Celestron Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope with 16-48x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)

Celestron Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope with 16-48x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)

Celestron Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope with 16-48x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • Angled Viewing
  • 16-48x Eyepiece Magnification
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Objective
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fog & Waterproof
  • Magnesium-Alloy Housing
  • Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Built-In Sliding Sunshade/Sighting Scope
  • Includes T-Adapter Ring
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Celestron M2 overview

  • 1Description

The angled-viewing Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope from Celestron combines a high-transmission optical path with a nitrogen-filled magnesium-alloy housing to deliver reliable imaging performance at low light and in unforgiving weather conditions. At the core of the Regal M2 are fully multi-coated optics, including BAK4 prisms and an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective that minimizes chromatic aberration and maximizes light gathering. Multiple layers of Celestron's proprietary XLT coating on each lens preserve brightness and transmit contrast-rich images to the eyepiece.

This version of the Regal M2 spotting scope includes a 16-48x eyepiece that is ideal for intermediate- to long-range glassing. The broad magnification range, comfortable 20mm eye relief, and twist-up rubber eyecup make this zoom eyepiece well suited for long-duration observations. The scope's standard 1.25" eyepiece mount will accept most astronomy eyepieces, which enables a near-infinite number of optical configurations.

Complementing the image quality and weather-sealed construction of the Regal M2, several features enhance the scope's functionality and observer's user experience. An included T-adapter ring permits DSLR camera mounting to the objective assembly, transforming the 65ED into a high-transmission digiscoping platform. The rotating tripod collar has a 1/4"-20 mounting socket and is detented at multiple positions to provide the observer with alternate viewing orientations. A sliding sunshade, sighting aid, and dual-focus mechanism equip the Regal M2 with the functionality needed for a wide range of outdoor glassing applications.

Optical Performance
  • 16-48x eyepiece magnification, 65mm objective
  • Fully multi-coated optics, XLT anti-reflective coating
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective lens, BAK4 prisms
  • 131-68 ft field of view at 1000 yd
  • 20mm eye relief, 4-1.3mm exit pupil
  • 16.4 ft close-focusing distance
Use and Handling
  • Dual-focus mechanism with coarse/fine adjustments
  • Rotating and locking tripod collar with 1/4"-20 socket
  • Compatible with 1.25" astronomy eyepieces
  • Angled-viewing eyepiece, twist-up rubber eyecup
  • Included T-adapter ring for digiscoping with DSLR
  • Sliding sunshade for shielding stray light
  • Sighting aid for faster subject acquisition
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen filled for fog and waterproof performance
  • Magnesium-alloy housing
  • 46.8 oz weight
UPC: 050234523042
In the Box
Celestron Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope with 16-48x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)
  • Zoom Eyepiece
  • T-Adapter Ring
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Celestron M2 specs

    Viewing Angle Angled
    Magnification 16 to 48x
    Objective Lens Diameter 65 mm
    Angle of View 16x: 2.5° (Actual)
    48x: 1.3° (Actual)
    Field of View 16x: 131.0' @ 1000 yd / 40.0 m @ 1000 m
    48x: 68.0' @ 1000 yd / 20.7 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' / 5.0 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 16x: 4 mm
    48x: 1.3 mm
    Eye Relief 20.0 mm
    Fogproof Yes, Nitrogen Filled
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions L: 13.1 x H: 4.6 x W: 3.7" / L: 33.0 x H: 12.0 x W: 9.5 cm 
    Weight 46.8 oz / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.7 x 9.0 x 5.7"

    Celestron M2 reviews

    Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope with 16-48x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SCOPE & GOOD DEAL ! I have had many spotting scopes in the last 45 years. I am a bit of an optics snob, so the vast majority have been European or Japanese. However, now days many of the toprated $ and under optics are made in China so after a lot of reasearch I decided to give this model a try. I must say I am very impressed. First, let me say that I am not a Birder or hunter. I use a spotting scpoe for target shooting and casual observation and good resolution and contrast are my primary concernes and this scope has both. In addition, all abberations are well controlled and image quality is good through out the zoom range only slightly degragin at 45x. All the controls work smoothly and the overall fit and finish is very nice. It has the looks and fell of a high quality item. I also bought the 22x LER eyepiece, and it too preforms very well. My only complaint is the balance point of the tripod mount. Since this scope has an aluminum body, it is a tad on the heavy side and the tripod mount placement makes for an unbalanced load when mounted on a tripod. I use Arca type clamps on all my tripod heads, so this was easily compensated for by using a long mounting plate. To sum up, If you're looking for a good 65mm spotter for under $, this is it. 100% recommended.
    Date published: 2015-11-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of nice features This is a heavy spotting scope which definitely requires a sturdy tripod. The images are crisp and clear at lower magnification. It would be great if Celestron included a wide-angle lens in the deal. One is available but must be purchased separately. One caveat: the scope is supposed to be compatible with 1.25 eyepieces. I found that not to be the case when I tried inserting a Plossl eyepiece from my Celestron telescope. The part that inserts into the spotting scope is configured slightly differently from that of the include eyepiece, resulting in extreme difficulty trying to remove it. Other than that its a nice scope with nice features that is easy to focus.
    Date published: 2017-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase! I am very happy with this Celestron scope for birding. I researched for weeks and found that it was considered one of the best in its price range, and so far that's proven to be true. It has really enhanced my enjoyment, and I'm pleased for the money I spent. Before I bought it, I looked into ways to carry the scope while I'm out walking around, and didn't come to any conclusions. However, after it arrived, the solution was pretty simple. With the scope in its included view-through case, I attach it to my tripod (basic Manfrotto 190) and carry the case over my shoulder. This leaves my hands free while walking so I can still use my binoculars and camera. It's cool that the freebie turned out to be so usable. B&H is a great store to do business with as well.
    Date published: 2016-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value and quality for the money I have only been able to use this scope once but took it out birdwatching to a local wildlife preserve. We were able to spot Bald Eagles that were across a pond and once we got the scope trained on them, the viewing was spectacular. We could not make out details with our 8 x 32 or 8 x 42 binoculars but got very crisp images with the scope and could see all details of the birds. I mostly used the scope at the low magnification but did run it up and down the zoom and was impressed by the image quality. As expected, at higher magnifications the viewing field grew quite narrow and small and it was somewhat difficult to decide where to position the subject matter at the low magnification and have it remain in the viewing field when zooming. I do not have a very good tripod (yet) so some of the difficulty we had positioning was due to that and also vibration from the breeze was a bit noticeable but not a deterrent to the viewing. I would buy this product again. It is a great entry level spotting scope and I am happy with the Celestron brand. I have been familiar with Celestron for 45 years as a friend had an old Celestron reflector telescope when we were in middle and high school. Quality in the optics and the construction is still present in this day in age.
    Date published: 2013-10-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A nice scope, but with problems. This is a fine scope in many respects with a lot of great features. Having said that, I just returned the one I'd just purchased and tested in the field. As some others have said, this model is back end heavy. Whenever I found a target (I'm a birder) and tried to steady the scope, the scope invariably drooped and wouldn't stay put. I would then have to make adjustments to get the target again in the middle of the FOV. I figured out that if I then tightened all the knobs on the tripod head, the scope wouldn't sag and I could enjoy the view. But I don't like to have to do that every time I spot something. Another problem for me was that that magnification beyond about 28x was pretty useless. I got good crisp images until that point, and then image degradation gradually took over. That was unacceptable. Another problem was the positioning of the focus knobs. I like to pan with my right hand and use my left on the focus knobs. With the knobs on the right, I had to reach across the scope with my left hand, or use my right panning hand to focus, which meant I had to temporarily stop panning--and thus positioning. I hope this helps! I since have purchased a Pentax PF-65EDA-II spotter with a Pentax SMC XW 14x eyepiece (no more zoom eyepieces). This scope is balanced and doesn't sag after I locate a target. The image at 28x is incredible. (I plan on getting another fixed Pentax ep so I can 'zoom in' even closer.) And the focus knob (there's only one--but that's all I really need) is in the center, so I can pan, position, and focus at the same time.
    Date published: 2015-02-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellant glass, but... I bought this scope for NRA/CMP Highpower. I wanted an upgrade to replace my entry level Konuspot 80. I was looking for better glass in a smaller, lighter package.� On the positive side. The optical clarity of this scope is excellent, it's everything I expected. On the negative. The scope's mounting bracket is positioned too far forward. The scope is heavy to start with and with the mount where it is it makes the scope�very�tail heavy. It could also use a little more eye relief. Overall I'm very happy with this scope.
    Date published: 2018-05-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from spotting scope I use this scope to view the sky, along with birds and other wildlife. 'm hoping to attach my DSLR to it to shoot some closeups of birds and other animals. The magnification is better than I expected, and the tripod that came with it works well.
    Date published: 2014-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from More clear than the first Regal Excelent spotting scope. Little more clear than the Regal 65 ED
    Date published: 2013-05-16
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