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Celestron Solar Observer 70 Telescope

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Aperture
70mm
Brand
Celestron
Component
10mm (40x) Eyepiece 2
Eyepiece 1
20mm (20x)
Features
Alt-Az Mount
Finderscope
5x24
Focal Length
400mm
Focal Ratio
f/5.7
Optical Design
Refractor
Telescopes Series
Celestron Solar Telescopes
User Level
For the Beginner
Weight
3.3 lbs.

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  • 70mm Refractor telescope with included Solar Filter
  • Erect image diagonal so your views are correctly oriented
  • Also great for land based terrestrial viewing
  • Backpack case included
  • Includes TheSkyX Astronomy Software
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Celestron Solar Observer 70 Telescope
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    OBSERVE TERRESTRIAL, & CELESTIAL VIEWS!!

    By David

    from NORTH ANDOVER, MA.

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • NO CON'S TO TALK ABOUT

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Bird Watching
    • Bright Conditions
    • Hiking/Backpacking
    • Hunting
    • Low Visibility
    • Travel

    Comments about Celestron Solar Observer 70 Telescope:

    HAYNEEDLE.COM ASSISTS YOU IN OBSERVING TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL AWSOME VIEWS!!!

    SO DON'T MISS OUT!!!

    OR YOU WILL MISS THEM!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    CELESTRON SOLAR OBSERVER 70 TELESCOPE

    By Charles

    from S.RICHMOND HILL,NY

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate

    Cons

    • The tripod is to light

    Best Uses

      Comments about Celestron Solar Observer 70 Telescope:

      Nice light package, backpack is nicely padded to protect the scope. THe only reason I give it 4 out of 5 stars is that the tripod just doesn't cut it, I know that it was made light to keep the weight down but I'd rather have a little more weight from the tripod just to get more stability, any bit of wind and the telescope starts shaking, I put the scope on one of my heavier tripods and the shaking problem was gone, otherwise it's a nice package and worth the money, the telescope itself is excellent.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      You get what you paid for

      By Grimlock

      from Mountain View, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Celestron Solar Observer 70 Telescope:

        I got this for viewing the Transit of Venus. The filter does what it supposed to do. The scope itself does what it suppose to do. For a price like this there is not too much to complain. The mount though is pretty much useless.

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        4.0

        good value

        By JK

        from Bay Area

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Solar Observer 70 Telescope:

        at [$] this telescope is a great value I think. Setup very easy. The only thing that I was not dancing up and down for joy about was that it's so light, breathing on it hard seemed to be enough to move it out of alignment, I ended up anchoring the tripod with gum

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Does what it's supposed to do

        By MB

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Solar filter included
        • Standard tripod attachm't

        Cons

        • Flimsy tripod

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Solar Observer 70 Telescope:

        Inexpensive little telescope. Two fixed-focus eye pieces. Very cheap and flimsy tripod. That's likely to make it all fit into a small backpack which is included. Can be used with a regular tripod, though the "foot" on the scope only fits in one position, in line with the telescope. Fortunately, we have two tripods, one supporting the orthogonal position and one the in-line. Considering you'd have to pay some $40+s/h for the solar filter alone, it's an ok deal.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Initially, talked to a gal on the phone. Very friendly and helpful. Buying and checkout on website without problems. Delivered on time. I would use this store again and recommend it.

        • Was this a gift?:
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