Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope - 52291

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Celestron C5 127mm Astronomy Spotting Scope - 52291 has a rating of 4.8 stars based on 8 reviews.

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  • Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system with 5" aperture
  • 1250mm focal length
  • Includes a 25mm eyepiece with 50x magnification and soft carrying case
  • 45-degree, erect-image diagonal
  • 6x30 erect-image finderscope
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  • Description

    Celestron's C5 spotting scope has been a bestseller for decades. In fact, it performs so well that NASA chose it for several space shuttle missions in the 1990s! Here on Earth this 5" (127mm) 1,250mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube is a perfect choice for the outdoors or viewing outer space.

    The Celestron C5 127mm spotter really shines when used for astronomy, serious bird watching, nature observation, and long range surveillance. Weighing just 6 lb and measuring 11" in length, this scope is a completely portable visual and photographic instrument that performs well in any viewing location. Plus, you can expand its capabilities with a wide variety of optional accessories.

    With 5" of aperture, the C5 offers more light gathering ability than most other spotting scopes in its price range. The result? Crisper, brighter, more detailed images. You'll get more than 4.5 times the light gathering ability of a 60mm spotting scope and nearly 2.5 times that of an 80mm scope, making the Celestron C5 the obvious choice when you need raw power and brilliant, sharp views.

    The C5 spotting scope is a wonderfully versatile instrument with a close focus of approximately 20 feet that allows you to observe nearby plant life and insects in larger-than-life detail. On the opposite end of the spectrum, when used as an astronomical telescope, the C5 can render spiraling galaxies and swirling nebulae millions of light years away.

    Get even more out of your C5 by attaching your DSLR camera. This scope is fully camera-adaptable. Just add an optional T-adapter and T-ring specific to your camera model, and you're ready to capture professional quality shots of birds, landscapes, wildlife, and more.

    The C5 comes in its own soft-sided carrying case. A tripod adapter block on the C5's tube makes quick work of tripod mounting for viewing or photography.

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    Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Angular Field of View

    1 Degree



    Close Focusing Distance

    20 ft.

    Eye Relief


    Field of View at 1000 Yards

    53 ft.

    Focal Length


    Length (in)

    13 Inches



    Objective Lens Diameter


    Scope Type



    Full Size Spotting Scopes

    Spotting Scope Size

    Full Size

    Spotting Scopes Series

    Celestron Catadioptric Spotting Scopes



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    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.

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