The Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ - 70mm Refractor on CG-2 Equatorial Mount is a great dual-purpose telescope for terrestrial and celestial viewing. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving image correct views of land and sky. With its time tested durability and high-quality optics at an affordable price, the Celestron Astro Master makes a great first telescope!
The Celestron 70mm AstroMaster telescope is a high quality, economical telescope with a superb 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.
While observing, you'll notice that as the Earth rotates on its axis, stationary stars appear to move across the sky causing the object you're viewing to drift out of the field of view. A telescope on a mount can be aimed at a celestial object and guided with the slow-motion controls to track your target!
Celestron Astromaster 70EQ Telescope 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.
German Equatorial Mount with setting circles - 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: 21062
70 mm (2.75")
CD ROMs Included
TheSky X First Light
(2) 4.8 lbs.
1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
Red Dot Finder
Highest Useful Magnification
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
OTA Mount Type
2 Year Warranty
As a bonus, Celestron has included a nice selection of accessories for your new telescope with this purchase!
The OTA is not too bad, it gives you relatively sharp images and good magnification.
The mount is sturdy bit somewhat stiff, needs reworking on the axis
Can carry perfectly a c90 mak OTA with smooth movement in both axis