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Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope

  • For Astronomical and Terrestrial Use with its Erect image optics
  • Permanently Mounted StarPointer
  • Smooth & Accurate Handling with the Pan Handle Alt-Az Mount
  • All Coated Glass Optics For Clear & Crisp Image
  • Quick & Easy No-Tool Setup
  • Rugged 1.25" Steel Tube legs Tripod
  • Accessory Tray for Storage of Accessories
  • Celestron 2 Years Limited Warranty
  • SKU: CEL-21061
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    Regular Price: $234.95

    Sale Price $219.90

    Retail Price $265.00

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    Description



    Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

    Celestron Astromaster Series Telescopes are dual purpose telescope ideal for both Astronomical and Terrestrial Use. Each Astromaster Model is capable to give correct views of land and sky.

    Features with premium coated optics for bright & clear view and precision construction, no matter which Astromaster Telescope size you choose, you will be able to view craters of the moon, moons of jupiter and the ring of saturn. For deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulae, Astromaster Newtonian Reflectors with large aperture are more suitable.

    Astromaster 70AZ Telescope is come with Altazimuth Mount, suitable for those who use telescope to view more on landscape than astronomy.

    Astromaster 70AZ Features:
  • Permanently Mounted StarPointer
  • Quick & Easy No-Tool Setup
  • All Coated Glass Optics For Clear & Crisp Image
  • Rugged 1.25" Steel Tube legs Tripod
  • Celestron 2 Years Limited Warranty

  • In the Box:
  • Eyepieces: 10mm, 20mm
  • Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with 10000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

  • Specification

    Additional Info

    Specifications
    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 70 mm
    Focal Length 900 mm
    Focal Ratio 13
    Finderscope Built-on StarPointer
    Star Diagonal Erect Image Diagonal - 1.25"
    Mount Type Altazimuth
    Tripod 1.25" steel tube legs
    Highest Useful Magnification 165 x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 10 x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.7
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.99 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) 1.66 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power 100 x Human Eye
    Apparent Field of View 1.1 °
    Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 58 ft (16 m)
    Optical Coatings Fully Coated
    Optical Tube Length 36 in (914 mm)
    Manufacturer Celestron
    Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
    User Level For the Beginner

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    Fantastic Quality - Review by
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    100
    To see the surprise on my son's face, Christmas morning is phenomenal. You guys are amazing, awesome website, very convenient for pick up to match the outstanding customer service and friendly staff. The quality is very clear, easy to set up and use, very impressive first telescope with unbelievable views of the Moon, Jupiter and other planets. Thanks Ozscopes!
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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability, great first telescope


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    great quality - Review by
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    We ordered this product a few months ago and have only just assembled it as it is a xmas present. Delivery was prompt. Assembling was really simple it took my husband about 10 minutes. The moon was my first target and I wasn't disappointed. Easy to focus, brilliant detail. The kids will love it , does just what I wanted it to. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
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    Birthday present for Grandson - Review by
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    We recently purchased the telescope for our grandson's birthday and he loves it.

    Delivery was prompt even to a remote location of Australia.

    Thank you very Much

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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability


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    Great product. Very light, easily transported.
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    Pros: light, portability


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    This is a perfect telescope for the first timer, easy to setup and use. Couldn't of asked for a better telescope. Highly recommend it if you are just starting out.
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    Pros: light, price, user friendly, great first telescope, Beautifully crisp image!


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    You get what you pay for - Review by
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    A very cheap telescope with limitations as a result. The tripod really needs to be higher, as you will find yourself sitting on a chair or kneeling to use it much of the time.

    I found the finderscope to be useless, perhaps because I wear glasses. I have to sight along the tube and then use a low power eyepiece to scan for the object I'm looking for. A proper finderscope would probably be a very useful addition.

    The mount is sturdy (although the tripod is too low), and the finish of the scope is good. The optics are necessarily low-end.

    Overall, this is more a toy than an entry level scope, but still better quality than many offerings around.

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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability
    Cons: tripod quality

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    Rapid delivery and a fantastic product. Easy to use, easy to set up and it provides breathtaking views of the moon and stars.
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    Pros: price, user friendly, great first telescope


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    Very good value for money - Review by
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    Very good make, impressed with the tripod. Was able to see good detail of the planets, the moon and certain nebula and star clusters. Great starter telescope with reasonable price.

    Expect to see Jupiter its cloud bands and 4 moons, Saturn and its rings and Mars when possible. Eyepieces allow for nice viewing of the lunar craters and maria. Was able to get a good glimpse of Orion Nebula and Pilades cluster.

    Great product, highly recommend!

    P.S Easy installation.

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    I got this as a Christmas present and set it up every night. The amount of detail you can see on the moon is simply amazing. I have also viewed Venus and found that the image was clear. Its a great telescope if your a beginner and I would recommend it if your starting.
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    Pros: light, easy to carry, Accurate, great first telescope


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    Positive feedback on purchase - Review by
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    Hi,

    Bought a telescope (on the 20/12/12) for my daughter's birthday and she absolutely loves it. She just turned 9 and loves setting up the telescope (with some help from her dad) and then spends ages trying to find things in the sky. Her new hobby (as the 9 year old put it) is star gazing. I would like to thank your staff member (female, sorry cannot recall her name), she was fantastic. She answered all our questions and even helped us select an appropriate telescope.

    Thanks

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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability


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    Warranty

    Celestron Limited Warranty

    Celestron warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the length of time specified by this product to the original owner. Each product will list the warranty for it on our website.

    Celestron will repair or replace the product which, upon inspection by Celestron, is 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.

    Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any binocular or spotting scope covered by this warranty within thirty calendar days of receipt. If it takes longer, the customer will be notified.

    If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your product, please contact our Customer Service.

    FAQ

    Q:
    I am looking for a beginner scope for my brother which he will probably use mostly for night viewing with a small amount of terrestrial viewing. Which would best suit my needs- this model or the 70EQ one?
    A:
    What you should be looking for is refractors telescopes as they are used for land viewing and sky viewing. I would recommend the Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ as it will be perfect for night and terrestrial viewing.
    Q:
    I am currently looking at buying my dad a telescope for Christmas. He lives up on a hill in a city and can look into the valley where the city centre is. Would this be recommended?
    A:
    For terrestrial viewing, spotting scopes (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/telescope/spotting-scope) are the best. They work best for day time viewing and have optics that are optimised to enhance the clarity and contrast of the colours in the day time. I recommend any of the Celestron Ultimas or Barska Blackhawks - Celestron Ultima 80 20-60x80 http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-ultima-80-45-20-60x-spotting-scope.html Celestron Ultima 65 - 45° Angled 18-55x http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-ultima-65-45-18-55x-spotting-scope.html Barska 18 - 36 x 50 http://www.ozscopes.com.au/barska-18-36-x-50-blackhawk-straight-eyepiece-spotting-scope.html Barska 20 – 60 x 60 http://www.ozscopes.com.au/barska-20-60-x-60-blackhawk-straight-eyepiece-spotting-scope.html The Barska are pretty good as they come with a lifetime warranty. The Celestron ones come with 2 years warranty. In terms of quality, both the Celestron Ultimas and the Barska Blackhawks are similar and both are waterproof and fogproof. Which one you choose will depend on differences in the specifications. The Celestron Ultima 80 20-60x80 has a larger objective lens size (80mm) so it'll be bulkier but it'll also let in more light and the field of view and clarity in details will be better than the others. As for magnification, you may opt for the 20-60x magnification spotting scopes if you want a higher magnification to be able to see further. If the scope will be used mainly for astronomy and a little bit of land viewing, then any of the refractor telescopes would be good. (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/telescope/refractor-telescope) I would recommend the 70AZ (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/refractor-telescope-celestron-astromaster-70az.html) or the 909AZ (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/saxon-909az3-refractor-telescope.html) as the mount will make it easier to use for land viewing :)
    Q:
    Are you able to gift wrap items?
    A:
    Unfortunately, at this time we don't actually offer gift wrapping for any of our products.
    Q:
    I am interested in purchasing a telescope to view planets, stars etc. Can you recommend an easy to use model for around $300?
    A:
    The AstroMaster 70AZ is an excellent telescope for around the $300 mark. It is very easy to use and great for beginners. It will give you a fantastic view of the moon and a basic view of the planets. Generally, if you are after a view of the planets, it is best to get a telescope with the biggest aperture for you budget. If you were happy to go a little over the $300 mark, then you could consider the AstroMaster 90AZ, which is a bigger version of the 70AZ. This has a 90mm aperture, so you will get a bigger, brighter picture. We currently have this on sale for $338.95. http://www.ozscopes.com.au/refractor-telescope-celestron-astromaster-90az.html If you wanted to consider a reflector telescope, you could also consider the SkyWatcher 114mm SW450 which can be found on our website here: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/skywatcher-114mm-reflector-telescope.html Reflector telescopes are an open tube and use mirrors to produce the image. They require more maintenance than a refractor telescope which is a sealed tube. They tend to produce a bigger, brighter image but not quite so sharp as a refractor telescope.

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