Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Refractor Telescope

Model Number: 21037
Web Code: 10227503

Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Refractor Telescope

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
$199.99
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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

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)
9.16 kg

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
2 Years
  • Manual
  • 3x Barlow Lens
  • Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • The SkyX Astronomy Software

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Reviewer Recommendation

82%

Of the 28 reviewers who responded, 23 would recommend this product.

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  • Nice Telescope
    Reviewed by Ryan - 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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  • Beginner Telescope
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Simo - May 7, 2018

    If I were a better at astronomy, I could give a more accurate opinion of this beginner, out of the Box telescope. Unfortunately, we are rookies at stargazing. We hoped we would be able to see more. We hoped it would be easier. The instructions are unclear on how to assemble as well as how to use it. Unimpressed.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • Good start scope for my 5 year old granddaughter
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Usedcars - March 15, 2019

    Took me about a 1/2 hour to put this together made sure that everything lined up. The only thing that is missing are the filters so we can get a better view without the Light haze. Got the cell phone attachment so she can see the images better. works great with the attachment just takes a while to adjust

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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