Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ Telescope
Item # CE-21062
  • The Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ Retractor Telescope is a perfect beginner's telescope with 70mm of aperture for great views of the Moon, planets, star clusters, bright nebulae, large galaxies and more!
  • Setting circles are included to help locate objects in Right Ascension and Declination.
  • The sturdy Celestron CG-2 Equatorial Mount will allow you to follow the movements of objects as they cross the sky and includes slow motion controls on both axis.
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope projects a red laser dot onto a non-magnified viewing window for easy aiming.
  • The Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ Refractor Telescope provides correctly oriented images and is well suited to both terrestrial and celestial viewing.
  • Includes great accessories like the finderscope, two eyepieces, pre-assembled tripod, "The Sky - Level 1" software and Two-Year Celestron Warranty.


Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ - 70mm Refractor on CG-2 Equatorial Mount

If you're looking for a great dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the Celestron AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving image correct views of land and sky. With its time tested durability and high quality optics at an affordable price, the Celestron Astro Master makes a great first telescope!

As a bonus, Celestron has included a nice selection of accessories for your new telescope with this purchase, which means you will be observing the same day you unpack the box. Accessories include two full-sized eyepieces, a Star Pointer finderscope for easy location of objects you wish to observe, and even software for your PC. "The Sky - Level 1" will let you study and print star charts from your computer screen... and that's just the beginning!

The Celestron 70mm AstroMaster telescope is a high quality, economical telescope with a superb optical system. These telescopes yield breathtaking views of the moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts, and hundreds of deep-sky objects including: galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Add an optional solar filter and you can observe activity on the Sun. While observing, you'll notice that as the Earth rotates on its axis, stationary stars appear to move across the sky causing the object you're viewing will drift out of the field view. A telescope on a mount can be aimed at a celestial object and guided with the slow motion controls to track your target!

The Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ comes complete with a pre-assembled mount and tripod. The Celestron CG-2 equatorial mount is quite stable, with setting circles and slow motion controls on both axis for easy, smooth tracking. Strict adherence to Celestron's tough quality standards for manufacturing, assembly and testing ensures that each telescope not only performs well, but remains durable after years and years of use.

Celestron 70mm Astromaster EQ Telescope - 70mm Refractor on CG-2 Equatorial Mount Features

  • Fully multi-coated optics for bright, crisp, clean images.
  • Quick release dovetail attachment for user-friendly set-up and storage. No tools needed!
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope projects a red laser dot onto a non-magnified viewing window for easy aiming.
  • German Equatorial Mount with setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects.
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs with deluxe accessory tray for convenient access to observing tools.
  • The Sky Level 1 planetarium software with a 10,000 object database and enhanced images.
Celestron Product Number: 21062
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-21062
UPC Code 050234210621
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron AstroMaster
Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 2.76"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/13
Telescope Focal Length 900mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.7
Highest Useful Magnification 165x
Optical Coatings Fully Coated
Tube Color or Finish Gloss Black
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 36"
Optical Tube Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Mount Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Dew Shield Included? No, Not Necessary
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
Finder Included Red Dot Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 20mm, 10mm
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
CD ROMs Included TheSky X First Light
Counterweights Included (2) 4.8 lbs.
Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment
Tracking Modes N/A
Objects in Database N/A
OTA Mount Type Vixen-Style Dovetail
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 18 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • Celestron AstroMaster 70mm Optical Tube
  • Permanently Mounted StarPointer Finderscope
  • Celestron 20 mm Eyepiece
  • Celestron 10 mm Eyepiece
  • Celestron CG2 Equatorial Mount
  • Tripod
  • Deluxe Accessory Tray
  • The Sky - Level 1 Software
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

I am attempting to view mountains 35 miles away. I can bring in their shape and snow fields but I am unable to sharpen the image regardless of lens used. Any suggestions? Also, can I obtain an owner's manual for this scope?
Thank you,
Bill Valentine
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