Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Refractor Telescope

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Model Number: 21037
Web Code: 10227503

Overview

The Celestron PowerSeeker series of telescopes is designed for awesome entry-level performance for the aspiring astronomer, giving them the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power. This telescope features a portable yet powerful design with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy

$170.98

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Why it makes a great gift

  • Refractor optical design is ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • "The SkyX - First Light Edition" astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
  • 70mm aperture offers superior light-gathering capabilities so you can view the stars easily even when it's pitch dark out

Other features

  • 700mm focal length for exceptional magnifying power
  • Equatorial mount follows the rotation of the sky by having one rotational axis parallel to the Earth's axis of rotation
  • 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
  • Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
  • Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
  • Accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
  • 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
  • Equip your AstroMaster or Powerseeker equatorial mount with this Celestron motor drive and your telescope will automatically track the stars as they move across the sky

Recommended Application

Lunar & Planetary
Yes
Terrestrial
Yes
Dual Purpose (Astronomical & Terrestrial)
Yes

Features

Optical Design
Refractor
Aperture
70 mm
Focal Length
700 mm
Focal Ratio
10
Magnification(s)
35x; 175x
Eye Piece(s)
20 mm; 4 mm
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
660.4 mm
Mount Type
Equatorial
Motorized Mount
No
Alignment Procedure
Manual Alignment
Slow Motion Controls
Yes
Tool-Free Setup
Yes
Weight (Including Tripod)
8.2 kg
  • Manual
  • 3x Barlow Lens
  • Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • The SkyX Astronomy Software

  • Not so good
    by

    from Toronto, ON on January 2, 2018

    Doesn't tighten, moves,Weight can't be used, I'd look at a different one this will be going back.


  • Good product
    by

    from Montréal, QC on October 19, 2016

    It works perfectly ,the EQ mount is very convenient for tracking the object. I would recommend this for beginner like me.


  • Nice Telescope
    by

    from Halifax NS on June 27, 2015

    I purchased this telescope for myself a couple weeks ago. It was a great purchase. The telescope works perfectly and i could see very nice close ups of the moon and some planets. I could see Saturn and Jupiter with its moons no problem without even using the magnifier. I recommend this to anybody looking to buy their first telescope.


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