Vixen Advanced Polaris Mount with A70Lf Refractor Telescope

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  • $999.00
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  • 70 mm classic refractor on a sleek and modular equatorial mount
  • Explore hundreds of bright celestial objects
  • Advanced Polaris mount is perfect for grab and go
  • Manual slow motion controls provide silent, smooth movements
  • AP mount is easy to upgrade with motors and other components
  • Telescope is easy to remove if you’d like to switch OTA’s
  • Includes two eyepieces, diagonal, and 6x24 finder
  • AL130 Tripod is metal and has adjustable legs
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  • Description

    The Vixen 39975 consists of the 70 mm A70LF refractor and an Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount and Tripod.  This is a great entry level telescope package that can grow as your enjoyment of the hobby of astronomy does!  The AP mount is modular in design, and can accept a variety of modules to expand its functionality, including motors, hand controllers, and more.  And since the mount can handle more weight than that of the included 70 mm refractor, you can add a different telescope tube assembly when you want to change it up a bit.  In the meantime, enjoy views of the planets and bright deep sky objects, and have fun using this very smooth, well made equatorial mount!

    About the A70Lf Refractor Telescope

    The Vixen A70Lf telescope has an aperture of 70 mm and a focal ratio of 12.9. With a long focal length of 900 mm, you will have nice contrast between the objects you are observing and the night sky. With 70 mm of aperture you can see the rings of Saturn, the equatorial cloud belts of Jupiter, and hundreds of features on the Moon. Brighter objects out of the solar system are also in reach of this telescope, including the Great Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Hercules Star Cluster and so much more. Use the 6 x 24 finderscope to zero in on the object of your desire, and then insert the 20 mm eyepiece for lower power, wide angle views, or the higher magnification 6.3 mm eyepiece. The Vixen A70Lf refractor attaches to the included Vixen Advanced Polaris mount via tube rings and a Vixen-style dovetail.

    About the Vixen AP Mount

    The Vixen Advanced Polaris is an easy to use, versatile manual German equatorial mount that is designed to be easily transformed into a variety of configurations. This classic equatorial mount is ideally suited for both beginners, who want a simple to use equatorial mount, and experienced observers, who want a basic Grab and Go Equatorial Mount.

    The Advanced Polaris Mount securely supports the A70Lf refractor telescope for comfortable night sky observing. With its friction control system, the mount can be quickly moved to your target object, and slow motion controls on both RA and Dec allow for smooth manual movements once your choice of object is in the field of view.

    A wide selection of accessories and modules are available to customize the Advanced Polaris mount as you see fit. This manual EQ mount comes with the Vixen AL130 Tripod and a 2.2 pound counterweight.

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    What's Included

    • Vixen A70Lf 70 mm Refractor
    • Vixen Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount
    • 2.2 lb. counterweight
    • AL130 Tripod
    • 6x24 Finderscope and Bracket
    • 6.3 mm Eyepiece
    • 20 mm Eyepiece
    • Diagonal
    • Tube Rings
    • Vixen-style Dovetail

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design:

    Achromatic Refractor


    70 mm

    Focal Ratio:


    Focal Length:

    900 mm

    Resolving Power:

    1.66 arc seconds

    Limiting Magnitude:


    Light Gathering Power:


    Finder Scope:


    Field of View:

    5 degrees

    OTA Diameter:

    76 mm

    OTA Weight:

    4.2 pounds


    20 mm and 6.3 mm Plossl


    Erect Image

    Mounting Type:

    Tube Rings and Vixen Dovetail

    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial

    Load Capacity:

    13.2 lb.

    RA and DEC Slow Motion:

    Worm and Wheel Gears

    Number of Teeth:


    RA Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Declination Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Altitude Adjustment:

    0° ~ 65 degrees latitude

    Azimuth Adjustment:

    1.4° per rotation

    Number of Bearings:


    Counterweight Bar:

    20mm diameter


    2.2 lb.



    RA Tracking/ Slewing:


    External Power Supply:

    Power not required


    AL130, adjustable from 21 to 45.5 inches

    Tripod Weight:

    6.6 pounds

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