Celestron C5 XLT Spotting Scope
Celestron C5 XLT Spotting ScopeCelestron C5 XLT Spotting ScopeCelestron C5 XLT Spotting Scope
Celestron C5 XLT Spotting ScopeCelestron C5 XLT Spotting ScopeCelestron C5 XLT Spotting Scope

Celestron C5 XLT Spotting Scope

Now: £499.00 (Save:  £71.00) Was:  £570.00
  (1 Review)
✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  celestron-c5-52291
Part Number:  52291

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 

What's in the box

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


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

Downloads / Manuals

Celestron C5 Spotting Scope Instruction Manual (PDF)

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Great for versatility
Friday, 4 May 2018  | 

The five star rating is because of the versatility. It provides brighter images and a wider FOV w.r.t. a Mak 127, it packs super-nicely in its bag and it's one of the most powerful dual purposes night and day scopes. Not exceptional for hi-res work because of the large central obstruction, but it works; in this case it works great with a 7mm ortho, nothing shorter.
Great for DSOs (much better than a Mak) and for long range views during the day, generally atmospheric turbolence will be the limiting factor for magnifications.
Watch out, it's not as rugged as a standard spotting scope.

I had the spotting version of the C5 for about two years. T


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Q1. How much does this spotting scope weigh?

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