Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack

Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack

Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack

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Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack

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Product Highlights

  • Dual-Lens, Non-Removable Solar Filters
  • ISO-Certified for Safe Solar Observation
  • 50mm Aperture Refractor Solar Scope
  • 360mm Focal Length, f/7.2 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" 20mm Eyepiece
  • Projection Solar Finderscope
  • Manual Alt-Az Mount
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
  • Backpack for OTA, Tripod, Accessories
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SAFETY FIRST: Observing the Sun without the proper protection may result in serious personal injury, including permanent eye damage and blindness, and/or damage to equipment. Never point an optic at the sun without an approved solar filter on the front of the optic. For direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder, ensure your filter is ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015) certified. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.

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The Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope is a complete rig for eclipse or general solar viewing. It is outfitted with dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filters that carry multiple ISO certifications for direct solar observation, and reveal images of the Sun's surface in a natural and neutral tone. Included with the scope is a 20mm eyepiece that produces 18x magnification, an adjustable-height photo-style tripod with an extendable center column, a manual alt-az head with control handle, and a backpack that everything fits into with room for more accessories.

  • Dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filters
  • ISO 12312-2, EN 1836:2005 + A1:2007 (E), AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, compliant for filters for eye protectors and direct solar viewing
  • 50mm objective lens
  • f/7.2 focal ratio
  • 360mm focal length
  • Refractor-style optical path
  • Fully coated optics for improved light transmission
  • Resolution: 2.79 arc sec, Rayleigh; 2.32 arc sec, Dawes
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25" drawtube
Mount and Tripod
  • Manual alt-az
  • Control handle with twist-lock
  • Tripod:
  • Four leg sections
  • Easy snap locks per section
  • Adjustable height from 16" to 43"
  • Extendable 6" center column
  • With legs and center column full extended max height to top of mount is 49"
Included Accessories
  • 20mm eyepiece yields 18x magnification
  • 90° diagonal puts head in comfortable viewing position
  • Projection finder allows users to safely put the Sun in the telescope's field of view
  • Backpack holds optical tube, mount/tripod, and accessories for easy transportation and storage
UPC: 050234220606
In the Box
Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack
  • Backpack
  • Finderscope
  • Aluminum Tripod
  • 90° Diagonal
  • 1.25" 20mm Eyepiece
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Aperture 50mm
    Focal Length 360
    Focal Ratio f/7.2
    Filter ISO 12312-2 compliant for direct solar observation
    EN 1836:2005 + A1:2007 (E) compliant for an E15 filter
    AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, compliant for filters for eye protectors
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° star
    Mount Alt-Az
    Finderscope Projection solar viewfinder
    Tripod Aluminum
    4-section legs
  • Adjustable leg height: 16.0 - 43.0" / 40.6 - 109.2 cm
    Extendable 6" / cm center column
  • Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.2 x 11.6 x 5.7"
    EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to view through eyepiece, maybe worth the low price It works, you can see the Sun, and the magnification is good. But keep in mind there is zero chance of using it handheld because you have to be looking directly in the eyepiece. Even with the included stand, your eye needs to be aligned perfectly. It is not like looking through the eyepiece of a spendy spotting scope, for sure. The sundial type spotting scope is quite useful for aiming. Focusing is not easy at this aperture, but not impossible. Since this scope is useful for partial eclipse phases, you will have plenty of time. To be clear, the solar filter is permanently built-in, so not useful during a full eclipse. Did not try photographs with it (on full Sun) but then again, use spendy optics if you need a critical photo of the Sun, I thing the camera accessories for this scope may just be putting lipstick on a pig. But i will bet you can get some great low-budget shots with a cellphone cam pointed into the eyepiece.
    Date published: 2017-07-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Product is as advertised---a one time use instrument--- It is not really a very good instrument. (Use it and hide it in the garage)----50$ more could have made it much better. For kids to safely view an eclipse it works, but not better than other cheaper, safer products---For a one time purchase the portability is good---However, for the advertisement Celestron went a few points down in my book---It is really a waste of money---You can, and have done a lot better than this to promote amateur astronomy---
    Date published: 2017-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and portable view of the sun This is a light, simple and fast to set up and very portable device for viewing the sun.� My rating is based on what it is advertised as doing.� It is not a high magnification, tracking devise.� If that is what you want or need, then you will have to spend more,� Some reviewers have complained that the tripod is not more stable.� The telescope is light and the tripod is adequate � If I were going to use it in my backyard then I would probably use one of my more solid camera tripods.� A friend who has one of these sets explained that he uses it to get a fast view of the sun, if there are sun spots then he sets up a larger scope on a tracking mount.� I'll do the same.� The alignment tool is ridiculously simple and fast.
    Date published: 2017-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Bought this somewhere else that did not have a place to review it. I shop at B&H enough so I posted my review here. For the upcoming Eclipse I wanted something with a little more power than a traditional paper solar glasses would provide. I bought this early so I could practice getting the sun into the field of view of the telescope. This is why I wanted to write a review - The solar finder for this, while super simple, is what makes this so easy to use. You simply point toward the sun, then look at the solar finder and look for the shadow. Line up the shadow on the bulls eye and you are done! After a couple of practice tries, I can now line up the sun in this telescope in a matter of seconds.
    Date published: 2017-06-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good short focal length solar scope I bought this for the eclipse to use with a video camera. I specifically wanted a short focal length scope so that I could get the full disk of the sun on the monitor. This scope worked perfect for what I bought it for. It can't hold a candle to my 4 triplet for quality, but for the live video if was great.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small solar telescope that works really well This is a really great little scope. It comes complete with everything you need to view the sun, plus a tripod, backpack, star diagonal and an eyepiece For my preferences I wish the tripod were heavier but the tripod supplied fits in the backpack and my grandkids can even set it up and use it. It accepts all the lenses I use with my 8 inch cassegrain and I can also use my CCD camera with it. For the price it was well worth it as it is sun ready.
    Date published: 2017-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great buy but flimsy tripod. Great buy for the money. The tripod is a little flimsy which makes aligning with the sun a little tricky. Good thing there's the sun finder attachment. Kids enjoyed it and can't wait for the eclipse to come right over us in 2024.
    Date published: 2017-08-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for an introductory Solar scope Scope good could have better capsule for Barlow , cardboard box a bit flimsy . Tripod very flimsy , probably to be expected for such a light bit of kit . Good view of Sun when wind drops. Fast and easy to set up.
    Date published: 2017-08-28
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