Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope £64.99 Delivered @ Picstop
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope £64.99 Delivered @ Picstop

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Edited by:"louiselouise"Found 7th Dec
Just got an email about this. One reviewer below describes it as "...a small telescope designed for viewing distant land-based targets (such as birds and trees) and for casual astronomical observations."

Most reviews suggest the tripod is the weak point but it gets good reviews overall for a 'scope of this price point.
2849640.jpg2849640.jpg2849640.jpg2849640.jpgDifficulty: Beginner
Mount: Manual Alt-Azimuth
Aperture: 0-4 inches
Focal Length: 0-1500 mm
Optical Design: Refractor

The Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope was designed with traveling in mind while offering exceptional value. The Travel Scope 70 is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. All this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance.

Featuring a compact and portable design with ample optical performance, the Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope is ideal for terrestrial as well as casual astronomical observation.

Features:
- All coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images.
- Erect image diagonal so that your views are correctly oriented.
- Smooth functioning Altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects.
- Preassembled aluminium full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform.
- Quick and easy no-tool set up.
- The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy travelling and storage.

Specifications:
Optical Design: Refractor, Aperture: 70 mm (2.76 in), Focal Length: 400mm (15.75 in), Focal Ratio: 5.71, Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79 in), Magnification 1: 20x, Eyepiece 2: 10 mm (0.39 in), Magnification 2: 40x, Finderscope: 5x24, Optical Coatings: Fully Coated, Weight: 1.5 kg 3.3 lb).

£71.38 at Amazon amazon.co.uk/Cel…Y2M
£99.99 at Argos argos.co.uk/pro…639
£74.99 at Jessops jessops.com/p/c…303

Review: telescopeobserver.com/cel…ew/
Forum discussion (from years ago): stargazerslounge.com/top…70/
More up-to-date forum discussion: stargazerslounge.com/top…70/
Another review, using a DSLR: nightskyinfocus.com/equ…70/

Celestron Comtron FirstScope 76 Telescope is mentioned in their email at £59.99 but I see it on Maplin for £44.99 via Amazon at the moment amazon.co.uk/Cel…BRO

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My son has got one of these a few years ago. Probably a little more expensive now. But for the money was decent......

....he's moved onto higher things now....just started Astrophysics degree at UCL...
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Woops, put the wrong description on - this is for the Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope. Picstop have a few others in their email but most are beaten by Maplin prices.

There's a direct link to the newsletter but it doesn't work picstop.co.uk/New…tml

My son has got one of these a few years ago. Probably a little more expensive now. But for the money was decent......

....he's moved onto higher things now....just started Astrophysics degree at UCL...

Looks a nice little scope, although casual users / beginners would probably be better off with binoculars - easier to look around the sky, smaller to carry about and can be used for easily for other purposes. You can pick up Celestron Skymaster 25x70 bins for around £70. Stellarium is well worth downloading to plan what you are going to look at - you can forward in time to see what constellations / planets will be visable.

The scope is good for the money, I have one I take camping. You will be able to see the moon (obviously). I have also seen Jupiter and Saturn (although very small). It is also quite good as a spotting scope.
I agree with the reviews, the tripod is rubbish, but couple the scope with a half decent tripod and it makes quite a good setup for a beginner.

Not a piece of glass in site - imagine the chromatic abberation

Better off with a pair of 15x70 binoculars.

nice piece of furniture too

This is tempting. Can anyone recommend anything better, a telescope or binoculars for the same price or cheaper?
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