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Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope

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Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
70mm
Brand
Celestron
Component
10mm (90x) Eyepiece 2
Eyepiece 1
20mm (45x)
Features
Equatorial 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
CG-2 Equatorial
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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  • Perfect for the amateur astronomist
  • Designed for terrestrial and celestial viewing
  • Quick-release dovetail attachment requires no tools
  • German Equatorial mount with setting circles
  • Pre-assembled tripod for a rigid, stable platform
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Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (7)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Accurate (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Great telescope

    By Sarah

    from MATTESON,IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

      My granddaughter loves this telescope. It has been pretty cloudy here in the Chicago area but I know she got to look at the big full moon and was thrilled.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great Starter Scope

      By Kathie

      from SEBRING,FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

        Purchased to use with middle grades science classes. It works well and allows me to provide beginers with instruction on tracking objects using the EQ mount. I am also using in combination with a solar filter for daytime viewing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great EQ Refractor

        By Cole

        from Jackson, WY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Difficult To Focus

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

        This is a great refractor for the price. I bought it because it was equatorial mounted. Once you are align with Polaris, viewing is a breeze. Manually tracking objects with this EQ mount is much easier than doing so with an alt-az mounted scope. I am also very surprised about the quality of the eyepieces. Much better than I expected them to be. I've been using this refractor for checking out Jupiter. The views are crisp, and detail is easily seen. I would recommend buying the AstroMaster eyepiece set, too. I love using the 6mm Plossl. Through the 6mm Plossl eyepiece, Jupiter is about the size of a quarter when say it is on the floor and you're looking down at it. The bands were easily visible, even in the 20mm eyepiece. I'm starting to like this better than my goto Meade ETX 80! I would highly recommend this. You won't be disappointed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Must buy for begginers

        By M76

        from Portugal

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

        My aunt bought me this telescope a few months ago. This is my first telescope and I have been stargazing often with this awesome artifact. It's very good for begginers and it's easy to assemble. Good lens and construction material in general.
        The only con is that it's is not very stable (when you use the tripod, of course).
        But good telescope anyway.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great purchase choice!!

        By Kay

        from Alexander, Arkansas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bird Watching
          • Hiking/Backpacking
          • Travel

          Comments about Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope:

          I bought this telescope for my husband's birthday. We are new at star gazing and was surprised at the quality for the price we paid and so far we are very happy with this product and have found other uses like bird watching. this website is wonderful...this is now my go to place for purchasing future gifts and of course gifts for myself, I'm so happy I've found this website!!

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          Customer Q & A

          4 Questions About This Product
          Q: "Could please tell me how much does it weigh?"
          A: The Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ weighs 25lbs.
          Q: "Will your Celestron 1.25 moon filter fit this model?"
          A: Yes, a 1.25" filter will work on this telescope.
          Q: "The eyepieces come with the 70EQ are they made of plastic or glass?"
          A: The eyepieces are made of glass.
          Q: "Do these telescopes come with the tripod? ?"
          A: Yes, the Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope comes with the tripod.
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