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Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope

Item# CELE244
 
4.5

(7 Ratings)

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Description

Designed for the first time buyer, and offering exceptional value, the AstroMaster series features a compact and portable design with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy.


Which AstroMaster Telescope model best fits your needs?
If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.


If your interest is strictly watching whales, spotting birds, viewing nature, or checking out your favorite star or planet the altazimuth-mounted models are ideal. Alt-Az models have a convenient pan handle with built-in clutch for easy targeting and smooth motion. Models featuring the German Equatorial mount are a good choice for viewing stars, nebulae, star clusters, and planets. Built-in setting circle aids in locating these objects.


When used for astronomical viewing, AstroMasters yield breathtaking views of the Moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts and moons, nebulae and star clusters.


Every instrument features all glass optical elements as well as smooth operating steel tripod mountings featuring manual motion controls. All models feature coated optics for enhanced image brightness and clarity.


AstroMaster Telescope Features


  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Erect Image Optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
    - on both Refractor and Reflector designs
  • Quick release dovetail attachment for a no-tool setup
  • German Equatorial Mount with Setting Circles - to accurately
    locate and track sky 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

Supplier Sku:
21062

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Warranty

2-Year Limited

Features

Equatorial Mount

Brand

Celestron

Weight Complete

18 lbs.

Finderscope

Fixed StarPointer

Lens Coating

Fully Coated

GPS

No

GoTo

No

Telescopes Series

Celestron AstroMaster Telescopes

Optical Design

Refractor

Aperture

70mm

Focal Length

900mm

Focal Ratio

f/12.86

Mount Design

CG-2 Equatorial

Eyepiece 1

20mm (45x)

Highest Useful Magnification

180x

Star Diagonal

1.25 Inch

Component

10mm (90x) Eyepiece 2

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Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (7)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Accurate (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Great telescope

    By Sarah

    from MATTESON,IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

      My granddaughter loves this telescope. It has been pretty cloudy here in the Chicago area but I know she got to look at the big full moon and was thrilled.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great Starter Scope

      By Kathie

      from SEBRING,FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

        Purchased to use with middle grades science classes. It works well and allows me to provide beginers with instruction on tracking objects using the EQ mount. I am also using in combination with a solar filter for daytime viewing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great EQ Refractor

        By Cole

        from Jackson, WY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Difficult To Focus

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

        This is a great refractor for the price. I bought it because it was equatorial mounted. Once you are align with Polaris, viewing is a breeze. Manually tracking objects with this EQ mount is much easier than doing so with an alt-az mounted scope. I am also very surprised about the quality of the eyepieces. Much better than I expected them to be. I've been using this refractor for checking out Jupiter. The views are crisp, and detail is easily seen. I would recommend buying the AstroMaster eyepiece set, too. I love using the 6mm Plossl. Through the 6mm Plossl eyepiece, Jupiter is about the size of a quarter when say it is on the floor and you're looking down at it. The bands were easily visible, even in the 20mm eyepiece. I'm starting to like this better than my goto Meade ETX 80! I would highly recommend this. You won't be disappointed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Must buy for begginers

        By M76

        from Portugal

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

        My aunt bought me this telescope a few months ago. This is my first telescope and I have been stargazing often with this awesome artifact. It's very good for begginers and it's easy to assemble. Good lens and construction material in general.
        The only con is that it's is not very stable (when you use the tripod, of course).
        But good telescope anyway.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great purchase choice!!

        By Kay

        from Alexander, Arkansas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bird Watching
          • Hiking/Backpacking
          • Travel

          Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

          I bought this telescope for my husband's birthday. We are new at star gazing and was surprised at the quality for the price we paid and so far we are very happy with this product and have found other uses like bird watching. this website is wonderful...this is now my go to place for purchasing future gifts and of course gifts for myself, I'm so happy I've found this website!!

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          Customer Q & A

          Q1: Could please tell me how much does it weigh?

          A: The Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ weighs 25lbs.

          Q2: Will your Celestron 1.25 moon filter fit this model?

          A: Yes, a 1.25" filter will work on this telescope.

          Q3: The eyepieces come with the 70EQ are they made of plastic or glass?

          A: The eyepieces are made of glass.

          Q4: Do these telescopes come with the tripod? 

          A: Yes, the Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope comes with the tripod.

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