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Altair Starwave 70ED refractor


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Altair Starwave 70ED refractor
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The Altair Starwave 70ED refractor is a compact f/7 ED spotting and imaging scope. This highly portable package comes with rotatable crayford-type dual speed (10:1 reduction) focuser, 1.25" 99% reflectivity diagonal, widefield 17mm Eyepiece (with 65° APOV, giving 25x magnification), heavy duty soft case with foam inserts. The optical performance of this scope is very pleasing, though potential users looking for a telescope principally for imaging use, should take a look at Altair's compact Lightwave options, which feature a heavier duty rack and pinion focuser.

This scope is able to be fitted to a wide array of photographic tripods, via a 1/4" whitworth thread, or to alt/az or equatorial mounts via its mounting footer which is Vixen/Synta profile.

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

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