Celestron Travel Scope 70mm f/5.7 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit

BH #CETS70 • MFR #21035
Celestron Travel Scope 70mm f/5.7 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit
Key Features
  • 70mm Achromatic Refractor
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5.7 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
The Celestron Travel Scope 70mm f/5.7 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit is designed for portability and ease of use for both astronomical and terrestrial use. Its refractor-style optical tube assembly (OTA) has a respectable aperture that gathers copious amounts of light, and a shorter focal length that produces a moderate magnification potential. A photo-style alt-az pan/tilt head easily mounts the OTA with a simple screw and has a single control handle that allows for smooth movement and locks the altitude in place for hands-free use to minimize vibration. Supporting it all is a photo-style tripod that collapses low enough for tabletop use and extends to full-sized height. The included erecting prism corrects views horizontally and laterally so the Travel Scope can be used as a conventional spotting scope, and it comes with two eyepieces offering 20x and 40x magnifications—although any 1.25" astronomical eyepiece may be used. Everything in this kit—OTA, tripod, head, and accessories—fits inside the included canvas backpack to make it as portable possible.
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Celestron 70 Overview

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

The Celestron Travel Scope 70mm f/5.7 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit is designed for portability and ease of use for both astronomical and terrestrial use. Its refractor-style optical tube assembly (OTA) has a respectable aperture that gathers copious amounts of light, and a shorter focal length that produces a moderate magnification potential. A photo-style alt-az pan/tilt head easily mounts the OTA with a simple screw and has a single control handle that allows for smooth movement and locks the altitude in place for hands-free use to minimize vibration. Supporting it all is a photo-style tripod that collapses low enough for tabletop use and extends to full-sized height. The included erecting prism corrects views horizontally and laterally so the Travel Scope can be used as a conventional spotting scope, and it comes with two eyepieces offering 20x and 40x magnifications—although any 1.25" astronomical eyepiece may be used. Everything in this kit—OTA, tripod, head, and accessories—fits inside the included canvas backpack to make it as portable possible.

Optical Tube
  • 70mm aperture
  • f/5.7 focal ratio
  • 400mm focal length
  • Achromatic refractor optical design
  • Anti-reflection fully coated optics improves light transmission, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.99 arcsec, Raleigh; 1.66 arcsec, Dawes
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Integrated dew shield prevents condensation at night, and minimizes glare during the day
Mount and Tripod
    Mount:
  • Manual pan/tilt photo-style alt-azimuth
  • Control handle for easier pan/tilt and subject tracking
  • Locking handle sets altitude
  • Integrated level
    Tripod:
  • Easy-use photo-style
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum legs
  • Four leg sections allow it to be set on a table or extended to full-height
  • Simple snap-locks allow for fast setup and breakdown
Included Accessories
    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel accepts most astronomical filters
  • 10mm produces 40x power, 50° apparent field of view, 67' field of view at 1000 yards (22m @ 1000m)
  • 20mm produces 20x magnification, 50° apparent field of view, 131' field of view at 1000 yards (44m @ 1000m), 19' (5.8m) close focus distance
    Diagonal:
  • 45° angle puts head in comfortable position for celestial and terrestrial viewing
  • Integrated erecting prism corrects view horizontally and vertically for land use
  • 1.25" diameter eyepiece holder accepts many eyepieces and accessories
    2x24 Finderscope:
  • 5x magnification produces a wide field of view to make finding subjects easy and star-hopping navigation faster
  • Straight-through viewing
    Backpack:
  • Water and tear-resistant canvas
  • Holds scope, tripod, mount, and accessories
  • Padded interior protects gear
UPC: 050234210355

Celestron 70 Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignAchromatic Refractor
Aperture70 mm / 2.8"
Focal Length400 mm
Focal Ratiof/5.7
Resolution1.98 Arcsec
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal45° Erecting
FinderscopeYes
Mount
TypeAlt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityNo
Tripod
TypeAdjustable
Material of TripodAluminum
General
BatteriesNone
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18 x 13.8 x 6.7"

Celestron 70 Reviews

clarity and travel

By Nancy I
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-17

It is a perfect size a good option to travel with it and have a nive view

Cheap Plastic Toy

By Edward
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-15

I returned mine soon as I could. It was purchased for stargazing trips in the country. The best part, it was easy to assemble. Everything else was terrible. The tripod was unstable, cheap, so useless. Spotting scope also useless with plastic optics and also did not work as advertised. How they can market this as a travel scope is beyond me because of its poor design and quality. I can't even comment on the main optics because it was impossible to use. Truthfully I could go on and on but the bottom line is if you're looking for something for stargazing forget about this item and spend a little more.

Great Travel Scope

By Hector
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-11

Bought this travel scope for ease in transporting it. The scope is very nice for the cost and great for someone that new to astronomy. The eyepieces while not the expensive ones work well to see the night sky and landscape. I will say that the tripod stand is a little flimsy so be careful. Also while the backpack is great for transporting, there is very little cushioning to protect the scope so be careful. Aligning the viewfinder crosshairs can be a little difficult but be patient. All in all for the price and convenience it’s a great starter travel scope.

good product

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-20

good product with good price highly recommended

Great Telescope Great Value

By Roger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-03

I have recently bought this great Telescope and it's great I have seen various things in the sky such as the Moon and Saturn with it 4 moons and various stars and star constallations plus various planets such as Saturn. The Telescope is great and the backpack is real cool I can take the telescope to various places. I give this great telescope 5 stars. The eyepieces are great I can even use my other eyepieces from my AstroMaster LT Telescope and my Orion Telescope. But there are a few things that I used to improve this great telescope. I have used the tripod that came with the telescope but the tripod didn't have a hand crank to raise the telescope up One must hold the tripod with one hand to raise it or use the Pan Handle to raise it up and down or use your hand to raise it up and down you have to loosen the knob in order to raise it. the one thing I did was to order two items to improve the telescope. I bought the Celestron Star Pointer Finders Scope item number 51630 and I also bought the Meade Instruments Classic 30 Photo Tripod with Pan / Tilt Head item number 608050 I also have two diagonlas that I also bought the Celestron 45 - Degree Erect Image Diagonal item number 94112 - A and the Celestron 1.25 Star Diagonal item number 94115 - A these two diagonals will improve the telescope fantastically. I will use the diagonals that came with the telescope and the 5 X 25 Finders Scope that came with the Telescope as a spare. All in all the Telescope is great and it's ultra easy to use and to carry into my house. This great telescope is fun to use and it's educational to use.

Nice for terrestrial viewing

By Jacobs
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-28

Nice telescope for seeing land and sea objects. Nice clarity but desperately in need of a better quality tripod. Views of the moon are respectable but any additional celestial objects are not clearly identifiable. I use this telescope on the rear deck of our vacation home for great nature views. A nice scope if you have reasonable expectations.

Good telescope for a beginner like me

By Otniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-04

I was looking for an affordable easy-to-use telescope for casual astronomical observations. During my research, I noticed that I needed a refractor telescope with no maintenance for a good price (to avoid being disappointed expecting more than the real thing). Also I needed a trustful site to buy it (other sites were tricky). Finally I arrived at this. I could see Jupiter and Saturn conjuntion (Dec. 21, 2020) although I thought the planets should be seen bigger. But I was satisfied with the results. For terrestrial observations, this is a nice option. See pictures attached. The only con is the tripod. Very unstable and light. But for the price and for a beginner like me, I think it is ok. I hope to use this telescope a lot before making an upgrade [needs more money for the hobbie :) ]

Nice telescope

By Lawrence
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-30

The Celestron Travel Scope works great. Beautiful optics and easy to use. The tripod, however, is a bit shaky. Kids and newcomers to astronomy will love it.

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Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does. You would have to get 2 things. The adapter below B&H # CETA1.25 for the telescope eyepiece. And a T mount for your camera different cameras have different T mounts. So you would have to find one that is made for your camera.
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Date published: 2020-12-09

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Are the optics plastic? What other parts are plastic (Rack-and-pinion focuser, etc)? Thanks!
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Total newbie here. What is the difference, if any, between this and the Celestron 80mm in terms of features? Just the magnifying power?
Asked by: Theodore
The Travel Scope 80mm model will gather more light than the 70mm model. This is especially helpful in viewing dim objects. The optical tube will be slightly heavier but will remain portable.
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What is lens would you recommend to increase the magnification?
Asked by: Anonymous
The highest magnification eyepiece that I would recommend going with is the Celestron Omni 6mm Eyepiece, which gives a 66X Magnification. That is the highest magnification I would go with this scope. Or else the image will get very shaky and dark.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2022-01-13

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I was referred by celestron technician using this telescope tube as a finderscope. The original finderscope goes with the 8'' reflective telescope tube is very shaky on its mount. Does anyone know if this 70mm telescope fit well on the 8'' tube?
Asked by: Yunzhao
I bought this telescope for my son in 2015. The 70mm telescope does fit well on the 8 tube. My son has been super happy with this telescope, hes been able to pack it up and take it camping with us and its extremely strudy. Definitely a good buy.
Answered by: Ashton K.
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Is there a barlow lens included with this?
Asked by: Matthew D.
Unfortunatelly notBestia regards
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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Hi. does this come with theSkyX - First Light Edition software?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it comes with the software.
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question

Can I put a atachment to this scope to put a camera?
Asked by: Agustin S.
Thank you for your question. While it is technically possible to put a camera on this telescope using a 1.25 standard camera adapter, we would not recommend this for astrophotography. For this scope you might want to try simply shooting through the eyepiece with your phone's camera for simple shots of the moon. This telescope was designed to be used for visual use.
Answered by: Celestron Celestron Expert
Date published: 2021-04-19
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