"Fine Optics and Accessories" ....... "Meets all expectations and is the perfect starter scope"BBC Sky at Night Magazine
About this product
Part Number: 10796
The Capricorn 70 is a classic looking 70mm (2.75") F/900 refractor on EQ1 mount perfect for beginners.
Please don't let it's low price mislead you, the Sky-Watcher Capricorn 70 EQ is not a department-store toy. The 70mm aperture, long focal-ratio and coated optics provide pleasing views of Jupiter and some of it's moons. Saturn with it's rings is easily identifiable and the lunar surface will show a wealth of detail. Some of the brighter deep-sky targets are also within reach including the Orion nebula, M13 Globular cluster in Hercules and the beautiful double-star Albireo.
Two-element, air-spaced achromatic optics.
Supplied with a EQ1 equatorial mount which, when polar aligned, will allow you to easily track objects as they move across the night sky via its slow motion control cables.
Includes 10mm and 25mm eyepieces and a 2x barlow lens.
- Magnifications (with optics supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
- Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/12.8)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
- x2 Barlow Lens
- Red Dot Finder
- 1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal
- Multi-Coated Objective Lens
- EQ1 Equatorial Mount
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- Tube material: Aluminium
- 36% more Light Gathering than 60mm
What's in the box
- 70mm Telescope OTA
- EQ1 Mount & Tripod
- Tube Rings & Dovetail Bar
- 10mm & 25mm Eyepieces
- 2x 1.25" Barlow
- 1.25" Diagonal
- Red Dot Finder
|Average Rating (1 Review): |First telescope for adults
Monday, 31 December 2018 | Terry
The service from FLO has been brilliant. I asked a number of questions before I placed my order and I was very pleased with the replies. This is not for children, in my opinion. It is quite large and is difficult to pass through doorways when fully assembled. I've only had 1 clear night and hadn't had time to set up the red dot finder. The on off dial and one of the adjusting knob are on the same side of the red dot finder. So I accidentally was turning the adjuster, so completely messed this up.
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