Celestron AstroMaster LT 70 x 700mm Refractor Telescope

Model Number: 21074
Web Code: 10465158

Overview

This AstroMaster LT 70AZ Series telescope is a portable telescope that's easy to set up and ideal for celestial viewing. Coated optics produce bright, clear images making it easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. It's equipped with an Altazimuth mount with panning handle and clutch offer smooth and accurate pointing.
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Why it makes a great gift

  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Reflector telescope with erect image optics is ideal for celestial use, and is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts
  • The 70mm aperture allows budding astronomers to see the cloud belts of Jupiter and hundreds of star clusters

Other features

  • 700mm focal length provides great views of the night sky
  • Up to 165x magnification
  • Altazimuth mount with panning handle and clutch offer smooth and accurate pointing
  • Permanently mounted red dot StarPointer
  • Includes TheSkyX, First Light Edition astronomy software, featuring a 10,000 object database with printable sky maps and enhanced images
  • Quick-release dovetail attachment
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with steel tube legs provides a rigid and stable platform
  • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
  • Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
Lunar & Planetary
Yes
Deep Space Observing
No
Terrestrial
Yes
Dual Purpose (Astronomical & Terrestrial)
Yes
Optical Design
Refractor
Aperture
70 mm
Focal Length
700 mm
Focal Ratio
10
Magnification(s)
35x Eyepiece; 70x Eyepiece;
Expertise Level
Enthusiasts
Eye Piece(s)
2
Barrel Size
31.75 mm
Field of View
89 ft
Filter(s)
None
Finderscope
Yes
Computerized
Not Computerized
Highest Useful Magnification
165x
Lowest Useful Magnification
10x
Resolution (Rayleigh)
1.99 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes)
1.66 arcsec
Optical Tube Length
711 mm
Mount Type
Alt-Azimuth
Alignment Procedure
Manual Alignment; Solar System Align
Slow Motion Controls
No
GPS
No
Aux Port
No
Tool-Free Setup
Yes
Width - Folded
33.02 cm
Height - Folded
22.86 cm
Depth - Folded
86.36 cm
Width - Expanded
81.28 cm
Height - Expanded
114.30 cm
Depth - Expanded
76.20 cm
Weight (Including Tripod)
7.28 kg
  • AstroMaster 70mm Refractor Telescope
  • Altazimuth Mount with Panning Handle
  • Red Dot Star Pointer
  • Erect Image Diagonal
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • 10mm Eyepiece
  • Adjustable Tripod with Accessory Tray

  • Celestron Telescope
    by

    on November 22, 2018

    I bought this for my 9 year old granddaughter for a Christmas present. She is outside a lot, looking at stars, even now, two years later.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com


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