Note: The standard 25mm eyepiece that comes with the Celestron C5 Spotter Angled Spotting Scope will give you a fixed magnification of 50x. If you'd like a variable zoom capability (the ability to zoom in and out), you will have to purchase a Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (CEL-93230) separately. This will allow you to achieve a magnification range of 50x - 155x magnification which is amongst the most powerful spotting scopes available.
Celestron C5 XLT Spotting Scope
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Chosen and trusted by NASA for many space shuttle missions, now on Earth the Celestron C5 XLT Angled Spotting Scope is a 5" (127mm) aperture, 1250 mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system that's as suited to the outdoors as it is to outer space.
Ideal for Some Serious Viewing
The Celestron C5 XLT Spotting Scope is an ideal choice for the serious bird watcher, nature lover or anyone who enjoys beautiful views -either from your home or in the field. At just six pounds in weight and 11 inches in length, this spotting scope is a completely portable visual and photographic instrument that performs well in any viewing location. Further, Celestron offers a wide variety of optional accessories to expand the capabilities of this special instrument.
With a 5" aperture, The C5 Spotting Scope is simply outperform others 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 brilliant, crisp views is what you require.
The C5 spotting scope is a wonderfully versatile instrument, and its near focus of approximately 20 feet allows you to observe plant life, wildlife, birds or insects with ease. At the same time, the C5 can also be used as an astronomical telescope. In addition, the C5 goes easily from working as a powerful spotting scope to being a high performance 1250 mm f/10 telephoto lens.
Photography couldn't be easier, because the C5 is designed to be fully camera adaptable. To take professional quality shots with the C5, just attach the correct optional T- Adapter and T-Ring for your 35 mm SLR camera to the back of the C5 spotting scope, and you're ready to shoot. The tripod adapter block on the C5's tube makes easy work of mounting the instrument onto a tripod for either viewing or photography. The C5 comes complete inside its own soft sided carrying case.
Celestron C5 Spotter Spotting Scope General Features:
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Celestron warrants this spotting scope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the spotting scope usable lifetime to the original owner.
Celestron will repair or replace this spotting scope which, upon inspection by Celestron, are found to be defective in materials or workmanship and within the definitions of the limits described below.
This warranty is effective January 1, 2012 and supersedes all other warranties as noted in brochures, instruction manuals, product packaging, etc.
This warranty does not cover products that have been subject to abuse, misuse, physically damaged, altered, or had unauthorized repairs or modifications. This warranty does not cover defects due to normal wear and tear and other conditions.
OZhut shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace this spotting scope covered by this warranty within 30 calendar days of receipt and if it takes longer the customer will be notified.
Limitations of Normal Wear and Tear
Spotting scope exteriors (rubber or other material) are fully covered for 5 years against defects in materials and workmanship but small scratches or blemishes are not covered.
Lens caps/covers, eyecups, cases/pouches, and straps are fully covered for 2 years against defects in materials and workmanship but are not covered for accidental loss.
Optical coatings may develop over time small blemishes through normal wear and tear or abuse under various environmental conditions and are not covered and the determination is at the sole discretion of Celestron.
Other Limitations Not Covered
The basic optical system is covered for the useful life of the binoculars or spotting scope for the original owner.
Collimation/Optical Alignment issues must be claimed within 30 days of purchase.
Loss of the binoculars or spotting scope or of lens caps/covers, eyecups, cases/pouches, or straps are not covered.