Saxon 705AZ3 Complete Telescope Package 70mm 500mm f/7.1 with AZ3 Tripod


Always wanted a telescope but troubled by limited storage in the house? The saxon 70/500 AZ3 Pioneer Refractor Telescope might just be what you need!  Rated 5 out of 5 stars by customers, it offers exceptional value for money along with a proper non-yoke AZ3 mount.

This short-tube refractor telescope comes with an achromatic objective lens of 70mm and a focal length of 500mm. Set up is quick and easy, with no additional tools required – this means you’ll be enjoying bright, wide-field views of both land and sky objects in no time.

The saxon 705AZ3 Pioneer Refractor Telescope is extremely portable and can be operated by observers of all ages.

Saxon 705AZ3 Refractor Telescope

The saxon 70/500 AZ3 Pioneer Refractor Telescope is a short-tube telescope that gives clear, wide-field views of land and sky.

This telescope is both compact and portable, great for taking it out to the backyard, or even with you on your camping trip. All you need to do during an observing session is to find a viewing site, set the telescope up and bring it back indoors when you’re done. Set up is easy with no additional tools required.

The saxon 705AZ3 Pioneer Refractor Telescope features the following:

  • 70mm multi-coated achromatic objective lens
  • 500mm focal length
  • 1.25″ Super eyepieces
  • 6×30 finderscope
  • Alt-Azimuth AZ3 mount
  • Aluminium tripod with accessory tray
  • Photography is possible via an optional T-2 adapter ring.

Perfect for use by observers of all levels.


Warranty Information5-Years Limited Warranty
Optical DesignRefractor
Highest Practical Power140x
Focal Length500mm
Focal RatioF/7.1
EyepiecesSuper 25, Super 10 and SR4
Barlow Lens3x
Diagonal1.25″ 45° Erect Image Diagonal
Mount TypeAlt-Azimuth
Optical Tube Dimensions7 x 48cm
Optical Tube Weight1.05kg
Shipping Dimensions95 x 37 x 23cm3
Shipping Weight8.6kg

This product has been reviewed many time

This telescope does exactly what it says – it is a beginners astronomical telescope. Being a refractor it is excellent for daytime use to look at and examine distant objects. I bought this for my 9 year old grand-daughter and she is absolutely ‘over the moon’ with it. So far she has explored the moon and Jupiter with its moons. From a good vantage point to the south of Glasgow she has scanned the city and the snow capped highlands far beyond to the north. What more can I say – excellent, easy to use and good value for money – a perfect beginners telescope!” – Gerald

This is the first scope that i bought and my plan was to watch whales from the coast, and i have to say the image is cyrstal clear, the mount also is very sturdy and easily moved around, from what i can gather most scope’s are sold with the cheepest eye pieces and most ppl get there own, well if whales are your thing you won’t need to change these, the 25mm wide angle is perfect, i decided to try a bit of stargazing as i had the scope and i was looking at a planet (don’t know which 1) ill assume Jupiter and i could actually see the rings around it, i attached the barrow lens thats included to the eye piece that makes the eye piece 3 times stronger, class, don’t use the barrow lens when trying to see whales as its to strong you won’t be able to focas, am really impressed with this, im going to do some evening classes now in Astronomy and start learning about the sky also, im gonna get the better eye pieces to see for myself the difference, they’ve gotten good review’s, id highly recommened this scope, the only thing the finders scope that comes with it is no good, that part actually even feels cheap, but with the 25mm wide angel eye piece its not even needed!” – Colin

What’s in the Box

-saxon 4mm/10mm/25mm 1.25’’ super Eyepiece

Featuring a 3-element design, these fully-coated eyepieces provide outstanding field correction and long eye-relief. Stray light is eliminated by the fold back rubber eyecups; standard with every Super eyepiece.

-saxon 6×30 Finderscope with bracket

The 30mm aperture gives a brighter and sharper image, while 6x magnification lets you centre in on your targets while still providing a good field of view. Lock on to your targets with the cross-hair reticle and observe away.

-saxon 1.25’’ Erect Image Diagonal (45 degree)

It can give you a comfortable viewing angle and an upright, non-mirrored image when you need your telescope is a horizontal position.

-saxon AZ3 Mount with Tripod

It is an aluminium tripod with dual axis slow-motion controls.

-saxon 1.25″ 3x Long Barlow Lens

It can triple the magnification your telescope at an affordable price.The budget friendly option for those looking to get closer views of the sky. It fits any 1.25″ telescope eyepieces.

-Star/ Moon Chart

The star chart shows the solar system of which earth is a member planet and the moon chart clearly shows the topography of the lunar surface.

Questions?  Call us on 1300 ASTRODOG or just use the form!

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Weight25 kg
Dimensions104 × 45 × 26 cm

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