Celestron Travel Scope 70mm - f/5.7 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit

CELESTRONSKU: C/21035

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R 2,195

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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.
  • 70mm Achromatic Refractor
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5.7 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser

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

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