The Optics of the AC 70/700:
With its 70mm aperture, this refractor collects 100 times more light than the naked eye and substantially more light than a typical beginner telescope possessing an only slightly smaller aperture of 60mm. This means it also has a higher resolution and, with a maximum magnification of 140X, can already show you the larger surface features when observing planets such as Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. It is also very rewarding to observe the moon: One can beautifully observe the cratered landscape of the moon, which always looks different depending upon the moon's current phase. It is also interesting for nature watching in daylight - made possible by using an erecting lens or an Amici prism. Focusing takes place by means of a rack and pinion focus wheel at the focuser. This allows the image sharpness to always be precisely adjusted and to remain fixed during observing.
The optics are also highly suitable for use as a guide scope for astrophotography or guiding in conjunction with a larger telescope.
This mount is very popular with beginners in astronomy as it is very simple to operate. The entire telescope is very easy to move around in both azimuth and elevation. For beginners, it has the advantage that they do not have to worry about first aligning the telescope before use. Setting up the telescope is hence very quick and straightforward: Simply erect the tripod and mount, attach the telescope to it, and you are ready to go! The fine adjusters can be locked in both axes so that objects remain in the field of view once found. The mount is attached to a height-adjustable aluminium tripod.
Included in delivery of the mount:
You can see......
Craters, mountain ranges, ridges, valleys, volcanic plains. Observe the sunrise in a crater as more and more detail inside the crater becomes visible!
Observe the phases of Venus, the cloud belts of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the Galilean moons.
The Stars and the Deep Sky
Hundreds of objects are within reach of this telescope. Observe double or multiple stars with their different colours. Enjoy the beautiful view of a star cluster. Globular clusters are among the easiest objects outside our own galaxy that you can see with this telescope.
Finding Objects with the StarScope 707:
The Starscope 707 comes complete with an alt-azimuth mount with adjustable height aluminium tripod. Assembly is easily completed within a couple of minutes. Once assembled it takes only a few seconds to set the telescope up ready for observing.
The telescope can be pointed at any point on the earth as well as on the sky by intuitive left-right and up-down movement. The telescope even has a slow-motion control for the altitude movement. You will see: It is dead-easy!
|Type of build||Achromat|
|Focal length (mm)||700|
|Aperture ratio (f/)||10|
|Limit value (mag)||11|
|Light gathering capacity||100|
|Max. useful magnification||140|
|Tube construction||Full tube|
|Type of build||Gear rack|
|Connection ( to eyepiece)||1,25"|
|Type of build||AZ-2|
|1.25'' eyepieces||20mm, 12,5mm, 4mm|
|Deviating optics||1.25", 90° star diagonal|
|Total weight (kg)||4|
Area of application
|Moon & Planets||yes|
|Nebulae & galaxies||yes|