Celestron C5 XLT Spotting Scope

Celestron C5 XLT Spotting Scope


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Model:  celestron-c5-52291
Part Number:  52291
Brand:  Celestron


Celestron 2 Year Warranty

Celestron products include a two year warranty except binoculars and spotting scopes which have limited lifetime warranties.


  • C5 Spotting Scope
  • 25mm (50x) Eyepiece
  • 45° Erect Image Diagonal
  • Lens Caps
  • Soft Sided Case
  • 6x30 Erect Image Finderscope
  • User Guide & Guarantee

The Celestron C5 Spotting Scope offers a 5" (127mm) aperture, 1250 mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system. The high optical excellence is the reason NASA used this telescope for several space shuttle missions.

The C5 spotting scope is an ideal choice for the serious bird watcher, nature lover or anyone who enjoys beautiful views from their home or in the field. At just six pounds in weight and 11 inches in length, this spotting scope is a portable visual and photographic instrument with a wide variety of optional accessories to expand it's capabilities.

The 5" aperture will outperform most smaller aperture spotting scopes. Offering 4½ times more light gathering ability than a 60 mm spotting scope and 2½ times more than an 80 mm scope, Celestron's C5 is the clear choice when a powerful instrument delivering bright, crisp views is what you require.

The near-focus of approximately 20 feet allows you to observe plant life, wildlife, birds or insects. The C5 is also a very capable telescope for astronomy and operates as a powerful 1250 mm f/10 telephoto lens for photography (optional T-adapter and T-ring required). The tripod adapter block on the C5's tube makes easy work of mounting the instrument onto a photo-tripod.

Supplied with soft sided carrying case.


  • 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Design
  • StarBright XLT Coatings
  • 25 mm (50x) 4-element Plossl Eyepiece
  • 45° Erect Image Diagonal
  • 6x30 Erect Image Finderscope
  • Water-Resistant Soft-Sided Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty 

Product Specifications

Apparent Field of View 1 °
Eye Relief (mm) 22 mm (0.87 in)
Close Focus (Binoculars) 20 ft (6.1 m)
Optical Coatings StarBright
Weight (oz) 96 oz (2722 g)
Camera Adaptable Yes

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Q1. How much does this spotting scope weigh?

The C5 spotting scope weighs 2,722g / 96oz.

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