Maksutov-Cassegrain (Mak) telescopes are versatile optical instruments. They provide very sharp, high contrast images from a compact tube. In addition to astronomical uses, Maks are also popular for terrestrial/wildlife viewing.
Eclipse's SS70 (formerly known as the Mak70) is a handy, high-quality entry-level Mak which functions as a nice grab-and-go scope. This telescope uses high quality BK7 glass and features a wavefront of 1/5 wave (corresponding to a surface accuracy of 1/10 wave) or better. The Eclipse SS70 telescope is offered with a built-in, integrated erecting-image prism. This flips your images right side up and correct for terrestrial use. It also comes with a sturdy metal table top tripod and a carrying case.
Primary mirror diameter
Focal length, f ratio
Built-in 45 degree erect-image diagonal
Nikon zoom eyepiece
40x - 120x w/ included eyepiece
Other included items/ features
Table top tripod
Nylon carrying case with strap