MEADE StarPro AZ 70mm Refracting Telescope
The MEADE StarPro AZ 70mm Refracting Telescope is designed to introduce budding astronomers to the wonders of the night sky by giving them a complete setup for viewing the Moon, planets, and meteor showers—while providing accessories that can allow them to use it as a conventional spotting scope to view Earthbound subjects as well.
Its manual alt-azimuth mount has slow-motion controls for precise positioning and tracking, with a sturdy aluminum tripod that can be used by a wide variety of users—from tall to small. Three eyepieces provide 27x, 78x, and 111x magnifications with a 2x Barlow lens that doubles the magnification of each eyepiece for a wider range of observing possibilities. A 90° diagonal not only places your head in a comfortable viewing position, but its integrated erecting prism corrects the view for terrestrial use. Meade also includes a smartphone adapter that allows you to capture photos and video through the eyepiece to enjoy, share, and like.
The StarPro AZ™ 70mm telescope has a 70mm aperture and focal length of 700mm (f/10). This model comes with (3) MA eyepieces: 6.3mm, 9mm & 26mm, providing 111x, 77x & 26x magnifications respectively. When fully assembled, the StarPro AZ™ 70mm weighs approximately 8.4 lbs.
Meade’s StarPro AZ™ is the perfect scope for the novice astronomer seeking to explore the universe! The StarPro AZ™ Series consists of refractor telescopes and are available in (4) different apertures including: 70mm, 80mm, 90mm & 102mm. Each model features a newly designed single-arm, alt-azimuth mount with slow motion control cables on both axes; with this, your observering experience will be a breeze! These telescopes also feature a Vixen-style dovetail receiver, giving you the ability to switch out a variety of different optical tubes to your liking. Also, each optical tube offered with the StarPro AZ™ includes fully-coated optics resulting in bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, nebulae, and more!
Easily organize your eyepieces with the integrated accessory holder, located on the sturdy tripod. As a bonus, the StarPro AZ™ comes with an included Smart Phone Adapter that allows you to take images of the night sky through the eyepiece of your telescope! Also included is the AutoStar Suite® Astronomer Edition Software on DVD to help you learn about objects in the night sky.
The StarPro AZ™ is an easy-to-use, portable telescope, for the on-the-go astronomer. If you’re just starting in Astronomy and want to take awesome images of the Moon (and more) with your phone to share with your friends and family on Social Media, Meade’s StarPro AZ™ will not disappoint.
|Activity||Camping, Hiking, Observing, Terrestrial, Travel|
|Optical Design||Achromatic Refractor|
|Eyepiece(s)||(Three) 1.25″ MA (26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm)|
|Focuser Mechanism||1.25″ Rack & Pinion Focuser|
|Diagonal||1.25″ 90-Degree Erect-Image Diagonal|
|Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock||< 1 arc-second|
|Slow Motion Controls||Yes, both axes|
|Assembled Product Dimensions||25″ x 29″ x 55″ (635mm x 737mm x 1397mm)|
|Assembled Product Weight||8.4 lbs (3.8kg)|