Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/13 Achro Refractor AZ Telescope with Mobile Porta Mount

BH #VIA70LFMP • MFR #39905
Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/13 Achro Refractor AZ Telescope with Mobile Porta Mount
Key Features
  • 70mm Achro Refractor OTA
  • 900mm Focal Length, f/13 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • Mobile Porta Alt-Azimuth Manual Mount
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Ideal for casual watching the skies or the ground, the Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/13 Achro Refractor AZ Telescope with Mobile Porta Mount combines a competent optical tube assembly with a highly portable mount and an array of accessories to give you all you need to get out and start observing right away.
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$399.00
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Vixen Optics A70Lf Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube Assembly
  • 3Mount and Tripod
  • 4Included Accessories

Ideal for casual watching the skies or the ground, the Vixen Optics A70Lf 70mm f/13 Achro Refractor AZ Telescope with Mobile Porta Mount combines a competent optical tube assembly with a highly portable mount and an array of accessories to give you all you need to get out and start observing right away.

The 70mm telescope features a refractor-style light path with an achromatic lens design to transmit accurate colors without fringing or distortion at the edges. Anti-reflection multi-coatings further improve color while boosting contrast and clarity. Two eyepieces offer low and high magnifications, the included Barlow lens doubles the power of each eyepiece to give you four magnifications using just two oculars. A 90° erect-image diagonal corrects the view to allow comfortable use on terrestrial subjects so you can use the telescope as a conventional spotting scope.

Supporting the telescope is Vixen's Mobile Porta mount with an adjustable-height aluminum tripod. Designed for portability and ease-of-use, this manual alt-azimuth mount has a friction control system that allows you to move it by hand without the need to fumble with clutches or locks, and stays in place when you release it. Dual axis slow motion handles let you fine-tune the scope placement once you get close to your subject. The two-stage tripod adjusts from 28-51" to accommodate a wide variety of users and viewing positions.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • 70mm (2.8") aperture is ideal for lunar and planetary viewing, as well as terrestrial objects
  • 900mm focal length produces a moderate magnification potential
  • Achromatic refractor design requires little maintenance or collimation
  • Achromatic lens design limits color fringing and distortion, especially at the edges, for sharper and clearer views with accurate color representation
  • Multi-coated optics maximize light transmission and improve color rendition and contrast
  • Solid rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25" eyepiece holder to accept the most common size of accessories
  • Integrated dew/sun shield
  • Tube ring set with Vixen-style dovetail plate
  • Weight: 4.2 pounds

Mount and Tripod

Mount:
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • Manual alt-azimuth design
  • Dual axis slow-motion handles enable precise adjustment to center subjects
  • Friction control system allows the mount to be moved by hand to any position without locks or clutches to worry about
  • 360° rotation horizontal wheel gear
  • Includes tool kit to adjust friction system based on OTA and accessories being used
  • Recommended for optical tube assemblies (OTAs) of 119mm (4.6") and smaller
  • 8-pound payload capacity
Tripod:
  • Aluminum legs are lightweight and durable
  • Compact 2-stage legs
  • Adjustable height from 28-51" (71.1-129.5cm) accommodates a wide variety of users and viewing positions
  • Center tray adds stability while offering a place for eyepieces, filters, and other accessories

Included Accessories

Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" barrel fits most popular accessories
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical eyepiece filters
  • 20mm produces a low 45x power
  • 6.3mm yields a high 143x magnification
Barlow lens:
  • 1.25" nosepiece and holder
  • Doubles the magnification of any eyepiece inserted into it
  • Magnifies without affecting eye relief to make viewing at high power more comfortable
Diagonal:
  • 1.25" nosepiece and holder
  • 90° angle places user's head in a comfortable viewing position, especially when the scope is aimed high overhead
  • Integrated erecting prism corrects view horizontally and vertically, allowing the scope to be used as a conventional terrestrial spotting scope
Finderscope:
  • Low 6x magnification produces a generous 5° field of view to make star-hopping navigation fast and easy
  • 24mm objective maintains a low profile
  • Mounting bracket included

Vixen Optics A70Lf Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignAchromatic Refractor
Aperture70 mm / 2.8"
Focal Length900 mm
Focal Ratiof/12.9
FocuserSingle-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° Erecting
FinderscopeYes
Mounting SystemVixen Style
Optical Tube Dimensions33.9 x 3" / 860 x 76 mm
Mount
TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityNo
Payload Capacity8 lb / 3.6 kg
Tripod
TypeAdjustable, 2-Section
Tripod Height Adjustment Range28.0 to 51.0" / 71.1 to 129.5 cm
Material of TripodAluminum
General
BatteriesNone
AdapterNone
GPSNo
Weight4.2 lb / 1.9 kg (OTA)
8.0 lb / 3.6 kg (Mount/Tripod)
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39.5 x 19 x 9"
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