Celestron AstroMaster LT 70AZ inc Smartphone Adapter & Moon Filter Refractor Telescope

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Technical Specifications Unveiled:

Introducing the Celestron LT 70AZ Refractor Telescope, your gateway to crisp and captivating views of planets and the moon. Designed with simplicity and ease in mind, this telescope is perfect for novice stargazers. It comes with a robust pre-assembled tripod, complete with a deluxe accessory box for convenient storage of eyepieces and essential gear. The Celestron LT 70AZ is equipped with an easily removable dovetail connection and a pan-handle Alt-Az control, ensuring swift and smooth adjustments in positioning.

Optical Specifications:

  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Aperture: 70mm (2.76 inches)
  • Focal Length: 700mm (28 inches)
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Eyepiece 1: 20mm (0.8 inches), providing 35x magnification
  • Eyepiece 2: 10mm (0.4 inches), offering 70x magnification
  • Finderscope: Built-in StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
  • Star Diagonal: Erect Image Diagonal – 1.25 inches
  • Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • 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 the human eye): 100x
  • Optical Coatings: Fully Coated
  • Optical Tube Length: 711mm (28 inches)

Tripod and Mount:

  • Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail bar
  • Mount Type: Manual Alt-Azimuth
  • Height Adjustment Range (includes mount and tripod): 812.8mm - 1295.4 mm (32 inches - 51 inches)
  • Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25 inches) steel
  • Accessory Tray: Included
  • Tripod Weight: To Be Determined (TBD)
  • Slew Speeds: Manual
  • Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 saddle plate

Additional Components and Software:

  • Included Accessories: Optical tube, 20mm and 10mm eyepieces, finderscope, moon filter, smartphone adapter, tripod, and mount
  • Software: Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software and SkyPortal App

Phone Adapter Details:

  • Phone Compatibility: Compatible with any smartphone
  • Compatible Optics: Suitable for any 1.25" eyepiece supplied with PowerSeeker and AstroMaster telescope kits or any eyepieces with a 34mm outside diameter
  • Dimensions: 165.1mm x 114.3mm x 25.4mm (6.5 inches x 4.5 inches x 1 inch)

Why You'll Adore This Telescope:

  1. Effortless Positioning: The Celestron LT 70AZ features a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for precise and smooth pointing adjustments, making celestial exploration a breeze.
  2. Rapid Setup: Enjoy a user-friendly experience with quick telescope assembly and azimuth axis rotation to navigate the night sky.
  3. Comprehensive Package: This telescope package includes a smartphone adapter and a moon filter refractor, enhancing your astrophotography capabilities and ensuring consistently professional results.

Expert's Verdict: The Celestron LT 70AZ Refractor Telescope with Smartphone Adapter & Moon Filter is a remarkable blend of simplicity and versatility. With its easy setup, wide field of view, and suitability for all levels of astronomers, it's a portable and family-friendly design that promises celestial exploration anytime, anywhere.

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