- star clusters
Great Telescope very easy to use
I have purchased this particular Telescope before the Pandemic I have found that this particular Telescope the Celestron Travel Scope is easy to use. I also found that while I can attach the Celestorn Star Pointer Finders Scope item # 51630 I believe the one that came with the Telescope is just fine. I know it can be raised but it is a wobbly central column but I will raise it as an option. I will also use a 90 degree Diagonal. All in all I like this particular Telescope it's very easy to use and I have to get use to the Tripod. I also am using the Celestron Hummingbird Tripod I am waiting for an extra Quick Release Adapter Plate from Celestron and I will attach it to my other Telescope. All in all it's a Great Little Telescope and I love how it looks I strongly recommend this Particular Telescope.
Purchase of Celestron Travel Scope
Great experience using OPT. item was easy to order, confirmation and shipping information arrived quickly and item received. Now for some night time celestial watching!!
Excellent value from a well known manufacturer.
I’ve spent some time researching on the best possible price for a light travel scope to accompany me along with my main 60mm Meade travel telescope for lunar observation and observing the night sky in general. From experience, I find 80mm refractors and above too bulky and heavy when accompanied with my favorite 60mm basic for overnight night stargazing/camping when packed in my larger camping bag. A note to the novice: 70mm to 80mm: there is not much difference — marginal improvement for basic lunar and night time observation with significant added weight to your camp bag. I would recommend a minimum of 60mm refractor as your first telescope. Stay away from 50mm unless you know exactly what your are navigating for via night sky. For the same approximate price of a second quality 60mm, I decided to go up a notch to a Celestron 70mm. 70mm is a slight improvement over 60mm when focusing on wider field of view upon the night sky at lower magnification. This Celestron 70mm travel scope is very light and portable. A good solid grab and go telescope for a lower price range. Equivalent to basic to intermediate refractors on the market. It is constructed out of quality material and will last for years if properly taken care of — over all very good quality. To the novice, you will be able to see the surface of the moon very well, star clusters more clearer at a distance , local planets with their moons with gained knowledge and outer planets with applied experience. All of these will be much more clearer via 70mm scope than using standard vision when exploring the night sky. Also to note the images from 60mm to 70mm is just marginally clearer. There is not much of a difference until you surpass 100+ mm in my own opinion/experience. As with majority of novice expectations, don’t expect Hubble Telescope clarity for the budget price range. My only real complaint is that is packed with a 45 degree diagonal viewer instead of a 90 degree diagonal which requires a little more finesse to use if you aiming anything past it limitations in the night sky. However, for the total price paid, it is not much of a issue. You can be spending up to 30% more on the same specs from another manufacturer.
i am very happy with your product
havent had a chance to use it yet but i know i will be using it on a regular bases as soon as the weather cooperates
OPT 70 Telescope
Nice Telescope for Price
Great Little Telescope
I purchased many Telescopes and I enjoy the Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope. I changed the Tripod that came with it I use the Tripod if I am going to travel and I replaced it with the Meade Instruments Classic 30 Photo Tripod and I also will replace the Finders Scope and will attach the Celestron Star Pointer Finders Scope Red Dot item number 51630. The Eyepieces are Great and I will not replace them. The backpack is cool and I like when I put the Telescope in the backpack. I also like the diagonals and I will use the two diagonals that Celestron sells. I like the Celestron Star diagonal and the Celestron ***** Image diagonal. I feel that this is a great Telescope and I will use it a lot.