Rokinon 500mm x 70mm Refractor Telescope
 
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Rokinon 500mm x 70mm Refractor Telescope

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Item #: 11375817
    Put a planetarium on your desktop with this high-precision refractor telescope and accompanying software that helps you learn the stars and constellations, see what the sky looked like on your birthday, or time travel to any age....more

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    • Rokinon telescope is part of the Precision Optics Series
    • Rokinon's delivers an elite line of high-end telescopes
    • Optical telescope boasts advanced construction and superior optics
    • Aluminum tripod is lightweight and portable
    • Optical design: achromatic refractor
    • Lens diameter: 70mm
    • Focal length: 500mm
    • F/ratio: F/7
    • Highest power: 140x
    • Resolving power: 1.65
    • Finderscope: red dot finder
    • Focuser diameter: 1.25
    • Diagonal: 45 erect image
    • Eyepieces: 1.25 super 25 and 10
    • Mount type: alt-azimuth
    • Accessory tray: wall-to-wall
    • Includes: aluminum tripod, 1.25-inch super 25 and super 10 eyepieces, red dot finder finderscope, 45 degree erecting image 1.25, and two tube rings
    • Also includes Starry Night CD-ROM software
    • Like a planetarium on your desktop but with you in control, Starry NightTM Bundle Edition is an amazingly true simulator of the universe
    • Learn the names of stars and constellations or zoom in on the planets
    • Travel in time from 4713 BC to 9999 AD
    • See what the sky looked like on your birthday, and more
Dimensions:
38 in. L x 15 in. W x 10 in. D
Warranty:
30 day Manufacturer
Materials:
Glass, titanium
Model No:
705AZ3
Brand: Rokinon
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  • Faaaaaantastic

    I was looking for a telescope in the $150-250 range and came across many different models. Many different ones came up from various diff companies. I was a bit hesitant when I saw this one here on Overstock. I looked up other items by Rokinon and other customers seemed to be satisfied with their purchases. So i went ahead and purchased this telescope with the attitude that if I didn't like it, I would just send it back.I have to say that I couldnt be happier. In the beg, I was little overwhelmed when I received it because of the assembly. But after about half hour or so, I was ready to go. The included software is also lots of fun and helpful. Great optics for the price. Honestly, I was very surprised that I had never heard of Rokinon before and am gonna start lookin out for there other items. Kudos to the makers of this fine piece. My son and I have been using it every friday night. I highly recommend this to beginners and avid users alike.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Great Telescope for Novices

    Bought this telescope for my husband but not expecting too much because of the price. We are not telescope experts but we were surprised that we could actually see the moon's craters the other night. That alone made it worth it for us. Haven't used the informational CD yet but I think that is a nice bonus to the package.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Wow

    I purchased this as an unexpected Christmas gift for my husband. He was very suprised when he opened it on Xmas morning. We took it out a few nights later and wow what a surprise - we could see all the craters on the Moon and the 4 moon of Jupiter which were not visable to the naked eye - a big surprise was a big hit - we will enjoy! Very nice quality for the price!

    • How accurate was the sizing? no size
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice quality
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? So far
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Rokinon 500mm X 70mm

    Bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift. It's only been a week but so far so good. It was easy to assemble. We haven't had the most clear weather but he has used it a few times and is happy with what he is seeing. I think I made a good choice. This is our first telescope and I would recommend it for any beginner or beyond.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Great buy

    I bought this for my husband and he loved it. My kids also enjoy using it. I would definitely purchase this item again.

    • How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • Birthday gift

    This is our second telescope and this one is a lot nice than the previous one. I read all the review and it was everything I expected. We are still having a little trouble at night locating objects with the red dot light. The construction is very good and the legs are solid.

    • How accurate was the sizing? bigger than what expected
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes, it was in good shape
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    fergiedog1 from Branson, Missouri, Apr 22, 2013

  • 1st time telescope user

    I bought this for my husband and it is his 1st telescope. The directions were a little fuzzy but we got it put together. He has enjoyed it so far (been too cold to get a lot of use as of yet) There are a lot of additional items that can be purchased to be used with this telescope. My hubby is a "gadget" person so I would have like it if it had been more complete.

    • How accurate was the sizing? accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    dragonchow85 from Rio Rancho, NM, Feb 21, 2013

  • Postive review

    Husband seems to think it's ok so far. Cold outside right now tho

    • How accurate was the sizing? right on
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. so far so good
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? nothing noticed yet
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    bballgma1 from Hibbing,MN, Dec 30, 2011

  • Rokinon telescope

    I bought this for my husband for father's day - he has been wanting a telescope and I thought the price was good - it seems like a good value - he really enjoys using it so that makes it worth it.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    darsky311 from Youngstown, Ohio, Jul 6, 2009

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what's the difference on the 500mm x 70mm refractor telescope to a 700mm x 76mm refrac. tele?? I know nothing about telescopes, but I am familiar with camera lens. Obviously, one is stronger, so can you shead some light on this subject please. I'd like to buy a decent telescope and see the planets that surround us. Thank you. MRose hotdoff on Feb 7, 2013
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One is a refractor telescope and one is a reflecting telescope. See below for an explanation on the differences between the two types of telescopes: http://www.stormthecastle.com/telescopes/difference-between-a-reflector-and-a-refractor.htm Please let me know if you have any further question. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 10, 2013
 
 

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