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Celestron ExploraScope 70 mm AZ Telescope for astronomy & terrestrial view


   70mm refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics and a lightweight frame.

Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup.

Accessories include: two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), erect image star diagonal, finderscope, and a Barlow Lens.

Slow motion rod control for smooth and accurate pointing.

Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray.



Optical Design Refractor

Aperture 70mm (2.76")

Focal Length 700mm (28")

Focal Ratio 10

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 20mm (0.79")

Magnification of Eyepiece 1 35x

Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 4mm (0.16")

Magnification of Eyepiece 2 175x

Finderscope 5x24

Star Diagonal 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal

Highest Useful Magnification 165x

Lowest Useful Magnification 10x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.7

Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.99 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes) 1.66 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 100x

Optical Coatings Fully-Coated

Optical Tube Length 762mm (30")

Barlow Lens 3x


Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth

Accessory Tray Yes

Tripod Aluminum

Software Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal App


The PowerSeeker 70 is a refractor telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The PowerSeeker can view the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night. The erect image star diagonal makes the optical tube ideal for using as a spotting scope during the day.


Setting up the telescope is a breeze, so you can begin observing in no time. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table. 


Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope


Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track your object in the eyepiece.


Accessories Included


The PowerSeeker 70 comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), erect image diagonal, finderscope, and a barlow lens. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications to view your intended object. The 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece. The erect image diagonal allows for right-side-up viewing ideal for terrestrial subjects but can also be used for celestial objects. The finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing.


Starry Night Software


Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond. 

Celestron Powerseeker 70 mm AZ Telescope for astronomy & terrestrial view

SKU: powerseeker70az

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