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Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.4 / 5
Usability 4.2 / 5
Features 4.3 / 5
Value for your money 4.6 / 5
Meets expectations 4.2 / 5

Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Entry Level Telescope, 20218 Review - Page 2 - Reviews from 11 to 16 out of 16

A Very Nice Entry Level Telescope

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: BearFootTrailBob from Bryson City, NC on May 7, 2010
Pros:  Very please with the quality of materials and workmanship
Cons:  Best suited for landscape or planet viewing, not stars.
Would recommend:  yes

BearFootTrailBob wrote:

I was blown away by how well made this telescope is for the price paid. Although this is my first telescope, I believe this one will last many years and may even be something I can pass down to my nephew one day. It uses standard 1.25" eyepieces, so there are many accessories and options for this telescope. The only thing I wasn't impressed with (and this can be remedied by selecting higher power eyepieces or a Barlow lens) is that I have some midrange binoculars that magnify as well or better for landscape viewing. Overall I would definitely recommend this telescope if you are looking for a good entry level unit.

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Amazingly suprised

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Craig Smith from So. Milwaukee on Mar 2, 2010
Pros:  clarity & upgradable
Cons:  shaky mount, plastic gears
Would recommend:  yes

Craig Smith wrote:

I snatched up one of these budget 70mm units for cheap, no mount or tripod but I have dealt with the like. I mounted the telescope (piggyback) to another mounted unit and with a #126 2X barlow (accessory to increase power) this scope is as powerful and clear as my stock Meade 114EQ-AR reflector unit with the same style MA9mm eyepiece. Wow!

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Great telescope

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: crypto from Columbia Tn. on Jan 18, 2010
Pros:   easy to use and very portable
Cons:  Really found nothing so far that we did't like
Would recommend:  yes

crypto wrote:

This was the right telescope to buy, easy to use and easy to assemble. My grandson and I had a good time using it at Christmas, well worth the money.

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Meade NG70-SM telescope plastic gear

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
3 / 5
Easy To Set Up:3 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:3 / 5
Usability:2 / 5
Value for your money:3 / 5

Author: gateway (verified customer) from Duluth MN on Jan 11, 2010
Pros:  Good features for entry level telescope
Cons:  Parts unavailable
Would recommend:  no

gateway wrote:

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 telescope and deprive boy of present for this minor adjustment part. Battery was dead for red dot aiming feature. Customer service suggested finding gear replacement at local hardware store. (Unlikely to locate proper gear to fit mechanism.)

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Good scope

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Benjamin Guifeld from Vermont on Dec 16, 2009
Pros:  Nice optics, good light capture
Cons:  Tough to stabalize at times
Would recommend:  yes

Benjamin Guifeld wrote:

It has a few minor flaws but overall for the price this is the telescope to get. Would buy again.

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NG70-SM Altazimuth refractor

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: eran borres from round rock, texas on Dec 3, 2009
Pros:  highly durable
Cons:  none
Would recommend:  yes

eran borres wrote:

bought as a give from my brother...to my kids. We love it and will uses often.

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