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SkyWatcher 70/900 AZ3 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 Skywatcher Limited Warranty

  • Also Available in EQ Mount
    SKU: SKY-SW709AZ3
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    SkyWatcher 709AZ3 Refractor Telescope

    The Skywatcher 709 AZ 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.

    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
  • AZ3 Mount
  • Aluminium Tripod
  • 1.25" Eyepiece - 10mm, 25mm
  • Barlow Lens
  • Star Diagonal
  • Finder Scope
  • Specification

    Additional Info

    Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
    Aperture Ratio f/12.9
    Max Practical Magnification 140x
    Mount Type AZ3
    Weight 9kg
    Tripod Aluminium
    Manufacturer SkyWatcher
    Recommended Usage Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
    User Level For Beginners


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    Good looking telesope that gives great viewing over land, sea and the sky. - Review by
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    Found very easy to set up and use. Ideal for what I wanted a telescope for, viewing boats out in the bay and star gazing, both get quality viewing from this scope.
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    Pros: light weight, user friendly, Good price, great first telescope, accurate

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    Great product!! - Review by
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    Bought for my 11 year old. I had to help him set it up but was very quick and simple. He has found it very easy to use and is amazed at the details he is able to see of the moon! Very happy with the purchase and highly recommend if you want a step up from the basic ones.
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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability, user friendly, Good price, Beautifully crisp image!

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    Great entry scope - Review by
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    perfect telescope for first timer, couldn't get a better scope with this price
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    Pros: Decent glass, great first telescope

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    Skywatcher SW709 Refractor Telescope - Review by
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    After much consideration I bought the Skywatcher SW709 Refractor Telescope as I found it to be a good combination of the things I was looking for in a first telescope - at least 70mm aperture, a good mount and a steady tri-pod - all at a reasonable price.

    The finish to the telescope is really nice and the assembly was easy and smooth. The AZ3 mount is solid and the slow motion controls work well. The tri-pod is not flimsy at all. The standard issue eyepieces seem to work well enough and the 5x24 finderscope and 3 x barlow lense compliment the package.

    Ozscopes have also been very helpful - assisting me with changing my order, and following up afterwards. The telescope arrived quickly and in good condition. All the pieces were in the box.

    I have only one issue - the coarse altitude movement on the mount is more difficult to adjust than I would have liked, so I definitely recommend the first time buyer go to a few stores and check some mounts out in the flesh before purchasing anything.

    For the money, this is not just a good starter telescope, it is a good telescope. It looks great, feels great, is light enough to move easily and hopefully it will encourage me to buy a bigger one one day!

    As I now know they say - clear skies..

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    Pros: portability, Good price, great first telescope

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    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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