Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Telescope

Item #CELE244-1

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  • $169.95
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  • $124.98
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  • Perfect for the amateur astronomist
  • Designed for terrestrial and celestial viewing
  • Quick-release dovetail attachment requires no tools
  • German Equatorial mount with setting circles
  • Pre-assembled tripod for a rigid, stable platform
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  • Description

    Designed for the first time buyer, and offering exceptional value, the Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ 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.

    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.
    • German Equatorial Mount with Setting Circles - to accurately
      locate and track sky objects..
    • 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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  • Dimensions & Specifications





    Eyepiece 1

    20mm (45x)


    Equatorial Mount


    Fixed StarPointer

    Focal Length


    Focal Ratio






    Highest Useful Magnification


    Lens Coating

    Fully Coated

    Mount Design

    CG-2 Equatorial

    Objective Lens Size Code


    Optical Design


    Recommended Usage

    Viewing the Planets
    Viewing the Moon

    Star Diagonal

    1.25 Inch

    Telescopes Series

    Celestron AstroMaster Telescopes

    User Level

    For the Beginner


    2-Year Limited

    Weight Complete

    18 lbs.

    International Shipping



    Download Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ 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: Could please tell me how much does it weigh?

    A: The Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ weighs 25lbs.

  • Q2: Do these telescopes come with the tripod? 

    A: Yes, the Celestron AstroMaster 70 EQ Refractor Telescope comes with the tripod.

  • Q3: The eyepieces come with the 70EQ are they made of plastic or glass?

    A: The eyepieces are made of glass.

  • Q4: Will your Celestron 1.25 moon filter fit this model?

    A: Yes, a 1.25" filter will work on this telescope.

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