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Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ Refractor Telescope

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About this product


  • Explore the universe and the world around you with this refractor telescope
  • Capable of up to 165 times magnification (with supplied eyepieces) to see to Jupiter and further
  • Comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm) and a 3 times Barlow lens

Product overview

• Explore the universe and the world around you with this refractor telescope
• Capable of up to 165 times magnification (with supplied eyepieces) to see to Jupiter and further
• Comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm) and a 3 times Barlow lens
• Get a clear, bright image with a 70mm aperture
• Reduce the magnification down to 10 times (35 times with supplied eyepieces) for close objects such as birds and wildlife

Special features
• Comes with an Altazimuth mount and its own tripod for stability
• Two year manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind (proof of purchase required)

What can I see with this telescope?
See the face of Jupiter or the rings of Saturn with this easy to use telescope which is also great for bird or other wildlife watching. It can reach up to 165 times magnification for great stargazing. With an aperture of 70mm, fully coated lens and ability to gather 100 times the light of the human eye you get a clear, bright image. This telescope comes with two eyepieces, one with 35 times magnification and one with 175 times magnification. There is also a three times Barlow lens which can be used with any of the eyepieces to increase their magnification.

Why choose a refractor telescope?
Refractor telescopes use lenses to collect and focus light to magnify the image. The telescope is sealed at both ends making this type less prone to distortion because of air currents or dust contamination for a steadier, sharper image. When you look through the eyepiece without a diagonal (an attachment between the telescope and eyepiece) the image will be completely inverted. The diagonal helps ensure you see the image the right way up, but left and right will still be reversed.

How easy is it to assemble?
Quick and easy to assemble without any tools this telescope comes with a finderscope and steady tripod. There is a tray under the telescope to store your alternative eyepiece and other essentials and it’s lightweight so it’s easy to transport to the best place for the perfect image. The Barlow lens can be attached between the diagonal or telescope and the eyepiece for three times the magnification.

What sort of mount does the telescope use?
This PowerSeeker telescope comes with an Altazimuth mount - great for smooth and accurate movement. Altazimuth mounts allow the telescope to move up down and side to side and are great for terrestrial use allowing you to adjust the position and follow moving objects easily. The telescope comes with The Sky X – First Light Edition astronomy software. This 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. Discover the wonders of the universe and explore the world around you with this great starter telescope.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Telescope Great telescope had it for a couple of months love it can see all sort from a distance
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quick delivery.great product pressent for my dad fot christmas x he loves it x mum dont do online so bought with my card.x
Date published: 2018-02-01
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Telescope model number Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ (21036)
Telescope type Refractor
Technical specification
Aperture 70 mm
Focal length 700 mm
Focal ratio 10
Focal length of eyepiece 1 20 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 1 35 x
Focal length of eyepiece 2 4 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 2 175 x
Barlow lens 3 x attached eyepiece
Optical features
Highest useful magnification 165 x
Lowest useful magnification 10 x
Magnitude 11.7
Light gathering power 100 x
Apparent field of view 1.4°
Linear field of view 74 ft (23 m) @ 1000 ft
Optical coating Fully Coated
Physical Dimensions
Product weight 2.7 kg
Total content weight 6.27 kg
Telescope diameter 70 mm
Telescope length 762 mm
Tripod height 1100 mm
Mount type Altazimuth
Screen No
Supplied assembled No
Package contents Celestron Powerseeker 70AZ
Altazimuth mount
2 x eyepieces
1 x Barlow lens

Can you see detailed images of the moon .planets and star

Asked by: debbie
This is classed as a beginner telescope , so Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-12-12

Hi I have broken the reflector on my Celestron 70xtelescope, where can I buy another please ,thank you

Asked by: Bill TO
For specific spare parts we would suggest contacting Celestron directly.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-10-31

Is there an adaptor or accessory to enable digital photos to be taken?

Asked by: Mrs P
You can attach a camera to just about any scope using a combination of a "T" adaptor and the correct "T ring" for the DSLR camera you intend to use, it's important to make sure you counter balance the weight of the additional camera hardware. I'd advise you do a little online research into ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY, this will highlight what kind of results are possible and what extra equipment is required.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-25

Can the celestron moon filter be used with this telescope?

Asked by: Sarah
Yes ... N.B. Typically filters attach to the lens not the Telescope, you will find a screw thread on the inside of the lens, this is where the filter attaches.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-29

can this telescope see planets and star constellations as well as the moon, looking for planets in particular. Thanks

Asked by: Xara
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-27

What is the telescope made out of, is it plastic or metal please?

Asked by: Heath
This is made from metal.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-11-07

How come this particular item has no review on this product, looking to purchase one for my son. Would like to km now which one would be suitable for a nine year old.

Asked by: Melly 7
Our reviews are submitted by customers, so this would only not have a review, if no customer has chosen to review it. We would recommend a beginner's telescope for a 9 year old, but a lot of this would be down to parents helping them set it up to get the most for the unit.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-12-14

a) What is the size of the tripod b) Can it be easily used for observing shipping

Asked by: David
The tripod stands approx 50" fully extended and approx 30" when lowered, the telescope is suited to both Sky and Terrestrial viewing.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-12-14
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