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Meade 70AZ-ADS Short Tube Altazimuth Refractor 04074 Product Info

Meade 70AZ-ADS Refractor Telescope 04074 is an excellent beginner telescope, and is designed to observe objects in the sky and also on land. It can be your personal window to the universe or allows you to intimately study the behavior of nesting birds on a distant hillside. Use Meade 70AZ ADS Refractor as a casual telescope for astronomy or as a high resolution spotting scope for land viewing. Meade Telescope 70AZ-ADS provides bright, richest-field performance for observing wide-field astronomical objects like galaxies and nebula from dark skies, or use the provided Barlow lens for viewing close-up detail of the Moon, planets, or nature from your own backyard. Compact and portable, this Meade Telescope travels easily and stores in a small space.

Meade 70mm Short Tube Refractor Telescope deliver powerful performance in a small package. The new Meade 70 mm Refracting Telescope 04074 has a shorter optical tube, making it ideal for the astronomer on the go. Meade 70AZ ADS even includes a nylon carrying case (32" x10") with strap which holds telescope, tripod and all the accessories. Just throw the carrying case over your shoulder and take the Meade 70AZ-ADS Telescope where no telescope has gone before!

The heart of the Meade 70AZ-ADS Refractor Telescope is a 13", 350mm focal length optical assembly which uses any 1.25" diameter telescope eyepiece. Meade 70 AZ ADS Refractor Telescope 's large 70mm diameter lens to capture more light for brighter images and greater details. This Meade Telescope comes with two Meade Premium 1.25" Super Plossl Eyepieces: SP 9.7mm (36x)and SP 26mm (13x). Meade Super Plossl Telescope Eyepieces provide wider field of view, allowing you to see more of the sky at greater magnifications. Included Meade 2x Barlow Lens increases the magnification of the SP26mm and SP9.7mm eyepieces to 72x and 26x, respectively. What will you see at 72x with Meade 70AZ-ADS Refractor Telescope? See the rings of Saturn, subtle cloud belts of Jupiter plus dozens of brighter star clusters, nebular and galaxies.

Meade Telescope 70AZ-ADS includes a full size adjustable aluminum tripod an is mounted on user-friendly alt-az mount with slow motion controls for added convenience. The alt-az (altazimuth) has been a favorite mount design for beginners and also doubles nicely for use by day. Since Meade Telescope 70AZ ADS also includes a 45 degree erect image diagonal and an erect image 8x21 viewfinder (finderscope), this means this Meade Telescope is also an excellent daytime telescope for viewing wildlife and distant horizons. To help you navigate the heavens a DVD with Meade Autostar Suite is also included. The famous Meade Auto Star Suite Software will help you to learn the nigh sky. Meade Autostar Suite displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing sessions.

So, Meade 70AZ ADS Refractor Telescope is a great telescope to start with. The world's top astronomers got started with a telescope just like this one. A first look at the rings of Saturn or the craters of Moon can inspire a lifetime of exploration. Go to any star party anywhere in the world and you'll see more Meade telescopes than any other. Serious astronomers for years have flocked to Meade telescopes for their premium quality optical systems and patented technology. Consumers know that "Meade Optics Inside" means that what they see through Meade Telescope will be views that are detailed, crisp and full of contrast. Look through Meade telescope this evening and see what you've been missing. Meade 70mm Refractor Telescope 04074 is the perfect way to begin exploring the night sky or just the world around you. The rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, and the mockingbird in a tree are only the beginning.

Specifications for Meade 70-AZ ADS Telescope 04074:

Type:   Achromatic Refractor
Objective size:   70mm
Focal length:   350mm
Tube length without diagonal:   13"
Eyepiece diameter:   1.25"
Mount:   Manual, alt-az with slow motion controls
Tripod:   Aluminum, legs adjust from 29" to 50" with accessory tray
Eyepieces Dia.:   1.25"; Included Meade SP9.7mm (1.25") & SP26mm (1.25")
Barlow Lens:    Included Meade 2x Barlow (1.25")
Meade Autostar Suite Software:    Included
Total weight:   16 lbs

Features of Meade 70mm Refracting Telescope 70AZ-ADS:

  • Can be used both as a telescope and a spotting scope
  • View Earth and Sky Objects
  • Compact and Portable
  • Large 70mm Diameter Lens
  • High-precision Meade optical system
  • Metal Optical tube
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser - makes it all perfectly clear
  • Slow motion controls
  • Includes everything you need to start to explore the universe

Package Contents:

  • Meade 70AZ-ADS Telescope - 70mm Refracting Scope 04074
  • 9.7mm Meade Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 26mm Meade Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 2x Meade Barlow Lens
  • Image-erect viewfinder
  • Erect Image Prism
  • Meade Autostar Suite planetarium software DVD
  • Instructional Video DVD
  • Fully Adjustable Aluminum Tripod
  • Soft carry case

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Customer Reviews
Helpful Negative Review Meade 70AZ-ADS by Legacy Reviewer, July 24, 2007
Everything seems great with this telescope - quality, price, good for beginners. It is easy to use and the moon views are very nice. However, it is impossible to focus fine enough to see the rings of Saturn. You can see an oval shaped object, and...
9/10 found this helpful
Most Recent Review Meade 70AZ-ADS by Legacy Reviewer, July 26, 2007
Spotting Scope is hard to align. Some of the 4mm holes were not tapped all the way (luckily I am a Toolmaker and had a 4MM tap). The software crashed, the second DVD I received was unreadable, the third loaded after 4 attempts and immediately wiped o...
7/8 found this helpful
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