Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope

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Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope

Brand: Celestron
SKU: 21061
$249.00

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The quintessential beginner telescope, Celestron’s dual-purpose AstroMaster 70AZ Refracting Telescope features precision construction and premium coated optics for bright, clear views, whether you’re observing celestial objects of terrestrial landscapes. The AstroMaster 70AZ is a great way to begin exploring the craters of the Moon, the moons of Jupiter, and the rings of Saturn plus more.

The Alt-Az mount is equipped with a convenient pan handle and built-in clutch for easy targeting and smooth motion. This mount design is best for viewing nature and celestial objects. It is also the simplest mount to operate for beginners. The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ has a long focal length of 900mm. The advantage is slightly higher magnifications with the supplied eyepieces compared to shorter focal length telescopes like the similar LT 70AZ (700mm focal length).

Overview of the Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ

  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer
  • Erect image optics – Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick release dovetail attachment – no tool setup
  • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch – for smooth and accurate pointing
  • 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
  • “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Specifications

Optical Design Refractor
Aperture (mm) 70 mm
Focal Length 900 mm
Focal Ratio 13
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 45 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 10 mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 90 x
Finderscope Built-on StarPointer
Star Diagonal Erect Image Diagonal – 1.25″
Mount Type Altazimuth
Tripod 1.25″ steel tube legs
Lowest Useful Magnification 10 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.7
Resolution (Dawes) 1.66 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 100 x
Optical Coatings Fully Coated
Optical Tube Length 914 mm
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty

 

Looking for a portable and easy to assemble telescope for celestial viewing? Then the AstroMaster Series is just for you! These simple telescopes produce bright, clear images of the moon and planets. It’s easy to observe the belts and moons of Jupiter, rings of Saturn, and craters on the moon!

This 70AZ (900mm focal length) is much longer than the similar LT 70AZ (700mm focal length), which increases both magnification and contrast when looking out into space. It should be noted that the image when looking through this telescope is the correct way round since it uses a prism diagonal, while the image when looking through the LT 70AZ will be reversed (mirror imaged)

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