Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Telescope

Item #CELE243-1

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  • $149.95
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  • Erect Image Optics - Great for land or sky use
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer Finderscope
  • 1.25 inch steel tube tripod legs for ultimate stability
  • Includes "The Sky" planetarium software for learning the night sky
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  • Description

    Designed for the first time buyer

    Offering exceptional value, the AstroMaster series features a compact and portable design with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy.

    Which AstroMaster Telescope model best fits your needs?
    If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

    If your interest is strictly watching whales, spotting birds, viewing nature, or checking out your favorite star or planet the altazimuth-mounted models are ideal. Alt-Az models have a convenient pan handle with built-in clutch for easy targeting and smooth motion. Models featuring the German Equatorial mount are a good choice for viewing stars, nebulae, star clusters, and planets. Built-in setting circle aids in locating these objects.

    When used for astronomical viewing, AstroMasters yield breathtaking views of the Moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts and moons, nebulae and star clusters.

    Every instrument features all glass optical elements as well as smooth operating steel tripod mountings featuring manual motion controls. All models feature coated optics for enhanced image brightness and clarity.

    Note: This item is not intended for use by children under 12 years of age.


    AstroMaster Telescope Features:

    • Quick and easy no-tool setup
    • Erect Image Optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use - on both Refractor and Reflector designs
    • Quick release dovetail attachment for a no-tool setup
    • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch - for smooth and accurate pointing
    • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
    • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
    • Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
    • "The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images

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    Shipping Restrictions

    Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

  • Dimensions & Specifications





    Eyepiece 1

    20mm (45x)


    Alt-Az Mount


    Fixed StarPointer

    Focal Length


    Focal Ratio






    Highest Useful Magnification


    Lens Coating

    Fully Coated

    Mount Design


    Objective Lens Size Code


    Optical Design


    Recommended Usage

    Viewing the Moon
    Viewing the Planets

    Star Diagonal

    1.25 Inch

    Telescopes Series

    Celestron AstroMaster Telescopes

    User Level

    For the Beginner
    For Kids


    2-Year Limited

    Weight Complete

    18 lbs.

    International Shipping



    Download Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Instruction Manual
    Download Celestron AstroMaster Telescope Quick Set-Up Guide
  • Product Guarantee

    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

Customer Q&A

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  • Q1: How far out can you see with this telescope?

    A: As this telescope is 70mm in aperture, it will not be able to view anything outside of our solar system with clarity. To see a wider range of stars we recommend any telescope that is over 110mm in diameter.

  • Q2: We're looking for a high-quality telescope for family use (celestial viewing only), with a sturdy stand (so kids can view once the image is scoped).

    A: The Celestron AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope does indeed have a sturdy tripod on which the telescope is located. The telescope itself is extremely easy to easy for quick viewing of the night sky.

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