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Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ Telescope

Levenhuk
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 900 mm.
  • Category: Telescope
  • Product ID: 24298
  • Country: PRC, controlled by Levenhuk, Inc. (USA)
  • Warranty: lifetime
  • Weight: 22 lb (10.0 kg)
  • UPC: 6900000242988
  • Package size (LxWxH): 13.2×42.5×9.3 in (33.5×108.0×23.5 cm)
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  Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ is a refractor with an equatorial mount, which is suitable for both astronomical and terrestrial observations. The large focal length (900 millimeters, 35.4 inches) provides a clear picture and magnification of up to 140x.The telescope enables a detailed study of planets, lunar craters, seasons change on Mars and much mor... more

Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ is a refractor with an equatorial mount, which is suitable for both astronomical and terrestrial observations. The large focal length (900 millimeters, 35.4 inches) provides a clear picture and magnification of up to 140x.The telescope enables a detailed study of planets, lunar craters, seasons change on Mars and much more. As far as long distance objects are concerned, you can see all the Messier objects very well.

Features:

  • The telescope has a factory default adjustment and does not require additional and frequent adjustment;
  • Contrast and sharp images in high resolution without chromatic aberration;
  • Highly detailed pictures even at large aperture;
  • Can be used for photographing the Moon and planets;
  • Suitable for both terrestrial and astronomical observations;
  • Ideal for planetary observations and observations of binary stars;
  • Suitable for beginners.

The kit includes:

  • Telescope optical tube (optical elements inside)
  • SUPER 25 and SUPER 10 eyepieces
  • Equatorial mount EQ1
  • Aluminum tripod
  • 2x Barlow lens
  • Diagonal mirror
  • User manual and lifetime warranty

The equatorial mount, as opposed to an azimuth one, when being hovered compensates for the rotation of the Earth and allows more precise tracking of astronomical objects, keeping them within sight through the eyepiece. This mount is perfect for astronomical observations and indispensable for astrophotography. The aluminum tripod has adjustable height.

Two achromatic eyepieces SUPER 10 and SUPER 25 with a 1.25-inch (31.75-millimeter) diameter are included in the package and serve as powerful image correction tools. The optics used in the eyepiece are glass with a special coating. Field of view is 50-52 degrees.

Please note that the Levenhuk Skyline EQ user manual is also available in Spanish.



You can find a review on this telescope here.

Here you can find a comparative review of this model and Levenhuk Strike 90 PLUS.

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

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Optical design

achromatic refractor

Optics coating

fully multi-coated

Objective lens diameter (aperture), mm

70

Focal length, mm

900

Highest practical power, x

140

Focal ratio

f/12.9

Resolution threshold, arcseconds

1.9

Limiting stellar magnitude

11.2

Eyepieces

SUPER 10, SUPER 25

Eyepiece barrel diameter

1.25

Barlow lens

2x

Finderscope

optical, 6x24

Focuser

rack-and-pinion, 1.25

Tripod

aluminum

Tripod height (adjustable), mm
in

650-1200
25.6-47.3

Mount

equatorial EQ1

Usage

General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
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You can find a review on this telescope here.

Here you can find a comparative review of this model and Levenhuk Strike 90 PLUS.

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

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Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ Telescope - Total: 20 Negative 0 Positive 20


Jay Mayes (2016-02-08 12:57): Positive
Could you please help me to choose between these two models: Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ and Levenhuk Strike 80 NG? I need it for planetary and deep-sky observing. According the specification tables the latter one has larger aperture... What's your opinion? Thanks! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Strike 80 NG Telescope is a better choice due to its accessory set and large aperture. Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ Telescope has a more stable mount and smooth navigation, but the objective lens diameter is smaller.

Gregg (2015-07-01 11:40): Positive
I have recently bought this telescope model and I have a couple of questions: 1) where can I find video assembly instructions? The thing is that some moments in the description do not quite match up with pictures... 2) how much time should pass before lubricant will be dispersed? It is hard to balance the telescope - I can feel the friction in the rotary units. 3) which telescope case would you recommend for this model? sooner or later, the box will become worthless and I will need something reliable for transportation... Thanks you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
1.) Unfortunately, we do not have such materials. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at 800-342-1706, toll free. 2.) It's possible that there's not enough lubricant. If it is not so, try to leave it under the sun and then manually untwist rotary units. Also check one more time, there is a possibility that you just forgot to loose locking screws. 3.) Levenhuk Zongo 40 Telescope Case; Large, Black (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-zongo-40-telescope-case/) is ideally suited for this telescope model.

Sam Stone (2014-09-06 07:30): Positive
How many x does this scope provide? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The highest practical power of the Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ telescope is 140x.

Sam Stone (2014-09-05 06:41): Positive
Which solar filter should I use with this model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 90 mm Solar Filter is suitable for use with the Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ model - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-90mm-solar-filter/

Derek Flynn (2014-01-16 12:06): Positive
Hi ! I'm sorry for a dumb question.. But what's the difference between this model and Skyline 70x700 except the mount? What does longer focal length affect: image quality or something else? Levenhuk Customer Service:
It affects image quality at high magnifications (long focal length telescopes provide better quality).

Jerome (2013-12-18 09:12): Positive
Is there something cheaper? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Ra EQ5 GoTo is the cheapest mount with GoTo function available in our store.

Jerome (2013-12-18 08:46): Positive
Is there a hand controller with automatic navigation compatible with this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately there's no such controller available. Please consider this Levenhuk Ra EQ5 GoTo mount : https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-mount-eq5-goto/

James Addison (2013-08-09 10:16): Positive
and one more thing... the erecting prism 45 deg comes in the kit or not? I can see it on the pics but it is not mentioned in the product's description. If no, I'd like to purchase it at once, overwise I will go bust (delivery is not really that cheap). Thank you once again! Levenhuk Customer Service:
The erecting prism doesn't come in the kit. You can purchase it separately.

James Addison (2013-08-09 09:38): Positive
Sorry, I see, that with this telescope I can take photos, but I'm not good at all at this. What could you suggest for making pictures of the Moon and planets? What about the price... it should be less than 500$ Levenhuk Customer Service:
For astrophotography we recommend Levenhuk T130 NG Digital Camera: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-t130ng-digital-camera/

Carol Ouellette (2013-08-03 05:03): Positive
Details of the Levenhuk Skyline 70x900EQ#gallery mention a motor drive for tracking the stars. I did not find where to include that accessory or the cost. Can you help? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hi Carol, Thanks for your query. There is no motor drive available for the Levenhuk Skyline 70x900EQ telescope. The most affordable telescope with motor drive that we carry is our Levenhuk SkyMatic 135 GTA Telescope ($479.95 value) which can be found here at https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_skymatic_135GT/ Is there any additional information you might need?

Tom Coppock (2013-07-28 02:52): Positive
Hello! I want to buy a telescope that will be suitable for Solar System's planets observing and making astro pictures. I'm just a beginner and do not know anything yet. I would like to get not very expensive, within price range 200-300$, telescope. btw I have Canon EOS 1100D camera. Suggest me some telescope or maybe this model. Levenhuk Customer Service:
In the price range of $200-300 Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ will be an optimal choice.

Jeff Carpenter (2013-06-01 02:12): Positive
Which solar filter will fit this telescope (Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Currently, solar filters are not available.

Stephen Miller (2013-05-11 10:31): Positive
Hello! I bought this model. Tell me, please, considering that this telescope gives inverted images, what lens should I buy to get direct images? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend the Levenhuk 1.25" 45-degree Erecting Prism: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/45degree_erect_prisma_levenhuk_7517/

Peter Adkins (2013-05-01 11:11): Positive
Hello! Please, could you advise me a telescope within price range 150 - 500$ for planetary, star observations. I live in a small village and there is a wide field near by. Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend Levenhuk Skyline 130x900 EQ https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_skyline_130_900eq/

Joe Schlack (2013-04-05 01:37): Positive
And what case fits this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
See this model: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-zongo-40-telescope-case/

Barb (2013-03-24 05:16): Positive
what eyepieces and prisms fit in? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Check out the following eyepieces: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-zoom-721/ https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-zoom-824/ Direct unreversed image you can get using this prism: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/45degree_erect_prisma_levenhuk_7517/

Justin Wensel (2013-03-13 10:30): Positive
Tell me, please, the Barlow lens has some crucial importance when it comes to observing celestial objects or it makes more sense for terrestrial observations? For me models with this lens look more attractive... the choice is so wide, it's really hard to decide. Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Barlow lens is an achromatic lens that increases the effective focal length of the objective lens or primary mirror and doubles or triples the eyepiece's magnification (the exact magnification depends on the focal length of the Barlow lens and its position). Thus, the 30 mm eyepiece becomes 15 mm using 2x Barlow Lens. If the focal length of the telescope is 1200 mm, then one 30 mm eyepiece gives a 40x increase, and 80x increase with Barlow Lens. The characteristics and price/quality ratio make the Levenhuk Skyline 90x900 EQ telescope a good choice.

Barb (2013-03-12 10:28): Positive
Hi! Tell me, please, what optical filters suit this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
For example, these: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/com-filters_f4_solar_system_set/

Roberta (2013-02-23 05:33): Positive
I'd like to buy this telescope, but first I need to know what I can see out of it and how big it will appear? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ Telescope is best suited for observing nebulae, the Moon, and star clusters. The image of the Moon will be truly impressive with all its craters and mountains.

Terri (2011-09-19 04:19): Positive
What's its weight? Assembled Levenhuk Customer Service:
The telescope's weight is 35.3 lbs. (with package).
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