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Celestron Travel Scope 70 Refractor Outfit

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  • Portable telescope fitting inside the included custom backpack for easy travelling and storage
  • Smooth functioning altazimuth mount ideal for celestial and terrestrial viewing
  • Full size preassembled photographic tripod ensures a stable base with quick and easy no-tool set-up
  • All coated glass optical elements and erect image diagonal for clear, crisp images and correct view orientation
  • Exclusive package featuring an additional 4mm eyepiece and 3x Barlow Lens along with the standard 10mm and 20mm eyepieces and 'The Sky X - First light Edition' CD-ROM
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 Refractor Outfit + Celestron Moon Filter + Philip's Stargazing: Month-By-Month Guide to the Northern Night Sky: 2015
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 3 Kg
  • Item model number: 00141248
  • ASIN: B006MCYAH4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Dec. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Star Spotting on the Go

With the seemingly infinite number of stars and celestial objects to observe in the night time sky, it’s well understood that you are not going to be able to observe them all from one location. However, the problem with most telescopes is that they are big, heavy and bulky, making transporting them anywhere a considerably slow and cumbersome task.

Pack up your bags and prepare to see stars with the Celestron Travelscope 70 Refractor Telescope designed with traveling in mind whilst still offering the same exceptional value and quality associated with the Celestron brand. Featuring a compact and portable design, the telescope and all included accessories can be easily packed into the included custom backpack for the ideal transportation and storage solution. Take it with you on hikes, car journeys, holidays and more, having peace of mind that everything you need for clear, high-quality celestial observation is secured in one place and safe from becoming damaged or lost. When you want to use the telescope, simply remove from the bag and set-up in several extremely easy steps thanks to the preassembled, no-tools required, photographic tripod constructed out of light but strong aluminium to provide reliable stability whilst maintaining a good level of portability.

Then for an optical experience that is really out of this world, the Travelscope 70 Outfit also features all coated glass optical elements, so you experience nothing but the clearest, crispest images during both celestial and terrestrial observations, with the erect image diagonal and smooth altazimuth mount ensuring that you can correctly orientate your views and track objects with supreme ease and comfort. Furthermore, this exclusive package contains not only the standard 10mm and 20mm eyepieces and The Sky X – First Light Edition CD-ROM (featuring a 10,000 object database, colour images, custom sky chart printing and more), but also includes an additional 4mm eyepiece and 3x Barlow Lens to boost your viewing power to infinity and beyond!

Box Contains

1 x Celestron Travelscope 70
1x Preassembled Aluminium Tripod
1 x Custom backpack
1 x 4mm Eyepiece
1 x 10mm Eyepiece
1 x 20mm Eyepiece
1 x 3x Barlow Lens
1 x Sky X - The First Light Edition

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By zippy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Jan. 2014
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You wouldn't imagine a scope so cheap could be worth it, but this scope isn't only good, it's damned good, and seems very well built. Firstly, it is so light that fully packed in its strong rucksac I can hold up the whole caboodle with only my little finger. The supplied lenses are also excellent and give a nice sharp view of the Orion Nebula, I can also see some of Jupiter's moons. As for our moon I can zoom in to clearly view individual craters, though the supplied Barlow lens is dreadful, and so well worth buying a better one. I also take the scope out on my mobility scooter for very clear views of boats far out at sea, it's also great for bird watching as the field of view is wider than expected. Another great feature is the free astronomy software. I'm just an occasional amateur but the program is so easy to use and prints out a very nice, and yet fully customizable localized star map for any date of the year. I also highly recommend searching for the free download intro version of Stellarium. I knocked off one star because others are right, the supplied tripod is rather unsteady, I experience much better use of the scope with a proper camera tripod.
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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Tate on 21 Aug. 2014
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An excellent package for the price.This is not a plastic toy.Metal telescope body, quality eye pieces an acceptable stand and a very good storage bag for protection and transporting the telescope, it's nice and compact. I am very pleased with this scope and easy to set up.I noticed that a minority of customers are not to happy with the purchase. Well for starters the three eye pieces with the Barlow lens and travel pack would cost the best part of £50 and you have a decent quality scope plus the stand and disc soft ware. I'll tell you something this is a bargain, and an excellent starter package. Delivery was one day earlier than stated and well packaged.All contents were present as advertised and it's a lot better than expected for the price and a joy to use. So any beginners out there go for it, you will not find better value. By the way I am not related to this company in any way, it's just a very good piece of kit. Thankyou.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By P. Bryant on 2 Feb. 2015
For the money this is an excellent little telescope. As someone new to astronomy I wanted a low cost, value for money telescope so I can see if this is a hobby I want to pursue or whether it will end up packed away in the cupboard collecting dust before I spend the hundreds or even thousands you easily can on more dedicated astronomy telescopes.

With this scope you can get good visible detail on the moon, and we even could make out some of the moons around Jupiter. However, other than the moon, we haven't been able to get any detail on any of the other space objects so far. That said, we haven't tried it outside of the city yet and so this may be effected by the light pollution but ultimately, this is never intended as a telescope to give you amazing views of far away planets.

If you want to use it for moon gazing or test the waters in astronomy then for the money, I don't think you'll find a better option anywhere else.

For negatives there is the flimsy tripod as others have mentioned. I'm using my DSLR tripod instead which works much better.

Another negative is that the erect image diagonal (the bit on the telescope you connect the lenses to) has a plastic casing. This means that when I over-tightened the screw to grip the eyepiece it has destroyed the thread a little which means my eyepieces are no longer well secured. So, be very careful not to over-tighten the screws! Incidentally a replacement part for this in metal instead would be the same cost as the entire telescope and so for now I'm taking my chances with eyepieces falling out!

I've attached a photo of the moon I was able to get with this telescope and the relevant adaptor (you'll need a t-ring for your brand of camera). It's my first ever attempt so it's not perfect but gives you an idea the kind of image you can get with this telescope.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 12 July 2013
Bought this to watch shipping so cant comment on celestial viewing. It does exactly what I was looking for and at a fair price. I have had no problems with the tripod and was nearly put off buying this because of adverse reviews regarding this being flimsy. I am glad I took a chance and purchased this item.
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150 of 164 people found the following review helpful By Paul 1 on 17 Jun. 2012
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I can not recommend this telescope enough. It is my favorite scope. I have one other astronomical telescope, a 6" reflector which is good and gives me some wonderful views of the planets but it is very heavy and hard to transport with out a car. The Celestron travel scope 70 is designed with traveling in mind while offering exceptional value and performance. The Travel Scope is made of the highest quality materials to ensure durability. All this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance. Featuring a compact and portable design with ample optical performance, the Travel Scope is ideal for terrestrial as well as astronomical observation.The eyepieces that come with this scope are very good to. I have had some stunning views of the moon, Jupiter and its moons, two at least, and Saturn and in the day some great views of wildlife. I can not rate this telescope enough, it is Brill! A good telescope is one that you use the most and I use this scope almost everyday. I rate it for value and performance and give this scope 100%
Another thing that I would recommend is a moon filter, these are small filters that screw onto the standard eyepiece to reduce the brightness of the moon.
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