Vixen A70LF - 70mm f/12.9 Refractor w/Porta Mount II

Vixen A70LF - 70mm f/12.9 Refractor w/Porta Mount II
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  • The Vixen A70LF is a great first telescope for the beginner astronomer or first telescope for a child!
  • The high quality 70mm optics provide brighter views than competing 60mm models, and gather 100X more light than your unaided eyes.
  • The Vixen Porta Mount II is light-weight and easy to use. This stable assembly has the Vixen dove tail connection and smooth, friction bearings featuring up-down / right-left hand controls.
  • Unlike traditional refractors, the telescope easily disconnects from the mount for on-the-go use, allowing the entire assembly to easily fit in most compact cars.
  • This Vixen A70LF refractor telescope package is equipped with a diagonal, two eyepieces, finderscope, dovetail, mounting rings, Vixen Porta Mount II and tripod.
  • The Vixen Porta Mount II "grows" with your hobby and is compatible with many other fine Vixen optical tube assemblies!


Vixen A70LF Telescope with Vixen Porta Mount II

Are you ready for a beginner's telescope that's a cut above the rest? Then take a closer look at the Vixen A70LF Telescope with Vixen Porta Mount II...

Starting with a quality 70mm (2.8”) Vixen Achromatic Refractor which operates at a focal length of 900mm with an f/ratio of 12.9, we have a small, lightweight telescope capable of maximum magnifying power of 143X and reaching a limiting visual magnitude of 11. The telescope body measures 3" x 34" (76mm x 865mm) and weighs only 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg), so it is manageable by even the most inexperienced hands - yet capable of revealing some of the most magnificent wonders of the universe. Through its "eye" you'll reveal the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, mountains and craters on the Moon, colorful double stars, vast nebula, bright clusters and more... Because the Vixen A70LF makes a great terrestrial telescope, too! Keep an eye on the nesting eagles or spot distant ships on the horizon. The Vixen A70LF Refractor telescope does it all...

What makes the Vixen A70LF refractor package even more special is the Vixen Porta Mount II. Far more stable than an entry level altzamuth mount, the multi-purpose Vixen Portamount II comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions, very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects. In addition, the Vixen Porta Mount II is a great for terrestrial viewing. Vixen gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or follow a sailboat by simply turning the elevation and/or azimuth control handles. The Vixen Porta Mount II is strong, too... When you've outgrown the Vixen A70LF Refractor Telescope, it will easily accept other Vixen telescopes. This means you need only purchase another optical tube assembly to step up your observing experience and not a whole telescope package!

Words on the Vixen A70LF Telescope with Vixen Porta Mount II...

"When I first started in amateur astronomy, I did as most beginners and purchased a department store telescope that advertised the most power. (700x I believe) Unfortunately, again like most beginners, I found that the advertised power was impossible due to the size of the telescope and more importantly the lack of stability of the mount.

Time and again I speak to parents and children who tell me how frustrated they are that after finding Saturn in a beginner telescope they can’t get a good view of the rings because the mount is too shaky or the telescope controls too difficult to adjust. I hear many tell me that they tried once many years ago and now the scope is sitting in a closet collecting dust!

Well it is Vixen Optics to the rescue! The Vixen Porta Mount II is an easy to use, light weight, stable mount. It has the vixen dove tail connection to easily attach your telescope and smooth friction bearing up-down / right-left hand controls.

If you are looking for the an affordable starting package, the A70Lf with Porta Mount II is the one. This package combines sharp optics and a rock solid, light weight mount. It takes just seconds to place the telescope on the mount and you are ready for an evening of observing."
-- Mr. StarGuy

Vixen A70LF Telescope with Vixen Porta Mount 2 Package Features

  • Excellent optical quality Vixen A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Achromatic Refractor telescope.
  • A smaller 6 power finder telescope that attaches to the main scope to help you center the object.
  • A quality Vixen 20mm eyepiece for general viewing.
  • A Vixen 6.3mm eyepiece for those really clear nights for high power viewing.
  • A diagonal Prism that connects the eyepiece to the telescope for comfortable positioning.
  • A Dew / Sun (not for solar observing) shield.
  • Complete tube rings and dovetail plate to quickly attach the A70Lf to the Vixen Porta mount II.
  • Vixen PortaMount II with locking extension legs, accessory tray, slow motion controls and adjustment tool set.
Vixen Product Number: 39951
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-39951
Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen A
Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - Manual
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 2.8"
Telescope Focal Length 900mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/12.9
Highest Useful Magnification Not provided by manufacturer
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11
Optical Coatings Coated
Dew Shield Included? Yes
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 76mm
Length of Optical Tube 34"
Optical Tube Weight 4.2 lbs
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
Eyepiece(s) Included 20mm, 6.3mm
Finder Included 6 x 26 Optical Finder
Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment
Objects in Database N/A
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Counterweights Included N/A
Mount Weight 16.3 lbs.
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
Total Telescope Weight 20.5 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • Vixen A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 Achromatic Refractor Telescope
  • Vixen Porta Mount II
  • Accessory Tray
  • Slow Motion Controls
  • Adjustment Tool Set
  • Dew Shield
  • Tube Rings
  • Dovetail Plate
  • Vixen 6.3mm Eyepiece
  • Vixen 20mm Eyepiece
  • Vixen Diagonal
  • 6X Finderscope
  • Tripod
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