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Celestron AstroMaster-70 EQ 70mm 2.7"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit  - Telescope of the Year for 2016
Celestron AstroMaster-70 EQ 70mm 2.7"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit

Celestron AstroMaster-70 EQ 70mm 2.7"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit - Telescope of the Year for 2016

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Your Price: CAD $212.53
Retail Price:CAD $217.55

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Part Number:21062

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Astromaster Accessory Kits
1.25" Observers Accessory Kit
Eyepiece and Filter Kits

The Celestron AstroMaster-70 is a very good telescope for beginners. It is ideal for both terrestrial and celestial applications. The AstroMaster-70 offers multi-coated glass optics to allow clear and crisp images. This refractor model can also be used for astrophotography with an appropriate T-Mount adapter. It comes with a rugged pre-assembled tripod, a 20mm eyepiece and a permanent mounted Starpointer finder scope to easily locate heavenly objects.

Permanently mounted StarPointer
Erect Image Optic ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
Quick release dovetail attachment
German equatorial mount with setting circles to accurately locate celestial objects
Rugged, pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs provides a rigid and stable platform
All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
"The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images
Optical Design
Achromatic refractor
Optical Lens Diameter
2.8" (70mm)
Focal Length
900mm
Focal Ratio
f/12.9
Maximum Useful Magnification
138x
Resolving Power
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Tube Dimensions
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mount Type
Equatorial
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter
1.25"
Finderscope
Mounted StarPointer
Tripod
1.25" steel tube legs
Motor
No
GO-TO Capability
No
PC Compatible
No
Power Source
None
Weight
18.0 lbs (8.16kg)

 

Based on Astronomy magazine’s telescope "report cards", scopes of this size and type generally perform as follows . . .
Terrestrial Observation: No
Lunar Observation: Good
Planetary Observation: Fair
Binary and Star Cluster Observation: Fair
Galaxy and Nebula Observation: Fair
Photography: Yes
Terrestrial Photography: No
Lunar Photography: Yes
Planetary Photography: No
Star Cluster / Nebula / Galaxy Photography: No

Celestron AstroMaster-70 EQ 70mm 2.7"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • 10mm Eyepiece
  • Diagonal
  • Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • 2-Year Warranty
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