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National Geographic 70mm Sun Catcher Telescope

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NOTE* All Explore Scientific Solar Equipment is rated ISO12312-2 supplied by Thousand Oaks Optical and Approved for Direct Observation of the Sun. The 70mm Sun Catcher telescope lets you safely observe all Eclipses. This lightweight telescope is a high-quality tool suitable for both beginning and novice astronomers. Other great features include:

  • 100° Sun Safe Telescope. Two separate eyepieces (20x and 40x) that produce high definition, high contrast images.Adjustable Aluminum tripod that allows the entire family to use the telescope comfortably.
  • 45° Erecting Prism for correct image viewing.


• 100% Sun Safe Telescope • Two Eyepieces (20x, 40x) • 40% Erecting Prism • Aluminum Tripod with scope flat 46.5” • Scope H 3.75 W 3.75 L 15.25 Tripod at Max height: H 43.5 W 28.25 L 28.25 • Easy to assemble Manual included • Shipped in Box, No case provided



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I regret buying the 70MM solar telescope

By Bob

from Virginia Beach, VA

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  • bad buy

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The telescope was fairly simple to assemble. But trying to set it up in the sun, directions were lacking detailed instructions and unable to view the solar eclipse. If I had to do over, I would have purchased the solar glasses.

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Cheap, but works

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I viewed the recent eclipse and it works well for an inexpensive rig. It is VERY delicate, made of cheap, hard plastic, so handle with care.

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