Celestron Inspire 70AZ 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope

BH #CEI70AZREF • MFR #22401
Celestron Inspire 70AZ 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • 70mm Refractor OTA
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
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Ideal for beginners, the Inspire 70AZ 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope from Celestron is the lightest and most portable offering in the Inspire series, and is intended to give novice astronomers a complete rig that is easy to set up and use for viewing the Moon and planets, or for wide-field observation of the night sky watching out for meteor showers and comets. Its unique asymmetrical manual alt-azimuth mount helps to reduce overall weight without sacrificing stability, and a control cable makes finding and tracking objects easier while reducing vibrations. Two eyepieces produce 35x and 70x magnifications, and a 90° erect-image prism not only puts the eyepieces in comfortable viewing position but corrects the view to allow this astronomical scope to be used as a terrestrial spotting scope.
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Celestron 70AZ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube
  • 3Mount and Tripod
  • 4Included Accessories

Ideal for beginners, the Inspire 70AZ 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope from Celestron is the lightest and most portable offering in the Inspire series, and is intended to give novice astronomers a complete rig that is easy to set up and use for viewing the Moon and planets, or for wide-field observation of the night sky watching out for meteor showers and comets. Its unique asymmetrical manual alt-azimuth mount helps to reduce overall weight without sacrificing stability, and a control cable makes finding and tracking objects easier while reducing vibrations. Two eyepieces produce 35x and 70x magnifications, and a 90° erect-image prism not only puts the eyepieces in comfortable viewing position but corrects the view to allow this astronomical scope to be used as a terrestrial spotting scope.

To take photos or videos through the scope, simply remove the innovatively-designed front lens cap. The 20mm eyepiece fits into the back to mount into the drawtube or diagonal, and a series of adjustable bungee cords holds a smartphone securely in place. An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod provides a stable platform for observing, and the included accessory tray is designed for convenience by folding with tripod so it always stays on and ready. Integrated into the bottom of the mount is a red flashlight that illuminates the accessory tray from the top. This allows you to change eyepieces and filters, or to mount your phone on the lens cap, without affecting your night-adjusted vision and to work with both hands — an important advantage when handling delicate optical gear.

Optical Tube

  • 70mm aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 700mm focal length
  • Refractor-style optical configuration
  • Fully coated optics increases light transmission, and improves contrast and color rendition
  • Resolution: Rayleigh: 1.99 arcsec; Dawes Limit: 1.66 arcsec
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser with printed micrometer on drawtube allows for quick return to a specific focus point
  • Dovetail plate for easy attachment to mount head

Mount and Tripod

    Mount:
  • Manual alt-az
  • Asymmetrical fork configuration reduces weight without sacrificing stability
  • Single control cable with clutch lock assists tracking
    Tripod:
  • Stainless steel
  • 1.25" diameter legs
  • 47" maximum height
  • Two leg sections with convenient locking thumb screws
  • Folding accessory tray stays on when tripod is fully folded for faster set-up and break-down
  • Spiked feet offer improved stability on soft ground

Included Accessories

    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" barrel diameter
  • Fold-down rubber eyecup conforms to eye socket to block peripheral light from interfering with views
  • Accept most eyepiece filters
  • 20mm eyepiece produces 35x power
  • 10mm eyepiece produces 70x power
    Diagonal:
  • 90° angle puts head in comfortable position whether standing or sitting
  • Erecting prism corrects image orientation for terrestrial use
    Digiscoping Adapter:
  • Built-into the back of the objective lens cap
  • Adjustable bungee cords to hold a variety of smartphones in the correct orientation
  • Mount the 20mm eyepiece in adapter in the adapter to produce magnified view and provide a mounting snout
  • Allows digiscoping through telescope
    StarPointer Pro Finderscope:
  • Large unmagnified window provides a wide field of view for fast subject acquisition and easier star-hopping navigation
  • Dual circle reticle won't obscure small objects
  • Adjustable intensity helps to preserve night-adjusted vision
    Red LED Flashlight:
  • Red illuminates without affecting night-adjusted vision
  • Variable output for precise light control
  • Attaches to mount and provides hands-free illumination to accessory tray
  • Removable to act as a conventional flashlight
UPC: 050234224017

Celestron 70AZ Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture70 mm / 2.8"
Focal Length700 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° Erecting
FinderscopeYes
Mount
TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
Tripod
Material of TripodStainless Steel
General
Wi-FiNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)35 x 17 x 10"
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