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Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope

Item # HN-CELE243

Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
70mm
Brand
Celestron
Component
10mm (90x) Eyepiece 2
Eyepiece 1
20mm (45x)
Features
Alt-Az Mount
Finderscope
Fixed StarPointer
Focal Length
900mm
Focal Ratio
f/12.86
GPS
No
GoTo
No
Highest Useful Magnification
180x
Lens Coating
Fully Coated
Mount Design
Altazimuth
Optical Design
Refractor
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing the Moon
Star Diagonal
1.25 Inch
Telescopes Series
Celestron AstroMaster Telescopes
Warranty
2-Year Limited
Weight Complete
18 lbs.

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  • Erect Image Optics - Great for land or sky use
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer Finderscope
  • 1.25 inch steel tube tripod legs for ultimate stability
  • Includes "The Sky" planetarium software for learning the night sky
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Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope
 
4.5

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (22)
  • Strong construction (22)
  • Quality lenses (19)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (28)
    • Bright conditions (8)
    • Bird watching (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (30), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (13), No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fun first scope

    This was my first telescope and I've moved on to some serious equipment since. I had alot of fun with this scope and learned alot. I was amazed when I could see the rings...Read complete review

    This was my first telescope and I've moved on to some serious equipment since. I had alot of fun with this scope and learned alot. I was amazed when I could see the rings of saturn. On a truly dark night, if you know where to look, I've actually seen the whirlpool galaxy with it. Its really ment for stars and solar system viewing though.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nothing special, decent starter scope.

    Received this as my first ever scope and its not bad, but not anything special really. Really the main thing you will be viewing with this is the moon, which you can actually...Read complete review

    Received this as my first ever scope and its not bad, but not anything special really. Really the main thing you will be viewing with this is the moon, which you can actually get some good detail with. Jupiter can also be seen but is less detailed though i can make out some rings. My main complaint with this scope has to be the tripod, which is a little flimsy, and the panning handle which tightens poorly. But for the price it is i think its great for someone just getting into astronomy.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for beginners!

    By Joshua

    from DUBLIN,OH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bird Watching

      Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope:

      This is my first telescope and it is very simple to use

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      For such a cheap price

      By Tashana Simmons

      from Highland, NY

      About Me Professional Guide

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope:

        This thing works.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nothing special, decent starter scope.

        By SarkyDuzIt

        from Michigan

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Focus
        • Poor Lens Quality
        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope:

        Received this as my first ever scope and its not bad, but not anything special really. Really the main thing you will be viewing with this is the moon, which you can actually get some good detail with. Jupiter can also be seen but is less detailed though i can make out some rings. My main complaint with this scope has to be the tripod, which is a little flimsy, and the panning handle which tightens poorly. But for the price it is i think its great for someone just getting into astronomy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        pleased

        By Gaetano

        from SPRING HILL,FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • NO CONS

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope:

        the review is a pain

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Easy to assemble

        By Sandra A

        from HILTON HEAD ISLAND,SC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bird Watching

          Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope:

          This was a gift for my 10 yo grandson for Christmas . It was delivered quickly when I ordered it and in good condition. Easy to put together and lightweight enough to lift and move. It appears to be sturdy.

          Have not had enough time to see much since it has been cloudy at night.. Time will tell. My grandson loves it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          Customer Q & A

          2 Questions About This Product
          Q: "How far out can you see with this telescope?"
          A: As this telescope is 70mm in aperture, it will not be able to view anything outside of our solar system with clarity. To see a wider range of stars we recommend any telescope that is over 110mm in diameter.
          Q: "We're looking for a high-quality telescope for family use (celestial viewing only), with a sturdy stand (so kids can view once the image is scoped?"
          A: The Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope does indeed have a sturdy tripod on which the telescope is located. The telescope itself is extremely easy to easy for quick viewing of the night sky.
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