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Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit

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Value $10.95
B&H # CEP70EQ Mfr # 21037
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Product Highlights
  • 700mm f/10.0 Achromatic Refractor
  • Manual Equatorial Mount

The Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ is a very good telescope for beginners. It is ideal for both terrestrial and celestial applications. The Powerseeker-70 EQ 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 the Celestron equatorial mount to allow you to follow the movements of celestial objects, a rugged pre-assembled tripod, a 20mm eyepiece and a 4mm eyepiece, the star chart software, and a permanent mounted Starpointer finderscope to easily locate heavenly objects.

5x24 Finderscope
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
Star chart software
Optical Design Achromatic refractor
Optical Lens Diameter 2.8" (70mm)
Focal Length 700mm
Focal Ratio f/10.0
Maximum Useful Magnification 137x
Resolving Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mount Type Equatorial
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Finderscope 1x StarPointer
Tripod Adjustable aluminum 26-47" (66-119cm)
Motor No
GO-TO Capability No
PC Compatible No
Power Source None
Weight 18.0 lbs (8.17kg)
Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
  • 5x24 Finderscope
  • 20mm (35x)
  • 4mm Eyepiece
  • 3x 1.25" Barlow Lens
  • 1.25" 90° Erect Image Diagonal
  • Tube Rings
  • Tripod w/ Accessory Tray
  • The Sky CD-ROM Software for Windows
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CelestronPowerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
     
    4.6

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate (4)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Awesome

      Heavy tripod. Two eye pieces. Equitorial mount is easy set up, and you can track planets with twist of single knob. Better view than motorized telescopes which can shake with skewing. Best...Read complete review

      Heavy tripod. Two eye pieces. Equitorial mount is easy set up, and you can track planets with twist of single knob. Better view than motorized telescopes which can shake with skewing. Best view of jupiter out of three telescopes costing three times as much.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not satisfied

      Not satisfied with the quality of materials or the function of the product.

      Not satisfied with the quality of materials or the function of the product.

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Pluto

      from NM

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Difficult To Focus

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

      I purchased this item to look at the sun and the moon. This item is priced well for what's included in the box. Thus far, I don't have any concerns with this item. A geat purchase overall. Cheers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Pleased

      By Happy Dad

      from Missouri

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

            Bought this for my daughters 7th birthday. She was so excited. She has always loved the night sky. Delivery was quick. Everyting was well packaged and assembly was easy. Thank you for a positive experience.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

            By SUNNY

            from SOUTH OZONE PARK, NEWYORK

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

                FOR WATCING STAR

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                great first scope!

                By pdiet4

                from pa

                Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

                Works great.use it mainly for terrestrial use right now.I did already upgrade the eyepiece. The ones that come with are ok.

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                (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not satisfied

                By AJ

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Use
                  • Unstable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

                    Not satisfied with the quality of materials or the function of the product.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    When small becomes huge in performance

                    By Star Crazy

                    from Dallas, Texas

                    About Me Professional Guide

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy

                      Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

                      Althoug small, this great instrument gives the finest views of hundreds of night sky objects. Besides, thanks to her equatorial mount, findind and tracking objects couldn't be easier and more accurately.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best first telescope!

                      By Lovel

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy

                        Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

                        My 9 year old son was so elated and was jumping up and down when he opened the package to find the Celestron telescope. Great value for the price and it is a good first telescope.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I love it

                        By Mike the stargazer

                        from Marysville, OH

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • For A Starter This Produc
                        • Goes Beyond My Expectatio

                        Cons

                        • Puting Together Was A Cha

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

                          I got this for my son age 10 and daughter age 5 and me to use together and they loved it. Off to find the stars.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome

                          By Brando

                          from Texas

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

                              Heavy tripod. Two eye pieces. Equitorial mount is easy set up, and you can track planets with twist of single knob. Better view than motorized telescopes which can shake with skewing. Best view of jupiter out of three telescopes costing three times as much.

                              Share this review

                              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Telescope For the Money!

                              By Poohdoggy

                              from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Astronomy

                                Comments about Celestron Powerseeker-70 EQ 2.8"/70mm Refractor Telescope Kit:

                                We bought this as a gift for our grandson...he is overjoyed and very pleased with it. Another good job B&H!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                Accessory Kits

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                                Save by purchasing eyepieces and filters in an accessory kit.

                                Celestron -  Eyepiece and Filter Kit - 1.25"
                                • You Pay: $127.00
                                 

                                Filters are a great enhancement for lunar and planet viewing.

                                Celestron -  Moon Filter (1.25") - For Viewing the Moon When Bright
                                • You Pay: $9.99
                                 

                                Cleaning and Anti Fog

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                                Help keep your optics clean & fog free with these tools.

                                Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
                                • You Pay: $4.99
                                 

                                Navigation & Alignment

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                                Aim your scope at an object in the sky with a guiding system.

                                Celestron -  Astromaster Motor Drive
                                • You Pay: $27.89
                                 
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                                • You Pay: $82.20
                                 

                                Astrophotography

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                                Take stunning portraits of constellations, nebulas, star clusters, and our home galaxy.

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                                • Price: $99.95
                                 
                                Celestron -  SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter
                                • You Pay: $12.50
                                 

                                Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter

                                General Accessories

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                                Expand your telescope's usefulness with these accessories.

                                Celestron -  Night Vision Red LED Flashlight
                                • You Pay: $10.95
                                 
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                                • You Pay: $26.89
                                 
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