Vixen has kept the novice astronomer in mind, making the A70Lf a very portable ‘grab-and-go’ telescope that’s no trouble transporting for a night of observations. The overall build of the A70Lf is of good quality for the price, with very good quality cast rings and a versatile Vixen dovetail, allowing you to fit the telescope tube to a variety of compatible mounts. The tripod legs of the Mini Porta mount are perhaps a bit too light, but seem to hold the tube steadily enough for observing, provided you have positioned the telescope on a level surface and treat the entire set-up with care.
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