Celestron Explorascope 70AZ Telescope

Model Number: 22101
Web Code: 10450224

Overview

Explore the wonders of the Solar System and beyond with the ExploraScope 70AZ. This 70mm refractor telescope has an f/10 focal ratio, making it great for studying objects like the Moon, rings of Saturn, and the constellations. The ExploraScope 70AZ comes with a StarPointer finder which projects a red dot to help locate and align objects.
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    Why it's a great gift

    • Refractor telescope is ideal for beginner astronomers and amateur stargazers
    • Includes interactive astronomy software to aid your introduction to astronomy
    • StarPointer finder projects a red dot to assist with alignment and locating of objects
    • With a 70mm aperture they'll be able to view the phases of Mercury and polar caps on Mars

    Other features

    • The aperture diameter of 70mm and 700mm focal length create an f/10 focal ratio, perfect for observing terrestrial and astronomical objects
    • Comes with a scratch-resistant powder-coated aluminum tripod
    • Includes 2 eyepieces with a 35x and 175x magnification
    • 3x Barlow lens increases the magnifying power of each eyepiece from 35x to 135x and 175x to 525x
    • Fully coated glass optics for enhanced clarity
    • Slow motion control with oversized grip for smooth and precise tracking and pointing
    • Accessory tray stores the eyepieces, Barlow lens, and more
    • Take amazing photos by attaching your camera to this telescope with a T-Ring for Canon EOS cameras (10488630) or a T-Ring for Nikon cameras (10488631), as well as a universal 1.25" T-Adapter (10488632) - all accessories sold separately
    • Manufacturer offers a 2-year warranty
    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; 175x Eyepiece
    Expertise Level
    Beginners
    Eye Piece(s)
    2 mm
    Barrel Size
    31.75 mm
    Field of View
    61 ft
    Filter(s)
    None
    Finderscope
    Yes
    Computerized
    Not Computerized
    Highest Useful Magnification
    140x
    Lowest Useful Magnification
    10x
    Resolution (Rayleigh)
    1.99 arcsec
    Resolution (Dawes)
    1.7 arcsec
    Optical Tube Length
    686 mm
    Mount Type
    Alt-Azimuth
    Motorized Mount
    No
    Alignment Procedure
    StarPointer Finder Scope
    Slow Motion Controls
    Yes
    GPS
    No
    Aux Port
    No
    Tool-Free Setup
    Yes
    Width - Folded
    28 cm
    Height - Folded
    19 cm
    Depth - Folded
    109 cm
    Width - Expanded
    102 cm
    Height - Expanded
    135 cm
    Depth - Expanded
    109 cm
    Weight (Including Tripod)
    3.18 kg
    • 70mm Refracting Telescope
    • StarPointer FinderScope
    • 2 Eyepieces
    • 3x Barlow Lens
    • Full Height Aluminum Tripod
    • Interactive Astronomy Software

    • Fun entry telescope
      by

      from Calgary, AB on 5 mars 2017

      For the price, you know that this is an entry level telescope. It is easy enough to assemble, requires you to point it at objects in the sky yourself, and teaches you how to focus and determine good nights for "seeing". Make sure you tighten all the bolts to keep the telescope steady. With the supplied 20 mm eyepiece, you can explore the moon, see the crescent in Venus, and I can see Jupiter and its moons from my backyard near downtown on the Prairies. The 4 mm is harder to use in this situation due to light pollution (there is too much refraction in the atmosphere and everything appears fuzzy), but I have used it in better conditions and its okay. I will say that the 3x Barlow lens is not all that great. I get some chromatic aberrations even in darker skies. I went on to buy a 6 and 12 mm Celestron Omni eyepieces and they are a good fit. With these, I can make out Jupiter's larger bands again from a light polluted backyard! The only issue I can see with this telescope is you are going to use it, could love astronomy, and then move on to something bigger!


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