Vixen A70Lf with Porta II Mount (Item #39951)

When I first started in amateur astronomy, I did as most beginners and purchased a department store telescope that advertised the most power. (700x I believe) Unfortunately, again like most beginners, I found that the advertised power was impossible due to the size of the telescope and more importantly the lack of stability of the mount.

Time and again I speak to parents and children who tell me how frustrated they are that after finding Saturn in a beginner telescope they can’t get a good view of the rings because the mount is too shaky or the telescope controls too difficult to adjust. I hear many tell me that they tried once many years ago and now the scope is sitting in a closet collecting dust!

The NEW Porta Mount II is an easy to use, light weight, stable mount. It has the vixen dove tail connection to easily attach your telescope and smooth friction bearing up-down / right-left hand controls.

If you are looking for the an affordable starting package, the A70Lf with Porta Mount II is the one. This package combines sharp optics and a rock solid, light weight mount. It takes just seconds to place the telescope on the mount and you are ready for an evening of observing.

     Clear Skies,

                    MrStarGuy

Vixen A70Lf and Porta II Mount


Price: $399.00
Vixen Telescope/Mount Packages


Details

The A70lf / Porta II Package is complete with:

  • Vixen A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 telescope.
  • A smaller 6 power finder telescope that attaches to the main scope to help you center the object.
  • A 20mm eyepiece for general viewing.
  • A 6.3mm eyepiece for those really clear nights for high power viewing.
  • A diagonal Prism that connects the eyepiece to the telescope.
  • A Dew / Sun shield.
  • Complete tube rings and dovetail plate to quickly attach the A70Lf to the Vixen Porta II mount.
  • Porta II Mount with locking extension legs, accessory tray, flexible handle slow motion control, adjustment tool set, and removable mount head.

    Specifications:
     

    Optical Design

    Achromatic Refractor

    Aperture

    70mm

    Focal Length

    900mm

    Focal Ratio

    f/12.9

    Coating

    Multi Coating

    Resolving Power

    1.66 arc sec

    Limiting Magnitude

    11.0

    Light Gathering Power

    100x

    Finder Scope

    6x24mm  Finder; Field of View 5°

    Adapter Thread

    42mm/ For T-Ring

    Visual Back

    31.7mm Push Fit

    Optical Tube Length

    33.8” (860mm)

    Optical Tube Diameter

    3” (76mm)

    Optical Tube Weight

    4.2 lb

    Mount

    Port II Altazimuth Mount

    Tripod

    Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 90cm to 13cm

    Mount Weight

    15 lb including tripod

    Load Capacity

    20 lbs

    Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion

    120Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement; Friction control system

    Telescope Attachment

    Dove Tail Plate

    Accessories

    Flexible Slow Motion Handles (2), PL20mm; PL6.3mm; 31.7mm Erect Image Diagonal

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