About this product
Part Number: 10720
Sky-Watcher Mercury-707 with Alt-Az Mount.
A popular, easy-to-use beginner astronomy telescope from Sky-Watcher.
The Mercury-707's 70mm multi-coated objective lens provides good views of the Moon, stars, bright planets and other night sky objects.
It can be freely moved in horizontal and vertical axes and has a micro-adjustment elevation control.
- Magnification (with optics supplied): x28, x56, x70, x140
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
- Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/10)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
- x2 Barlow Lens
- 6x24 Finder
- 1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal
- Multi-Coated Objective Lens
- Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- 36% more Light Gathering than 60mm
- Tube material is Aluminium
What's in the box
- Mercury-707 OTA
- AZ Mount
- Aluminium Tripod
- 10mm & 25mm Eyepieces
- x2 Barlow Lens
- 6x24 Finder
- 1.25" 90° Star Diagonal
|Optical Design ||Achromatic Refractor |
|Optical Diameter ||70mm |
|Focal Length ||700mm |
|F/Ratio ||F/10 |
|Highest Practical Power ||140x |
|Faintest Steller Magnitude ||11.9 |
|Finder Scope ||6x24* |
|Focuser Diameter ||1.25" |
|Diagnol ||1.25" 45 deg. Erect Image |
|Eyepieces ||1.25" Super 25 and 10 |
|Tube Weight ||1.45Kgs |
|Tube Dimensions ||7cm x 66.5cm |
|Shipping Weight ||8 Kg |
|Shipping Dimensions ||99x31x26 cm3 |
|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |
14 August 2022 | Debra
We are really struggling to line the telescope up. The view is upside down, which is quite disappointing. Hence we have only used it a couple of times, because it really frustrates us
Most astronomy telescopes will show you a view that is inverted or mirrored, for nighttime use this shouldn't matter once you get used to it but if you are trying to use this in the daytime than you would need an erecting diagonal which will show you a correct upright image. Please get in touch if you are not sure and we can help advise.
20 October 2021 | James
all i can say is the advice was very helpful and delivery spot on. As for the scope its in its box in the garage waiting for christmas day.🙂
01 March 2021 | Jennie
Before purchasing I spoke to our local Astronomy Club and the guy recommended to contact First Light Optics and order Sky Watcher Mercury. After several delays due to stock shortage this arrived last week. Huge excitement in the house with my husband and grandsons setting up the telescope to check out the moon! There’s some reading of the manual to get through but I know we took the right advice and would recommend anyone wanting a beginners telescope to consider this model. Throughout the whole period from order to delivery First Light Optics have been fantastic.
06 March 2020 | John
Very easy to set up good build quality I bought this for a hobby never used one before looked at the night sky and was amazed at how it has opened my eyes to another world I would highly recommend to anyone to go for it and have good fun👌
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