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SkyWatcher 70/900 EQ Refractor Telescope

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

  • Also Available in AZ3 Mount
    SKU: SKY-SW709EQ1
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    Retail Price $379.00

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    Description



    SkyWatcher 70/900 EQ1 Refractor Telescope
    Also known as SkyWatcher Capricorn 70/900 EQ1 Telescope

    The Skywatcher 709 EQ 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 space objects.

    With maximum practical magnification of 140x, this Sky-watcher Telescope is able to show you the details on the large planets such as Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. The cratered landscape of the moon is also worth to observe under different lighting conditions and different moon phases.

    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 if attached to an Alt-Azimuth mount.

    Strong and Sturdy Construction
    Premium materials and expert craftsmanship go into each and every Skywatcher Refractor Telescope. The bundled EQ1 mount is designed to provide a stable, vibration resistant platform for stargazing. It enables precise control over the telescope’s slewing and tracking.

    *Notes: The image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    In the Box:
  • 70/900 OTA
  • EQ1 Mount
  • Aluminium Tripod
  • 1.25" Eyepiece - 10mm, 25mm
  • Barlow Lens
  • Star Diagonal
  • Finder Scope
  • Specification

    Additional Info

    Specifications
    Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
    Aperture Ratio f/12.9
    Max Practical Magnification 140x
    Mount Type EQ1
    Weight 9kg
    Tripod Aluminium
    Manufacturer SkyWatcher
    Recommended Usage Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
    User Level For the Beginner

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    Great quality refractor, the EQ1 tripod is a bit flimsy - Review by
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    80
    The quality of Sky Watcher 70mm (focal ratio 12.86) refractor telescope lens is second to none, much better than the 70mm Celestron (focal ratio 10), which I had owned once. The longer focal ratio helps with colour correction and crisper, sharper images.

    My only issue is the EQ1 mount, the equatorial mount for the Skywatcher 70mm is actually less solid and less sturdy than the 70mm Skywatcher Altazimuth mount version and I own both types of mounts for the 70mm telescope from Skywatcher.

    Skywatcher could do better putting its 70mm refractor telescope on at least an EQ2 mount or better the EQ3 mount, which legs would match the solid Altazimuth mount on its 70mm refractor telescope.

    Bill, Melbourne

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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability, Good price, Decent glass, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
    Cons: tripod quality

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    Warranty

    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.

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