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Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope

Item# CELE305
 
4.5

(5 Ratings)

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  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
  • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece

 

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What's Included?

Planetarium Software

Description

Celestron PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power.


Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year round, and Celestron’s PowerSeekers are the ideal choice for families looking for an affordable and high quality telescope that will provide many hours of enjoyment for children and adults alike.


PowerSeekers are quick and easy to set up – even for the novice. No tools are required for assembly!


Their sturdy equatorial mounts are perfect for tracking objects in the night sky, and the collapsible alt-azimuth mounts are perfectly suited for terrestrial (land) viewing as well as astronomical use.


All of Celestron’s PowerSeekers include a full range of eyepieces plus a 3x Barlow lens that provides an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of the unaided eye!


PowerSeekers are designed and manufactured using all fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity.


Erect Image Optics are ideal for terrestrial (land) and astronomical (sky) use.


The Sky Level 1 Software Locates and identifies thousands of celestial objects on your laptop or PC with “The Sky” Level 1 software included FREE with every PowerSeeker model.


Features:


  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
  • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
  • 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
  • Accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
  • The Sky - Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images

Supplier Sku:
21037
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Warranty

2-Year Limited

Features

Equatorial Mount

Brand

Celestron

Finderscope

5x24

GPS

No

GoTo

No

Optical Design

Refractor

Aperture

70mm

Focal Length

700mm

Focal Ratio

f/10

Mount Design

German Equatorial

Eyepiece 1

20mm

Highest Useful Magnification

150x

Star Diagonal

1.25 Inch

User Level

For the Beginner

Component

4mm Eyepiece 2

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Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Quality lenses (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (4)
    • Bird watching (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (3)

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    5.0

    This will be a Christmas gift .

    By Glenn

    from GA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope:

      NONE AT THIS TIME HAVE NOT OPEN THE BOX.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great

      By Kaitlyn

      from HUDSON,WI

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bird Watching

        Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope:

        it was a pretty simple set up and it works great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        It arrived broken!!

        By Joyce

        from ANDOVER,MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope:

              The telescope was delivered promptly has promised. However, after opening the package, we realized the telescope was broken. I have sent an e-mail to Hayneedle inquiring about a replacement and have not had a reply - it's has only been two days. I hope this isn't an indication of their service!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (31 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best chose for beginers!

              By N. Leslie Mark [HUN]

              from Hungary

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to use
              • Eyepices and Barlow lens
              • Good lenses
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Small tray
              • Thin leg

              Best Uses

              • Animal watching
              • Astronomy
              • Bird Watching
              • Territorial observation

              Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope:

              I saw the product in the throwaway. I think it is a good chose for a beginers astronomer. You can use it for territorial observation, because the closest focus is about 5-6 meter. You can use bird watching too, but the bird easly fly away. It's easly to pice out. The 4, and the 20 mm eyepices is very useful. But the leg's is thin, and the tray is too small, but it's not a big problem. - sorry my english -

              (69 of 70 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent beginner scope or guiderscope

              By Josh K

              from Rio Rancho, NM

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Bird Watching
                • Travel

                Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope:

                I originally purchased this scope with one purpose in mind, to use as a piggyback guidescope on top of my main telescope (C10N-GT). It is a perfect match aesthetically, and in function. The scope tube is rigid and the focuser is very smooth. At 70mm aperature, the scope is sensitive enough to pick up enough guide stars to track on with an autoguider camera. It is a lightweight scope so it does not add a significant load to an autoguiding setup/mount.

                As a scope by itself, it is perfect for Solar system viewing and entry imaging, and some nebula viewing. Much beyond that and you'll need more aperature. The mount supplied with the scope is adequate for lightweight duty and easy to transport. The fine adjustment controls are a major plus. The only part of the whole setup I found to be low quality is the 3x barlow supplied with the kit. It's a plastic casing and prone to flexure and wobbling from being an imperfect fit into the eyepiece reticule.

                Views of the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter are excellent even at high magnification. Attached is a picture my 4 yr old daughter took of the Moon through this scope at sunrise, and one I took of Saturn the evening before.

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