Explore Scientific FirstLight 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope

BH #EXFLAR70RT • MFR #FL-AR70700AZ
Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific FirstLight 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • 70mm Refractor OTA
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Dual-Fork Alt-Az Yoke Mount
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The FirstLight 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope from Explore Scientific is intended to introduce viewers to astronomy by giving them a complete setup for viewing the Moon, planets, and meteor showers. Its manual alt-azimuth mount has an altitude lock to help track objects and reduce vibrations. Two eyepieces provide 35x and 78x magnifications.
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Explore Scientific FirstLight Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Performance
  • 3Mount and Tripod
  • 4Included Accessories

The FirstLight 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope from Explore Scientific is intended to introduce viewers to astronomy by giving them a complete setup for viewing the Moon, planets, and meteor showers. Its manual alt-azimuth mount has an altitude lock to help track objects and reduce vibrations. Two eyepieces provide 35x and 78x magnifications.

An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod provides a stable observational platform, and the included 90° erect-image diagonal makes looking through the scope more comfortable, especially when aiming the telescope toward the zenith. The diagonal's prism corrects images horizontally and vertically, allowing the scope to be used for terrestrial viewing as well. An integrated dew-shield helps to prevent condensation on the outside of the objective lens, while blocking stray peripheral light from interfering with celestial observations.

Performance

  • 70mm (2.75") aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 700mm focal length
  • Refractor-style optical path
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser

Mount and Tripod

    Mount:
  • Manual alt-az design
  • Dual-arm yoke mount
  • Altitude lock rod reduces vibration while tracking subjects
    Tripod:
  • Lightweight aluminum for easier transport and set up
  • Two-section legs with thumbscrew locks
  • Accessory tray with eyepiece holders
  • Spiked feet for improved stability on rough or loose ground

Included Accessories

  • 9mm eyepiece yields 78x magnification
  • 20mm eyepiece yields 35x magnification
  • 90° erect-image diagonal puts head in a comfortable viewing position while correcting the image horizontally and vertically for terrestrial use
  • Universal smartphone adapter fits over most 1.25" eyepieces for quick astrophotography and imaging
  • Red-dot finder: Unmagnified for fast subject acquisition with variable red illumination to protect night-adjusted vision
  • Astronomy computer software for download

Explore Scientific FirstLight Specs

Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture70mm
Focal Length700mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° erect-image
FinderscopeRed-dot
TripodTwo-section aluminum
Mount TypeYoke-style alt-az
Power SourceNone
Optical Tube DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
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