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"
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Does this work with a digital camera?
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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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Are the optics plastic? What other parts are plastic (Rack-and-pinion focuser, etc)? Thanks!
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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: 2018-08-27

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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.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is there a barlow lens included with this?
Asked by: Matthew D.
Unfortunatelly notBestia regards
Answered by: EDUARDO A.
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.
Answered by: Arniel G.
Date published: 2021-07-27

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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.
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Is the Celestron PowerSeeker Accessory kit works with this Celestron Travel Scope 70mm f/5.7 Refractor telescope ?Is the 9mm & 15mm eyepieces would be too powerfull with this Celestron Travel Scope 70mm ?
Asked by: Rejean
The 15mm eyepiece would yield 26.667 power and a 3mm exit pupil, so it should be OK depending on how well the objective is. That's still only 9 power per inch, but this is a fast f/5.7 objective which is more difficult for higher magnifications. I think the 9mm eyepiece would be too much.
Answered by: Louis F.
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