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Celestron – ExploraScope 70AZ Refractor


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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.

  • 70mm manual refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics and a lightweight frame.
  • Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup.
  • Accessories include: (20mm and 4mm), 3x Barlow lens, 90° erect image, and a finderscope.
  • Slow motion rod control for smooth and accurate pointing.
  • Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray.

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.

Optical Tube Info:
Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture70mm (2.76″)
Focal Length700mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 120mm (1.25″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 135x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 24mm (1.25″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2175x
FinderscopeStarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star DiagonalErect image 90° (1.25″)
Highest Useful Magnification165x
Lowest Useful Magnification10x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude11.7
Resolution (Rayleigh)1.99 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)1.66 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)100x
Optical CoatingsFully coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length32″
Barlow Lens3x (1.25″)
Mount Info:
Mount TypeManual Alt-Azimuth
Height Adjustment Range (includes mount and tripod)Aluminium, 52″ max height
Total Telescope Kit Weight6.1 lbs
SoftwareStarry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal app

Additional information

Weight6017 g