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Konus Konusnova 70mm Refractor Telescope

Konus Konusnova 70mm Refractor Telescope


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Designed and built for beginners, the Konus KonusNova-70 70mm f/11 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope offers a complete observational rig for viewing the moon, planets, meteor showers, and satellites—with the ability to use it as a conventional spotting scope for nature and bird watching.

The scope features a conventional and reliable refractor light path with a generous 70mm aperture and long focal length that allows you to easily view all kinds of astronomical objects. Two eyepieces are included that produce 40x and 100x, with a 2x Barlow lens that effectively doubles the magnification of each eyepiece. A 45° diagonal is also provided to put the user in a more comfortable viewing position whether you're looking at the moon high overhead or boats out on the water from a balcony. A 1.5x low power erecting eyepiece corrects the image orientation horizontally and vertically to view terrestrial objects in comfort. Its adjustable aluminum tripod provides a stable observation platform, and its adjustable height from 31 to 48" allows for comfortable viewing by most users. Additional accessories include a filter that allows you to safely view the moon, and a red-dot finder scope that makes finding object fast and star-hopping navigation easy.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • 70mm aperture is ideal for observing the moon and planets with the ability to see bright deep-sky objects like star clusters
  • 800mm f/11.8 focal length produces a high magnification potential for details observations at high power
  • Classic refractor-style optical design is reliable, easy to clean, and requires no future alignment from the user
  • Sturdy and reliable rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25" holder

Mount and Tripod

  • Simple and intuitive manual alt-azimuth
  • Single-arm fork design is solid and stable while remaining lightweight
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum
  • Adjustable height from 31" to 48" accommodates a variety of users and observing positions
  • Center tray holds accessories such as eyepieces and filters

Included Accessories

Smartphone Adapter:
  • Quickly capture photos and video of your favorite celestial objects and easily post or share
  • Universal fit accommodates most popular models
  • Adjustable lens placement for proper alignment
  • Set at a comfortable 45° angle for viewing the sky directly overhead or when using the telescope as a conventional spotting scope
  • Star configuration corrects the view horizontally, but not vertically
  • Accepts most 1.25" eyepieces
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • 8mm eyepiece yields a high 100x power for making detailed observations of the moon and planets
  • 20mm eyepiece produces 40x magnification, which maintains a wide field of view for comet watching or viewing entire constellations
  • Extremely low-power 1.5x erect-image eyepiece allows you to use the telescope as a conventional spotting scope and expand its functionality
Moon Filter:
  • Installs into the front of each eyepiece
  • Neutral density filter improves contrast, especially of craters and mountains
  • Reduces the brightness of the moon for safe viewing
  • Useful from first quarter through full into the last quarter phase
Barlow Lens:
  • Installs in the focuser and accepts any 1.25" eyepiece
  • Effectively doubles the magnification of any eyepiece used with it
  • Increases magnification without affecting eye relief, making high-power viewing more comfortable than using extremely short focal length eyepieces
  • Unmagnified view ensures faster alignment and easier star-hopping navigation
  • Simple red aiming dot won't obstruct small or dim objects
  • Adjustable brightness won't interfere with night-adjusted vision
  • Includes mounting bracket

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