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Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope

Item # HN-MEAD408

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Meade
Mount Design
Altazimuth
Warranty
1 Year
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing the Moon
Features
Alt-Az Mount
Suggested Age
12 Years & Up
Optical Design
Refractor
Finderscope
Red Dot
Focal Length
700mm
Highest Useful Magnification
150x
Star Diagonal
1.25 inch
Eyepiece 1
9mm (78x)
Component
25mm (28x) Eyepiece 2
Focal Ratio
f/10
User Level
For Kids, For the Beginner
Aperture
70mm
Telescopes Series
Meade Starter Telescopes

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  • Great for kids and beginners
  • Full Size tripod included
  • Red Dot viewfinder
  • 9mm and 25mm eyepieces included
  • AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software
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Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Quality lenses (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (8), No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Starter Scope

    For the money this is a great beginners scope. It is very light and portable but still very stable. I bought this to use with my five year old who is a space addict ...Read complete review

    For the money this is a great beginners scope. It is very light and portable but still very stable. I bought this to use with my five year old who is a space addict and we have seen some great stuff with it. Stock you get great views of the Planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Venus) and their moons as well as great views of the Moon. I decided to upgrade the Eyepieces and am even able to see some deep space object like open clusters and Galaxies. I am finding myself wanting something with more light gathering ability but am realizing that you really need to spend hundreds more to get there. If you are happy with the planets, moon and stars then this is for you. You can really upgrade the performance with better eyepieces.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lets get some things straight

    ok first of all i understand the price. that being said, lets get some things straight. adjustment knobs are the cheapest plastic. dissappointing! thumbscrews are plastic! even tasco uses metal thumbscrews. focuser...Read complete review

    ok first of all i understand the price. that being said, lets get some things straight. adjustment knobs are the cheapest plastic. dissappointing! thumbscrews are plastic! even tasco uses metal thumbscrews. focuser and focusing knobs are plastic. i mean in a cheap way. the tripod is excellent. i would not invest in expensive eyepieces for this scope. i would buy good eyepieces just to have if you wanted to upgrade to a better scope. what bothers me the most are the knobs. when you put your fingers on a knob you want to feel heftiness behind it. i dont care what price you pay for something.

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    5.0

    it's a good product

    By parker adams

    from huntsville alabama usa

    Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

    I have nothing to say the meade is a good beginner telescope. you can see the moon pretty good. This time of year is the time for Saturn wouldn't use it to see the hurricane but the sphere and the rings.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Starter Scope

    By Justin

    from KANSAS CITY,KS

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bird Watching

      Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

      I purchased the Meade for a friend's birthday. For the money I don't think you will find a better scope. Very easy to assemble and does come with instructions and software for setup. The only downside that I can see someone saying about this scope is the amount of plastic on it. Just remember that you get what you pay for. All scopes in this price range are gonna have plastic parts. However the parts that do matter on this scope are metal and the fit and finish are excellent. If you want a quality scope for not a lot of money, I recommend this Meade.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Lets get some things straight

      By jaralakim

      from columbia sc

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

          ok first of all i understand the price. that being said, lets get some things straight. adjustment knobs are the cheapest plastic. dissappointing! thumbscrews are plastic! even tasco uses metal thumbscrews. focuser and focusing knobs are plastic. i mean in a cheap way. the tripod is excellent. i would not invest in expensive eyepieces for this scope. i would buy good eyepieces just to have if you wanted to upgrade to a better scope. what bothers me the most are the knobs. when you put your fingers on a knob you want to feel heftiness behind it. i dont care what price you pay for something.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          telescope

          By Arthur

          from WEST DEPTFORD,NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

            very fair price and i was surprised it was a meade high quality instument at that price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Buy

            By Tonya

            from PALM CITY,FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Meade NG70-SM Altazimuth Refractor Telescope:

              I bought this for my hubby for Christmas...We'll see how he likes it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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