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 Skywatcher Limited Warranty

  • Also Available in AZ3 Mount
    SKU: SKY-SW709EQ1
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    Retail Price $349

    Product Description
    SkyWatcher 70/900 EQ1 Refractor 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
  • Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) No
    Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
    Aperture Ratio f/12.9
    Max Practical Magnification 140x
    Mount Type EQ1
    Weight 9kg
    Tripod Aluminium
    User Level For Beginners
    Telescope Type Achromatic-Refractor
    Aperture Size 70mm
    Focal Length 900mm
    Focal Ratio f/12.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 140x
    Finderscope 6x24
    Eyepieces Super 10, 25mm & 2X Barlow Lens
    Mount Type Equatorial Mount
    Tripod Aluminium
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Video Link No
    Customer Reviews (1)
    Great quality refractor, the EQ1 tripod is a bit flimsy
    Overall Score
    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
    Review by Bill (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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