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Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope with Backpack


The Celestron EclipSmart 50 50mm f/7.2 Alt-Az Solar Telescope is a complete rig for eclipse or general solar viewing. It is outfitted with dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filters that carry multiple ISO certifications for direct solar observation, and reveal images of the Sun's surface in a natural and neutral tone. Included with the scope is a 20mm eyepiece that produces 18x magnification, an adjustable-height photo-style tripod with an extendable center column, a manual alt-az head with control handle, and a backpack that everything fits into with room for more accessories.


  • Dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filters
  • ISO 12312-2, EN 1836:2005 + A1:2007 (E), AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, compliant for filters for eye protectors and direct solar viewing
  • 50mm objective lens
  • f/7.2 focal ratio
  • 360mm focal length
  • Refractor-style optical path
  • Fully coated optics for improved light transmission
  • Resolution: 2.79 arc sec, Rayleigh; 2.32 arc sec, Dawes
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25" drawtube

Mount and Tripod

    • Manual alt-az
    • Control handle with twist-lock
  • Four leg sections
  • Easy snap locks per section
  • Adjustable height from 16" to 43"
  • Extendable 6" center column
  • With legs and center column full extended max height to top of mount is 49"

Included Accessories

  • 20mm eyepiece yields 18x magnification
  • 90° diagonal puts head in comfortable viewing position
  • Projection finder allows users to safely put the Sun in the telescope's field of view
  • Backpack holds optical tube, mount/tripod, and accessories for easy transportation and storage

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 50 mm / 2"
Focal Length 360 mm
Focal Ratio f/7.2
Focuser Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal 90° Star
Finderscope Yes
Filtration Wavelength White Light / Broadband
Type Manual; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo Capability No
Type Adjustable, 4-Section
Tripod Height Adjustment Range 16.0 to 49.0" / 40.6 to 109.2 cm
Material of Tripod Aluminum
Batteries None
Wi-Fi No
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.2 x 11.6 x 5.7"

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