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ITEM#: 13743983This AstroWatch Refractor telescope from Coleman is ideal for all-around astronomical and terrestrial observing. This 70x telescope comes with Starry Night software a storage bag and a portable tripod.
- Brand: Coleman
- Magnification: Up to 70x
- Objective lens: 70mm
- Interchangeable Eyepieces
- 5x20 finderscope
- Horizontal and vertical controls with rack and pinion focusing
- Five (5) interchangeable eyepieces
- Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
- Includes portable tripod, bag and Starry Night software
- Weight: 28 pounds
- Materials: Glass/aluminum/plastic
- Dimensions: 23 inches high x 3 inches wide x 3 inches deep
- Model: AT70
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I bought this telescope for my son for a Christmas gift. The telescope was cheaply made and was very difficult to use. It was easy to assemble however once it was put together it proved useless. I would not recommend purchasing this telescope. Spend the extra money and get one which you can actually see starts/moon through.Read More
WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my fiance bought this because he wanted a small telescope just to get a closer look at the stars, this telescope is a joke, it does not work at all!!! i would not even recommend for a child! i regret buying this and wish i had remembered to return it. i have never been so disappointed in an overstock product!Read More
Questions & Answers
This item does not have an age requirement nor recommendation.
How high does the tripod extend?
The maximum height of the tripod is 13.5 inches
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