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Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

SKU : CE-21061

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  • Quick and Easy, No-tool Setup.
  • Panning Handle Alt-Az Control with Clutch for Smooth and Accurate Pointing.
  • Adjustable Height Tripod.

Product Details

  • The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope Refractoris a great dual-purpose telescope for both terrestrial and celestial viewing. The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ is a high quality, economical telescope with a powerful optical system.

    These telescopes produce breathtaking views of the Moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts, and hundreds of deep-sky objects. Add an optional solar filter and you can observe activity on the Sun.

    The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ comes complete with a pre-assembled mount and tripod. The Celestron altizimuth mount is quite stable, with pan handle control and clutch for easy, smooth tracking.

    Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Features

    • Fully multi-coated optics for bright, crisp, clean images.
    • Quick release dovetail attachment for user-friendly set-up and storage. No tools needed!
    • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope projects a red laser dot onto a non-magnified viewing window for easy aiming.
    • Altazimuth Mounth with pan handle control and clutch - to accurately locate and track sky objects.
    • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inch steel tube legs with a deluxe accessory tray for convenient access to observing tools.
    • The Sky Level 1 planetarium software with a 10,000 object database and enhanced images.

    Celestron Product Number: 21061

  • specifications

    Aperture70 mm (2.75")
    CD ROMs IncludedThe Sky Level 1
    Diagonal Included 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
    Exterior ColorGloss Black
    Finder IncludedRed Dot Finder
    Focal Length900 mm
    Focal Ratiof/12.9
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Highest Useful Magnification165x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude11.7
    Optical DesignDoublet Refractor
    OTA Length36"
    OTA Mount TypeStyle Dovetail
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    As a bonus, Celestron has included a nice selection of accessories for your new telescope with this purchase!

    • 20 mm eyepiece.
    • 10 mm eyepiece.
    • Erect image diagonal.
    • Finderscope.
    • The Sky - Level 1 planetarium software. 

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    Great deal for the price!!

    Clean n crisp images for inter solar planets on a clear night, and great for a startup kit.


    An excellent telescope for the money.

    The optics are very good. The long 900mm focal length with a 70mm objective lens - you are not going to be bothered with CA, no color fringing to interfere with images. The eyepieces are fair, the low power 45x is ok and the 90* diagonal is ok. BUT - to get the best views I use an Astro Tech 1.25" 99% Reflectivity dielectric mirror diagonal. And some higher quality eyepieces. Then you can really see how good this scope will perform! This one is a keeper. The last Mars opposition - not a good one, but I could see an ice cap and some of the larger dark areas on Mars. Jupiter looms fairly large and shows quite a lot of detail & banding. Saturn at 150x is gorgeous! But the Moon!! It really shows lots and lots of detail, mountains & craters are sharply defined. You can even see the dozens of tiny craters that are between Copernicus & Eratosthenes. A great scope. A keeper!



    I got this scope to take out on camping trips. It works great and OPT was able to ship it out to me the same day that I ordered it.


    Customer review

    Its a good first time scope for beginners to astronomy. One can distinguish Saturn although quite small in the eyepiece (~1 mm in sizewhen viewed at 45x magnification. However the image quality is limited by the amount of light entering the scope, so trying to use a higher magnification didnt help much. Looking at stars was a bit difficult as they appeared faint in the eyepiece. One needs to be as far away from artificial light sources to get improved contrast.