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Celestron Travel Scope DX 70mm f/6 AZ Refractor Telescope


The Celestron Travel Scope DX 70mm f/6 AZ Refractor Telescope is designed for portability and ease of use for both astronomical and Earth-bound use, and with a slew of accessories including a smartphone adapter you'll be able to document, share, and post everything you see.

Its refractor-style optical tube assembly (OTA) has a respectable aperture that gathers the light needed to get great views of the moon, large planets like Jupiter and Mars, as well as stars and constellations. A photo-style alt-az pan/tilt head easily mounts the OTA with a simple screw and has a single control handle that enables smooth movement and locks the altitude in place for hands-free use to minimize vibration. Supporting it all is a photo-style tripod that collapses low enough for tabletop use and extends to full-sized height.

In addition to the smartphone photo adapter, Celestron includes a Bluetooth remote shutter release that is compatible with most Android and iOS phones so you can take a photo or video without having to touch your devices, which can cause unwanted vibrations. For visual observation, you also get a moon filter to safely look at it, an erecting prism that corrects views horizontally and laterally so the Travel Scope can be used as a conventional spotting scope, plus two eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens. Everything in this kit—OTA, tripod, head, and accessories—fits inside a dedicated canvas backpack to make it as portable as possible.


Optical Tube

  • 70mm aperture is ideal for viewing the moon, large planets, constellations, and other celestial objects
  • Fast f/5.7 focal ratio
  • 400mm focal length
  • Achromatic refractor optical design
  • Anti-reflection fully coated optics improve light transmission, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.99 arcsec, Raleigh; 1.66 arcsec, Dawes
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Integrated dew shield prevents condensation at night and minimizes glare during the day


Mount and Tripod

  • Manual pan/tilt photo-style alt-azimuth
  • Control handle for easier pan/tilt and subject tracking
  • Locking handle sets altitude
  • Integrated level
  • Easy-use photo-style
  • Adjustable height from 22 to 52"
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum legs
  • Four 1.25" diameter leg sections allow it to be set on a table or extended to full height
  • Extendable center column makes it a full-sized tripod with a compact form factor
  • Simple snap-locks allow for fast setup and breakdown
  • Center tray holds accessories like eyepieces, filters, and smartphones and keeps them close at hand


Digiscoping Accessories

Basic Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter:
  • Fast and easy installation and use
  • Capture photos and video through any eyepiece
  • Fits most smartphone models and can often be used with case still on phone
  • Not just for telescopes—use on spotting scopes, binoculars, microscopes, and all kinds of optical devices
Remote Shutter Release:
  • Reduce vibration by taking a picture with your phone without having to touch it
  • Near-universal compatibility with Android or iOS smartphones
  • Bluetooth connectivity is fast and easy


Observation Accessories

  • 1.25" diameter barrel accepts most astronomical filters
  • 10mm produces 40x power
  • 20mm produces 20x magnification
Moon Filter:
  • Fits most 1.25" eyepieces and can easily be moved between eyepieces
  • Neutral density filter reduces the brightness of the moon, without changing its color, for safe viewing when it is more than half-full
  • Transmits light uniformly across the entire visual spectrum while stepping down the light throughput by 87%
  • Improves contrast while eliminating reflections, ghosting, or stray interference light
Barlow Lens:
  • 1.25" nosepiece and holder is compatible with all accessories in the telescope kit
  • 2x magnification effectively doubles the power of each eyepiece, producing high magnifications without affecting eye relief to make viewing more comfortable
  • 45° angle puts head in comfortable position for celestial and terrestrial viewing
  • Integrated erecting prism corrects view horizontally and vertically for land use
  • 1.25" diameter eyepiece holder accepts many eyepieces and accessories
  • Low 5x magnification produces a wide field of view to make finding subjects easy and star-hopping navigation faster
  • Straight-through viewing
  • Mounting bracket included
  • Water- and tear-resistant canvas
  • Holds scope, tripod, mount, and accessories
  • Padded interior protects gear

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Aperture 70 mm / 2.8"
Focal Length 400 mm
Focal Ratio f/5.7
Resolution 1.98 Arcsec (Rayleigh)
1.66 Arcsec (Dawes)
Focuser Single-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal 45° Erecting
Finderscope Yes
Mounting System 1/4"-20 Female
Optical Tube Dimensions 17 x 3.9" / 43.2 x 9.9 cm
Type Manual; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo Capability No
Type Adjustable, 4-Section
Tripod Height Adjustment Range 22.0 to 52.0" / 55.9 to 132.1 cm
Material of Tripod Aluminum
Batteries None
Adapter None
Wi-Fi No
Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg (OTA)
1.8 lb / 0.8 kg (Mount/Tripod)
3.3 lb / 1.5 kg (Fully Assembled)

Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.98 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.9 x 13.6 x 6.7"

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