Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f13 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope
The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f13 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope is a powerful and user-friendly scope with fully coated glass optics, a sturdy yet lightweight frame, 2 eyepieces, a red dot finder scope, and an adjustable-height tripod.
The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f13 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f13 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope! You’ll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup.
- Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope: Navigate the sky with a pan 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.
- Moon Filter for reducing the brightness of the Moon for more comfortable viewing.
- An easy to use smartphone adaptor is also included to enable you to capture the Moon and planets through your telescope.
- Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, an erect image diagonal, and a Starpointer finderscope. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views.
Celestron designed this Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f13 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope as a multi-function starter-scope that can be used for both astronomical and terrestrial viewing.
Its medium aperture and long focal length allow it to draw in a generous amount of light with a high magnification potential to allow observation of the larger planets and the moon.
The included 90° diagonal has an integrated erecting prism that corrects the view to enable the scope’s use on land. Celestron includes two eyepieces for high and medium magnifications for this 70mm AZ.
This telescope is outfitted with a manual alt-azimuth mount and to make finding and tracking objects easy, there is an altitude control handle and an azimuth lock. Supporting the mount and optical tube is a stainless-steel tripod with sturdy 1.25″ diameter legs and an adjustable height from 24 to 41-inches. Its center accessory tray pulls double-duty as a convenient place to store eyepieces and smartphones while it locks the legs in place to improve stability and reduce vibrations.
Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope
Navigate the sky with a pan 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 with the AstroMaster 70AZ include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, an erect image diagonal, a moon filter, a smartphone adapter and a Starpointer finderscope. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views.
Smartphone Adapter – Image celestial or terrestrial objects with this smartphone adapter. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to any telescope eyepiece with an outside diameter of 34mm. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This adapter installs easily by placing the smartphone over the telescope eyepiece and tightening the knobs to securely lock your phone in place. The adapter accommodates most phones with the case on, but some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter.
Starry Night Software
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|Focal Length:||900mm (35″)|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:||20mm (.8″)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1:||45x|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2:||10mm (.4″)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2:||90x|
|Barlow Lens:||Not Included|
|Finderscope:||StarPointer™ red dot finderscope|
|Star Diagonal:||Erect Image Diagonal – 1.25″|
|Highest Useful Magnification:||165x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification:||10x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude:||11.7|
|Resolution (Rayleigh):||1.99 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes):||1.66 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):||100x|
|Optical Coatings:||Fully Coated|
|Optical Tube Length:||914mm (36″)|
|Optical Tube Diameter:||TBD|
|Optical Tube Weight:||TBD|
|Dovetail:||CG-5 Dovetail bar|
|Mount Type:||Manual Alt Azimuth|
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):||812.8mm – 1295.4mm (32″ – 51″)|
|Tripod Leg Diameter:||31.75mm (1.25″) steel|
|Tripod Weight:||7.6 lbs (3447.3 g)|
|Dovetail Compatibility:||CG-5 saddle plate|
|Software:||Starry Night Basic Edition | SkyPortal App|