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Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope

Item# CELE084
 
5.0

(8 Ratings)

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  • 25mm eyepiece with 50x magnification
  • Focal length = 1250 mm
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system 
  • 45-degree, erect-image diagonal
  • 8x20 erect-image finderscope
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What's Included?

Spotting scope, Soft Carrying Case

Description

Celestron's C5, 127mm spotting scope is so good that NASA chose it for many space shuttle missions! And here on Earth, it is a 5-inch (127mm) 1,250mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system that's as suited to the outdoors as it is to outer space.


The Celestron C5 127mm Spotter is an ideal choice for the serious bird watcher, nature lover, or anyone who enjoys beautiful views, whether from home or in the field. At just 6 pounds in weight and 11 inches in length, this spotting scope is a completely portable visual and photographic instrument that performs well in any viewing location. And you can expand its capabilities with a wide variety of optional accessories.


Its 5-inch aperture allows it to outperform smaller-aperture spotting scopes easily. Offering more than 4.5 times the light-gathering ability of a 60mm spotting scope and nearly 2.5 times that of an 80mm scope, Celestron's C5 is the clear choice when raw power and brilliant, crisp views are required.
The C5 spotting scope is a wonderfully versatile instrument, and its near focus of approximately 20 feet allows you to observe plant life, wildlife, birds, or insects with ease. At the same time, the C5 can be used as an astronomical telescope. It even transforms into a high-performance, 1,250mm, f/10, telephoto lens.

Photography couldn't be easier, because the C5 was designed to be fully camera-adaptable. To take professional-quality shots with the C5, just attach an optional T-adapter and T-ring for your 35mm SLR camera to the back of the scope, and you're ready to shoot.

 

The C5 comes in its own soft-sided carrying case. A tripod adapter block on the C5's tube makes easy work of tripod mounting for viewing or photography.

Supplier Sku:
52291
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Size

Full Size Spotting Scopes

Eye Relief

22mm

Type

Angled

Magnification

50x

Brand

Celestron

Objective Lens Diameter

127mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

53 ft.

Angular Field of View

1 Degree

Close Focusing Distance

20 ft.

Focal Length

1250mm

Length (in)

13 Inches

Spotting Scopes Series

Celestron Catadioptric Spotting Scopes

Scope Type

Angled

Spotting Scope Size

Full Size

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Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (6)

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    (2)

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    (0)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright eyepiece (7)
  • Strong magnification (7)
  • Sensitivity controls (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (7)
    • Bright conditions (4)
    • Shooting (4)
    • Low visibility (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great scope easy to use

    By Thomas

    from OMAHA,NE

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright Eyepiece
    • Sensitivity Controls
    • Strong Magnification

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Shooting

      Comments about Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope:

      this is a great scope simple to use and great to move around. a must is a good mount and tripod

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great spotting / telescope

      By bort

      from miami fl

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Eyepiece
      • Great close-up focus
      • Sensitivity Controls
      • Strong Magnification

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Shooting

        Comments about Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope:

        I use this scope to focus on a small humming bird that spends hours each day pearched in an oak tree at a distance of about 30 feet. the scope has a great close-up focus control for such a powerful scope.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent SC Telescope

        By Beagle

        from Charleston, WV

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Eyepiece
        • Sensitivity Controls
        • Strong Magnification

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bright Conditions
          • Low Visibility

          Comments about Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope:

          This is my first SCT. I am really impressed. This a well engineered telescope, lightweight, easy to handle, easy to use, and provides very clear precise viewing for astronomical and terrestrial use. Also, I would like to compliment Telescopes.com for their excellent service, pricing and quick delivery.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          INCREDIBLE VIEWS

          By saycheese

          from Brookings, Oregon

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Eyepiece
          • Sensitivity Controls
          • Strong Magnification

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope:

            I have made 4 reflecting telescopes and ground their mirrors ranging from 8 inches to 14 inches, so I was a little reluctant to see first-light through the C5.

            All I can say is, "WOW"!

            My first choice was the tips of some Sitka Spruce trees about 150 yards away. With the naked eye, everything looked black.

            When I looked through the 25mm Plossl eyepiece included with this set, the true colors of the tree popped out like magic.

            Every needle on the tree was crisp. Other details were also quite apparant. It was like viewing the tree from 2 feet away. Even the winged bug crawling up the top of the tree's stem showed graphic detail.

            I mounted the spotter on my 3046 Bogen Tripod coupled with a 3039 head with a locking quick-release camera mount and felt that the scope was absolutely safe.

            I can hardly wait to view the moon, planets and a few choice deep-sky objects tonight.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Happy with my new C5

            By Tybreaker

            from Texas

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright Eyepiece
            • High Quality
            • Portability
            • Solid construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Viewing Scenery

              Comments about Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope:

              I bought the C5 for use as both a terrestrial and astronomic scope and it has proven to be very capable at both functions. The quality of the scope seems very high and the optics were aligned well from the factory. The only complaint I have is with the finderscope mount - the finderscope is a little too close to the main tube.

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              Customer Q & A

              Q1: I'm planning to buy the Celestron C5 127mm. My purpose is to pair it with my SLR camera so I could have better shots. My questions are: 1. Is the T-adapter standard for all camera types? 2. Is the T-mount standard for all camera types, or is there a specific T-mount per camera model? 3. Are those the only two accessories needed to pair the Celestron C5 127mm with a camera?

              A: Yes.  You will only need those two pieces to begin astrophotography.  The T- adapter is a standard 1.25inch size that will fit on most current  telescopes.  The T-ring that attaches to your camera is going to have to fit the make and model of your camera.  T -rings are listed on our site by camera brand so they are easy to locate for you.  Once you have these two pieces, you are ready to thread them together on your telescope and begin taking pictures.

              Q2: What optical coatings are on this scope?

              A: The Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope has the StarBright XLT coatings.

              Q3: Are there any plastic parts on this scope?

              A: The body is fully aluminum cast. The front and back exterior sealing rings are the only plastic pieces on the Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope.

              Q4: I love this scopes compact size, and the price is amazing, but how well would this scope work for astronomy? how many extra items will I need to use it for astrophotography?

              A: This would work very well for astronomy, all you would need is a tripod, and a nice set of eyepieces.  The eyepiece this comes with is 25mm, which you could use to look at the stars, but you would want something smaller for doing astrophotography.  Celestron makes a fantastic eyepiece and filter kit that would give you all your options (CELE209).  As for taking pictures, it all depends on the camera.  If you are using a small or medium digital camera, just get a Digiscoping Adapter.  If you are using a SLR camera, then you would look into getting a T-Ring Adapter as well as a T-Ring that would work for your camera.

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