About this product
Part Number: 22070-CGL
Great beginner scope with some useful accessories, including a tracking motor!
Observe Jupiter and a number of it's moons, Saturn and it's rings and the Moon's deep craters and dark flat plains.
Ready to use within minutes with Celestron's no-tool set up.
The AstroMaster's German equatorial type has two slow motion control knobs and a motor for automatic tracking of targets as they move across the sky.
- An 80mm aperture refractor
- German equatorial mount with setting circles – to locate and track sky objects
- Motor drive included for tracking the stars
- Smartphone adaptor for capturing images of the Moon and planets
- Adjustable, full height steel tripod with deluxe accessory tray
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, erect image diagonal, and a finderscope
- Download Starry Night Basic Software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
Motorised German Equatorial telescope
This telescope comes with a simple motor drive to allow the telescope to track celestial objects as they move across the sky. This easy-to-install RA motor drive compensates for the Earth’s rotation, so the telescope tracks a star’s movement through the night sky from east to west. When the telescope mount is properly polar aligned and the RA drive is attached and running, the user need only make occasional adjustments in declination (Dec) to keep an object in the eyepiece for long periods of time. The Celestron single-axis motor drive runs on a 9V battery, so there are no cords to get in the way. The drive can be used in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. To change hemispheres (reverse the motor’s direction), simply by flip the N/S switch on the face of the motor drive. It is also simple to change the speed of the motor. A “Speed Rate Regulator” knob is located just under the power indicator and can be turned in either direction to slow down or speed up the motor. Since solar system objects like the Moon and planets move through the sky at different rates than deep-sky objects do, this gives you the ability to match the motor’s speed to the particular type of object you are observing.
Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, erect image diagonal, and a finderscope. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views. Also included is a smartphone adaptor for taking images of the Moon and planets.
Starry Night Software
Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond.
Also included is a smartphone adaptor. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to any telescope eyepiece with an outside diameter of 34mm. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This adaptor installs easily by placing the smartphone over the telescope eyepiece and tightening the knobs to securely lock your phone in place. The adaptor accommodates most phones with the case on, but some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adaptor.
What's in the box
- Optical Tube Assembly
- Accessory Tray
- Red Dot Finderscope
- 20mm & 10mm Eyepiece
- Smartphone Adapter
- 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
Quick Setup Guide for AstroMaster 70EQ and 90EQ (PDF)
AstroMaster EQ Manual (PDF)
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |Looks good, but could (and should) be so much better.
Monday, 30 May 2022 | Malcolm
Fit and finish are good. However eye placement is hyper critical to getting a half decent view at the eyepiece. Compared to my other refractor telescopes ( Skywatcher and Vixen), this Celestron Astromaster is like looking through a wobbly straw ~ not a pleasant or relaxing experience. My advice is keep your packing boxes in case you decide to return the scope.
Friday, 3 December 2021 | Dawn
Wanting to buy a first telescope for my husband and not knowing where to start I was advised to contact FLO .
I am so pleased I did - the advice was superb.
Nothing seemed to be a bother and the scope was sent out really quickly.
As the telescope is a Christmas gift we have yet to try it out so cannot comment on the device itself!
I will definitely recommend and return to FLO for any other purchases in the future.
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