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

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Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review An excellent choice for a first telescope or second scope for the seasoned observer by Legacy Reviewer, July 26, 2010
Performed far better than expected with equipment provided for the money. Used with better quality eyepieces it was very impressive. Pros: Very good quality optics for the money and ease of use Cons: Light weight and subject to wind movement
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Helpful Negative Review Meade NG70-SM telescope plastic gear by Legacy Reviewer, January 11, 2010
Telescope was a Christmas gift to 6 yr old grandson. Small verticle adjustment plastic gear was found broken upon assembly. Meade customer service offered to replace telescope but could not replace 2 cent gear. Unrealistic to pay return shipping of t...
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Most Recent Review Great telescope! by Legacy Reviewer, May 30, 2011
I would recommend this to any beginner.
Most Recent Review Outstanding product and service. by Legacy Reviewer, January 10, 2011
Excellent product for the money. Very easy to use and set up. Excellent service from this company. Pros: easy to use and easy to setup Cons: nothing wrong with this product.
Most Recent Review Equipo Facil de usar by Legacy Reviewer, November 7, 2010
El equipo por el precio es aceptable, pero bibra mucho al hacer los enfoques, lo que da mucha inestabilidad y el ajuste de altura se muve con el peso del tubo optico Pros: tiene buena optica Cons: Es muy inestable y bibra mucho al enfocar
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