Celestron Travel Scope 70 DX with Backpack

Article number: 22035
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  • A portable telescope kit with everything you need to get started: 70mm refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics, full height tripod, travel backpack, plus lots more
  • Smartphone Photography Accessories - Capture images and video through your Travel Scope with the included smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release
  • More Bonus Accessories – You’ll also receive two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), an erect image star diagonal, a 2x Barlow lens, a Moon filter, and a finderscope
  • Day-to-Night Performance – Use your Travel Scope for celestial viewing at night or for observation of birds, nature, and wildlife during the day
  • The custom backpack fits your telescope and all its accessories comfortably
  • Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup
  • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing

Get a new perspective on nature and the Universe with the ideal day-to-night telescope, Travel Scope 70 DX. This refractor telescope includes a full height tripod and lots of bonus accessories, include a smartphone adapter so you can capture images and video through the eyepiece. It all packs up into a high-quality custom backpack—ready to go wherever your adventures take you.

Whether you take it along on your next camping trip or enjoy an impromptu backyard stargazing session, setting up the telescope is a breeze. 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. 

By night, Travel Scope 70 DX delivers great views of the planets, the Moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy. During the day, Travel Scope 70 DX doubles as a spotting scope. Enjoy amazing views of birds, wildlife, boats on the water, migrating whales, and so much more.

The entire telescope kit weighs just 3.3 pounds, so you can take it anywhere, hassle-free.

Smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release

Create your own stunning images and video of celestial or terrestrial objects with the smartphone adapter. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to your Travel Scope’s eyepiece. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets.  This smartphone adapter installs easily by clamping over the top of an eyepiece.  The smartphone is held in position with the help of tightening knobs that securely lock your phone in place. To capture the best image, Celestron has also provided a Bluetooth shutter release that allows you to trigger the camera’s shutter on any Android or iOS smartphone remotely, without disturbing the placement of your phone and telescope.  NOTE: Some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter.

Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope

Navigate the sky confidently with Travel Scope 70 DX’s intuitive pan handle. The Alt-Az control with clutch allows for smooth tracking and accurate pointing. Like a photographic tripod, you can move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to follow your object in the eyepiece.

Deluxe Accessories Included

In addition to the smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release, Travel Scope 70 DX includes a full selection of optical accessories, including two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), an erect image diagonal, a finderscope, a 2x Barlow lens, and a 1.25” Moon filter. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications so you can view your subject at low or high power. The erect image diagonal allows for more comfortable viewing and right-side-up images. The permanently mounted finderscope will help you locate objects and quickly center them in your telescope’s eyepiece. Lastly, the Moon filter reduces glare and increases contrast on the surface of the Moon.

Travel Backpack

Pack up your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories safely and securely in the included custom backpack.

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 detailed information, plus tips and tricks for viewing our Solar System and beyond. 

Downloadable Robert Reeves’ Lunar Landscapes eBook

Familiarize yourself with the Moon, our neighboring world, with Robert Reeves’ Lunar Landscapes eBook. This fascinating guide will take you on a tour of the Moon’s top geographical features, from the crater Tycho to the Sea of Tranquility where Apollo 11 astronauts landed.

Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 70mm (2.8")
Focal Length 400mm (15.74")
Focal Ratio f/5.7
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 20mm (0.78")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 20x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm (0.4")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 40x
Barlow Lens 2x
Finderscope 5x24
Star Diagonal Erect Image, 45° 1.25"
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 168x
Lowest Useful Magnification 10x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.7
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.98 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.66 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 100x
Optical Coatings Fully Coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length 431.8mm (17")
Optical Tube Diameter 98.4mm (3.87")
Optical Tube Weight 1.5 lbs (.68 kg)
Mount Info:  
Mount Type Manual Alt Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 558.8mm – 1320.8mm (22"-52")
Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") Aluminum
Accessory Tray Yes
Slew Speeds Manual
Tripod Weight 1.8 lbs (.81 kg)
Software Celestron's Starry Night Basic Edition Software | SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
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