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Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ Reflector Telescope

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About this product

Overview

Product overview

• Look to the stars with this powerful computerised Newtonian reflector telescope
• Capable of up to 180 times magnification (70 times with supplied eyepieces)
• Comes with two eyepieces to customise your telescope for the best view
• With a 76mm aperture this telescope will give you a bright and clear image
• The magnification can be lowered down to 11 times (35 times with supplied eyepieces)
• Celestron CG-2 Equatorial Mount included
• Comes with its own tripod for stability, and accessory tray
• StarPointer finderscope to add "point and look" functionality

What can I see with this telescope?
Explore the wonders of the universe with this AstroMaster Reflector Telescope. Track comets and look at the moon and stars with ease using the supplied eyepieces to gain up to 70 times magnification. The AstroMaster 76EQ can gather up to 118 times the light of the human eye, giving you a clear view, and the aluminium optical coating provides a crisp image. With two eyepieces you can choose the ideal magnification for you.

Why choose a reflector telescope?
They can see further and fainter objects than refractor telescopes, as reflectors typically have larger apertures. This also means you are likely to benefit from a wider apparent field of view. Another advantage of reflector telescopes is that they are less prone to chromatic aberration than refractors, which means you are less likely to see random colours appearing around an image. Reflector telescopes display the image upside down. This is normal for astronomical telescopes, but will be noticeable with terrestrial viewing.

How easy is it to assemble?
You can easily assemble this telescope without using tools, and it comes with a stable tripod and counterweight system. There is an accessory tray under the telescope to store your alternative eyepiece and other essentials. The sky pointer, which is powered by one CR1620 battery (not included), can help you position your telescope to the right orientation.

How easy is it to align my telescope?
The AstroMaster 76EQ comes on a CG-2 Equatorial Mount. You can use the latitude scale and setting circles, using known points, to pinpoint other objects in the night sky. This telescope comes with The Sky X – First Light Edition astronomy software, which includes a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images so you can see exactly what it is you’re looking for.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good starter scope Easy to assemble and use, finderscipe very good, 3 inch appeture great for planets. Brilliant first telescope
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Specification

Specifications
Aperture 76 mm
Focal Length 700 mm
Focal Ratio 9.21
Eyepieces
Focal Length of eyepiece 1 20 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 1 35x
Focal length of eyepiece 2 10 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 2 70x
Optical Features
Highest useful magnification 180x
Lowest useful magnification 11x
Magnitude 11.9
Light gathering power 118x the human eye
Apparent field of view 1.4 degrees
Linear field of view 23 m (75 ft) @ 1000 yds
Optical coating Fully Coated (Aluminium)
Alignment procedures Manual
Computer hand control No
Physical Dimensions
Product weight 7.851 kg
Total content weight 11.372 kg
Telescope diameter 76 mm
Telescope length 660 mm
Tripod height 1.1 m (without EQ mount)
1.3 m (with EQ mount)
Mount type CG-2 Equatorial
Screen No
Supplied Assembled No
Package Contents
Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ
Equatorial mount
Erect image diagonal
2x eyepieces
StarPointer finderscope
Tripod and accessory tray

Can the Orion nebula be seen through this telescope? Or the Andromeda galaxy?

Asked by: Alzer32
Given a dark sky area, ideal viewing conditions and a high power lens you would be able to locate both of these objects in the night sky ... however they would appear very faint and with little detail, Andromeda galaxy would appear as little more than a milky coloured smudged disc.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-08-16

Do you hold filters to cut down on the bright imagine when the moon is full 

Asked by: Pulrick
Celestron 32mm (1.25") Eyepiece and Filter Kit Code: A74LX OR Celestron Moon Filter Code: A99LX OR Celestron AstroMaster Accessory Kit Code: A78LX
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-10

Is this telescope motorised i.e. It can track automatically stars etc If this does not what is the next model. Many thanks

Asked by: Dud17
No this is not a motorised or "GoTo" mount, we have a range of telescope that incorporate this feature. Here are a few examples ranging of varying prices. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-lcm-114mm-computerised-reflector-telescope-a08na http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-22087-nexstar-90slt-telescope-r42ux http://www.maplin.co.uk/search?sort=price-desc&text=telescope#
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-12

Would the 76EQ be a good choice for a first telescope?

Asked by: Bigson
As a starting platform yes this will be a good Telescope for viewing the moon etc, But something more substantial will benefit in regards to seeing items like the for instance the rings of Saturn etc.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-05

What is needed to mount my Nikon DSLR camera to capture images?

Asked by: Woodkentrob
You would need the appropriate locking ring for the camera and a T-Adapter lens for the telescope. For Nikon cameras, the following ring is suitable and the two lenses we do are linked below; http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-93402-t2-mount-for-nikon-cameras-r42va http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-universal-32mm-125-t-adapter-a97lx http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-universal-32mm-125-t-adapter-with-barlow-lens-a94lx
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-05-01

You mentioned about battery, of suply-ed!, where do I get this from?, How much more is it?

Asked by: steviewindows
Please see the link below http://www.maplin.co.uk/search?text=CR1620&x=0&y=0
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-23

What other eyepieces are available, other than the ones that are supplied?

Asked by: Mike
http://www.maplin.co.uk/search?text=eyepiece&x=0&y=0
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-04

Hi is this telescope good for night and day use. I'm looking for value for money also. Can you add to this telescope i.e. Such as buy more eye pieces?

Asked by: Boydie
Other eyepieces can be purchased, this can be used in the day but is made for night use
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-08
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