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Vixen Optics A70Lf 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope with Porta II Mount, 900mm Focal Length, f/12.9 Focal Ratio, 100x Light Gathering Power

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About the Vixen A70Lf

The Vixen Optics A70Lf 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope with Porta II Mount is an excellent choice for a first telescope; a light, well-made optical tube combined with a great beginner's mount specially configured to work well for both terrestrial and celestial applications. The A70Lf offers the same quality glass and workmanship that Vixen optics incorporates into their larger instruments. As an achromatic refractor optical design, it is capable of rendering high resolution planetary, lunar and deep-sky visual images.

The Vixen Porta II mount is built to support a 20 lb payload and equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow-motion in both directions. It is provisioned with a sturdy set of legs that adjust from 35-51". Slow motion flexible handles minimize vibrations to keep the view sharp. The A70Lf with Porta II Mount arrives with a 6x24 finderscope, a pair of 1.25" eyepieces, a diagonal, tube rings and a dovetail plate that mounts directly into the mount. This is not a beginner's scope to use once or twice and then store in the garage. This is a serious optic for the curious budding astronomer and the already hooked doorstep sky watcher.

Vixen A70Lf Includes

  • Vixen Optics A70Lf 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope
  • 2 x 20mm & 6.3mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepieces
  • 6x24 Finderscope
  • 90-Degree Prism Diagonal (1.25")- 2 x Tube Rings
  • Dovetail Tube Plate
  • Porta II Altazimuth Mount
  • Adjustment Tool Set
  • Dew / Sun Shield
  • Vixen Optics Warranty

Vixen A70Lf Features

  • Lightweight optical design great for backyard astronomy
  • Included finderscope of 6x24mm with a field of View of 5deg
  • Erecting 31.7mm image diagonal connects eyepieces to telescope
  • Light gathering power of 100x. Adapter thread of 42mm / for T-Ring
  • Aluminum 2 section adjustable tripod extends from 35.4 to 51.1" or 90 to 130 cm
  • Tube rings and dovetail plate quickly attaches the A70Lf to the Vixen Porta II mount
  • Dew / sun shield inhibits moisture, dust and unwanted ambient light on the objective lens
  • Simple yet sophisticated altazimuth mount suited to stargazing and earthbound use alike
  • Friction control system: flexible vertical and horizontal slow motion handles with 120 tooth wheel gears and whole circle movement
  • Multicoated optics on at least one lens surface reduces light loss and glare due to reflection offering a brighter, higher-contrast image
  • Porta II Mount with locking extension legs, accessory tray, flexible handle slow motion control, adjustment tool set and removable mount head

Vixen A70Lf Specifications

Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Aperture 70mm
Focal Length 900mm
Focal Ratio f/12.9
Coating Multi Coating
Resolving Power 1.66 arc sec
Limiting Magnitude 11.0
Light Gathering Power 100x
Finder Scope 6x24mm Finder; Field of View 5deg.
Adapter Thread 42mm/ For T-Ring
Visual Back 31.7mm Push Fit
Optical Tube (LxDia) 33.8x3" / 85.85x7.62cm
Mount Port II Altazimuth Mount
Tripod Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 90cm to 13cm
Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion 120Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement; Friction control system
Telescope Attachment Dove Tail Plate
Load Capacity 20 lbs / 9.07 kg
Weight Mount: 15 lbs / 6.80 kg including tripod
Optical Tube: 4.2 lbs / 1.90 kg
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