Skywatcher Telescope Review – The Mercury 707

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  • Date: April 10, 2022
  • Time to read: 3 min.
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If you’re looking for a Skywatcher telescope, this is the one for you.

The Skywatcher Mercury 707 Refractor Telescope is perfect for beginners and experts alike. It’s easy to use, has an affordable price tag, and provides clear images of celestial bodies. Plus it comes with a mount that makes it easier than ever to set up!

This scope will provide hours of entertainment and enjoyment as well as help you learn more about astronomy. You’ll be able to see planets like Saturn or Jupiter in all their glory without having to leave your backyard! And if you want even more magnification power? Just add on our 2x Barlow lens which doubles the power of any eyepiece used with the telescope!

Read on to find out more about the  Skywatcher Mercury 707 Refractor Telescope.

Skywatcher Mercury 707 Refractor Telescope
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Refractor Telescope

The Mercury 707 is a ‘refractor’ telescope (often called a ‘refracting’ telescope). Light enters the telescope body, through a large lens at the end and the image is brought to a focus by an eyepiece. These Refractor telescopes are the sort of telescopes that most people are familiar with – you look through one end at the image coming in through the other.

Although Refractor telescopes are not always as powerful as the reflector telescopes on the market, they are much easier to use for things like bird watching and viewing things on the horizon, as well as the stars and planets in the night sky.


The Lens

While doing this Skywatcher telescope review, what really impressed us is that the high-quality lenses, that come with this scope, are usually only found on the more expensive larger telescopes available. This results in remarkably crisp clear images, especially for the price point.

Eyepieces

The Skywatcher Mercury 707 Refractor Telescope has a 1.25 inch fitting for the eyepiece. Two standard eyepieces come with the scope which are 10 mm and 20 mm. With the Mercury 707, the eyepieces are easy to change, it’s just a matter of pulling one out and pushing the other one in. A camera adapter connects in the same way. If you want to take pictures with the telescope, make sure you have the right T2 ring, which you will have to buy separately.

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The Mount

The telescope can be freely moved in both horizontal and vertical axes and is equipped with a micro-adjustment elevation control. In fact, because of this, it is perfect for children to take their first tentative steps into astronomy. Setting up the telescope is easy too, so they will be exploring the stars in no time at all.

The Focal Length

This telescope has a focal length of 700 mm and a lens with a diameter of 70 mm. And with the two eyepieces of 10 mm and 20 mm you get a magnification of 35 and 70 respectively. The Mercury 707 telescope also features a Red Dot finder to quickly find the appropriate celestial objects that you want to observe.

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THIS TELESCOPE IS IDEAL FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE. IT ALSO HAS, FOR THE PRICE, SURPRISINGLY GOOD OPTICS AND IS VERY EASY TO SET UP AND TO USE.


Features

  • Magnification (with optics suppl’d): x28, x56, x70, x140
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/10)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25″): 10mm & 25mm
  • x2 Barlow Lens
  • 6×24 Finder
  • 1.25″/31.7mm Star Diagonal
  • Multi-Coated Objective Lens
  • Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 36% more Light Gathering than 60mm
  • Tube material: Aluminium

Pros
  • Ideal for children
  • Easy set-up and easy to use
  • Specially eyepieces give a much more useful and practical range of magnifications
  • Amazing valve for money
Cons
  • This is a starter telescope and you may get bored with its limitations, but at this price, great value for money,

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Verdict

This highly affordable Skywatcher Mercury 707 Refractor Telescope allows you to take your first tentative steps into the fascinating world of stargazing. It comes supplied with good levels of equipment for all your observations. Although very similar visually to many other telescopes on the market, these telescopes are supplied with superior 1.25″ eyepieces and accessories (not 0.96″ or hybrid 1.25″) and moreover, the eyepieces have been specially selected to give a much more useful and practical range of magnifications, to increase your viewing experience.

Skywatcher Mercury 707 Refractor Telescope
  • Magnification (with optics suppl'd): x28, x56, x70, x140
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/10)

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