Celestron Travel Scope 70 Portable Telescope
The Celestron Travel Scope 70 was designed with traveling in mind while offering exceptional value. The Celestron Travel Scope is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability, and comes with two full-size eyepieces and a 5X24 finderscope.
All this adds up to a portable telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance. Featuring a compact and portable design with ample optical performance, the Celestron Travel Scope 70 is ideal for terrestrial as well as casual astronomical observation.
Celestron Travel Scope 70 Portable Telescope Features:
- All coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images
- Erect image diagonal so that your views are correctly oriented
- Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects
- Pre-assembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform
- Quick and easy no-tool set up
- The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage
- Includes The Sky X - First Light Edition CD-ROM
|Aperture||70 mm (2.75")|
|CD ROMs Included||TheSky X First Light|
|Diagonal Included||1.25" Erect Image Diagonal|
|Highest Useful Magnification||165x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||11.6|
|Mount Type||Photo Tripod|
|Telescope Series||Celestron Travel Scope|
|Tripod Type Included||Adjustable with Aluminum Legs|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
Little Gem of a Scope!
Great little telescope. I got this as a New Year's present because I got an APO for a Christmas present. This is my car telescope, permanently installed under the passenger seat. I completely modified it as a DYI project. I blackened the edges of the lenses, discarded the tripod and finder, replaced the diagonal and eyepieces ( although these were OK), installed a solar filter in the dust cap, and epoxied a red dot finder base on it. On a good video tripod it is a performer at lower powers (17x-~50x). Best for the money if you are willing to hack.
Good Scope, bad Tripod
For the price this scope is worth it even if you throw away the tripod it comes with. Get a better tripod and mount and you are good to go with this thing.
Good Telescope and Great Service
I bought this telescope for my son and it works great. For the price this telescope is a pretty good value. It's great for looking at star clusters which need a wide field of view to fit the whole thing into view. It's a great telescope since it's fast to set up and take outside for a few minutes. Excellent service and with on time delivery from seller.
Up to expectations
This review is based on tests I did last night watching the sky. This is certainly not my first scope, I was searching for a lightweight tube with interchangeable eyepieces but not for observing, but for auto-guiding with a CCD, this proved to be a good option because it's not heavy, has 400mm of focal length and accepts 1.25 barrel eyepieces I do not recommend this scope for astronomy, it has a small aperture and the supplied eyepieces are not so quite good, also without the diagonal, the scope does not reach focus for the eyepieces, though it has a T-thread on the back, a Canon 300D was succesfully attached and focused to infinity and was able to photograph stars, which was another thing I was looking forward to. The tripod supplied is certainly NOT recommended, it's very shaky and seems it's going to collapse under it's own weight when fully extended, get another one. On the bright side, it comes with a pre-installed CG-5 compatible dovetail which can be attached to a NexStar SE mount or a CG-5GT, also it has two 1/4 threads for photo/video tripods. It comes with two CD-ROM disks, The Sky X First Light edition which surprisingly runs smoothly on an Atom 1.6GHz 10 Netbook and another one which contains the manual in different languages. The finderscope is not good at all, Don't attach it unless you really really really really want it for cosmetic purposes, not needed anyways The color is quite nice, it's a metallic dark shade of gray, which matches my C6 which I use for Astro-photography, or at least I try to do so. In overall, It is a good scope for the price, very inexpensive but not the same quality as Celestron's astronomical scopes If you are after a spotter scope with interchangeable eyepieces but want to do astronomical observations as well, I would recommend the C90 spotter which is a Maksutov-Cassegrain design. Clear skies! Efrain S.
Good Value at a Great Price
I was looking for a small portable scope as a compliment to the binoculars I take with me on vacations and trips and this little 70mm scope kit from Celestron does the job nicely. The 20x and 40x EPs are bright, crisp and have a much longer reach than my 7x, 8x and 10x binoculars. I found the finderscope unnecessary though, since I'll be using this scope mainly for terrestrial and nature viewing (with maybe an occasional peek at the moon. The supplied tripod is a little shaky when its legs and center-post are fully extended but when fully retracted, is compact and light and fits well in the backpack as does the scope. Overall, I am very pleased with the Celestron Travel Scope 70 Portable Telescope kit. I think it provides a good value at a great price as well as an alternative to those looking into purchasing a traditional spotting-type scope. Thanks OPT for offering this item!