The Sky-Watcher 70/500 is a lens telescope (achromat refractor) with a lens diameter of 70 mm and a focal length of 500 mm. Due to its construction and dimensions, it is easily portable and can be successfully treated as an expeditionary telescope (for holidays, for the plot, for a trip out of the city), as well as an excellent equipment for balcony astronomy or observation and nature riflescope.
This telescope allows for relatively advanced visual observations of planets and the Moon, showing a significant amount of detail on the surfaces of these objects. In good observational conditions, it can reveal dozens of the brightest nebulae, galaxies and star clusters, mainly from the Messier catalog.
A 1.25-inch focuser allows you to use any of the glasses made in this most popular standard. The whole is a perfect solution for beginners and intermediate enthusiasts of astronomy at a reasonable price.
| • Optical system: || achromatic refractor |
| • Lens diameter: || 70 mm |
| • Focal length of the lens: || 500 mm |
| • Lighted: || 1/7 |
| • Switching capacity: || 1,5 ' |
| • Theoretical range: || 11.9 magnitudes |
| • Maximum useful magnification: || 140x |
| • Dimensions of the optical tube [cm]: || 8 x 8 x 48 |
| • Height of the tripod [cm]: || 60 - 115 |
| • Weight: || 2.7 kg (6.5 kg packed in original box) |
The set includes the following accessories:
• 1.25 "focuser
• LER Super glasses: 25 mm (over 20x) and 10 mm (over 50x) - 1.25 "standard
• Barlow lens 1,25 "/ 2x (additional 2 magnification: 40x and 100x)
• 6x24 targetting scope
• Azimuthal AZ-2 assembly
• Lightweight, stable aluminum tripod with accessory shelf
Sky-Watcher R-70/500 telescope allows you to conduct the first major astronomical observations, primarily solar system objects.
Observations of the elements of the surface of the moon, the four largest moons of Jupiter, Saturn with rings or phases of the inner planets (Mercury and Venus) are extremely instructive, especially when they are carried out systematically (observation of changes in time).
I recommend this telescope to aspiring astronomy enthusiasts, especially as an educational gift for children and adolescents.
dr Marcin Misiaszek , Institute of Physics of the Jagiellonian University
This device focuses a lot of light. Looking directly at the sun through this device can result in partial or complete loss of vision. For the observation of the Sun, we recommend the safest method of spectacle projection, that is, projecting the image of the target of our day star on a piece of paper.
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