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

B&H # CEEST50B MFR # 22060
Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack

Show MoreLess

Close

Now Viewing:

In Stock
Order in the next 0:00:00 to ship today

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
Show moreShow less

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.

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 19th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Official Rules

OFFICIAL B&H $500.00 GIFT CARD DASH SWEEPSTAKE RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only

Email

Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
$99.95
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List
Other Buying Options
Used from $74.95txcqsqwbsa

Celestron 22060 overview

  • 1Description

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.

Performance
  • 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
    Mount:
  • 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

    Celestron 22060 specs

    Optical Tube Assembly
    Aperture 50 mm / 2"
    Focal Length 360 mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.2
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal Yes, 90 Star
    Finderscope Yes
    Filtration
    Filtration Wavelength White Light / Broadband
    Mount
    Type Manual; Alt-Azimuth
    Tripod
    Type Adjustable, 4 Sections
    Tripod Height Adjustment Range 16.0 to 49.0" / 40.6 to 109.2 cm
    Material of Tripod Aluminum
    General
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.2 x 11.6 x 5.7"

    Celestron 22060 reviews

    EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11.
    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 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 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
    • y_2018, m_11, d_15, h_16
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_11
    • loc_en_US, sid_1284800, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item

    Celestron 22060 Q&A

    Celestron 22060 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.