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TS INED 70mm f/6 Refractor Telescope with Carbon Tube - 2" Crayford

439,00 EUR
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TS Optics ED 70mm f/6 Refractor Telescope - Carbon Tube - 2" Crayford Focuser

A high performance and extremely compact instrument for astronomy and nature observing with elegant carrying case

TS ED Refraktor Telescope 70mm f6
(Diagonal, eyepiece and finder optional)

The TS ED 70mm f/6 is a supremely compact APO refractor with a transport length of only 31cm. It features not only an excellent optical performance, but also high quality mechanics and a beautiful design.

Advantages of the TS ED Refractor:

-- transportation length only 305 mm
-- high quality 2" 1:11 micro Crayford focuser - suitable for 2" accessories and 2" field flatteners
-- high quality ED objective with 70 mm aperture and 420 mm focal length - FK61 glass element
-- no distracting false colour
-- fast focal ratio of f/6 for short exposure times and for rich field observing
-- beautiful CF tube (carbon fiber) for additional stability and reduced weight
-- retractable dewcap for compact transport dimensions. The dewcap can be extended by 80 mm for proper protection against dew.
-- universal and sturdy mounting bracket for adapatation to camera tripods or mounts

-- When used with a 2" star diagonal and a suitable 2" eyepiece (both items optional) the ED70 becomes an ultimate rich field instrument.
-- Comes with a robust carrying case.

Astrophotography and Nature-photography with the TS ED70 APO

....... Link to the photographical results - the site is in German

Individual ED70 - Side view

The TS ED 70mm is a top recommendation for nature observers, birdwatchers, photographers and amateur astronomers looking for a compact instrument for travelling.


-- Aperture: 70 mm
-- Focal length: 420 mm
-- Focal ratio: f/6
-- Resolving power: 1.65"
-- Limiting magnitude: 11,0 mag
-- Objective type: multi-coated ED doublet
-- Tube length (retracted dewcap): 305 mm
-- Tube length (extended dewcap): 390 mm
-- Weight: 2.1 kgs
-- Focuser travel: 85 mm
-- Outside diameter of the dewcap: 93 mm
-- includes adaptor bracket for camera tripods and astronomical mounts.

High Quality Crayford Focuser:

The full quality of a telescope can only be used with high quality mechanics, in particular the focuser. The TS ED 70mm has a focuser of a particularly high quality that makes it suitable not only for discriminating visual observers but also for astro-imaging. The TS ED 70mm focuser offers an ultra smooth focusing motion without image shift. In addition it has the following quality features:

-- 2" and 1.25" adaptation for accessories
-- 1:11 dual-speed microfocuser. Particularly important for imaging.
-- compression ring for a firm and smooth grip of the accessories
-- 360° rotation with locking screw
-- millimeter indicator for the focuser's position



Astronomical Observing:
The 70 mm f6 ED is a top performer in almost all fields of amateur astronomy. Magnifications up to about 160x are easily possible, without displaying disturbing false colour. Lunar and planetary observing are great fun with this telescope due to the sharp and crisp image. You will be surprised what 70 mm aperture can do on the planets! This is an entirely different story compared with simple achromats!

One of the main strengths of this instrument is Rich Field observing, i.e. viewing large objects such as star clusters, gas nebulae and some galaxies, e.g. the Great Andromeda Galaxy. Contrast is excellent. As a result details will be visible that you wouldn't have thought possible on a telescope with "only" 70mm aperture. At the same time you can reach fields of view up to about 6° with the optional TS Optics 2" Kit.

Also very interesting is the combination with a Daystar Quark system. The aperture helps avoiding additional energy rejection filters, the short focal length allows watching the complete sun, not only a part of it.

Astro Imaging:
An ideal compact APO for astro imaging, the TS 70mm f6 ED offers stunning results especially in the setup as IN ED-70 FlatField. For this instrument, a 2" field flattener is necessary (TSFLAT2). The perfect distance from the M48 thread of the flattener to the chip is 129 mm. We offer the flattener for a reduced price - Euro 199,- and the adaptor kit to T2 without more costs. The flattener is offered under "suggested acessories". More details under "feedback reviews".

Adaptation to astronomical mounts:
You can attach the TS 70mm ED to any camera tripod. With the optional PS Foto Deluxe dovetail plate (see recommended accessories) you can securely attach it to many astronomical mounts with the standard Vixen-style saddle plate.

The TS 70mm f6 ED as Spotting Scope:

A premium grade spotting scope for demanding birdwatchers, target shooters and nature observers:

(Picture shows optional equipment)

Image: TS ED-70 with erecting prism for an upright and correct image and with a high quality eyepiece. Both optional accessories can be found under "recommended accessories".

If you want to do nature observing of any kind you will be stunned by the bright image and excellent image quality offered by the TS ED-70. Compared with typical zoom spotting scopes of similar aperture you will notice that the TS ED 70 has a brighter image and a contrast and sharpness that can truly be called "premium grade". It compares favourably with many spotting scopes of a much higher price level!
In addition to this you have a much larger choice of accessories and you can reach magnifications outside the range of most zoom spotting scopes.

Another big advantage of the TSED-70: Its compact transport dimensions. The instrument will fit in almost any photo backpack or carrying case. With retracted dewcap the instrument is only 310 mm in length!

Contrary to most spotting scopes the TS ED 70 accepts most cameras without problems! We offer a broad range of adapters for most common digital cameras.
For safe and convenient transportation the TSED70 comes with a robust carrying case.

The TS ED 70mm as a powerful ED tele lens for photography:
An ideal alternative to expensive ED tele lenses. The TS ED-70 is a high image definition APO tele with 420 mm focal length.

The image sharpness of the TS ED 70 is comparable with many tele lenses of a much higher price level. The apochromatic ED lens offers top image clarity and colour correction.

While the TS ED 70 does not have autofocus it has an ultra-smooth 1:11 microfocuser for perfect manual focusing. With a little practice you can achieve focus much better than many autofocus systems are able to do, and even better than is usually possible with classical helical lenses.

Scope of Delivery:

-- TS ED 70 mm refractor with carbon fiber tube
-- 2" Crayford focuser with 1:11 microfocusing knob. Includes adaptation to 1.25". Both the 1.25" and 2" clamps use compression rings.
-- elegant and robust carrying case

TS Flattener

The TS Optics field flattener seriously improves the image sharpness towards the edge of the photographical field, up to and including the 35mm sensor format. You only need an adaptation from your camera the standard T2 thread, e.g. a T-ring for DSLR cameras. The perfect distance from the M48 thread to the chip is 129 mm! The Adapter TSFA240 is the perfect adapter for this.
Link to the 2" Flattener

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