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 Design
Achromatic refractor
Aperture
70 mm
Focal Length
400mm
Focal Ratio
f/5.7
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter
1.25"
Diagonal
45° erect-image
Finderscope
5x24
Motors
None
GoTo System
None
Tripod
Yes
Mount Type
Manual altazimuth
Power Source
None
Optical Tube Dimensions
17.0" / 43.0 cm
Weight
3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18 x 13.8 x 6.7"

Celestron 70 Reviews

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question

Does this work with a digital camera?
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.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2020-12-09

Are the optics plastic? What other parts are ...

Are the optics plastic? What other parts are plastic (Rack-and-pinion focuser, etc)? Thanks!
Asked by: Mark
No, the optics are not plastic but made of glass. The finderscope bracket and focus knobs are plastic.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2019-03-13

Total newbie here. What is the difference, if ...

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.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2022-01-13

I wish to replace the finder scope, and for that ...

I wish to replace the finder scope, and for that put a dovetail shoe on the screws which holds it. which nut should I use?
Asked by: Ehud
For a dovetail saddle you may need to experiment with the mounting screws. possibly self tapping screws
Answered by: John
Date published: 2023-03-08

question

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

question

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.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is there a barlow lens included with this?
Asked by: Matthew D.
Unfortunatelly notBestia regards
Answered by: EDUARDO A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Hi. does this come with theSkyX - First Light Edition software?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it comes with the software.
Answered by: Arniel G.
Date published: 2021-07-27
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