We've Just made Solar Observation easier for you!
This used unit is in like new condition, but does not have all of the original boxes.
Introducing Skywatcher’s innovative and revolutionary advancement in the solar telescope. This package includes the HelioFind Solar Tracking Mount and a dedicated 70mm aperture solar telescope with built-in solar filter for safe viewing of the Sun.
Want to enjoy a fun family astronomy trip in the safety and comfort of daylight? Pointing the solar scope towards the Sun at one go can be a hassle; trying to find the Sun in the sky using the tiny blacked out view of a scope can be like searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. Why not let the SolarQuest do it for you?
SolarQuest is user-friendly and provides a safe experience while observing the Sun. Using Skywatcher’s revolutionary “Heliofind” technology, it can be easily operated by anyone in the family. With just a push of a button, SolarQuest will start slewing in the clockwise direction (toward the right) in azimuth to search for the Sun! If the tripod is moved by accident, users can easily restart, and it will quickly find the Sun.
This is great mount and telescope for beginners with which to observe sunspots, solar eclipses and transits of the inner planets.
Certain conditions could result in poor performance in finding and tracking the Sun:
- Clouds, especially thick or low clouds might reduce the accuracy of auto-pointing.
- Strong reflected light which might happen to appear within SolarQuest’s searching path can terminate the auto-pointing routine unexpectedly.
- Built in GPS & 3-axis accelerator enhances the accuracy of alignment
- Automatic solar alignment
- Light weight
- Beginner friendly
- Eight-way slide switch provides smooth slewing to center the sun in the eyepiece
- Telescope Aperture: 70mm (2.76")
- Objective Focal length: 500mm (19.7")
- Focal ratio: f/7
- Solar Filter Built-In
- Eyepieces: 20mm (25X), 10mm (50X)
- Diagonal: 90 degree mirror
- Power Supply: 8x AA Batteries
- Tripod Height: 130 cm (51")
- Mount Weight: 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs)
- Tripod Weight: 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)
- Shipping Weight: 8 kg (17.6 lbs)