The Sky-Watcher 70mm AZ3 Refractor Telescope is a sturdy, lightweight, high quality yet affordable telescope that is perfect for beginner astronomers. It is a great next step from binoculars. It is a great telescope for astronomers based in Wellington to look at the planets and the Moon and to get your hand at finding them in the sky. Other great objects that can be found with this telescope are the Pleiades, the Southern Pleiades and in general most binocular objects.
F10 is a very forgiving focal ratio, which means it would work good with any eyepieces, even the ones that your friends might give you as a present or for the kids after they upgraded theirs. The telescope is multi-coated, which is good because you don’t get strange glares. Professional grade astronomy gear comes multi-coated and this is always a good sign.
This telescope has an achromatic lens – it means in fact a combination of two lenses which correct and bring two wavelengths (typically red and blue) into focus on the same plane.
Your Sky-Watcher 70mm AZ3 Refractor Telescope comes with a pre assembled tripod so it is easy to put together and start observing the stars in no time.
This a simple telescope, that is simple to operate and all you have to do is start practicing where to find the objects of interest in the sky.