Celestron Travel Scope 60 DX Portable Telescope with Backpack
- A Celestron Travel Scope 60 DX w/ Backpack
- A truly portable, easy to use telescope
- A portable telescope kit with everything you need: 60 mm refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics, full height tripod, travel backpack, plus lots more
- Capture images and video through your Travel Scope with the included smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release
- Also two eyepieces (20 mm and 8 mm), an erect image star diagonal, a 3x Barlow lens, and a finderscope
- Astronomical viewing at night or observation of birds, nature, and wildlife during the day
- Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing
This Travel Scope 60 DX Refractor Telescope from Celestron includes a full height tripod and lots of bonus accessories, including a smartphone adapter so you can capture images and video through the eyepiece. It all packs up into a high-quality custom backpack — ready to go wherever you wish. Whether you take it on your next camping trip or enjoy an impromptu backyard stargazing session, setting up the telescope is a breeze. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on a raised surface, such as a picnic table if that is more convenient.
By night, this Celestron Travel Scope 60 DX delivers great views of the planets, the Moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy. During the day, Travel Scope 60 DX doubles as a spotting scope. Enjoy amazing views of birds, wildlife, boats on the water, migrating whales, and much more. This Refractor Telescope, type 60 DX is a great little economical astronomical instrument for a person new to astronomy in addition to being a fun daytime telescope. The entire telescope kit weighs just 5.5 pounds, so you can take it anywhere, very easily. Navigate the sky confidently with Travel Scope 60 DX’s intuitive pan handle. The Alt-Az control with clutch allows for smooth tracking and accurate pointing. Like a photographic tripod, you can move the clutch up, down, left, or right to follow your target in the eyepiece.
Create your own images and video of celestial or terrestrial objects with the smartphone adapter, by using your own smartphone with camera. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to your Travel Scope’s eyepiece. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your smartphone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This smartphone adapter installs easily by clamping over the top of an eyepiece.
In addition to the smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release, Travel Scope 60 DX includes a full selection of optical accessories, including two eyepieces (20mm and 8mm), an erect image diagonal, a finderscope, and a 3x Barlow lens. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications so you can view your subject at low or high power. The erect image diagonal allows for more comfortable viewing and right-side-up images. The permanently mounted finderscope will help you locate objects and quickly center them in your telescope’s eyepiece. Pack your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories safely and securely in the included custom backpack, which adds to the convenience of transporting this portable telescope even when hiking.
You can also download the Lunar Landscapes eBook by Robert Reeves, to help you or your family learn about the Moon, our neighboring world. This fascinating guide will take you on a tour of the Moon’s top geographical features, from crater Tycho to the Sea of Tranquility, where Apollo 11 astronauts landed.
||Portable 60 DX Refractor Travel Scope w/ Kit
||60 mm (2.4")
||360 mm (14.17")
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:
||20 mm (0.78")
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1:
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2:
||8 mm (0.31")
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2:
||Erect Image, 45° 1.25"
|Highest Useful Magnification:
|Lowest Useful Magnification:
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude:
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):
||Coated glass optics
|Optical Tube Length:
||381 mm (15")
|Optical Tube Weight:
||3.8 lb (1.72 kg)
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):
||558.8 mm – 1066.8 mm (22"-42")
|Tripod Leg Diameter:
||31.75 mm (1.25") Aluminum
||1.8 lb (0.81 kg)
||Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software | SkyPortal App
|Total Kit Weight:
||5.5 lb (2.49 kg)
||Fits all 1.25" eyepieces or any eyepiece with an outside diameter of 45 mm or smaller
||177.8 mm x 101.6 mm x 38.1 mm (7" x 4" x 1.5")
||6 oz (170.1 g)
||Optical tube | Mount and tripod (preassembled) | 20 mm and 8 mm eyepiece | Erect image diagonal | 5x24 finderscope | Smartphone adapter | Bluetooth shutter release button | SkyPortal App | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software | Manual | Backpack