Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ

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About this product

Model:  cel_astrmstr-70az
Part Number:  21061

Kids love this telescope because it looks and feels precisely how they imagine a telescope to be. It can also be used for terrestrial observing so is a good choice if you have a room with a view. 

Please don't let it's low price mislead you, the Celestron Astromaster 70AZ is not a department-store toy. The 70mm aperture, long focal-ratio and coated optics provide pleasing views of Jupiter and some of it's moons. Saturn with it's rings is easily identifiable and the lunar surface will show a wealth of detail. Some of the brighter deep-sky targets are also within reach including the Orion nebula, M13 Globular cluster in Hercules and the beautiful double-star Albireo. 

Includes 10mm & 20mm Celestron eyepieces. 

FEATURES

  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer
  • Erect image optics - suitable for terrestrial observing and astronomy
  • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
  • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch - for smooth and accurate pointing
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
  • All coated glass optics for clear, sharp views
  • Tripod accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
  • “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

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Specifications

Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture (mm) 70 mm (2.76 in)
Focal Length900 mm (35 in)
Focal Ratio13
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 145 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm)10 mm (0.39 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 290 x
FinderscopeBuilt-on StarPointer
Star Diagonal Erect Image Diagonal - 1.25"
Mount TypeAltazimuth
Tripod1.25" steel tube legs
Highest Useful Magnification165 x
Lowest Useful Magnification10 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude11.7
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.99 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)1.66 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 100 x
Apparent Field of View1.1
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)58 ft (18 m)
Optical CoatingsFully Coated
Optical Tube Length36 in (914 mm)
Warranty2-year Telescope Warranty

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

Quick Setup Guide for AstroMaster 70AZ & 90AZ (PDF) 

AstroMaster Manual (70AZ, 90AZ, 114AZ) (PDF)

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