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Meade NG70-SM 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit

B&H # MENG70SM Mfr # 20218
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Product Highlights
  • 700mm f/10.0 Achromatic Refractor
  • Manual Altazimuth Mount

A basic beginner's model with nice slow-motion altazimuth controls, the Meade NG70-SM Telescope is a longer focal length achromatic refractor that's good for using to observe the Moon and the planets.  It also can be used as a land-based spotting scope.  A pair of eyepieces is included, along with a 1x Red Dot finderscope.  Also included is a software DVD which gives you some maps and pointers for using a scope by sight to find the basics of the sky.

Altazimuth mount with slow-motion control
Easy 1x Red Dot finderscope
Tripod's accessory tray accepts eyepieces
Images are rendered at 90° via included mirror diagonal
Includes instructional DVD which gives simple tips upon guiding scope
Optical Design Achromatic refractor
Optical Lens Diameter 2.8" (70mm)
Focal Length 700mm
Focal Ratio f/10.0
Maximum Useful Magnification 137x
Resolving Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mount Type Altazimuth
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Finderscope 1x Red Dot
Tripod Yes
Motor No
GO-TO Capability No
PC Compatible No
Power Source None
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Meade NG70-SM 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
  • 25mm (28x) & 9mm (77x) 1.25" Eyepieces
  • 1x Red Dot Finderscope
  • 90° 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Astronomical Software & Instructional DVD
  • Altazimuth Mount with Slow-Motion Control
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    MeadeNG70-SM 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate (3)
    • Quality lenses (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)

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      5.0

      Very nice for the price

      By PeterR

      from Raleigh,NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade NG70-SM 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

      I have had several scopes of near this size (70mm) and this by far is the best one I've owned. Although slightly wobbly (warn children when they are using it) the optics in particular are spot on. I've seen refractors at 3 or 4 times this price with similar optics. This scope is best for moon, and brighter planet activities. For the price, you can't beat it. The only issue I had was in setting up the OTA on the mount. It was a tiny bit counter-intuitive and the instructions were not much help. Once I fuddled with it a bit, it all worked very nicely together. I would recommend this to any young budding astronomer. For that matter, any adult looking for a nice 70mm grab n go scope.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wonderful Starter Telescope

      By nichol4511

      from New York

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

      • Tilts easily

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade NG70-SM 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

      My son has been asking for a telescope for a while now, so we purchased this one for his birthday. It arrived quickly and has many features. You are able to view the stars, the moon and other areas in our solar system. It tilts easily so you have to tell the younger children to be careful. We are very happy with the telescope and will be purchasing other items for it in the near future!

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      4.0

      Best price by far

      By Oh Susannah

      from New Orleans, Louisians

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy assembly
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bird Watching

        Comments about Meade NG70-SM 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

        I bought this telescope for my son who is elementary school. It is exactly as described on the B&H web site and is perfect for a budding astronomer. [...]Great product, great price! Thanks B&H.

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