Starting with a quality 70 mm (2.8”) Vixen Achromatic Refractor which operates at a focal length of 900 mm with an f/ratio of 12.9, we have a small, lightweight telescope capable of maximum magnifying power of 143X and reaching a limiting visual magnitude of 11. The telescope body measures 3" x 34" (76 mm x 865 mm) and weighs only 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg), so it is manageable by even the most inexperienced hands - yet capable of revealing some of the most magnificent wonders of the universe.
Through its "eye" you'll reveal the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, mountains and craters on the Moon, colorful double stars, vast nebula, bright clusters and more... Because the Vixen A70LF makes a great terrestrial telescope, too! Keep an eye on the nesting eagles or spot distant ships on the horizon. The Vixen A70LF Refractor telescope does it all...
What makes the Vixen A70LF refractor package even more special is the Vixen Mini Porta Mount. Far more stable than an entry level altazimuth mount, the Vixen Mini Portamount comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions, very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects. In addition, the Vixen Mini Porta Mount is a great for terrestrial viewing. Vixen gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or follow a sailboat by simply turning the elevation and/or azimuth control handles.
|Area of application||Moon & Planets, Nature Observation, Sun (only with suitable solar filter)|
|Focal length (mm)||900|
|Resolving Power (theoretical)||1.66 arc sec|
|Magnitude limit (theoretical)||11|
|Light gathering capacity (in relation to human eye)||100x|
|Tube length (mm)||860|
|Tube weight (kg)||1.9|
|Type of build||Alt-Az|