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Ideal for beginners, the Inspire 70AZ 70mm f/10 Refractor Telescope from Celestron 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.
For added usability, the lens cap has been designed to attach most smartphones for capturing pictures and movies. 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.
f/10 focal ratio
700mm focal length
Refractor-style optical configuration
Fully coated optics increases light transmission, and improves contrast and color rendition
Rayleigh: 1.99 arcsec
Dawes Limit: 1.66 arcsec
Printed micrometer on drawtube
Allows for quick return to a specific focus point
Ideal for looking at a fixed position such as a bird feeder
Mount and Tripod
Asymmetrical fork configuration reduces weight without sacrificing stability
Single control cable assists tracking
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 offers improved stability on soft ground
1.25" barrel diameter
Accept most eyepiece filters
20mm eyepiece produces 35x power
10mm eyepiece produces 70x power
90° angle puts head in comfortable position whether standing or sitting
Erecting prism corrects image orientation for terrestrial use
Integrated smartphone adapter
Allows digiscoping through telescope
Place phone's camera against portal in cap and secure with included bungee straps
StarPointer Pro Finderscope
Large 40mm window provides a wide field of view
Dual circle reticle won't obscure small objects
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