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Celestron Inspire 70AZ Refractor Telescope - 22401

Celestron   ——   SKU: CEL-22401
$239.33 CAD
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Celestron Inspire 70AZ Refractor Telescope

  • This Celestron Inspire 70AZ Refractor has the easiest setup of any entry level scope.  With the folding accessory tray you just pop the tripod legs open, turn the lock knob and you’re ready to go.
  • Bold new design - The main lens cap of this 70AZ refractor scope by Celestron comes with a fully integrated smartphone adapter built-in; perfect for the budding astrophotographer. The asymmetrical mount design offers light weight and incredible stability. Erect image optics enables a fully correct image for easy viewing day or night, terrestrial or astronomical.
  • Red LED flashlight - Stowed in the center of the mount head, the flashlight can be used to gently illuminate the accessory tray or can be removed for use as a spotlight when needed.
  • Focus micrometer - The Celestron Inspire 70AZ Refractor allows quick return to a previous focus point for specific targets (such as bird nests, infinity focus, etc.)
  • Includes 1 free year of the “SLOOH Astronomer” subscription.  Remotely reserve, control, and image through professional grade telescopes, access to livestream SLOOH shows, and many other features – a $75 added value!

This is the lightest telescope in the Celestron Inspire series!  The Inspire 70AZ is the ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate astronomer, offers easier transport and storage, and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes.   Inspire features fully coated glass optics, a solid altazimuth mount with a unique asymmetrical design, a sturdy steel tripod with integrated fold-up accessory tray, an integrated smartphone adapter, built-in red LED flashlight, large projected reticle finderscope, erect image optics, and a focus micrometer for easily returning to a previous focus point.

The Inspire 70AZ Refractor by Celestron has an extremely easy setup.  Simply pop open the tripod legs, turn the lock knob on the accessory tray, and attach the telescope tube to the base using the quick release dovetail mount.  You are now ready to observe!

The lens cap has an integrated smartphone adapter built into it.  Place your smartphone against the rubberized friction surface on the outside of the cap so your camera is viewing through the imaging port.  Secure the smartphone using the two adjustable bungee cords.  The inside of the lens cap has a fitting that secures to your eyepiece using two set screws.  Voila!  You are now ready to take high power images through the telescope.

The mount has a red LED flashlight built-in.  Turn the flashlight on to illuminate your accessory tray with a soft red glow.  The flashlight can easily be removed from the mount to provide red light where you need it most.

The focus micrometer is a numbered scale that indicates the focuser’s position.  It allows quick return to a specific focus point for specific targets such as a bird nest, infinity focus, etc.

Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 70mm
Focal Length 700mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Optical Coating Fully coated glass optics
Eyepiece/Magnification
20mm Kellner (1.25”) / 35x
10mm Kellner (1.25”) / 70x
Star Diagonal Erect image 90 degree (1.25”)
Finderscope StarPointer Pro
Other Accessories SkyPortal app
Resolution Rayleigh: 1.99 arc seconds / Dawes Limit: 1.66 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 100x the unaided eye
Highest Useful Magnification 165x
Lowest Useful Magnification 10x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.7
Tripod Steel, 1.25” diameter, 47” max height
Included Items 70mm telescope tube, mount with tripod and folding accessory tray connected, red LED flashlight, 90 degree erect image diagonal, 20mm & 10mm Kellner eyepieces, StarPointer Pro finderscope, Free download of SkyPortal