Main technical features
The Gskyer AZ70400 is a refracting telescope so it offers a way for beginners to discover not just the elements of the universe but the outdoors as well. This model comes with a 70mm aperture and a 400mm focal length, plus a focal ratio of f/5. It also comes with two eyepieces: 10mm and 25mm, to give you the exact magnification you need for your distant viewing application. The telescope is engineered for both sky and land viewing.
The telescope also ships with an altazimuth mount screw tripod made of aluminum alloy for support while viewing distant objects. In addition, the telescope ships with rack and pinion mechanism to assist the focuser in bringing distant objects closer for easy and detailed viewing. The slow motion lever enables you to track celestial objects in motion quite easily.
This model is easy to set up and assemble. You can depend on its performance and functionality without spending too much on your equipment. It is perfect for children, novice astronomers, stargazers and travelers. Enjoy instant image clarity and brightness with the fully coated glass optical components.The 3X Barlow lens enables easy viewing as well.
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The 25mm eyepiece provides a 16X magnification while the 10mm eyepiece delivers a 40X magnification. This model comes with a maximum magnification of 120 so you can really see faraway objects clearly and with amazing detail and brightness. The refracting telescope provides exceptional refracting power for every inch of aperture. Because of its rugged design, this type of telescope provides reliable performance in the most demanding conditions so images are kept steady, with no interferences or reflections on the path of light. There’s also less maintenance needed because of the virtually permanent optical alignment. You enjoy longer focus with the simpler eyepieces and the long focal ratio.
The altazimuth mount screw tripod is constructed of aluminum alloy to ensure durability and reliable functionality. The rack-and-pinion system makes it easy to get a crystal clear image in the focuser. You can easily track celestial objects in motion thanks to the slow motion lever. The aluminum tripod is supplemented with vibration pad to cushion possible wobble when moving the lever and the rack-and-pinion system.
Geared for use by beginners and stargazers, this model is quite easy to set up. The telescope goes smoothly onto the included mount while the fully coated glass optical components come with high transmission coatings for enhanced clarity of images with astounding brightness while keeping your eyes protected. The 3X resolution Barlow lens comes with antireflection blue film to ensure uninterrupted light path along with double the magnification power for every included eyepiece.
One user has commented that the tripod is too low for an adult to use. That being said, this model is marketed as a great starter telescope suitable for children and novice astronomers who need something decent to start their journey of observing the stars or nature without spending too much on a novice astronomer starter kit. For advanced astronomy purposes, there are always pricier and more advanced alternatives. For the price, this model has been proven to be good enough for simple celestial and nature viewing.
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