70/700 SkyWatcher refractor on AZ2 mount
The SkyWatcher 70/700 telescope on AZ2 mount has a compact size, is easy to use, and provides nice views.
The SkyWatcher 70/700 telescope on AZ2 mount has a compact size, is easy to use, and provides nice views of the sky. With AZ2 mount the objects can be easily found even by kids. The spirit of the lens construction is that of larger refractors. The Fraunhofer type air gap achromatic system is very lightweight so it is very suitable for observing brighter deep-sky objects. All glass-air surfaces of the optic have fully multi coatings to ensure maximum image contrast and light transmission.
You can see small details on the Moon, on the planets (of course, the Saturn's ring looks nice), magnification can be increased (up to about 120x) without the image becoming dim. Beside the Moon, you can see Jovian Galilean moons and Saturn's giant moon Titan. Beside bright objects some deep-sky objects cane be observed well. The 70/500 model has shorter tubes, smaller magnifications and is easier to point to the sky. The 70/700 model has a little bit larger magnification but positionig must be more precise.
The package contains two Barium eyepieces (10 and 25mm), but additional standard eyepieces can be used for the entire recommended zoom range up to about 120x. An accessory 90 degree star diagonal makes observing with the telescope convenient. The 31.7 mm standard size focuser has T2 thread, which is especially useful for shooting photos.