Celestron 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Spotting Scope

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  • Celestron's C5 Spotting Scope
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coatings
  • 45-Degree Erect Image Diagonal
  • Bird Watchers/ Outdoorsmen/ and Night Sky Observers
  • Fully Camera Adaptable



Celestron 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Spotting Scope


The 5-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Spotting Scope by Celestron:

When you pick up a Celestron C5 Spotting Scope you're picking up a high-quality, 127 mm aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a 1250 mm focal length and a f/9.8 focal ratio. Just like its big brothers (the astronomical telescopes) this Celestron SCT Spotter uses high-quality optical glass for excellent image quality and fully coated optics for the best possible image performance. 

Celestron's C5 Spotting Scope is a 5-Inch (127 mm) aperture, 1250 mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system. Its optical excellence is the reason it was chosen by NASA for many space shuttle missions.

The Celestron C5 spotting scope is an ideal choice for the serious bird watcher, nature lover, or anyone who enjoys beautiful views from your home or in the field. At just six pounds in weight and 11-inches in length, this spotting scope is a completely portable visual and photographic instrument that performs well in any viewing location.

Celestron offers a wide variety of optional accessories to expand the capabilities of this special instrument. The Celestron C5-4's aperture of 5-inches allows it to easily outperform smaller aperture spotting scopes. Offering 4.5x more light gathering ability than a 60 mm spotting scope and 2.5x more than an 80 mm scope, Celestron's C5 is the clear choice when a powerful instrument delivering brilliant/ crisp views is what you require.

The C5 spotting scope is a wonderfully versatile instrument, and its near focus of approximately 20-feet allows you to observe plant life, wildlife, birds, or insects with ease. At the same time, the C5 can also be used as an astronomical telescope. In addition, the C5 goes easily from working as a powerful spotting scope to being a high-performance 1250 mm f/10 telephoto lens.

Photography couldn't be easier because the C5 is designed to be fully camera adaptable. To take professional quality shots with the C5, just attach the correct optional T- Adapter and T-Ring for your 35 mm SLR camera to the back of the Celestron C5 spotting scope, and you're ready to shoot.

The tripod adapter block on the C5's tube makes easy work of mounting the instrument onto a tripod for either viewing or photography. The Celestron C5 comes complete inside its own soft sided carrying case.

What's more, Celestron warrants this spotting scope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for its usable lifetime. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship.

Celestron C130 Mak Spotting Scope Features...

This spotting scope includes a water-resistant soft carrying case for your convenience.

There is a 25 mm Eyepiece, but the scope allows for interchanging it with other 1.25-Inch eyepieces of your choice.

Both the 45-degree diagonal and the finderscope are image correct (Erect Image) for terrestrial viewing ease!

The C5 Spotting Scope is both tripod adaptable and T-thread adaptable.

The optics on this spotting scope have been outfitted with Celestron's patented StarBright Optical Coatings.

This 5 Inch optical tube measures approximately 13 inches long and weighs 96 ounces.


OPT Product Number: CE-52291


Aperture127 mm (5")
Apparent Field of View1 Degree
Body Shape45 degrees Angled
Camera AdaptableYes
Case IncludedYes
Close Focus20 ft.
Eyepiece OptionInterchangeable
Focal Ratiof/9.8
FOV @ 1000 Yards53 ft.
Free ShippingYes
MagnificationVaries eyepiece optional
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical DesignSCT
Spotting Scope Tube Length13"
WarrantyCelestron Lifetime No Fault Warranty
Weight96 oz (2722 g)


  • 5-Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Spotting Scope
  • 6x30 Erect Image Finderscope
  • 1.25-Inch Diagonal/ 45 Degree Erect Image
  • 1.25-Inch Eyepiece/ 25 mm, 50x mag., 22 mm Eye Relief
  • Tripod Adapter Block
  • Carry Case/ Soft Sided, Water-Resistant
  • Celestron Limited Lifetime Warranty


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  • I have the scope but I need a good tripod to go with it. Any suggestions...*

    Good afternoon and thanks for asking. The Celestron CG-4, CE-91509, would be a perfect fit. It's a manual mount that can be motorized in the future.