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Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ Telescope
Newtonian telescope. Aperture: 76 mm. Focal length: 700 mm.
The Newtonian optical design of Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ reflector is one of the oldest and most popular optical designs. This telescope is a perfect choice for amateur stargazers embarking on their first journey through the mysteries of the universe. Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ is very easy to set up and use, yet it still yields high-quality view... more
The Newtonian optical design of Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ reflector is one of the oldest and most popular optical designs. This telescope is a perfect choice for amateur stargazers embarking on their first journey through the mysteries of the universe. Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ is very easy to set up and use, yet it still yields high-quality views of observed objects and, more importantly, it comes at a very reasonable price. The optical design of this telescope eliminates chromatic aberration, which is common in most refracting telescopes and is especially noticeable during observations of brighter objects. The Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ kit includes everything you will need to begin your observations. The 76-mm primary mirror gathers up to 100 times more light than the naked eye, and is capable of showing you many objects in the Solar System and beyond: lunar craters and maria, phases of Venus, the planetary disk of Jupiter and four of its moons, rings of Saturn, Titan, binary stars and star clusters, and even bright nebulae and galaxies.
Telescope mirrors have special protective coatings that ensure long service life of the instrument. The durable and lightweight optical tube is attached to an altazimuth mount with intuitive manual controls, and the tripod may be adjusted to height. The 6x optical finderscope allows you to easily navigate to the desired celestial object and center it in your view. The telescope kit includes two eyepieces with focal lengths of 10 and 25 mm and field of view of 52°. When attached to the optical tube, these eyepieces yield 70x and 28x magnifications respectively. Glass lenses on both eyepieces are fully multi-coated for additional clarity and sharpness of produced views. The linear focuser has a barrel diameter of 1.25", which allows you to use a variety of accessories available on the market today – you can even use other eyepieces with this telescope, so that the assembly yields higher magnifications (keep in mind, however, that the highest practical power of this telescope is 152x).
The Skyline series was designed for stargazers, looking for a lightweight and easy-to-use instrument for visual observations. Amateur stargazers and experienced observers alike are sure to be pleased with the capabilities and expansive kits of Skyline telescopes.
The kit includes:
- Telescope optical tube (optical elements inside)
- SUPER 25 and SUPER 10 eyepieces
- Altazimuth mount AZ1
- Aluminum tripod
- 2x Barlow lens
- User manual and lifetime warranty
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Primary mirror diameter (aperture), mm
Secondary mirror diameter, mm
Focal length, mm
Highest practical power, x
Resolution threshold, arcseconds
Limiting stellar magnitude
|SUPER 10, SUPER 25|
Eyepiece barrel diameter
Tripod height (adjustable), mm
Optical tube weight, kg
General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
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Will I be able to observe terrestrial objects? Do I need to buy something additionally? What’s the minimum focusing distance for terrestrial viewing? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ Telescope is suitable for terrestrial observations, but images will be reversed upside down and left to right. We recommend that you consider Levenhuk Skyline 70x700 AZ, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/telescopes/levenhuk-skyline-70x700-az/.
objective lens diameter? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Objective lens diameter of the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ is 76 mm.
Hello, we bought Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ telescope for our sons birthday, tried to look at stars and moon from the balcony of our flat, but only saw them as dim spots (the sky was clear, no bright light). I watched videos and reviews, but still no result. Then I read FAQs on this telescope and realized it is not suitable for big city conditions. We don`t have time to go to the countryside because we are working all week. Are there any upgrading options, that will allow to use it in the city or is it pointless? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can use Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ telescope in the city, but it is prone to light pollution. This can`t be fixed, unfortunately. Another reason for dim picture is poor alignment. It is necessary to adjust the telescope each time you move it. Did you do that?
What can I see through this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Large spherical star clusters, bright nebulae. In fact, under good observation conditions, you will be able to see all Messier objects using this telescope. You will also see sunspots (always use the solar filter when observing the Sun), the phases of Venus, the lunar craters 7–10km in diameter, the cloud stripes on Jupiter and its four satellites, the rings of Saturn, and under good conditions, Cassini Division, Uranus and Neptune in the form of small greenish stars.
Can I use this eyepiece with Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Plus microscope without the Barlow lens? How can I set up an eyepiece without the Barlow lens? Should the eyepiece be hanging freely in the ocular tube, or is there any way I can fix it stably in there? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow WF16x eyepiece fits Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Plus microscope. It is used without the Barlow lens.
Hello! I'm choosing myself a telescope... and have a few questions regarding this model: what accessories should I buy to get the most out of this telescope model? Should I remove the optics when transporting the instrument (for its safety)? Is it possible to return the item if it's already been assembled? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To unleash the full potential of the telescope we recommend using any 6.3mm eyepiece. For solar observations use Levenhuk Solar Filter for 102mm Refractor Telescopes - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-solar-filter-for-102mm-refractor-telescopes/. When transporting the instrument all you have to do is take the tube off the mount. Please learn more about our return policy here - https://www.levenhuk.com/support/#returns.
Does the price/size of a telescope determine the quality of observations? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Mahrya, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products. Newtonian telescopes is better to use in the countryside with low light pollution. You will be able to observe The Moon and planets with the help of this scope. Is there any information you may need?
Hi! When will the erecting eyepiece come back to sale? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, it is not expected in the near future.
Can I observe galaxies and solar system objects with this telescope? Will I get good quality views? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ produces quality views of galaxies and Solar System objects.
The description says you can use it for deep-sky observations, is it true? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ Telescope allows you to observe binary stars, star clusters as well as bright nebulae and galaxies.
Hello! Why is it not suitable for urban observations? (by the way we live on the 12th floor, high enough I guess... so why not?) Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Newtonian reflector is more suitable for viewing deep-sky objects. Generally, deep-sky objects are faint objects. It is very hard (nearly impossible) to observe with low brightness in highly-polluted urban skies. In the city you can observe the Sun, the Moon, Solar System planets with their brightest satellites. For planetary observations, we would recommend using a refracting telescope.
Can I use both 7.6 mm eyepiece and 2x barlow at once? I'm trying to observe Mars, but I see almost nothing... Levenhuk Customer Service:
The maximum useful magnification of the telescope is 152x. If you use both 7.6mm eyepiece and 2x Barlow at once, the magnification will be 184x. Consider using other eyepieces, for example 4.6mm ones.
I'm not sure about one thing... can I use this instrument in the city? Is it suitable for urban observations? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ Telescope is better suited for countryside observations. For observations under urban conditions you should use a refracting telescope, for example Levenhuk Skyline 70x700 AZ Telescope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/telescopes/levenhuk-skyline-70x700-az/.
Hello! I'm a beginner and I do not quite understand why I see some kind of a triangle? I mean I can see a star, for example, and there is this black triangle blocking the view. Is it supposed to be like that? Or should I make some additional adjustments? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend adjusting your telescope's mirrors, as specified in the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ User Manual.
Recently we bought this telescope here, following all the instructions in the user guide we assembled the telescope, made all the needed adjustments... but we have one tiny problem... produced images are inverted... is it ok? Or we made a mistake somewhere? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it is supposed to be this way with Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ Telescope. The image produced by the mirror system is upside-down and mirrored.
Why is it when I observe Jupiter all I see is just bright circle? I tried using Barlow lens, when observed without it, I have changed eyepieces (10mm, 25mm), but no such luck…So it's like there is no difference between observing the stars and observing the planet. Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ allows you to observe Jupiter and its moons. It's possible that you were observing under adverse weather conditions.
We have recently purchased this telescope... How to assemble and align the instrument? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Instructions for assembly and adjustment can be found in the user manual that comes in the kit with Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ Telescope.
Do you have any adapters needed for attaching a digital camera to this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To take astro photos with Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ telescope you can use Canon, Nikon or Sony digital cameras. To connect a camera to your telescope you will need Levenhuk 2x Barlow Lens with Camera Adapter - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-2x-barlow-lens-with-camera-adapter/ and a special T-ring for your camera.
Hello! Could you please help me with installing eyepieces and Barlow lenses (that come in the kit) on this telescope? In what order should I attach them? Levenhuk Customer Service:
First you should install the "searching" SUPER 25 eyepiece. To obtain higher increase you can use the Barlow lens and 10mm eyepiece. In this case, first install the Barlow lens and then attach the 25 mm eyepiece to it.
What would you recommend to purchase together with this telescope (eyepieces, filters, etc)? Mainly for planetary observations Levenhuk Customer Service:
In addition to the Levenhuk 76x700 AZ telescope we recommend you consider the following telescope accessories: Solar System Levenhuk F4 Filter Set - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/solar-system-levenhuk-f4-filter-set/, Levenhuk Plossl 6.3 mm Eyepiece - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-plossl-6-3mm-eyepiece/
Hi! I have no experience with telescopes and I wonder how to protect telescope details from dust? And what if I observe in winter? What if snow gets inside? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We don't recommend using the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ telescope under unfortunate weather conditions, since rain or snow may damage telescope mirrors or leave residues, which are very hard to get rid of afterwards. To protect your telescope from dust please consider using special telescope case, for example Levenhuk Zongo 40 Telescope Case; Large, Black - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-zongo-40-telescope-case/
Can I observe terrestrial objects with Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ? Thanks in advance. Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can observe terrestrial objects with the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ telescope, but the image will be mirrored and inverted upside down.
Could you please send me user manual or instruction for this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
All necessary information on telescope assembly and adjustment can be found in the provided user manual: www.levenhuk.com/products/materials/0/lvh_telescope_Skyline_AZ_UM_6l_web.pdf
But can I observe the Moon without optical filter? And please tell me why is image inverted? Levenhuk Customer Service:
For lunar observations you can use the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ telescope with or without filter. Optical filters allow you to get more contrast and detailed images. All reflectors produce inverted images due to their optical design.
Hello! Tell me please if 300x is good? Which eyepieces should I buy to get higher increase? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The maximum useful magnification of Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ is 152x. Therefore, under 300x magnification the image will be blurred. Please, take a look at Levenhuk Plossl 6.3 mm Eyepiece - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-plossl-6-3mm-eyepiece/
And what if I exceed maximum magnification? Saturn and its rings, Jupiter can't be properly observed with 150x increase. And I can't afford more powerful telescope at the moment( Levenhuk Customer Service:
If the maximum useful magnification is exceeded you will get a highly distorted picture. The key criteria for choosing a telescope is its objective lens diameter (aperture). The information on what celestial objects you can see based on telescopes' objective lens diameter, can be found here - https://www.levenhuk.com/reviews/things_you_can_see/
Is Ra LER 3 mm eyepiece suitable for this telescope? https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-ra-ler-3mm-eyepiece/ Levenhuk Customer Service:
We do not recommend using Levenhuk Ra LER 3 mm Eyepiece with this model since the maximum useful magnification will be exceeded (you will get around 233x). What you need is 5 mm eyepiece.
Hello everyone, I just had a idea today, let's go buy a telescope! So here I am. My question is: for a newcomer like me, who live in a city, which mean ambiant light, which model of Levenhuk product will fit me the most. If I want to check something as far as a nebulae for exemple, which piece of art here is the best choice to go with ? Thanks Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Jo,thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! We'd recommend to consider buying a refractor telescope. Refractors, as opposed to reflectors, are user friendly - very high quality images, virtually no maintenance needed. It is a good choice for beginners. Moreover, refractors are suitable for terrestrial viewing and they can be used in the city. The Levenhuk Strike 90 PLUS telescope will be the perfect instrument for you. It is extremely easy to set up and use, and very simple to calibrate. It is a traditional refractor that is perfect for observations of starfields, thanks to its small focal length 600 mm. This telescope will allow you to navigate across the Milky Way, enjoying crisp and clear views of myriad stars. Here's what you get with the standard kit: Aluminum tripod, Plastic 1.25" focuser, H20, F6 mm eyepieces, 6.5-21 mm zoom eyepiece, 3x Barlow lens, Red dot finderscope, Star diagonal, "See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook with descriptions of 280 celestial objects, Set of space-themed posters (The Moon, The Sun and Other Stars, and The Solar System), Planisphere, Stellarium software CD to assist you during your astronomical observations, Compass, Levenhuk Zongo 20 Telescope Case, User manual and lifetime warranty. You may find the telescope online here: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/telescopes/levenhuk-strike-90-plus/ Is there any additional information you might need?
Please tell me whether it is possible to use Bresser 3x barlow lens together with the Levenhuk Ra LER 5 mm eyepiece and this telescope? If yes, what maximum increase can I obtain by using such combination? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The 3x Barlow lens will produce 210x magnification power and the highest practical power of this telescope is 150x. That's why it is better to use 5 mm eyepiece alone.
Hello! I bought this model Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ. We've managed to point it on the star but the image is separated with something like a triangle. Is it supposed to be like that? Or something wrong with the adjustment? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Your instrument may need adjustment. Instruction with detailed information on how to do it was sent to your e-mail address.
Good evening! Could you tell me is there any sense in buying 5 mm eyepiece for this telescope. As I get it, Barlow lens that comes in the kit with 10 mm eyepiece won't produce enough contrast to see for example the rings of Saturn? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, we recommend you to buy an eyepiece with 5-mm focal length for Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ, for example Levenhuk Ra LER 5 mm Eyepiece - https://www.levenhuk.com/products/eyepiece-levenhuk-ra-ler-5/
I live in Glendale (Arizona). What can I see besides the Moon? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You will be able to see all the planets of the Solar System, detailed information on what you can observe with a telescope based on its aperture can be found here https://www.levenhuk.com/reviews/things_you_can_see/
Hello everyone! Tell me please how can I attach a SLR camera to this telescope? If it is possible... Levenhuk Customer Service:
To attach SLR camera to Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ you need a special adapter that should be chosen depending on your camera model, T-ring and T-adapter are required.
Hello. Through this telescope I see images not only inverted, but also diagonally reflected. Is that supposed to be so? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Telescope orientation doesn't matter when observing celestial objects. As for terrestrial objects, Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ is not supposed to be used for terrestrial observations.
One more question: is there a big difference (for planetary observations) between using 10 mm eyepiece combined with 2x barlow lens and 5mm eyepiece? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Usually image quality is better when only one accessory is used, so we recommend you to use 5 mm eyepiece with the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ telescope.
Good day! Is Levenhuk LET 5 mm 1,25" eyepiece suitable for the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the Levenhuk LET 5 mm 1,25" eyepiece is suitable for the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ telescope.
HI there! At what temperature is this telescope supposed to be used? It's like -10 here. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Temperature requirements for Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ Telescope: - 40...104 F.
So which one will be more interesting and overall better for 11 y/o kid: levenhuk skyline 76x700 or levenhuk skyline 70x700? Thanks Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline 70x700 AZ is more preferable due to its optical design (refractor) which provides a possibility to observe in the city. This telescope is also easier to use and maintain (lens telescopes are a lot less demanding than reflectors in this regard), provides erect images and can be used as a spotting scope!
Is the image real or mirrored left to right? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Reflector gives you an upside down mirrored image and refractor provides an erect image (when fitted with an erecting prism).
I'd like to know if refractors distort colors and if reflectors do. By the way I'm a beginner so could you explain to me where am I supposed to look to see something. Levenhuk Customer Service:
1) Yes, refractors are exposed to chromatic aberrations. That's why there may be color rendition defects and undesirable color edging. Reflectors may have a spherical aberration. This leads to blurring of image edges. 2) You are supposed to look through the telescope eyepiece.
Which entry level telescope do you recommend? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hello Denis, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! I'd recommend to look through our Levenhuk Strike 90 PLUS Telescope, which you can find online here: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/telescope-levenhuk-strike-90-plus/. The model is designed for beginners and amateurs. This telescope provides a great vivid and sharp image. It is really easy to assemble it. Moreover, the telescope comes with the advanced kit which includes Astronomer's Handbook, stellarium, space posters set, planisphere, compass, 6.5-21 mm zoom eyepiece, telescope case. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.
The question: if I get it right, using with this telescope 10mm eyepiece and 2x Barlow lens the magnification will be 140x? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you are right. By combining a 10mm eyepiece and 2x Barlow lens you will get the magnification of 140x.
Good afternoon. Please, help me with setting it up. I can not cope with focusing: when revolving focus knobs the image in the eyepiece is missing. What am I doing wrong? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Check the User Manual, is everything assembled right? You should start the adjustment using the eyepiece with longer focal length.
Thanks for the advice!:) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback!
and here is a question.. 4mm eyepiece fits this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, no. The highest practical power will be exceeded. 5 mm eyepiece will fit perfectly. For example, this one: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/eyepiece-levenhuk-ra-ler-5/
As a photographer, I wonder... can I set DSLR camera on this telescope using T-adaptor and coupler? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can attach a DSLR camera to the Levenhuk Skyline 76x700 AZ Telescope.
barlow lens comes in the kit with this telescope as I can see on the pic? thanks in advance! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, 2x Barlow Lens is included in the kit.
Tell me, what should I do to maximally expand this telescope's capabilities? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To obtain magnification that will be maximally close to the highest practical power you should use Levenhuk Ra LER 5 mm Eyepiece: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/eyepiece-levenhuk-ra-ler-5/. Also, take a look at this set of optical filters: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/com-filters_f4_solar_system_set/
And one thing more... please, tell me, does this model have a mechanism of thin azimuth movement? Vertical? We got an advice that it's better. If this model is not equipped with it, so which one has it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
This model doesn't have such a mechanism. We recommend Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_skyline_120_1000eq/#more
Hello! Is this model suitable for a beginner astronomer (6 years old for observing together with a keen astronomer dad). What's the difference between this model and Levenhuk 70/700 AZ? What are we going to see with it? And do you have a solar filter for this model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it will perfectly suit. The difference between these two models is the optical design: the Levenhuk Skyline 70x700 AZ is a classic refractor. With this telescope you can observe the Moon and Solar System's planets. A solar filter for this model can be found here https://www.levenhuk.com/products/solar-filter-levenhuk76/#more more
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