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Celestron 15-45x Zoom Refractor 2"/50mm Spotting Scope Kit

B&H # CE1545X50RS Mfr # 52228
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You Pay: $59.95
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof
  • Straight Viewing
  • 15-45x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 37-58° Apparent Field of View

The Celestron 15-45x Zoom Refractor Spotting Scope is a prismatic refractor spotting scope at a great price, with an externally-sealed, waterproof housing that's also rubber armored.  Viewing is 'straight-through', meaning it is quite easy to find subjects quickly and is best suited to a single observer at a time.  The permanent eyepiece has 15-45x magnification, and the scope also comes with a tabletop tripod along with a pair (soft and hard) of cases.  Because the scope's so compact and light, it is an ideal choice for using upon a vehicle's window (with an optional window mount).

Simple, straight-viewing porro prism refractor optical design
Waterproof, armored housing
Fully coated optics
Compact, light body perfectly suited to use upon window or monopod
Metal tabletop tripod with simple pan/tilt movement
Durable hard case and soft field cases included
No Fault Warranty
Celestron's "No Fault" warranty coverage assures that your spotting scope will be repaired (or replaced at Celestron's option) for as long as you own it-no questions asked!  The only requirements on the user's end are to ship the binoculars (at the user's cost) to Celestron with a proof of purchase and a check or money order for $35 to cover the costs of inspection, shipping and handling.  This warranty service is valid only for USA and Canadian citizens purchasing from an authorized Celestron dealer.
Magnification 15-45x
Objective Lens Diameter 2.0" (50mm)
Angle of View 20x:  2.5°
60x:  1.3°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 20x:  130' (32 m @ 1000 m)
60x:   65' (18 m @ 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance 19.0' (5.8 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter 20x:  3.3mm
60x:  1.1mm
Eye Relief 11mm
Relative Brightness 15x:  11.1
45x:   1.1
Twilight Factor 15x:  27.4
45x:  47.4
Weatherproofing Waterproof
Dimensions 10.6" (269mm) in Length
Weight 1.13 lbs (511g)
Celestron 15-45x Zoom Refractor 2"/50mm Spotting Scope Kit
  • Objective Lenscap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • Lifetime "No Fault" Warranty
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    Celestron15-45x Zoom Refractor 2"/50mm Spotting Scope Kit
     
    3.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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        • Bright conditions (3)
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        3.0

        Fair value for the price

        By Ken

        from Syracuse NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Eyepiece
        • Strong Magnification

        Cons

        • Poorly Illuminated

        Best Uses

        • Bright Conditions

        Comments about Celestron 15-45x Zoom Refractor 2"/50mm Spotting Scope Kit:

        Compact & light weight.
        Tripod supplied is basically useless.
        Focus knob could be easier to use.
        For general viewing magnification &
        center clarity is acceptable.

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        4.0

        Good for the money

        By Teensy

        from Levittown ny

        Comments about Celestron 15-45x Zoom Refractor 2"/50mm Spotting Scope Kit:

        Very clear picture at all magnification. Would be good up to 500 yards.

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        4.0

        Okay for the money

        By Mike in MD

        from Columbia, MD

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Light-weight
        • Low-cost

        Cons

        • Chromatic abberations

        Best Uses

        • Bright Conditions
        • Shooting

        Comments about Celestron 15-45x Zoom Refractor 2"/50mm Spotting Scope Kit:

        Bottom-line: I got this for $ and for that amount, it's a good value. The scope is a light-weight singlet objective design that comes with a small tripod and cloth and hard cases. The focus knob works smoothly without too much resistance. Image harpness is fair across the center two-thirds of the image, but blurs at the edges, and the eye-piece starts to lose it at higher magnifications. There is significant chromatic aberation (yellow tinge) at the edge of the field at all magnifications. I'm focusing on the negative here, so do understand that I grade on its price point. The nice thing is that it has good enough imaging for my application of looking at bullseye targets 50 yards away in daylight, while being small and light enough to fit easily in a bullseye pistol box. For longer range applications, and/or where you might care more about the quality of the image and color fidelity, I would spend more money and get something with a ED doublet.

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        4.0

        Good Value

        By Gary

        from Fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting

            Comments about Celestron 15-45x Zoom Refractor 2"/50mm Spotting Scope Kit:

            Includes Two cases one hard and a soft one that fits inside

            Optics are decent!

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            4.0

            Hit's the spot

            By zp

            from Great Falls, VA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Quality Lenses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bright Conditions
              • Shooting Range

              Comments about Celestron 15-45x Zoom Refractor 2"/50mm Spotting Scope Kit:

              I use the scope for checking targets on a 10 meter air rifle/air pistol range, not for anything outdoors or at long range. It's optically quite good at 10m and one of the few scopes said by the maker to focus that close. The 15 mm zoom setting lets me see an entire target at once, and it's above average crisp to the edges, maybe a little soft in the corners. At 45mm it's sharp enough to see very fine detail including whether a pellet hole is or isn't touching the line.

              I was impressed by the tripod too. It doesn't wobble and the pan head has little or no backlash. Generally well built, but 2 week's of use doesn't tell the whole story, of course.

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