I have a near new, Lomo ASTELE 70 . A wonderful small
beginners scope. very portable. I have succumbed to aperture envy;
getting bigger objective.
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain 70mm x 925 mm
F-Ratio: f/13.2 Optical Coatings Multi-coated
Optical Tube Dimensions 96 mm x 238 mm (3.8" x 9.4")
Focusing Range 16 feet to infinity Mounting Standard camera type ¼ x 20
Construction Aluminum Total Telescope Net Weight: 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
This Russian scope is built well, and sharp ! - moon views are wonderful...partiuclarly for someone young looking through a real telescope the first time. The scope has no blemish, no nicks, no scratchs. A preliminary star test was very acceptable. I have used
a Radian 10mm with the scope, and performance on clear
nights was beyond expectations. The scope comes with a Lomo 25mm plossel , metal dew hood(threaded), 1 1/4 " diagonal, nice soft carry case, dust cover for scope and the original packing quality control sheet. I use it on a Bogen tripod, (but tripod not included). In addition, I have attached Stellarvue's excellent red dot finder ( 1 1/8 " window view vs. other reddot's with only 5/8" window) . Pictures say it all.
I am looking for $140.00 plus shipping....
This is a very nice scope, see May issue of Astronomy for review
of the Russian Lomo Astele telscopes.