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Vixen A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Refractor Telescope - OTA # 2602

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Brand Vixen Optics
Part Number 2602
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Manufacturer Description

The Vixen A70Lf is an Achromatic Refractor with 70mm (2.8") of aperture. Its focal length is 900mm (3 ft.) with an focal ratio of 12.9. Its light gathering is 100 times better than the human eye and has a maximum (realistic) power of 143X. It weighs about 4 lbs.

The A70lf OTA (Optical Tube Assembly) comes complete with:

- A smaller 6x24mm finder telescope that attaches to the main scope to help you center the object
- A 20mm eyepiece for general viewing
- A 6.3mm eyepiece for those really clear nights for high power viewing
- A diagonal Prism that connects the eyepiece to the telescope
- A Dew / Sun shield
- A Complete tube rings and dovetail plate to quickly attach the A70Lf to one of the optional Vixen mounts
- Tube Diameter Length and Weight: 76mm x 865mm (3 x 34 in); 1.9 kg (4 lbs)

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4.0 (Based on 2 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by Star hunter of Desert SW.
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      Feb 4, 2014

      4.0 A good quality small refractor

      Pros:

      Quality Lenses,Accurate,Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Lightweight

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      For the price this is a good step up from the 60mm scopes. It has very good, coated and clear optics. At 900mm focal length you are going to get crisp, color free images. It is much better built than the 'department store' type of telescope, you'll know it right away. And as a package deal with the Mini Porta mount - it is quite a nice complete telescope. And you get a better deal on the Porta!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

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      Review by ICIt2 of Black Hills, South Dakota.
      1359590400
      Jan 30, 2013

      4.0 Vixen A70Lf as a Guide Scope

      Pros:

      Quality Lenses

      Cons:

      Comments:

      I recently purchased the Vixen A70Lf refractor from Agena Astro Products and have been using it as a guide scope for astrophotography. Overall, its performance exceeded my expectations except for one problem; the focuser has a fair amount of flexure that is an issue when imaging at longer focal lengths, 1000 mm and up. But for shorter focal length imaging using a Lodestar or similar light weight auto guider it has not really been a problem.

      At this price point with rings, decent optics and a dovetail it's a pretty good deal. But they don't make a focuser upgrade for the Vixen A70Lf. So, I came up with my own "do-it-yourself" rock solid focuser upgrade.

      There's a video on how to do it on my YouTube channel, Dakota Starry Nights, for anyone who may be interested in using the A70Lf as a guide scope.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

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      Specifications

      Telescope Aperture 2.76" (70mm)
      Manufacturer Vixen Optics
      Telescope Aperture Up to 80mm