Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ Telescope

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Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 76 EQ Telescope - 76mm Newtonian Reflector on CG-2 Equatorial Mount

If you're looking for a great dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the Celestron AstroMaster Series is for you. 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!

As a bonus, Celestron has included a nice selection of accessories for your new telescope with this purchase, which means you will be observing the same day you unpack the box. Accessories include two full-sized eyepieces (a 20mm 1.25" erecting eyepiece and a 10mm 1.25" eyepiece), a Star Pointer finderscope for easy location of objects you wish to observe, and even software for your PC. "The Sky - Level 1" will let you study and print star charts from your computer screen... and that's just the beginning!

The Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ is a high quality, economical telescope with a superb optical system. These telescopes yield breathtaking views of the moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts, and hundreds of deep-sky objects including: galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. 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 will drift out of the field view. A telescope on a mount can be aimed at a celestial object and guided with the slow motion controls to track your target!

The Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ Reflecting Telescope comes complete with a pre-assembled mount and tripod. The Celestron CG-2 equatorial mount is quite stable, with setting circles and slow motion controls on both axis for easy, smooth tracking. Strict adherence to Celestron's tough quality standards for manufacturing, assembly and testing ensures that each telescope not only performs well, but remains durable after years and years of use.

Celestron AstroMaster 76 EQ - 70mm Newtonian Reflector on CG-2 Equatorial Mount 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" steel tube legs with deluxe accessory tray for convenient access to observing tools.
  • The Sky Level 1 planetarium software with a 10,000 object database and enhanced images.

OPT Product Number: CE-31035



Alignment ProcedureManual Alignment
Aperture76 mm (3.0")
Case IncludedNo
CD ROMs IncludedThe Sky Level 1
Counterweights(2) 4.8 lbs.
Dew Shield IncludedNo Not Necessary
Diagonal Included Not Required
Exterior ColorGloss Black
Finder IncludedRed Dot Finder
Focal Ratiof/9.2
Free ShippingYes
GPS includedNo
Hand Controller includedNo
Highest Useful Magnification180x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude11.9
Mount Type Manual
Optical DesignNewtonian
OTA Length26"
OTA Mount TypeStyle Dovetail
OTA Outer DiameterNot included by manufacturer
OTA WeightNot included by manufacturer
Power Adapter Included Does Not Require Power
Telescope SeriesCelestron AstroMaster
Tripod Type IncludedAdjustable with Steel Legs
Warranty2 Year Warranty

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  • Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ Telescope - why can i see venus (though it looked like it had craters on it)  but can't see the moon, why? please help as i am loosing interest. and i have never seen the red spot on the finder scope - what am i doing wrong

    When are you using the scope most? Venus is currently (April 2014) visible in the morning sky right before sunrise, while the moon can be seen at various times of the night as it goes through its monthly orbit. Venus has dazzling clouds and will not show