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Celestron-astromaster-70az.1087531
6.9 out of 10

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ

Optical Design : Refractor Aperture : 70 mm (2.76 in) Focal Leng Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ

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Overall 6
6.0

Nothing special, decent starter scope.

SarkyDuzIt, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
11 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Received this as my first ever scope and its not bad, but not anything special really. Really the main thing you will be viewing with this is the moon, which you can actually get some good detail with. Jupiter can also be seen but is less detailed though i can make out some rings. My main complaint with this scope has to be the tripod, which is a little flimsy, and the panning handle which tightens poorly.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Difficult To Focus, Poor Lens Quality, Unstable
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Overall 6
6.0

Impressed with Entry Level Scope

freddie cayman, B&H Photo
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this telescope for my 6 yr old God Son's birthday. He loves it. The moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn really excited him. For an entry level scope, I highly recommend this one for the kids!
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Its OK

Fred, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
12 June 2012
  • Excerpt: It wasnt as good as they described it.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Astromaster-70

Josh, B&H Photo
8 July 2010
  • Excerpt: I use the product for close objects such as the Moon, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter. Whats great is it so much clearer than my other telesope that I paid 3 times more for. What I don't like is the tightening handle for lateral movement, it doesn't work too great. While finding an object and then trying to lock it is pretty tough. After the handle is tightened the scope still moves and requires me to find the object again.
  • Pros: Accurate, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor tightening handle
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Overall 6
6.0

Good quality starter telescope but has issues

MR D C PALMER, Amazon
8 May 2014
  • Summary: Not quite as easy to see the stars as we thought. Although it wasn't expected to be a plug and play item, it did take a lot of understanding the instructions given before we can get any enjoyment out of it,.
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Overall 6
6.0

Terrible Mount

West, Amazon
6 October 2013
  • Summary: The scope itself is OK but I am having serious trouble with locking the vertical axis. The pan handle seems to be as tight as it will go yet it still keeps slipping? Any help?
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Overall 6
6.0

Telescope

Neil Wyllie, Amazon
9 September 2013
  • Summary: This is a good telescope BUT the first time i used it there was a black spot on the lense which seemed to be on the inside so it couldnt be removed :(.
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Overall 6
6.0

Telescope- Good and easy to use

Guest, homeshop18
22 August 2013
  • Excerpt: "A well made and functional scope for Celestron AstroMaster instrument lovers. It is Ideal for a first time learner armature astronomer. The tripod is strong and quick to set up. It has pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for fun-filled and precise pointing. There are no real negatives for this budget scope, but the axis and tracking machine could work a little better, not as even as it should be. All in all it is still worth five stars in my inference.
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Overall 6
6.0

ok as a starter telescope

cobochris, Amazon
30 January 2012
  • Summary: Telescope arrived on time ,easy to assemble, more useful to use during the day rather than a telescope to see the stars at night. I would suggest it would be ideal for a childs first telescope ,it soon has you wishing you went for a bigger version.Value for money .
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