Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Achro Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Achro Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Achro Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

B&H # VIAPMA70LFTS MFR # 39975
Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Achro Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • 70 mm Achromatic Refractor
  • 900 mm Focal Length, f/12.9 Focal Ratio
  • Two Eyepieces, Erecting Prism
  • 6x24mm Finderscope
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual Axis Adjustment Knobs
  • Clutch-Less Friction Control System
  • 13.2 lb Payload Capacity
  • 2.2 lb Counterweight and Bar
  • Adjustable-Height Tripod
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  • 1Description

Vixen Optics gives you a complete astronomical platform ideally suited for beginners or as a simple grab-and-go option for more experienced observers by putting together this A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod. The telescope is designed with an achromatic lens system that produces bright and clear high-contrast images with true color representation across its entire distortion-free field of view. This lens system, coupled with the fully-coated optics, will give you great views of the Moon, planets, planetary moons, and brighter deep sky objects. You will be able to split binary stars and observe bright objects with virtually no comas. To get you observing faster, the scope comes with two eyepieces, and a 90° erect-image prism that will be ideal for both astronomical and terrestrial use.

The Advanced Polaris (AP) mount, engineered to customized as your needs demand, is offered here in its bare-bones configuration. It will serve well as a conventional equatorial mount with competent 13.2 lb payload capacity, adjustment dials for the altitude and azimuth axes, and a counterweight and shaft. A clutch-less friction-control system allows the mount to be quickly moved to your target by simply pointing the OTA where you want it with your hands.

Rounding out this complete observational platform, is Vixen's APP-TL130 adjustable-height tripod. It has an adjustable height from 20.7 to 45.6" to accommodate a variety of users. An array of optional accessories are available separately so you can tailor the mount to your specific needs including: a right ascension motor and Star Book One hand controller kit, declination motor, Polar alignment scope, and Polar meter.

Optical Tube Assembly
  • 70mm objective
  • f/12.9 focal ratio
  • 900mm focal length
  • Achromatic refractor optical path
  • Achromatic lens configuration corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations to produce distortion-free high-contrast images with true color representation
  • Fully coated optics produce bright and clear images with true color rendition
  • Resolution: 1.66 arcsec
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 42mm threaded back for mounting photo adapters
OTA Accessories
  • Eyepieces:
    • 1.25" diameter barrel, compatible with most 1.25" filters and accessories
    • 20mm, produces 45x magnification
    • 6.3mm, produces 143x
  • 90° erect-image diagonal for terrestrial observations
  • Finderscope:
    • 6x magnification
    • 24mm objective
    • 5° angle of view
  • Dew/Sun shield recesses objective lens
  • Mounting rings with Vixen-style dovetail plate
  • Equatorial mount with optional accessories for customization
  • 13.2 lb payload capacity, without counterweight
  • Azimuth adjustment range
    • ±6.5°
    • 1.4° per rotation
    • Dual adjustment screws with knobs
  • Altitude adjustment range:
    • 0-65°
    • 1.9° per rotation
    • Tangent screw with handle
  • 20mm steel counterweight bar
  • 2.2 lb (1kg) counterweight
  • Gears:
    • 360° micro movement on both axes
    • Worm gear:
      • Right ascension: 11.0mm diameter, brass
      • Declination:9.8mm diameter, brass
    • Worm wheel
      • R.A: 73.5mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
      • Dec: 58.4mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
    • Friction break with adjustable tension on both axes
  • Three leg sections
  • Collapsed length: 24"
  • Min leg length: 22.4"
  • Max leg length: 51"
  • Adjustable height from 20.7-45.6"
  • Weight: 7 lb
  • Compatibility: Vixen Porta II mount, GP Mount, and fork mount
In the Box
Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Achro Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod
  • AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount with Tripod
  • 6x24 Finderscope
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • 6.3mm Eyepiece
  • 90° Erecting Diagonal
  • Dew/Sun Shield
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Achromatic refractor
    Aperture 70 mm
    Focal Length 900 mm
    Focal Ratio f/12.9
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° erecting
    Finderscope 6x24
    Tripod Adjustable height
    Mount Type Manual equatorial
    Power Source None
    Motor None
    Load Capacity 13.2 lb / 6.0 kg
    Includes Tripod/Pier Three leg sections
    Adjustable height from 20.7 - 45.6" / 52.6 - 133.6 cm
    Collapsed length: 24.0" / 61.0 cm
    Min leg length: 22.4" / 57.2 cm
    Max leg length: 51.0" / 129.5 cm
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Altitude: 0 - 65°
    Azimuth: ±6.5°
    GO-TO Capability None
    Optical Tube Dimensions 33.8 x 3.0" / 86.0 x 7.6 cm
    Weight OTA: 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg
    Mount head: 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg, without counterweight
    Tripod: 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 28.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 24.0 x 13.0"
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