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Sky-Watcher 70mm f/5

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    1. D.Don

      D.Don New Member

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      Aug 22, 2009

      4.0 Skywatcher 70/500 Refractor


      Small and lightweight, Good build quality, Inexpensive


      Focuser is very basic, 45° diagonal only


      This is a great starter scope with many hours of fun for the newborn astronomer. I got this in a bundle with an AZ-3 mount, 25mm, 10mm eyepieces, a 45° diagonal, and a red dot finder. For the price paid it's well worth the money. The tube is small enough to pack down in a backpack without any problem for outdoor expeditions even on bicycle.

      Being a 70mm (2.75") the aperture is very good for the Moon, Jupiter and other bigger objects, as well as for sky-browsing and watching constellations using the 25mm eyepiece.

      If you are to purchase a first scope for your kid and want a serious instrument instead of bad quality supermarket scopes, this is not a bad start at all!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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