All coated glass optical elements for clear crisp images.
Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects.
Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod.
Imported from USA.
The Celestron 21035 Travel Scope 70 is a compact 70mm refractor
telescope optimized for portability and convenience. The
telescope, the tripod, and all the accessories fit conveniently
into a padded backpack style soft carrying case. The complete
accessory package includes a 45 degree correct image prism, a
20mm eyepiece for 20X magnification, and a 10mm eyepiece for 40X.
The fully illustrated instruction manual is supplemented by a
copy of "The Sky X" astronomy software that turns your PC into a
With a focal length of 400mm and a focal ratio of f/5.7, the
Travel Scope 70 compares surprisingly well with popular f/5
"Short Tube 80" refractors but at a much lower cost. The Travel
Scope 70 uses a number of plastic components to keep the cost and
weight down, including a plastic focuser and plastic lens shade,
but the all glass lenses deliver beautiful views of backyard
birds during the daytime and lovely views of the Moon and stars
The Travel Scope 70 offers daytime views that compare with more
expensive spotting scopes. The 20mm eyepiece gives 20X
magnification and a 2.5 degree field of view, with plenty of
crisp detail when I’m looking at backyard birds. The travel Scope
70 is also quick and easy to set up at night. The deep orange
glow of the recent Lunar Eclipse was simply gorgeous, and I was
even able to take some pictures using the Travel Scope 70 and a
PowerShot camera. When I look at Jupiter using the 10mm eyepiece
(40X magnification) I can easily see four moons near the planet.
And rich field views of the Milky Way are often at their best in
a small scope with a wide field of view.
The tripod included with the Travel Scope 70 is described as a
“full size photo tripod”, but I like it best as a table-top
tripod with the legs kept short. The tripod is designed to be
light and compact, but that means the legs are thin and wobbly
when fully extended. --Jeff Phillips
* Light, portable, and affordable
* Excellent wide field views
* Padded backpack style case
* High and low power eyepieces
* The Sky X software included
* Light weight tripod
* Plastic finder and focuser