Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope
Item # CE-21061
  • The new Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ telescope is a refractor telescope with 70mm of aperture for great views of the Moon, planets, stars and more!
  • The sturdy altazimuth mount has a pan handle control with clutch - for smooth and accurate pointing.
  • The new Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ telescope provides correctly oriented images and is well suited to both terrestrial and celestial viewing.
  • Includes permanently mounted Star Pointer finderscope, two eyepieces, pre-assembled tripod, "The Sky - Level 1" software and Two-Year Celestron Warranty.


Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Telescope - 70mm Refractor on Alt-Azimuth 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 AstroMaster 70AZ 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 70AZ comes complete with a pre-assembled mount and tripod. The Celestron altizimuth mount is quite stable, with pan handle control and clutch 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 AstroMaster 70 AZ - 70mm Refractor on Alt-Azimuth 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.
  • Altazimuth Mounth with pan handle control and clutch - 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: 21061
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-21061
UPC Code 050234210614
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron AstroMaster
Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - 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 N/A
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 The Sky Level 1
Counterweights Included N/A
Alignment Procedure N/A
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.

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

An excellent telescope for the money.
The optics are very good. The long 900mm focal length with a 70mm objective lens - you are not going to be bothered with CA, no color fringing to interfere with images.

The eyepieces are fair, the low power 45x is ok and the 90* diagonal is ok. BUT - to get the best views I use an Astro Tech
1.25" 99% Reflectivity dielectric mirror diagonal. And some higher quality eyepieces. Then you can really see how good this scope will perform! This one is a keeper.

The last Mars opposition - not a good one, but I could see an ice cap and some of the larger dark areas on Mars. Jupiter looms fairly large and shows quite a lot of detail & banding. Saturn at 150x is gorgeous!

But the Moon!! It really shows lots and lots of detail, mountains & craters are sharply defined. You can even see the dozens of tiny craters that are between Copernicus & Eratosthenes.

A great scope. A keeper!

1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Russell / (Posted on 10/4/2013)
I got this scope to take out on camping trips. It works great and OPT was able to ship it out to me the same day that I ordered it.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Nathan / (Posted on 9/19/2013)
Its a good first time scope for beginners to astronomy. One can distinguish Saturn although quite small in the eyepiece (~1 mm in sizewhen viewed at 45x magnification. However the image quality is limited by the amount of light entering the scope, so trying to use a higher magnification didnt help much. Looking at stars was a bit difficult as they appeared faint in the eyepiece. One needs to be as far away from artificial light sources to get improved contrast.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Chaven / (Posted on 3/9/2011)
Included Items

Included Items

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