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Celestron Travel Scope 70 DX f/5.7 Portable Refractor Telescope with Backpack

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  • A Travel Refractor Telescope with a 70 mm aperture
  • Focal Ratio is f/5.7 with 400 mm of Focal Length
  • Smartphone Adapter and Bluetooth Shutter Release
  • Finderscope, Two Eyepieces, a Barlow lens, and a Diagonal
  • 1.25-inch Moon Filter
  • It all fits in the Travel Backpack, and a Tripod 
  • Plus: Starry Night Software Download and Robert Reeves' Lunar Landscapes eBook

Product Details

  • The Celestron Travel Scope 70 DX f/5.7 Doublet Portable Refractor Telescope with Backpack: It is time to get a new perspective on nature and the Universe with the ideal day-to-night telescope, the Travel Scope 70 DX Backpack Kit, with a Smartphone adapter,  Bluetooth shutter release, and other accessories, all fitting in a handy Backpack! 

    This 70 mm refractor telescope includes a full height tripod and lots of bonus accessories. Of note is a smartphone adapter so you can capture images and video through the eyepiece. It all packs up into a high-quality custom backpack—ready to go wherever your adventures take you.

    Whether you take it along on your next camping trip or enjoy an impromptu backyard stargazing session, setting up the telescope is a breeze. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table.

    By night, Travel Scope 70 DX delivers great views of the planets, the Moon, star clusters and brighter deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy. During the day, Travel Scope 70 DX doubles as a spotting scope. Enjoy amazing views of birds, wildlife, boats on the water, migrating whales, and so much more.

    The entire telescope kit weighs just 3.3 pounds, so you can take it anywhere, hassle-free.

    Smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release

    Create your own stunning images and video of celestial or terrestrial objects with the smartphone adapter. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to your Travel Scope’s eyepiece. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This smartphone adapter installs easily by clamping over the top of an eyepiece.  Your smartphone is held in position with the help of tightening knobs that will securely lock your phone in place. To capture the best image, Celestron has also provided a Bluetooth shutter release that allows you to trigger the camera’s shutter on any Android or iOS smartphone remotely, without disturbing the placement of your phone and telescope. NOTE: Some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit into the adapter.

    Manual Altitude-Azimuth telescope

    Navigate the sky confidently with the Travel Scope 70 DX's intuitive pan handle. The Alt-Az control with clutch allows for smooth tracking and accurate pointing. Like a photographic tripod, you can move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to follow your object in the eyepiece.

    Deluxe Accessories Included

    In addition to the smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release, the Travel Scope 70 DX includes a full selection of optical accessories, including two eyepieces (20 mm and 10 mm), an erect image diagonal, a finderscope, a 2x Barlow lens, and a 1.25-inch Moon filter. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications so you can view your subject at low or high power. The erect image diagonal allows for more comfortable viewing and right-side-up images. The permanently mounted finderscope will help you locate objects and quickly center them in your telescope’s eyepiece. Lastly, the Moon filter reduces glare and increases contrast on the surface of the Moon.

    Travel Backpack

    Pack up your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories safely and securely in the included custom backpack.

    Starry Night Software

    Download Celestron's Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing detailed information, plus tips and tricks for viewing our Solar System and beyond.

    Downloadable Robert Reeves' Lunar Landscapes eBook

    Familiarize yourself with our Moon, with Robert Reeves' Lunar Landscapes eBook. This fascinating guide will take you on a tour of the Moon's top geographical features, from the crater Tycho to the Sea of Tranquility where the Apollo 11 astronauts landed.

  • specifications

    Aperture70 mm (2.75")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
    Dawes Limit0.29 arcseconds
    Focal Length400 mm
    Focal Ratiof/5.7
    Free ShippingYes
    Highest Magnification140x
    Light Gathering Power100x
    Limiting Magnitude13
    Optical DesignDoublet Refractor
    Tube Diameter98.4mm
    Tube Length431.8mm
    Tube Weight1.5 lbs
  • included items

    • Celestron Travel Scope 70 DX f/5.7 Doublet Portable Refractor Telescope.
    • Tripod.
    • Smartphone Adapter.
    • Bluetooth Shutter Release.
    • Two Eyepieces: (20 mm and 10 mm).
    • Erect Image Diagonal.
    • Finderscope.
    • 2x Barlow Lens.
    • 1.25-inch Moon Filter.
    • Travel Backpack.
    • Starry Night Software Download.
    • Robert Reeves' Lunar Landscapes eBook.


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David L.
United States United States

Quick and excellent service!

Purchased this as a gift, and the people to whom I gifted the telescope seem to really like it. Additionally, the shipping of the item was prompt. Great site that I plan to use again in the future!

United States United States

Grandparent gift

Our 4 yo grandson was elated!! Because of the awful weather lately, he has yet to use it to “look at the moon!” Perfect size for him as well!! Easily assembled. A hit!!!

Khiang S.
United States United States

It is alright as a beginner telescope

Everything was in the bag. I like the weight making it easy to travel with it. That is also the problem. It is so light, the slightest tremble will make the image shake. The weather is too cold to take is outside to look at the night sky so I will be testing that next. The one problem I have is the remote shutter fir iPhone is not working and my email support to OPT has bp OPT been answered. I’m at a lost as to who to reach out to next to get a replacement. It may appear to be insignificant but remotely triggering the phone camera is really necessary otherwise there will be movement on the telescope and the image will be blurred.

United States United States

Celeste on Travel Scope 70 DX

I purchased this item as a Christmas gift for my grandson. Unfortunately, it was back ordered and arrived some time after Christmas. However, the company was very kind in keeping me informed and diligent in delivering it ASAP. I was not with my grandson when he opened it, but my son tells me he was very excited and set it up immediately! Visibility was not good that evening so he couldn’t see much. But he is excited to continue observing and learning with it! He is a Boy Scout and looks forward to taking it on camping trips with him Overall, so far, we are satisfied with the product and your customer service.

Denise V.
United States United States


putting the telescope together was rather easy and simple to do. Delivery was not good as becasue of pandemic it took 6 weeks to get to me.

Fred O.
United States United States

Celestron Travel Scope 70 Review

I was a little reluctant seeing the price of the scope and wondering about the quality. However I would say for the money its an excellent item. I live in the Rocky Mountains and its awesome for looking at mountain peaks miles away. I own mostly reflectors as my telescope systems so its good to have a refractor I can do land views with.