The Mercury 707 Telescope is ideal for both children and adults alike, as it is equipped with surprisingly good optics and is easy to use. The Mercury 707 is a powerful refractor telescope with a maximum magnification of 140x (images appear up to a maximum of one hundred and forty times bigger!), making it among the most powerful quality childrens telescopes available, and perfect for discovering the solar system from the garden or bedroom window. Our Mercury Refractor Telescope is manufactured by Sky-Watcher, one of the most respected telescope manufacturers - products you can trust, representing great value for money.
- Ideal Children`s telescope
- Refracting Telescope, with 70mm (2.75") diameter Objective lens
- Perfect for discovering the Night Sky (and more earthly subjects!)
- Complete Kit - Everything included
- Ideal for Children
SKY WATCHER CELESTIAL REFRACTOR TELESCOPE
Our Mercury 707 Telescope is a 'refractor' telescope (sometimes called a 'refracting' telescope). Light enters through a large lens at the end (called the 'Objective Lens') and the image is brought to a focus by the eyepiece. Refractor telescopes are of the type with which most people are familiar - you look through one end at the image coming in through the other. Refractor telescopes are not always as powerful as reflector telescopes, however they are easier to use for viewing terrestrial subjects (birds, buildings, horizon etc), in addition to the stars and planets in the night sky.
The most important thing to look for in a telescope is the quality of the lenses. Generally speaking, for a refractor telescope, the larger the diameter of the objective lens (the opposite end to the eyepiece), the more light can be collected, and hence the greater the quality of the magnified image. Usually, the more you pay, the higher the quality of the magnified image. This is not always the case though among the telescopes we regularly review.
The attractive Mercury 707 telescope benefits from Sky Watcher's high-quality lenses, usually only found in larger, more expensive telescopes. The result is that the Mercury 707 produces remarkably bright and clear images. Its intuitive manoeuvrability makes it a perfect user-friendly telescope for children. Setting up the telescope is easy and they will be exploring the exciting universe to their hearts’ content in no time at all.
What we also particularly like about the Mercury 707 telescope is that it achieves a very good trade-off between quality and price. The magnification of 140x may seem low in comparison to quoted magnifications of other children's telescopes, however this enables the Mercury 707 to offer a wide range of view and this is all done with optics that are superior in quality to all other telescopes in this price bracket. The result is that the Mercury 707 provides particularly clear and bright images that reveal more in the night sky than other telescopes quoting higher magnifications, which commonly suffer from poor-quality, low-detailed and dull images with such a narrow field of view that children have difficulty in using them. In short, the Mercury 707 enables amateur astronomists - especially children - to discover a wealth of hidden secrets in the night sky, without costing the earth! And, we have to admit, the remarkable quality of the images makes this telescope actually quite fun for adults too! Technical specification
- Magnification (with optics suppl'd): x28, x56, x70, x140
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
- Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/10)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
- x2 Barlow Lens
- 6x24 Finder
- 1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal
- Multi-Coated Objective Lens
- Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- 36% more Light Gathering than 60mm
- Tube material: Aluminium
- Mercury 707 Refractor Telescope
- 10mm & 25mmPrecision Eyepieces
- Barlow Lens
- Mount & Stand
- Instruction Booklet
|Outer Space Fact Finder|
Great educational tool for kids. An interactive and affordable fact finder for all the family. Double-sided with a rotating inner disc. The front contains twelve facts about the main objects in our Solar System including: size, surface temperature, rotation period and orbit plus a full description giving the important features of each object. The reverse details 20 key moments in the history of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik in 1957, through the moon landings and the Space Shuttle programme, right up to the SpaceShipOne spaceplane. This portable fact finder comes in a handy 29 cm diameter perspex case. A wonderful resource for the school classroom. enlarge
|Star Theatre 2 Home Planetarium|
Our Star Theatre 2 Home Planetarium is one of our favourite products, enabling children (and adults!) to learn about the night sky. It is also makes an ideal gift to go alongside one of our telescopes. Star Theater 2's halogen lamp projects hundreds of stars, planets and constellations onto your walls and ceiling. A fascinating CD audio tour hosted by a leading astronomer really helps to bring this product to life. enlarge
|Moon in My Room|
Our remote-controlled Moon Lamp is the perfect bedroom accessory for very young children who have a fascination with the moon, or for older children (6+) who will find this toy reveals the secrets of the moon in a very intersting way. Easy to attach to the wall, the lamp is a faithful three-dimensional representation of the side of the moon that we see from Earth. The lamp is able to show 12 of the moon phases. The CD-rom accompanying the "Moon in My Room" gives your child a guided tour of the moon. This product teaches children about our closest celestial neighbour and therefore also makes an ideal gift to go alongside one of our telescopes. enlarge
|Earth & Constellation Globe|
Our Constellation Globe shows the earth by day, and space by night - two globes in one! the perfect bedroom accessory for children who wish to learn about the secrets of the night sky in a very intersting way. By night the illuminated star map shows all the major constellations, enabling you to navigate the night sky. A light sensor automatically turns the globe to the illuminated night view when it gets dark. A fascinating tool for both geographers and astronomers alike. enlarge
|Remote Control Solar System Mobile|
Our remote-controlled planet mobile is a favourite of ours, enabling children to learn about the night sky. It is also makes an ideal gift to go alongside one of our children's telescopes. Our remote-controlled Solar System Mobile features motorized planets and a Sun that lights up in the middle. You can explore the wonders of the solar system right in your own room! An audio guide to the planets is included. enlarge
Sky Watcher is an American company and a leading manufacturer of high-quality telescopes and other optical products. We are able to supply not just the telescopes in the UK, but all Sky Watcher accesories and spare parts.SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS:
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
| I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value. Use them and enjoy them. Sir Patrick Moore CBE FR || |
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