Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

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CE-21061
  • Quick and Easy, No-tool Setup.
  • Panning Handle Alt-Az Control with Clutch for Smooth and Accurate Pointing.
  • Adjustable Height Tripod.
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Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope Refractor is 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")
Case IncludedNo
CD ROMs IncludedThe Sky Level 1
ComputerizedManual
Diagonal Included 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
Exterior ColorGloss Black
Finder IncludedRed Dot Finder
Focal Ratiof/13
Free ShippingYes
GPS includedNo
Hand Controller includedNo
Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
Highest Useful Magnification165x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude11.7
ManufacturerCelestron
Optical DesignDoublet
OTA Length36"
OTA Mount TypeStyle Dovetail
Telescope SeriesCelestron AstroMaster
Tripod Type IncludedAdjustable with Steel Legs
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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3.7 Based on 3 Reviews
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10/04/2013
Russell
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!

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09/19/2013
Nathan
good

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.

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03/09/2011
Chaven
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.