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Zhumell Aurora 70 with Motor Drive Telescope

Item# ZHUP002
 
4.0

(37 Ratings)

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What's Included?

Telescope, Tripod, 2 Eyepieces, Motor Drive, Accessory Tray

Description

Zhumell now offers the Aurora 70 to complement its telescope line. A great beginner to intermediate telescope, the Aurora 70 is an apt choice for someone just starting out in astronomy or for an experienced observer looking for a good second instrument. Its refractor design delivers razor-sharp images of celestial objects, while an equatorial mount with precise controls assures spot-on pointing. Additionally, this telescope is equipped with a motor drive for hassle-free tracking and uninterrupted viewing.


Zhumell Aurora 70 Telescope Features:

  • Refractor design
  • 70mm objective lens
  • Adjustable, full-size tripod
  • Motor drive to aid tracking
  • Tripod with accessory tray
  • Equatorial mount with slow-motion controls
  • 1.25-inch focuser
  • 2 included eyepieces: 9mm (100X) and 20mm (45X) 

 

The Zhumell Aurora telescope with motor drive: it's a low-cost, high-precision gateway to the stars!

 

About Zhumell
At Zhumell we're committed to precision, performance, and people. Our products are designed and tested to make sure that they perform not only to our expectations, but to our customers' as well. We know that Zhumell customers are unique individuals whose pursuits vary and who demand the best products available. Whether you're an avid birder waiting to catch a glimpse of a yellow-rumped warbler or an early morning duck hunter scanning the horizon for a flock of ducks, we have the products that fit your needs.

Supplier Sku:
F90070

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing Nebulae

Brand

Zhumell

Usage

For the Beginner

Weight Complete

17 lbs

Finderscope

5x24

GPS

No

GoTo

No

Good for Astrophotography

Yes

Telescopes Series

Zhumell Telescopes

Aperture

70mm

Focal Length

900 mm

Focal Ratio

f/12.9

Mount Design

Equatorial

Star Diagonal

1.25 Inches

User Level

For Kids , For the Beginner

Component

1.65 Arc Seconds Resolving Power , 11.7 Limiting Magnitude

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Zhumell Aurora 70 with Motor Drive Telescope
 
4.2

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (27)
  • Accurate (23)
  • Quality lenses (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (32)
  • Bird watching (10)
  • Bright conditions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (34), Avid adventurer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15), No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Value; a few suggestions below

Our first telescope, purchased for my daughter's eleventh birthday. Went with Refracting for its durablity, ease of use. Product is an excellent value, but I did have some initial issues, starting with...Read complete review

Our first telescope, purchased for my daughter's eleventh birthday. Went with Refracting for its durablity, ease of use. Product is an excellent value, but I did have some initial issues, starting with the subpar assembly instructions in the manual. The photos were extremely blurry, making it impossible for a novice to assemble without logging onto the website and downloading the manual online, where the pictures are clear and crisp, and can be magnified on the computer screen. Also, the telescope stand's assembly instructions are not available anywhere, neither online nor in the paper manual, but when I pulled all of the pieces out of the shipping box I was able to figure out how to put it together on my own with the help of the magnified online photo.The real issue I had with the telescope is that the two eyepieces they include with the scope are not high quality Zhumell eyepieces, but rather are cheap Kellner eyepieces. You can look up both brands of eyepieces online and see the difference in quality and price. Also, these Kellner eyepieces will not fit any Zhumell eye filters you might later purchase, (such as a moon filter), nor the Celestron moon filter actually listed on the very page as this telescope as a recommended accessory. This was most confusing, as a novice like me would not expect a Zhumell telescope to come with Kellner eyepieces which do not fit Zhumell nor Celestron filters, in spite of the fact all of the above are labeled 1.25 inches. Customers should be aware that the Kellner eyepieces are what is provided with this purchase.[...] I understand now why the cheaper eyepieces are included with this scope -- to keep its price down. For what it's worth, when I emailed customer service I got outstanding service;[...].Still, at the end of the day, Zhumell took care of me and I will remain a loyal customer to their brand. This is an outstanding product and the company truly does care about their customers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good deal for the price.

I purchased this telescope combo mainly just for the EQ 1 mount & the RA drive but found after a star test that the scope was perfectly collimated & gives great views to my...Read complete review

I purchased this telescope combo mainly just for the EQ 1 mount & the RA drive but found after a star test that the scope was perfectly collimated & gives great views to my surprise. I did however use my hi quality diagonal & plossel eyepieces and that made a World of difference. The diagonal & eyepieces that come with it do work & are ok for viewing the moon but not much else.
The RA drive works great! After a careful polar alignment of the EQ mount I turned the scope to Jupiter & re-adjusted the clock speed of the drive at about 1/2 speed, it would maintain Jupiter in the eyepiece (a 15mm ultra wide) for a solid 10min. So I got exactly what id hoped for, a good drive for extended viewing. The EQ had some play in it & I could tell the usual glue like grease was used on it so I totally disassembled the mount, cleaned it & used lithium BB grease on everything, then re-assembled it. Now the mount works very smoothly & has almost no play. I have no complaints about vibrations when focusing or touching it as all EQ 1 types are made lightweight & that is to be expected. An EQ mount can be VERY hard for a beginner to figure out how to use but,.... it "is" a good deal for the price. The mount isn't for young kids, one reason is that while the RA drive is engaged it has no clutch so one canno't touch the RA knob to do adjustments or something will break, the scopes mount instead must be manually moved then locked down with the RA exactly where you want it to be, then all is well. a lot for a young kid to remember or figure out without breaking something. For adults should be no problem tho.

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5.0

Great customer service

By John

from LAKE HAVASU CITY,AZ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Zhumell Aurora 70 with Motor Drive Telescope:

    Had some issues with arrival condition of the first one I purchased, customer service jumped right on it and had another on the way immediately. They dealt with the carrier, they got me a new telescope (which arrived yesterday in excellent condition), and I am very pleased. Now, I still need to get some time with my new telescope so I can review the product but this looks to be an ideal starter telescope for me. I'll try to revise my review later.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Excellent telescope

    By Will

    from ZIONSVILLE,IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Inexpensive
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses

    Cons

    • Unstable

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Zhumell Aurora 70 with Motor Drive Telescope:

    I just recently bought this telescope, and it is amazing. I have been able to view the moon and planets in stunning detail.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent value for the price

    By Susan

    from Central Virginia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bird Watching

      Comments about Zhumell Aurora 70 with Motor Drive Telescope:

      For a beginner telescope, I don't expect to pay less than $100 for anything near decent quality. This telescope was a delightful surprise. With 2 lenses besides the general magnifier as well as a tracking motor and easy assembly, this is the perfect choice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Great Telescope

      By Victor

      from WESTFIELD,MA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bird Watching

        Comments about Zhumell Aurora 70 with Motor Drive Telescope:

        Telescope was a gift for my wife. It was easy to put together and very durable. Would definitely recommend.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT Service and Scope!!

        By William

        from RALEIGH,NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Instruction booklet

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Zhumell Aurora 70 with Motor Drive Telescope:

        This telescope arrived the day and time they said it would. It is a great beginners telescope!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        Customer Q & A

        Q1: Although it doesn't say so, does this telescope come with a carrying case and any computer software detailing the night sky?

        A: No. This telescope does not come with software or a carrying case.

        Q2: Which telescope would I be able to see the planets with?

        A: The Zhumell Aurora 70 with Motor Drive Telescope has the capability to view celestial bodies such as Saturn, Jupiter and the Moon. It is also able to be used to view terrestrial objects.

        Q3: Is there any good case for this telescope that you can recommend?

        A: Although there are no cases made specifically for this telescope, the  Zhumell Medium Telescope Case (ZHUL043) would work quite well.

        Q4: I am trying again I am new as a telescope owner. I have a Zhumell Aurora 70 and would like to know what eye pieces are best for land use if any.

        A: Low magnification 1.25" eyepieces would be best for land viewing with the Zhumell Aurora. We recommend a 32mm or a 24mm.

        Q5: Can this scope be fitted with a camera?

        A: You can use this with a digital camera provided you use a Universal Camera Mount (Item: ZHUI012).

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