Meade's StarPro™ AZ is an easy-to-use, portable telescope, for the on-the-go astronomer. Each optical tube offered with the StarPro™ AZ includes fully-coated optics resulting in bright, clear images of the Moon, planets and nebulae! Also You can use the StarPro™ AZ refractors to view land objects such as wildlife or beautiful landscapes.
The StarPro™ AZ features a newly designed single-arm, alt-azimuth mount with slow motion control cables on both axes, making your observing experience a breeze. This new mount also features a vixen-style dovetail receiver, giving you the ability to use different optical tubes.
Easily organize your eyepieces with the integrated accessory holder, located on the sturdy tripod.
The StarPro™ AZ features a bonus Smart Phone Adapter that allows you to take images of the night sky through the eyepiece!
With a compact and lightweight design at an affordable price, the StarPro™ AZ is sure to exceed expectations. It has everything you need to start observing the night sky right out of the box.
The Optics of the AC 70/700:
With its 70mm aperture, this refractor collects 100 times more light than the naked eye and substantially more light than a typical beginner telescope possessing an only slightly smaller aperture of 60mm. This means it also has a higher resolution and, with a maximum magnification of 140X, can already show you the larger surface features when observing planets such as Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. It is also very rewarding to observe the moon: One can beautifully observe the cratered landscape of the moon, which always looks different depending upon the moon's current phase. It is also interesting for nature watching in daylight - made possible by using an erecting lens or an Amici prism. Focusing takes place by means of a rack and pinion focus wheel at the focuser. This allows the image sharpness to always be precisely adjusted and to remain fixed during observing.
The optics are also highly suitable for use as a guide scope for astrophotography or guiding in conjunction with a larger telescope.
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We provide extra help:
- We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
- We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
- Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.