Celestron ExploraScope 70AZ Telescope

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  • A classic refractor telescope with a fresh, new look
  • New altitude slow motion rod
  • StarPointer finderscope
  • Works for daytime terrestrial observing and astronomical viewing
  • Includes 2 eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens
$174.00
Availability: In Stock
Item code: 22101

The Explorascope 70AZ is a manual alt-azimuth, refractor telescope perfect for celestial viewing on the go. The Explorascope 70 can view the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy.

Setting up the telescope is a breeze. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The total telescope kit weighs in at just 6.1 pounds—perfect for impromptu observing sessions or transporting wherever life’s adventures take you.

Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope

Navigate the sky with a panning handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track your object in the eyepiece.

Accessories Included

The Explorascope 70AZ comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), 3x Barlow lens, 90° erect image diagonal, and a finderscope. Choose the 20mm eyepiece for low power or the 4mm eyepiece for higher magnification views. The finderscope helps you quickly center an object in the eyepiece for easier observing. For even more magnification, connect your 3x Barlow lens to triple the power of each eyepiece. Combined with the Barlow lens, this telescope provides up to 105x magnification (20mm eyepiece) or 525x magnification (4mm eyepiece).

Starry Night Software

Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our Solar System and beyond. 

Data sheet

Optical Design
Refractor
Focal Ratio
f/10
Software
Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal app
Barlow Lens
3x (1.25")
Lowest Useful Magnification
10x
Highest Useful Magnification
165x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
11.7
Mount Type
Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height Adjustment Range
Aluminum, 52" max height
Aperture
70mm (2.76")
Focal Length
700mm
Optical Coatings
Fully coated glass optics
Star Diagonal
Erect image 90° (1.25")
Finderscope
StarPointer red dot finder
Resolution (Rayleigh)
1.99 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
1.66 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power
100x
Optical Tube Length
32"
Total Telescope Kit Weight
6.1 lbs
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1
20mm (1.25")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
35x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2
4mm (1.25")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2
175x

Optics
Optical Design
Refractor
Focal Ratio
f/10
GoTo Control
Software
Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal app
Included Accessories
Barlow Lens
3x (1.25")
Other features
Lowest Useful Magnification
10x
Highest Useful Magnification
165x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
11.7
Mount Type
Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height Adjustment Range
Aluminum, 52" max height
Aperture
70mm (2.76")
Focal Length
700mm
Optical Coatings
Fully coated glass optics
Star Diagonal
Erect image 90° (1.25")
Finderscope
StarPointer red dot finder
Resolution (Rayleigh)
1.99 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
1.66 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power
100x
Optical Tube Length
32"
Total Telescope Kit Weight
6.1 lbs
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1
20mm (1.25")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
35x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2
4mm (1.25")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2
175x
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