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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
  • Sky-Watcher 5 Years Manufacturer Warranty

  • SKU: SKY-SW705AZ3
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    Retail Price $399.00


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    Sky-Watcher 70/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

    The Skywatcher 705AZ is a 70mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope that come with short focal length of 500mm. This noticeable shorter tube compare to other telescopes of the same class allows it to deliver a wider field of view and faster exposure times. This is essential and preferable for people who wishes to do some wide-field astrophotography.

    Premium Astronomy and Terrestrial Observation
    Sky-Watcher 705 Refractor Telescope is the well proven performer in value for views of comets, star fields, star clusters, nebulae, bright galaxies & planets, 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 slow motion cables, on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes, this Sky Watcher 705AZ3 is also used as Daytime terrestrial Telescopes

    Well Suited for Photography & Travelling
    The shorter focal length helps the telescope take better photos as well as giving you a shorter telescope that is easy to pack and carry. These features are essential for a stargazer or astrophotographer who is always on a run!

    The Refractor Advantage
    Since a refractor does not use mirrors to view objects, you get a generally brighter image and a correct, right side up image is displayed. This makes it usable for viewing terrestrial objects.

    *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    In the Box:
  • 70/500 Refractor OTA
  • AZ3 Mount with Aluminium Tripod
  • 1.25" Eyepieces - 10mm & 25mm
  • Red Dot Finder
  • 1.25" 45° Erect-image Diagonal
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
  • Specification

    Additional Info

    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 70mm
    Focal Length 500mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.14
    Mount AZ3
    Maximum Practical Magnification 140x
    Weight 8kg
    Manufacturer SkyWatcher
    Recommended Usage Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
    User Level For the Beginner



    Your Skywatcher Products is under Warranty

    Your Skywatcher® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for FIVE year after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product with proof of the receipt.

    This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, collimation or maintenance provided by someone other than a Skywatcher Authorized Service Department.

    For Skywatcher Products purchased elsewhere, will NOT qualify for manufacturers warranty from us, it must be returned to the place of purchase to resolve any issues.


    Is this scope suitable for terrestrial viewing. We overlook the ocean at a distance of 5-10 kms, could I focus on ships with this?
    Yes, this scope will be perfect for terrestrial viewing as well as sky observing. The scope is equipped with an erecting diagonal so that images appear the right way up, and the included 10mm eyepiece will provide the highest power out of the box, at 50x magnification. This scope's magnification can be increased with the addition of a 2 or 3 power Barlow lens, which doubles or triples the power of your eyepieces: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/accessories/barlow-lenses Coupled with the slow motion controls on the mount, this compact scope is capable of easily tracking celestial objects.

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