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Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Entry Level Telescope, 20218 is currently on sale with fast shipping. Plus your total satisfaction is guaranteed when you purchase Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Entry Level Telescope, 20218 and other Telescopes by Meade.

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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

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

Author: DeCamp Rider , New user. Pretty happy!, from West Orange NJ on Jul 7, 2011
Pros:  Easy setup, stable, affordable
Cons:  red dot finder not helpful
Would recommend:  yes

DeCamp Rider wrote:

I got this for myself (33) and my kids (3&4) to get them interested in science/ astronomy. Setup was really easy and quick; it's barely a setup process at all. Then I threw it outside, pointed at the city during the day to see some buildings to get accustomed to the eyepieces and knobs and all, then the next clear night, pointed at the moon. The red dot viewfinder is pretty pointless. It may be because it's not snug enough to the tube (it's already attached out the box). But still for this power of telescope, I was fine with just pointing the scope at the general direction, and fiddling with the controls till I saw my target. In Winter/ Spring/ Summer from New Jersey, I've seen the moon, Saturn and it's rings (wow people) and Arcterus of the Bootes constellation, all using "The Planets" iphone app. Great starter scope. I'm actually coming back here to buy another scope, this time with more power so I can really see Saturn up close. With this scope, you just see a tiny ball with a line going through it. Still amazing.

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