Celestron ExploraScope 60AZ 60mm f/12 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope

BH #CEES60AZRT • MFR #22100
Celestron ExploraScope 60AZ 60mm f/12 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • 60mm Refractor-Style OTA
  • Focal Length: 700mm, f/12 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
Designed and built for beginners, the Celestron ExploraScope 60AZ 60mm f/12 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope offers a complete set-up for viewing the Moon, planets, meteor showers, and satellites. The optics are fully multi-coated with anti-reflection coatings to reduce light loss and produce brighter and clearer images with improved contrast.
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Celestron 22100 Overview

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

Designed and built for beginners, the Celestron ExploraScope 60AZ 60mm f/12 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope offers a complete set-up for viewing the Moon, planets, meteor showers, and satellites. The optics are fully multi-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 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 a conventional spotting scope. Its aluminum tripod provides a stable observation platform, and has an adjustable height from 31 to 52" allowing for comfortable viewing by most users. With a total weight of only 5.2 pounds, the ExploraScope easy to transport and handle by most people.

Optical Tube

  • 60mm aperture
  • f/12 focal ratio
  • 700mm focal length
  • Classic refractor-style optical design
  • Anti-reflection fully coated optics improves light transmission and contrast
  • Resolution: 2.32 arc sec, Rayleigh; 1.93 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 easily makes star-hopping navigation faster

Celestron 22100 Specs

Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture60 mm
Focal Length700mm
Focal Ratiof/12
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° erect-image
FinderscopeStarPointer red-dot
TripodTwo-stage aluminum
Adjustable, 31.0 - 52.0" / 78.7 - 132.1 cm
Mount TypeManual alt-az
Power SourceNone
Optical Tube Dimensions32.0" / 81.3 cm
Weight5.2 lb / 2.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)34.4 x 13.6 x 9.3"
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