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  • 65mm lens gathers lots of light for bright images.
  • Proprietary XLT coatings increase contrast and light transmission.
  • The TrailSeeker 65 includes an interchangeable 16x - 48x zoom eyepiece.
  • The Celestron 65mm TrailSeeker has two options for focus—course and fine.
  • Rotate the tripod mount a full 360 degrees for perfect eyepiece placement.
  • Celestron’s 65mm TrailSeeker spotting scope is Nitrogen filled for protection against moisture.
  • The rugged, rubber armored body has a straight body design.
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  • Description

    The Celestron TrailSeeker 65 Straight is a portable, high quality straight-through spotting scope with advanced features like a 16x-48x interchangeable zoom lens, a rotatable tripod mount, and a dual focus mechanism with course and fine focus knobs.  The 65mm optical system, finished with Celestron’s famous XLT coatings, provides bright, sharp, high contrast images in even the most challenging situations.


    Interchangeable zoom eyepiece

    The Celestron TrailSeeker 65 comes with a high quality 16x - 48x zoom eyepiece. This magnification range is classic for a 65mm spotting scope. It gives you a relatively low power, wide angle view at 16 times as far as your eye can see, and zooms up to 48x to really bring your subject in close. The 16x-48x zoom eyepiece is not built into the spotting scope itself, but is interchangeable, allowing you to add additional eyepieces to your repertoire of observing accessories.

    The TrailSeeker 16-48 zoom eyepiece offers good eye relief at both ends of the magnification range—18mm at 16x and 15mm at 48x—enough to enjoy a comfortable observing experience, even if you wear eyeglasses.

    Rugged waterproof, nitrogen-filled housing

    A good spotting scope should be able to accompany you in all sorts of weather, and the Celestron TrailSeeker 65 is more than up to the task. The ruggedized, rubber-armored housing is purged of all moisture and then filled with Nitrogen. This procedure keeps water on the outside, where it belongs. No need to worry about rain, heavy dew, or for that matter, coffee, from penetrating into the optical housing or sensitive mechanical parts of the spotting scope. And what’s more, your optics will not fog in overly humid environments or when there is a large temperature change; the Nitrogen inside the TrailSeeker makes sure of that.

    The 52331 TrailSeeker 65 has a straight body style. Whether you choose a straight or an angled body style is really personal preference. Some people prefer a straight body style because they feel it is easier to find your subject quickly.  It also works well if you are laying on the ground when using your spotting scope, but remember, when standing, your tripod will need to be tall enough to bring a straight-through TrailSeeker in line with the user's eyes to avoid a sore neck or back. The built-in rotatable tripod mount will allow you to position the focus mechanism right where you want it. If you prefer an angled spotting scope design, the TrailSeeker 52330 model is also available.

    More great features

    To cut glare and increase contrast, the Celestron 65mm TrailSeeker comes with a built-in, sliding lens shade. Just pull it forward when you need it, and push it back out of the way when you don’t. You will appreciate this feature when the sun is at your left or right, causing contrast-killing light to skip across your optics, and if it rains, the lens shade will keep water droplets off the glass, or at least delay it a bit.

    The dual focus mechanism on all Celestron TrailSeeker’s gives you two choices when it comes to focusing your spotting scope. Sometimes all it takes is a twist of the larger coarse focus knob, especially at lower powers. But when you are pushing your magnification to the max, you will really appreciate the ability to critically focus the image via the fine focus knob.

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    What's Included

    • Celestron TrailSeeker 65mm Straight Spotting Scope
    • 16x-48xx Zoom Eyepiece - Interchangeable
    • Scope and eyepiece lens caps

  • Dimensions & Specifications


    16x to 48x

    Objective Lens Diameter:


    Lens Coatings:

    Fully Multi-coated – XLT Coatings

    Angular Field of View:

    2.6 degrees to 1.3 degrees

    Linear Field of View:

    136 feet to 68 feet at 1000 yards

    Close Focus:

    18 feet

    Eye Relief:

    18mm - 15mm

    Exit Pupil:

    4.0mm - 1.3mm




    Waterproof and Fogproof – Nitrogen Filled

    Weight of Scope and Eyepiece:

    47.4 ounces

    Length of Scope and Eyepiece:

    16.4 inches

    Width of Scope and Eyepiece:

    3.5 inches

    Height of Scope and Eyepiece:

    4.8 inches

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