Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope
"The best telescope is the one you use the most" so they say. The Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope was designed with travelling in mind while offering exceptional value. You get a serviceable 70mm compact refractor, a tripod, eyepieces, Barlow lens, software and a backpack to keep it all in, which makes it very portable and ideal for carrying on hikes or on camping trips. Its size and magnification also mean that it is useful for viewing wildlife. The build quality is fantastic, it feels light and empty, yet solid and pretty durable.
Super fast and easy to set up with no tools required, the Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope comes with its own preassembled aluminium full size photographic tripod to support the scope whilst in use. The tripod is a bit flimsy which makes setting up a little more tiresome, however it's suitable for starting off.
The Sky X – First Light Edition CD-ROM is also included with this product. A computerized sky map that features a 10,000 object database, 75 color images, horizontal projection, custom sky chart printing, and zoom capability. A fun, useful and educational product.
This is fantastic value for money for those just wishing to start astronomy and to find out how telescopy works. If you want a cheap but perfectly useable scope for looking at the moon and birds and ships at sea and want to use it every day, you won't go wrong with this little beauty.
|Aperture (mm)||70 mm (2.76 in)|
|Focal Length||400 mm (16 in)|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)||20 mm (0.79 in)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||20 x|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm)||10 mm (0.39 in)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2||40 x|
|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 (Compared to human eye)||100 x|
|Optical Coatings||Fully Coated|
|Warranty||2-year Telescope Warranty|