Item # AS-TLAZ070

Levenhuk Skyline 70mm Refractor Telescope

$129.95


The Levenhuk Skyline 70mm Refractor Telescope offers a low-cost option with rewarding views for beginning astronomy.

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Item # AS-TLAZ070
Levenhuk Skyline 70mm Refractor Telescope
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DESCRIPTION

The Levenhuk Skyline 70mm Refractor Telescope offers a low-cost option with rewarding views for beginning astronomy. It is suitable for both celestial and terrestrial viewing, although objects appear as a mirrored image. It is also very portable, yet sturdy and easy to use. The high quality optics provide enjoyable viewing for significantly less money than most 60mm or 70mm telescopes.

The maximum theoretical magnification is 140x, but the key to good astronomical viewing is not high magnification but greater light gathering ability. This 70mm f/10 telescope has a light grasp of 5.9 square inches, 100 times the light of the unaided human eye and 36% more light than a 60mm reflector telescope. More light means you will see more stars and galaxies and greater detail of the moon and planets.

Telescope Magnification:
Don't make the mistake of buying a telescope for the high magnification advertised. Many low-priced telescopes boast magnification of over 500x, which is totally unusable for three reasons.

  • First, the theoretical magnification for any telescope is limited by aperture (primary lens or mirror) diameter. The maximum theoretical magnification is 120x for a 60mm telescope and 228x for a 114mm telescope.
  • Second, atmospheric conditions limit magnification to 200-250x on the very best of nights even with very large telescopes.
  • Third, the low quality optics on most inexpensive telescopes do not produce a clear, sharp image even at lower magnifications.

Most night sky observing is done in the range of 25x-150x.


From the Manufacturer

Levenhuk Skyline 70x700 AZ Telescope is a classic refractor with an azimuth mount. It allows you to examine in detail planets and their satellites, as well as the surface structure of celestial objects. Due to the long focus (700 millimeters, 27.6 inches), the image provided is very clear. In combination with high resolution (1.9 arcseconds), this allows us to study the surface of planets, lunar craters and fractures, and various atmospheric phenomena. This telescope is perfect for terrestrial observations and the study of double stars. As far as long distance objects are concerned, you can see all the Messier objects very well. The telescope is mounted on a powerful and stable mount AZ2, which is well suited for medium-sized telescopes. Such construction is especially popular among novice astronomers, since you can manage the telescope easily and conveniently. The mount has a special shelf for accessories, and it is light and easy to use. The aluminum tripod has a height adjustment. Two achromatic eyepieces SUPER 10 and SUPER 25 with a 1.25-inch (31.75-millimeter) diameter are included in the package and serve as powerful image correction tools. The optics used in the eyepiece are glass with a special coating. Field of view is 50-52 degrees.

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  • Refractory optical design
  • 70mm objective lens diameter
  • 140x maximum theoretical magnification
  • 700mm focal length, f/10 focal ratio
  • 1.9 arc-seconds of resolution
  • Upright image 6x24 finder scope provides large field-of-view image
  • Achromatic fully-coated 10mm and 25mm 1.25-inch eyepieces provide clear, sharp images with 52° field-of-view
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser, 1.25 inch
  • Sturdy aluminum adjustable tripod (25.6-49.2 inches)
  • Altazimuth AZ2 mount
  • Aluminum telescope optical tube
  • Removable 2x Barlow lens provides increased magnification at the cost of image quality
  • Diagonal mirror
  • User manual and lifetime warranty

DESCRIPTION

The Levenhuk Skyline 70mm Refractor Telescope offers a low-cost option with rewarding views for beginning astronomy. It is suitable for both celestial and terrestrial viewing, although objects appear as a mirrored image. It is also very portable, yet sturdy and easy to use. The high quality optics provide enjoyable viewing for significantly less money than most 60mm or 70mm telescopes.

The maximum theoretical magnification is 140x, but the key to good astronomical viewing is not high magnification but greater light gathering ability. This 70mm f/10 telescope has a light grasp of 5.9 square inches, 100 times the light of the unaided human eye and 36% more light than a 60mm reflector telescope. More light means you will see more stars and galaxies and greater detail of the moon and planets.

Telescope Magnification:
Don't make the mistake of buying a telescope for the high magnification advertised. Many low-priced telescopes boast magnification of over 500x, which is totally unusable for three reasons.

  • First, the theoretical magnification for any telescope is limited by aperture (primary lens or mirror) diameter. The maximum theoretical magnification is 120x for a 60mm telescope and 228x for a 114mm telescope.
  • Second, atmospheric conditions limit magnification to 200-250x on the very best of nights even with very large telescopes.
  • Third, the low quality optics on most inexpensive telescopes do not produce a clear, sharp image even at lower magnifications.

Most night sky observing is done in the range of 25x-150x.


From the Manufacturer

Levenhuk Skyline 70x700 AZ Telescope is a classic refractor with an azimuth mount. It allows you to examine in detail planets and their satellites, as well as the surface structure of celestial objects. Due to the long focus (700 millimeters, 27.6 inches), the image provided is very clear. In combination with high resolution (1.9 arcseconds), this allows us to study the surface of planets, lunar craters and fractures, and various atmospheric phenomena. This telescope is perfect for terrestrial observations and the study of double stars. As far as long distance objects are concerned, you can see all the Messier objects very well. The telescope is mounted on a powerful and stable mount AZ2, which is well suited for medium-sized telescopes. Such construction is especially popular among novice astronomers, since you can manage the telescope easily and conveniently. The mount has a special shelf for accessories, and it is light and easy to use. The aluminum tripod has a height adjustment. Two achromatic eyepieces SUPER 10 and SUPER 25 with a 1.25-inch (31.75-millimeter) diameter are included in the package and serve as powerful image correction tools. The optics used in the eyepiece are glass with a special coating. Field of view is 50-52 degrees.

MORE INFORMATION BOX

CONTENTS TAB

 

SPECIFICATIONS TAB

  • Refractory optical design
  • 70mm objective lens diameter
  • 140x maximum theoretical magnification
  • 700mm focal length, f/10 focal ratio
  • 1.9 arc-seconds of resolution
  • Upright image 6x24 finder scope provides large field-of-view image
  • Achromatic fully-coated 10mm and 25mm 1.25-inch eyepieces provide clear, sharp images with 52° field-of-view
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser, 1.25 inch
  • Sturdy aluminum adjustable tripod (25.6-49.2 inches)
  • Altazimuth AZ2 mount
  • Aluminum telescope optical tube
  • Removable 2x Barlow lens provides increased magnification at the cost of image quality
  • Diagonal mirror
  • User manual and lifetime warranty
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