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

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

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

B&H # CEES70AZ MFR # 22101
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Product Highlights

  • 70mm Refractor-Style OTA
  • Focal Length: 700mm, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 20mm and 4mm Standard Eyepieces
  • Erect-Image Prism, 3x Barlow Lens
  • StarPointer Red-Dot Finder
  • Alt-Az Mount with Altitude Adjustment
  • Adjustable Aluminum Tripod with Tray
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  • 1Description

Designed and built for beginners, the Celestron ExploraScope 70AZ 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope offers a complete setup for viewing the Moon, planets, meteor showers, and satellites. The optics are fully coated with anti-reflection coatings to reduce light loss and produce brighter and clearer images with improved contrast.

The scope features a manual alt-azimuth mount with an improved altitude adjustment rod that allows users to track objects as they move across the night sky with a simple twist of the handle. Two eyepieces are included to produce 35x and 175x, with a 3x Barlow lens that effectively triples the magnification of each eyepiece. A 90° diagonal is also provided to put the user in a more comfortable viewing position, and it has an erector prism to correct the image orientation horizontally and vertically to enable the scope to be used for terrestrial viewing as well. Its adjustable aluminum tripod provides a stable observation platform, and its adjustable height from 31 to 52" allows for comfortable viewing by most users. With a total weight of just 6.1 pounds, the ExploraScope is easy to transport and handle by most people.

Optical Performance
  • 70mm aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 700mm focal length
  • Classic refractor-style optical design
  • Anti-reflection fully coated optics improves light transmission and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.99 arc sec, Rayleigh; 1.66 arc sec, Dawes
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25" drawtube
Mount and Tripod
    Mount:
  • Manual alt-azimuth yoke-style
  • Slow-motion altitude control rod to make minute adjustments
    Tripod:
  • Aluminum legs with black finish
  • Two-section, adjustable height
  • 31-52" adjustment range
  • Accessory tray with eyepiece holders
Eyepieces and Accessories
    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" eyepiece filters
  • 4mm eyepiece yields 175x magnification
  • 20mm eyepiece yields 35x power
    Diagonal:
  • 90° angle puts user's head in a comfortable viewing position
  • Erect-image prism corrects view for terrestrial viewing
    Barlow lens:
  • 3x magnification effectively triples the power of each eyepiece
    Finder:
  • Red-dot StarPointer
  • Wide, unmagnified view to find subjects easy, and make star-hopping navigation faster
UPC: 050234221016
In the Box
Celestron ExploraScope 70AZ 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope
  • 3x Barlow Lens
  • 4mm Eyepiece
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • Front Aperture Cap
  • 90° Erect-Image Prism
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 70 mm
    Focal Length 700mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° erect-image
    Finderscope StarPointer red-dot
    Tripod Two-stage aluminum
    Adjustable: 31.0 - 52.0" / 78.7 - 132.1 cm
    Mount Type Manual alt-az
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Dimensions 32.0" / 81.3 cm
    Weight 6.1 lb / 2.8 kg
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    Package Weight 12.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.25 x 13.5 x 9.0"
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