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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    Retail Price $349

    Product Description
    SkyWatcher 709AZ3 Refractor Telescope

    The Skywatcher 709 AZ is an Achromatic Refractor telescope 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 140x highest practical magnification, 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 - Super 10mm, 25mm
  • 3x barlow lens
  • 6x24 finderscope
  • 45 degree image diagonal
  • Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) No
    Specifications No
    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
    Mount Type Alt-Azimuth Mount
    Tripod Aluminium
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Video Link No
    Customer Reviews (4)
    Good looking telesope that gives great viewing over land, sea and the sky.
    Overall Score
    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. Review by Steve G (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great entry scope
    Overall Score
    perfect telescope for first timer, couldn't get a better scope with this price Review by Stuart (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great product!!
    Overall Score
    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. Review by Mitch (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Skywatcher SW709 Refractor Telescope
    Overall Score
    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..

    Review by Ian (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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