Saxon 705 AZ3 Heavy Duty 70mm Spotting Scope

$359.00 $299.00 inc GST


Recommended Product – Ideal Spotting Scope for terrestrial use – or for Beginner level astronomy.

Excellent for high magnification terrestrial viewing!

Outstanding 70mm refractor telescope design which provides razor-sharp, clear images.

Including high performance Saxon AZ3 Alt-azimuth mount with manual slow motion controls.

Plus adjustable height aluminum tripod and accessory tray.

Next availability Feb 2021.

Includes Saxon Australia 5 year warranty.

Available on backorder


Are you looking for a compact refractor telescope which serves well for both astronomy and terrestrial viewing?

How about a perfect “grab and go” telescope with high quality optics?

Do you want a spotting scope for birding, wildlife studies, nature viewing or surveillance?

Then the Saxon 705 AZ3 Heavy Duty Spotting Scope may just be right for you…

The affordable Saxon 705 AZ3 is an achromatic refractor telescope with a short, compact tube design which makes it perfect for the observer on the go. At its heart is a quality 70mm objective lens which is multi-coated to produce crisp, clean images with an absolute minimum of chromatic aberration – that annoying “purple fringe” around subject matter. Its short 500mm focal length means it’s a great size for all applications and the f/7 focal length means the Saxon 705 AZ3 70mm refractor will perform well at high magnification factors… up to 375X with a resolution of 1.65 arc seconds.

With a limiting magnitude reach of 11.9, this great little telescope is an astronomy performer and can even be adapted via an optional T-2 adapter ring to work as a telephoto lens with your digital or 35mm SLR! But, the features don’t stop there. The Saxon 705 AZ3 Heavy-duty Spotting Scope also includes a sturdy AZ3 alt-azimuth mount with slow motion controls on both axes – and a lightweight, adjustable height aluminum tripod with convenient accessory tray.

What’s more, you get a host of accessories such as an ample 5X24 optical finderscope for easy target acquisition, a 1.25″ 45 degree upright image prism for viewing comfort, three Super Plossl eyepieces (4mm, 12.5mm and 25mm) and a 3X barlow lens which triples the magnification of any eyepiece. Imagine all the combinations… that’s six magnification choices! The standard 1.25″ rack and pinion focuser incorporated into the Saxon 705 AZ3 also accepts other great optional accessories, too.


Saxon 705 AZ3 Heavy Duty Spotting Scope Features…

* Perfect for use by either the beginner or the more serious astronomical and terrestrial viewer

* Quality 1.25″ rack and pinion focuser accepts all standard 1.25″ accessories

* Achromatic refractor design with multi-coatings produces excellent images with reduced chromatic aberrations

* Short tube design and lightweight mount and tripod means this scope loves to travel

* Wide range of included accessories such as 5X24 optical finderscope, 1.25″ image upright diagonal, three Super eyepieces and 3X barlow lens

What can you expect to see with a Saxon 705 AZ3 Heavy Duty Spotting Scope?

You’ll be amazed at the razor sharp image quality of the craters and mountain ranges on the Moon. Jupiter will present its equatorial zones and four large satellites. Saturn will show hints of its ring system and Venus and Mercury will reveal their phases. Large, bright star clusters will resolve into individual members and fainter star clusters will appear as a fine haze.

Bright galaxies will float like pale ghosts against a starry backdrop and nebula will grace the eyepiece like glowing clouds. You can even follow bright comets and asteroids, too! During the day the Saxon 705 AZ3 refractor telescope can also be used for terrestrial studies. Take a closer look at wildlife or birds… Follow a ship at sea…

Or power up to keep watch on a distant building or scenic view. This little telescope does it all!


Saxon 705 AZ3 Heavy Duty Spotting Scope Specifications…

Optical Design : Achromatic Refractor

Diameter : 70mm

Focal Length : 500mm

F/ratio : F/7

Highest Practical Power : 375x

Faintest Stellar Magnitude : 11.9

Resolving Power : 1.65

Finderscope : 5×24 Finder

Focuser diameter : 1.25″

Diagonal : 45 degree Erecting Prism

Eyepiece(s) : 1.25″ Super 4mm, 12.5mm & 25mm

Mount Type : Alt-Azimuth

Slow-motion Control : Vertical & Horizontal

Piggyback Bracket : Yes

Accessory Tray : Wall-to-wall

Tube Weight : 1.05Kgs

Tube Dimension (dia. x length) : 7cm x 48cm

Tripod Height : 71-123cm

Shipping Weight : 16Kgs

Shipping Carton Dimensions : 95 x 37 x 24 cm3

Additional information

Weight 28 kg
Dimensions 95 × 37 × 24 cm


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