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Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope

Item# MEAD408
 
4.5

(15 Ratings)

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  • Great for kids and beginners
  • Full Size tripod included
  • Red Dot viewfinder
  • 9mm and 25mm eyepieces included
  • AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software
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Description

The world's top astronomers got started with a telescope just like this one - and so will you.  A quality refractor telescope for land or sky viewing.  Perfect for observing Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon and land objects.

 

A first look at Saturns rings or the crators of the Moon can inspire a lifetime of exploration.  Go to any star party anywhere in the world and you'll see more Meade telescopes than any other.

 

Comes with AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software on DVD

 

AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software will help you learn the night sky.  It displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas.  You can print out star charts and even plan your observing sessions.  It operates on any Windows based PC.  Also includes instructional videos.  You'll be up and running in no time.  The universe is waiting.

 

Features:

 

  • Slow motion controls on both axes - Find and track objects easily with precision controls
  • Includes Red Dot Projection Viewfinder - For easy acquisition of guide stars while star-hopping for celestial targets.
  • Heavy-Duty Steel Tube Tripod - Provides a rock solid platform for viewing
  • 9mm and 25mm Eyepieces

Supplier Sku:
20218
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Warranty

1 Year

Features

Alt-Az Mount

Brand

Meade

Suggested Age

12 Years & Up

Finderscope

Red Dot

Telescopes Series

Meade Starter Telescopes

Optical Design

Refractor

Aperture

70mm

Focal Length

700mm

Focal Ratio

f/10

Mount Design

Altazimuth

Eyepiece 1

9mm (78x)

Highest Useful Magnification

150x

Star Diagonal

1.25 inch

User Level

For Kids , For the Beginner

Component

25mm (28x) Eyepiece 2

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Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Quality lenses (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (8), No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Starter Scope

    For the money this is a great beginners scope. It is very light and portable but still very stable. I bought this to use with my five year old who is a space addict...Read complete review

    For the money this is a great beginners scope. It is very light and portable but still very stable. I bought this to use with my five year old who is a space addict and we have seen some great stuff with it. Stock you get great views of the Planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Venus) and their moons as well as great views of the Moon. I decided to upgrade the Eyepieces and am even able to see some deep space object like open clusters and Galaxies. I am finding myself wanting something with more light gathering ability but am realizing that you really need to spend hundreds more to get there. If you are happy with the planets, moon and stars then this is for you. You can really upgrade the performance with better eyepieces.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lets get some things straight

    ok first of all i understand the price. that being said, lets get some things straight. adjustment knobs are the cheapest plastic. dissappointing! thumbscrews are plastic! even tasco uses metal thumbscrews....Read complete review

    ok first of all i understand the price. that being said, lets get some things straight. adjustment knobs are the cheapest plastic. dissappointing! thumbscrews are plastic! even tasco uses metal thumbscrews. focuser and focusing knobs are plastic. i mean in a cheap way. the tripod is excellent. i would not invest in expensive eyepieces for this scope. i would buy good eyepieces just to have if you wanted to upgrade to a better scope. what bothers me the most are the knobs. when you put your fingers on a knob you want to feel heftiness behind it. i dont care what price you pay for something.

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    5.0

    it's a good product

    By parker adams

    from huntsville alabama usa

    Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

    I have nothing to say the meade is a good beginner telescope. you can see the moon pretty good. This time of year is the time for Saturn wouldn't use it to see the hurricane but the sphere and the rings.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Starter Scope

    By Justin

    from KANSAS CITY,KS

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bird Watching

      Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

      I purchased the Meade for a friend's birthday. For the money I don't think you will find a better scope. Very easy to assemble and does come with instructions and software for setup. The only downside that I can see someone saying about this scope is the amount of plastic on it. Just remember that you get what you pay for. All scopes in this price range are gonna have plastic parts. However the parts that do matter on this scope are metal and the fit and finish are excellent. If you want a quality scope for not a lot of money, I recommend this Meade.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Lets get some things straight

      By jaralakim

      from columbia sc

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

          ok first of all i understand the price. that being said, lets get some things straight. adjustment knobs are the cheapest plastic. dissappointing! thumbscrews are plastic! even tasco uses metal thumbscrews. focuser and focusing knobs are plastic. i mean in a cheap way. the tripod is excellent. i would not invest in expensive eyepieces for this scope. i would buy good eyepieces just to have if you wanted to upgrade to a better scope. what bothers me the most are the knobs. when you put your fingers on a knob you want to feel heftiness behind it. i dont care what price you pay for something.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          telescope

          By Arthur

          from WEST DEPTFORD,NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

            very fair price and i was surprised it was a meade high quality instument at that price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Buy

            By Tonya

            from PALM CITY,FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

              I bought this for my hubby for Christmas...We'll see how he likes it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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