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Télescope Skywatcher AC 70/700 Mercury AZ-2

Réfracteur Mercury 707-AZ2

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Télescope Skywatcher AC 70/700 Mercury AZ-2

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Télescope Skywatcher AC 70/700 Mercury AZ-2

Manufacturer's product description:

The Optics of the AC 70/700:

With its 70mm aperture, this refractor collects 100 times more light than the naked eye and substantially more light than a typical beginner telescope possessing an only slightly smaller aperture of 60mm. This means it also has a higher resolution and, with a maximum magnification of 140X, can already show you the larger surface features when observing planets such as Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. It is also very rewarding to observe the moon: One can beautifully observe the cratered landscape of the moon, which always looks different depending upon the moon's current phase. It is also interesting for nature watching in daylight - made possible by using an erecting lens or an Amici prism. Focusing takes place by means of a rack and pinion focus wheel at the focuser. This allows the image sharpness to always be precisely adjusted and to remain fixed during observing.

The optics are also highly suitable for use as a guide scope for astrophotography or guiding in conjunction with a larger telescope.

Included in delivery :

  • Sky-Watcher AC 70/700 OTA with 70mm aperture and 700mm focal length
  • 6x24 finder scope
  • Super 25mm and Super 10mm (1.25") eyepieces
  • 2X Barlow lens (1.25")
  • 90° star diagonal (1.25")

The AZ-2 Mount:

This mount is very popular with beginners in astronomy as it is very simple to operate. The entire telescope is very easy to move around in both azimuth and elevation. For beginners, it has the advantage that they do not have to worry about first aligning the telescope before use. Setting up the telescope is hence very quick and straightforward: Simply erect the tripod and mount, attach the telescope to it, and you are ready to go! The fine adjusters can be locked in both axes so that objects remain in the field of view once found. The mount is attached to a height-adjustable aluminium tripod.

Included in delivery of the mount:

  • AZ-2 altazimuth mount
  • robust aluminium tripod (height-adjustable from 71cm to 121cm)
  • accessory tray



Type Refractor
Type of build Achromat
Aperture (mm) 70
Focal length (mm) 700
Aperture ratio 10
Resolving capacity 1,64
Limit value (mag) 11
Light gathering capacity 100
Max. useful magnification 140

Eyepiece holder

Type of build Gear rack
Connection ( to eyepiece) 1,25"


Type of build AZ-2
Mounting type Azimuthal
GoTo control no
Tracking no


Height (cm) 67-119
Material Aluminium
Type Tripod

Included accessories

1.25'' eyepieces 25mm, 10mm
Finder scope 6x24
Barlow lens 2x
Deviating optics 1.25", 90° star diagonal


Total weight (kg) 4
Series Mercury
Special recommendation yes

Area of application

Moon & Planets yes
Nebulae & galaxies not recommended
Nature observation no
Astrophotography not recommended
Sun no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

recommended for

Beginners yes
Advanced not recommended
Experienced amateurs no