Use the Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ to learn about our solar system! With this Astromaster telescope, it is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn.
The quick and easy no-tool setup will have you ready to observe in a matter of minutes.
For excellent evening viewing, the 70EQ offers brilliant, distinct views of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more.
Manual German Equatorial telescope
Two slow motion control knobs included with the AstroMaster mount enable you to precisely orient the telescope in both the Right Ascension (RA) and Declination (DEC) axes.
Starry Night Software
Learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to organise your next observing session by downloading Celestron's Starry Night Software. The best astronomy software package available today, Celestron Starry Night Software, offers tools and information for viewing our solar system and beyond.
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope
- Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
- Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
- German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
- Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
- All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
- Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
- BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
an upright image diagonal
20mm and 10mm eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views.
Technical Specifications Optical Tube:
Optical Design: Refractor
Aperture: 70mm (2.75")
Focal Length: 900mm (35.43")
Focal Ratio: f/13
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20mm (.78")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 45x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm (.4")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 90x
Barlow Lens: Not Included
Finderscope: Built-on StarPointer red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal: Erect Image Diagonal - 1.25"
Optical Tube: Aluminium
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 Coating: Fully Coated
Optical Tube Length: 914mm (36")
Optical Tube Diameter: TBD
Optical Tube Weight: TBD
Dovetail: CG-2 Dovetail bar
Technical Specifications Mount:
Mount Type: CG-2 Equatorial
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 812.8mm - 1295.4mm (32" - 51")
Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25") steel
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight: 7.6 lbs (3.44 kg)
Slew Speeds: Manual
Dovetail Compatibility: CG-2 saddle plate
Software: Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight: TBD
Included Items: Optical tube
Tripod and mount (pre-assembled)
20mm and 10mm eyepiece
Erect Image Diagonal
Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.