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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 Reviews - Reviews from 1 to 10 out of 16

Horrible manual

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Overall rating:
1 / 5
Easy To Set Up:1 / 5
Features:3 / 5
Meets expectations:1 / 5
Usability:1 / 5
Value for your money:1 / 5

Author: Davespop from charlestown on Aug 3, 2012
Pros:  Attractive packaging
Cons:  Instruction manual
Would recommend:  no

Davespop wrote:

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

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Engineer

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

Author: Jose Roman from Vega Baja, P.R. on Mar 26, 2012
Would recommend:  yes

Jose Roman wrote:

Good for beginners

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Good value for money scope

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

Author: Pramesh , Amateur Astronomy, from kathmandu,Nepal on Sep 4, 2011
Pros:  good objective,clear and crisp images
Cons:  cheap eyepieces and tripod
Would recommend:  yes

Pramesh wrote:

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 diagonal it doesnt focus the image.does any ve the problem

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Great for a start

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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 ...
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Best $80 scope on the market!

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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: jimbrant from Brighton, TN on Jun 22, 2011
Pros:  Excellent optics, no "false color", incredible bargain
Cons:  red dot finder too bright and hard to align
Would recommend:  yes

jimbrant wrote:

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!

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Great telescope!

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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: johoyouall (verified customer) from Wellsville, NY on May 30, 2011
Would recommend:  yes

johoyouall wrote:

I would recommend this to any beginner.

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Outstanding product and service.

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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: jcollineal (verified customer) from owensboro kentucky on Jan 10, 2011
Pros:  easy to use and easy to setup
Cons:  nothing wrong with this product.
Would recommend:  yes

jcollineal wrote:

Excellent product for the money. Very easy to use and set up. Excellent service from this company.

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Best (Big) Bang for the Buck!

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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: dahens1 from Brandon, FL on Jan 8, 2011
Pros:  Easy to set up, easy to use. Great instruction sheet.
Would recommend:  yes

dahens1 wrote:

This in an excellent "entry-level" telescope, especially for kids 6-16. It allows great viewing at minimal cost; it's a great learning tool, and inexpensive enough that if the user isn't 100% sold on star-gazing you're not out a lot of cash.

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Equipo Facil de usar

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

Author: andres rodriguez (verified customer) from miami , florida on Nov 7, 2010
Pros:  tiene buena optica
Cons:  Es muy inestable y bibra mucho al enfocar
Would recommend:  yes

andres rodriguez wrote:

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

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An excellent choice for a first telescope or second scope for the seasoned observer

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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: Don (verified customer) from Dayton, Ohio on Jul 26, 2010
Pros:  Very good quality optics for the money and ease of use
Cons:  Light weight and subject to wind movement
Would recommend:  yes

Don wrote:

Performed far better than expected with equipment provided for the money. Used with better quality eyepieces it was very impressive.

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Reviews - Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor A-Series Entry Level Telescope, 20218 - UPC: 709942214956