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Explore Scientific Firstlight 70mm (2.75") Refractor - FL-AR70700AZ

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Telescope
FL-AR70700AZ
$142

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Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile Explore FirstLight series has an observing package that will fit your individual needs. Each of the combinations in this new line comes complete with all of the essentials: a telescope, a sturdy mount, an eyepiece and a red dot viewfinder. Telescope offerings include achromatic refractors ranging in aperture from 70mm to 152mm, Maksutov-Cassegrains from 100mm to 152mm, and Newtonian reflectors from 114mm to an impressive 203mm.

Mounts vary from a simple fork-mounted alt-azimuth option to a complete GOTO tracking system. As an added benefit, each package includes an adapter that allows you to use your smartphone to easily capture and share the beauty unfolding in your eyepiece. With Firstlight, the only thing you need to provide is a desire to discover.

FirstLight AR70mm White Tube Refractor with 700mm focal length f/10 telescope with Alt/AZ “U” Yoke mount; Aluminum tripod; 1.25" draw tube focuser; 1.25" Erect Imaging Diagonal; 1.25" K9 and K20 eyepieces; and HD119 Red-dot Finder; and Smartphone Camera adapter.

Features

  • Ample 70mm aperture will reveal stunning lunar details, popular planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and many of the brightest Messier objects.
  • Simple yoke mount with an altitude rod makes it easy to smoothly move the telescope and track objects.
  • Full size tripod includes accessory tray.
  • Model comes with 9mm and 20mm Kellner eyepieces and a red dot viewfinder to aid in object location.
  • Erect image diagonal provides proper image orientation for terrestrial use.
  • Built-in dew shield slows moisture build-up on the objective lens and reduces interference from ambient light.
  • Included adapter helps observers use their smart device to capture and share images.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

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Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.

Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
Item Number FL-AR70700AZ
Comes With Smartphone Adapter
Red Dot Viewfinder
Downloadable Software
Lens Coatings Full Coatings
Highest Useful Magnification 165X
Focal Length 700mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Adapter 1.25" O.D. rack & pinion focuser; 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
Optical Diameter 70mm (2.76-inches)
Eyepieces (Included) 9mm and 20mm eyepieces
Mount Type Alt/AZ mount with altitude slow motion control; Aluminum tripod

Questions & Answers

  • I am interested in this as a xmas present for my husband. We are new to all of this, but I want to know if the quality is decent enough to see the moon, stars, etc.. for the country - at a cottage . I don;t want to invest too much into something I don;t know. WOUld this be suitable for seeing enough? as a beginner" and are they still in stock and be able to deliver to cobourg ontario for xmas?

    This scope is an entry level scope that we would promote as a STEM telescope for kids.  It will work for seeing the moon and Jupiter and Saturn.  It's a good starter scope to see if you like astronomy