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Gskyer AZ70400 70mm Telescope Review

25 Mar 2019, 21:58 UTC
Gskyer AZ70400 70mm Telescope Review
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The Gskyer’s AZ70400 Telescope package is a 70 mm short focal length refractor mounted on a camera type tripod. It includes a 45 degree diagonal, a carry case, finder scope, two eyepieces, and a 3X Barlow lens. It is clearly targeted at the low entry price first-time buyer. The Gskyer line seems to be sold primarily on Amazon.com and eBay.
The product name references German Technology with no explanation. The scope, like a lot of the consumer telescope products available today, is made in China.
There is a pictorial assembly instruction sheet that does a good job of showing you how to assemble the telescope. But there is no owner’s manual/user’s guide. There are no instructions on how to focus or align the finder scope and no information about how to use the scope to view astronomical objects. I checked www.gskyer.com, to see if there was an online manual, but the website address does not work.
It appears to be assumed that the user knows how to use a telescope or will buy a separate guide. Take this into consideration when evaluating the price. Telescopes in this price range from Meade, Celestron, Orion, and others usually include some kind ...

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