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Altair Starwave 70ED Refractor & Mini AZ Mount Combo Package

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Model:  SW-MINIAZ-SW70ED-COMBO
Brand:  Altair

Altair Starwave 70ED Refractor & Mini AZ Mount Combo Package
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This package includes the Starwave 70ED refractor with Diagonal, RDF Finder, 17mm quality eyepiece, plus the Starwave Mini-AZ Mount.

Now you can get a high quality portable refractor with genuine ED optics, and a super portable AZ mount, to take your telescope anywhere!

All you need to supply is your own camera tripod with a standard 3/8" thread on the top.

The Starwave 70ED refractor with accessories:

Featuring ED optics, the travel-friendly Starwave 70mm F6 ED Doublet refractor can be taken anywhere.
The optical tube folds down to just under 30cm length with the dewshield retracted, and weighs about 2kg.
The Starwave 70ED is capable of both visual observation and wide-field imaging in a single telescope.
The included accessories are high quality items, designed to do the Starwae 70 ED optics justice.
In the box - Starwave 70ED Refractor kit:

Starwave 70mm F6 ED Doublet optical tube with 2" Dual Speed Crayford focuser, multi reticule variable brightness RDF finder with metal body and quick release mounting stalk.
1.25" Dielectric Diagonal 99% reflective.
Quality wide field 17mm Eyepiece with 65° APOV, 16mm Eye Relief, 1.25" barrel and dust caps giving 25x magnification.
Case with strap, padded foam inserts, and space for accessories. * (see note at bottom of page)
2"-1.25" Push-Fit Adapter.
Front and rear dust caps.
The Starwave Mini-AZ Mount:

Quick to set up and intiutive to use with easy tension controls on both axes.
Perfect for visual astronomy with a small refractor. No power needed, no polar aligment needed (like for Equatorial Mounts), just point and go!
Fits any camera tripod with standard 3/8 thread (if 1/4, just use a 3/8 to 1/4 converter)
Has optional extension arm, stainless steel counterweight, and counterweight shaft.
Packs down tiny for travel.
Optional L-Bracket for Photo lens or spotting scopes with 1/4" thread fitting.
Designed for compact refractors like the Starwave 70ED and 80ED, spotters or even a camera and large telephoto lens.
Vixen format clamp - spring loaded with captive clamp.
80mm removable side-arm-extension to allow longer optical tubes to clear the tripod legs.
In the box - Starwave Mini-AZ mount kit:

Mount head with Vixen-format clamp.
1kg Stainless Steel Counterweight & shaft.
80mm side arm extension.
Mount Specifications:

Total weight 1.5kg (Head, extension arm & clamp)
Stainless Steel Counterweight 1kg
Counterweight shaft 20cm
Head height 95mm
Head width 100mm
Head depth 55mm
Extension arm length 80mm.
Distance of Vixen-Style clamp from centre pivot-point with extension in place = 155mm
Distance of Vixen-Style clamp from centre pivot-point without extension = 60mm
Some accessory ideas:

Pegasus Dew controller & Dewzapper 3/4" heater, which will stop dew formation on the front lens.
Daystar Quark Hydrogen Alpha Eyepiece for amazing views of our nearest star - a proven combination.
Altair Astro Solar Wedge or solar filter.
Altair Lightwave 12.5mm Planetary eyepiece.

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