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Altair Starwave 70ED F6 Travel Refractor Telescope Package

Altair Starwave 70ED F6 Travel Refractor Telescope Package

The advantage of ED optics for Astronomical visual observation: When compared to small Achromatic refractors of similar size, length and focal ratio, the Starwave 70 ED offers better mechanics for easier focusing, and truer colour rendition due to the ED optics. The Starwave 70 ED delivers a sharp "contrasty" image with good colour correction and tight star images. The 70mm aperture gathers about 100 times more light than the human eye, and in a dark-sky location, observation of star clouds and larger more extended objects is most enjoyable. With a higher power eyepiece or Barlow lens, this telescope will show plenty of detail on the moon, and it will show the planetary disc of Jupiter, with the major cloud bands visible as stripes across the disc, as well as the four largest Galilean moons and their movements from hour-to-hour. Saturn's rings are visible as distinct from the planet at high powers.

Simply use any good photo tripod
This premium package includes everything you need to start observing the night sky with a quality ED optic, simply fits on any good photo tripod for the ultimate in portable quality optics at a remarkable price.

Includes the following high quality accessories:
Starwave 70mm F6 ED Doublet optical tube with 2" Dual Speed Crayford focuser
RDF finder multi reticule, variable brightness with metal body and mounting stalk.
1.25" Dielectric Diagonal 99% reflective.
Wide field 17mm Eyepiece with 65° APOV, 16mm Eye Relief, 1.25" barrel and dust caps giving 25x magnification.
Case with strap, padded foam inserts, and space for accessories. * (see note at bottom of page)
2"-1.25" Push-Fit Adapter.
Front and rear dust caps.
Metal dovetail base with standard 1/4-20" threaded "photo tripod format" holes, so you can use the scope with a camera tripod.
Also fits the iOptron Smart EQ PRO and other mounts.

Starwave 70 ED fits directly to a standard photo tripod, having two Standard 1/4 thread photo tripod holes underneath the dovetail base.

Astro imaging or terrestrial photography with the Starwave 70ED: A smooth and rotatable dual speed "non-slip" 2" Crayford focuser is supplied, with tension adjustment, able to carry a basic light weight DSLR or a light weight CCD camera. The focuser sports a steel guide-plate which eliminates slippage and increases the focuser's carrying capacity to about 2.5KG, which is more than enough for a DSLR or CCD camera and filter-wheel. The ED Doublet lens system features a special ED glass element, which results in less colour aberrations in the image. The optics are compatible with the Lightwave field flattener and reducer range, in particular the Lightwave 1.0x Field Flattener. The rear 2" visual back can be removed from the focuser, revealing a female M54x0.75x threaded accessory port. Various adapters are available to attach your particular camera system via this method. The machined aluminium tube transmits heat to the optics, which benefits users of dew control systems.

Feature summary:
The light yet tough optical tube folds down to 30cm in length and weighs about 2kg, sporting a retractable dew shield.
ED optics offer improved colour correction, which produces a higher contrast image, whilst allowing a short, portable telescope tube.
The eyepiece, diagonal and RDF finder accessory package is of high quality, justifying the high quality optical tube.
The dual speed rotatable focuser has a steel bearing plate on the base, and is easily able to carry a DSLR or medium size CCD camera without slipping when the focuser tension is adjusted to suit. Fine focus is easy to achieve with the dual speed 1:10 ratio thumbwheel.
The SW70ED telescope can be mounted on a photo tripod with standard 1/4" thread and for attachment to other scopes or imaging systems, it can be attached to a longer dovetail bar with two commonly available 1/4" tripod thread screws.

Specifications and accessories:
70mm F6 ED Doublet (420mm focal length)
Fully multicoated optics
OTA Weight: Approx. 2kg
OTA folded length: 30cm
RDF finder multi-reticule, variable brightness with metal body and mounting stalk.
1.25" Dielectric Diagonal 99% reflective.
Wide field 17mm Eyepiece with 65° APOV, 16mm Eye Relief, 1.25" barrel and dust caps giving 25x magnification.
Case Dimensions: 28x39x15cm * (see note at bottom of page)
Rotatable dual speed focuser (1:10 ratio)
Focuser tension is adjustable to carry higher loads with a steel "non-slip" focuser guide plate
Retractable dewshield, 92mm OD
2" visual back with 3x thumb-screws and brass compression ring
1.25"-2" Pushfit adapter with brass compression ring
2x Standard "1/4 Thread" Photo Tripod Screw-holes are provided in the base mounting platform
2" rear visual back can be removed to reveal a M54x0.75 female thread
Front and rear dust caps included

For imaging with your DSLR, you'll need a 40mm M48 Extension Tube and M48 DSLR adapter to insert into the 2" focuser aperture.

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Altair Starwave 70ED F6 Travel Refractor Telescope Package

MPN: SW70ED-OTA-KIT-1





Price: 399.00

Add Field Flattener with T Thread


Featured in use on the December 2016 BBC Sky at Night television program - This is a great scope to get you and your friends familiar with the night-sky, or started in astro-photography. Unlike many starter-telescopes, optical and mechanical quality are very good. Altair's philosophy is not to start with low quality equipment, but to include high quality accessories an optics in a beginner telescope. The Starwave 70 ED is an ideal beginner's choice for wide-field imaging with your DSLR or compact camera. The Starwave 70 ED is a lot easier to use than a Newtonian reflector, due to it's small size and light weight, and because the optics do not require frequent collimation or adjustment. For visual observing, you don't even need an astronomical mount right away - the Starwave 70ED will fit a camera tripod to get you started with wide field observation of the night sky.

Simply use any good photo tripod
This premium package includes everything you need to start observing the night sky with a quality ED optic, simply fits on any good photo tripod for the ultimate in portable quality optics at a remarkable price

Daytime terrestrial viewing: By adding an optional image-erecting prism diagonal, the Starwave 70 ED becomes a real performer when it comes to terrestrial and nautical observation, offering performance in the same category as ED spotting scopes costing many times the price. Simply increase the brightness on the Red Dot Finder and you can use the scope with pinpoint accuracy during daytime. All Altair refractors models are checked optically and tested and guaranteed to be in collimation - this assurance is provided at no cost to the customer.



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