotting scope.

Supporting the telescope is Vixen's Mobile Porta mount with an adjustable-height aluminum tripod. Designed for portability and ease-of-use, this manual alt-azimuth mount has a friction control system that allows you to move it by hand without the need to fumble with clutches or locks, and stays in place when you release it. Dual axis slow motion handles let you fine-tune the scope placement once you get close to your subject. The two-stage tripod adjusts from 28-51" to accommodate a wide variety of users and viewing positions.

Optical Tube Assembly

70mm (2.8") aperture is ideal for lunar and planetary viewing, as well as terrestrial objects

900mm focal length produces a moderate magnification potential

Achromatic refractor design requires little maintenance or collimation

Achromatic lens design limits color fringing and distortion, especially at the edges, for sharper and clearer views with accurate color representation

Multi-coated optics maximize light transmission and improve color rendition and contrast

Solid rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25" eyepiece holder to accept the most common size of accessories

Integrated dew/sun shield

Tube ring set with Vixen-style dovetail plate

Weight: 4.2 pounds

Mount and Tripod

Mount:

Vixen-style dovetail saddle

Manual alt-azimuth design

Dual axis slow-motion handles enable precise adjustment to center subjects

Friction control system allows the mount to be moved by hand to any position without locks or clutches to worry about

360ø rotation horizontal wheel gear

Includes tool kit to adjust friction system based on OTA and accessories being used

Recommended for optical tube assemblies (OTAs) of 119mm (4.6") and smaller

8-pound payload capacity

Tripod:

Aluminum legs are lightweight and durable

Compact 2-stage legs

Adjustable height from 28-51" (71.1-129.5cm) accommodates a wide variety of users and viewing positions

Center tray adds stability while offering a place for eyepieces, filters, and other accessories

Included Accessories

Eyepieces:

1.25" barrel fits most popular accessories

Accepts most 1.25" astronomical eyepiece filters

20mm produces a low 45x power

6.3mm yields a high 143x magnification

Barlow lens:

1.25" nosepiece and holder

Doubles the magnification of any eyepiece inserted into it

Magnifies without affecting eye relief to make viewing at high power more comfortable

Diagonal:

1.25" nosepiece and holder

90ø angle places user's head in a comfortable viewing position, especially when the scope is aimed high overhead

Integrated erecting prism corrects view horizontally and vertically, allowing the scope to be used as a conventional terrestrial spotting scope

Finderscope:

Low 6x magnification produces a generous 5ø field of view to make star-hopping navigation fast and easy

24mm objective maintains a low profile

Mounting brack