2,538 Brands 453 Categories All Departments

Product Discontinued by Manufacturer

Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Beginner Telescope, 20218 has been discontinued by Meade and is no longer available. Our product experts have helped us select these available replacements below. You can also explore other items in the Telescopes category yourself to try and find the perfect replacement for you!

Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Beginner Telescope, 20218 Product Info

Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Beginners Telescope is a quality refracting telescope for land or sky viewing. The world's top astronomers got started with aimage telescope just like this one - and so will you. This Meade telescope is perfect for observing Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon and land objects. A first look at the rings of Saturn or the craters of the Moon can inspire a lifetime of exploration. The Meade Altazimuth Refractor telescope is a great first telescope for budding young astronomers and star gazers! The universe is waiting. Serious astronomers for years have flocked to Meade for premium quality optical systems and patented technology.

The Meade Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope includes a Red Dot Projection Viewfinder for easy acquisition of guide stars while starhopping for celestial targets, and the telescope has slow motion controls on both axes to find and track objects easily with precision controls. A heavy-duty steel tube tripod provides a rock solid platform for viewing. This Meade telescope comes with AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software on DVD to help you learn the night sky. The included software 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. It operates on any Windows-based PC. And you'll be up and running in no time with the included instructional videos.

Consumers know that "Meade Optics Inside" means that what they see through the telescope will be views that are detailed, crisp and full of contrast. Go to any star party anywhere in the world and you'll see more scopes by Meade than any other brand! Look through a Meade this evening and see what you've been missing. Any astronomer will tell you that light gathering - not magnification power - is what matters. A small, crisp image is better than a large hazy one. Meade's 1.25" diameter eye-pieces provide wider fields of view, allowing you to see more of the sky at greater magnifications.

This telescope is also available in the following KIT packages:

Meade NG70-SM A-Series Entry Level Telescope KIT:

Celestron Sky Map #93722 is the ideal teaching guide for learning the night sky. You wouldn't set off on a road trip without a road map, and you don't need to try to navigate the night sky without a map either. Even if you already know your way around the major constellations, Celestron Sky Map can help you locate all kinds of fascinating objects, brought to you by Celestron. The Celestron Guide Book - Peterson First Guides Astronomy 93728 is a simplified field guide to the stars, planets and the universe.

Specifications for Meade NG70SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Entry Level Telescope:

Model / Part Number: NG70-SM / 20218
Optical Design: Refractor
Optical Diameter: 70mm (2.8")
Focal length, f/ratio: 700mm; f/10
Mounting Type: Altazimuth with slow motion controls
Viewfinder: Red Dot
Tripod: Steel; full-length; adjustable with accessory tray
Eyepieces: (1.25") MH9mm, MH25mm
Diagonal Mirror: Included
Software: AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition, PC-compatible DVD
UPC: 7 09942 21495 6

Features of Meade NG-70 SM Altazimuth Refractor Entry Level A-Series Telescope:

  • Slow Motion Controls on Both Axes Find and track objects easily with precision controls
  • Includes Red Dot Projection Viewfinder for easy acquisition of guide stars while starhopping for celestial targets
  • Heavy-Duty Steel Tube Tripod provides a rock solid platform for viewing

Package Contents:

  • Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A Series Entry Level Telescope, 20218
  • AutoStar Suite PC compatible DVD astronomy software
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Sturdy Altazimuth mount with dual slow motion control knobs
  • Two 1.25" MA eyepieces (9mm, 25mm)
  • Red dot viewfinder
  • Diagonal mirror
  • Height adjustable full size tripod with tubular steel legs
  • Convenient accessory tray

Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Beginner Telescope, 20218 Related Products

Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Beginner Telescope, 20218 Unorderable Models

Meade 20218 NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Entry Level Telescope KIT, Code: ME-TS-20218-KIT
Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Entry Level Telescope, 20218, MPN: 20218, UPC: 709942214956, Code: ME-TS-20218-EE

Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Beginner Telescope, 20218 Comments

Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review Best $80 scope on the market! by Legacy Reviewer, June 22, 2011
Amazing optics for so little money. Has a few cons, but overall an incredible first telescope for an adult or child. Better eyepieces will improve performance but they can cost more than the scope! Pros: Excellent optics, no "false color", incredible...
Read More...
2/2 found this helpful
Helpful Negative Review Horrible manual by Legacy Reviewer, August 3, 2012
More power to you if you can put this together following the directions. Customer support acknowledges there are errors but treats you like their target market. A child. Hey, maybe it is one of those products only a child can put together Pros: ...
Read More...
0/1 found this helpful
Most Recent Review Engineer by Legacy Reviewer, March 26, 2012
Good for beginners
1/1 found this helpful
Most Recent Review BEST TELESCOPE FOR THE MONEY by Legacy Reviewer, January 9, 2012
Great starter telescope. Everything needed and quick to put together and set up right out of the box. Excellent value for the money and a very respected name brand. Too bad it took two weeks to be delivered. Pros: Excellent viewing land objects as we...
Read More...
Most Recent Review Good value for money scope by Legacy Reviewer, September 4, 2011
I brought this telescope a month ago its a good quality telescope for its price.The telscope give clear and crisp images of the planets and moon but one problem i ve with this telescope i recently found was when i use the ep directly without th diag...
Read More...
0/1 found this helpful
Read All 17 Reviews