Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ 70mm f/13 Refractor Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ 70mm f/13 Refractor Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ 70mm f/13 Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEAM70EQ MFR # 21062
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Product Highlights

  • 70mm Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 900mm Focal Length, f/12.8 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Focuser, 10mm and 20mm Eyepieces
  • CG-2 Manual German Equatorial Mount
  • Dual-Axis Slow Motion Cables
  • 90° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • Permanently-Mounted Red-Dot Finder
  • 1.25" Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
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Mount: Manual German Equatorial

Manual Alt-Azimuth

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Manual German Equatorial

Aperture: 70mm, f/13

70mm, f/13 90mm, f/11
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Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ overview

  • 1Description

Designed as a capable and portable starter-scope, the Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ 70mm f/13 Refractor Telescope is a complete observational platform for viewing the Moon and planets, or comet-hunting. Its manual equatorial mount, when properly polar aligned, can easily track objects using the slow-motion cables with reduced vibrations, and easy-to-read setting circles aid in speeding up celestial navigation to known coordinates. The entire rig assembles and breaks down without the need for tools, so users can set up fast and get observing sooner.

This version of the AstroMaster comes with two eyepieces that yield low and medium magnifications, and a 90° diagonal that sports an integrated erecting prism to correct images and allow the scope to be used as a conventional spotting scope for terrestrial use. The diagonal also places the user's head in a more comfortable position especially when the OTA is pointed at or near the zenith. An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod supports the mount and optical tube, and comes with a center tray that conveniently holds accessories while improving stability and reducing vibrations.

Optical Tube
  • 70mm aperture
  • f/13 focal ratio
  • 900mm focal length
  • Refractor-style optical path
  • Fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, color rendition, and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.99 arcsec (Rayleigh); 1.66 arcsec (Dawes)
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Dovetail mounting plate
Mount and Tripod
    Mount:
  • Manual equatorial
  • Locking altitude adjustment screw
  • Etched declination dial
  • Dual-axis slow motion cables enables precise adjustments with reduced vibrations
  • Two counterweights and counterweight bar allows proper balancing
  • Dovetail saddle accepts OTA mounting plate and allows for precise balancing
    Tripod:
  • 1.25" tubular stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable height to accommodate a variety of users and observing positions
  • Spiked feet to provide stability in rough or soft terrain
  • Center tray adds stability and vibration-reduction
Included Accessories
    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most astronomical eyepiece filters
  • 10mm focal length produces 90x magnification
  • 20mm focal length yields 45x power
    Diagonal:
  • 90° angle places head in comfortable viewing position, especially when aimed at or near the zenith
  • Integrated erecting prism corrects image for terrestrial viewing as a conventional spotting scope
  • 1.25" snout and eyepiece holder fits and accepts the most common sized focusers and accessories
    Finder:
  • Permanently-mounted in-place
  • Un-magnified view ensures easy alignment and fast star-hopping navigation
  • Red illuminated center aiming dot is easy to see without obstructing small or dim objects
UPC: 050234210621
In the Box
Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ 70mm f/13 Refractor Telescope
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • 10mm Eyepiece
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • 90° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • 2 x Counterweights
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ specs

    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 70 mm
    Focal Length 900mm
    Focal Ratio f/12.9
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° erect-image
    1.25" snout and eyepiece holder
    Finderscope StarPointer red-dot
    Tripod 1.25" steel tube legs
    Mount Type Manual equatorial
    GoTo System None
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Dimensions 36.0" / 91.4 cm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 23.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 15.0 x 9.5"

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