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21036 Powerseeker 70AZ Telescope (Black)
Celestron PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power. Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year round, and Celestrons ...
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21036 Powerseeker 70AZ Telescope (Black)

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Celestron PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power. Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year round, and Celestrons PowerSeekers are the ideal choice for an affordable and high quality telescope that will provide many hours of enjoyment for the entire family. PowerSeekers are quick and easy to set up even for the novice. No tools are required for assembly! Their sturdy equatorial mounts are perfect for tracking objects in the night sky, and the collapsible alt-azimuth mounts are perfectly suited for terrestrial (land) viewing as well as astronomical use. All of Celestrons PowerSeekers include a full range of eyepieces plus a 3 x Barlow lens that provides an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of the unaided eye! PowerSeekers are designed and manufactured using all fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity. Erect Image Optics are ideal for terretrial (land) and astronomical (sky) use.

  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
  • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
  • 3 x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
  • Accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
  • BONUS Astronomy Software downloadwith a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
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good
by Valued Customer on August 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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good

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Star gazing beginner
by Valued Customer on July 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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This is fun and a great value

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Very easy to assemble great telescope
by Valued Customer on July 29, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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A little hard to find what you're looking for but I have never used a telescope before, now that I'm used to it a very good telescope for the money

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Ok for young kids, not if you are truly interested in quality
by Valued Customer on July 25, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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All around ok scope for getting a child interested. Finders scope is awful and the full 60 x magnification is not nearly as well focused as I was hoping for. You get what you pay for. Also I had to re order it as my first order was missing the screws to attach the scope to the tripod.

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Perfect for viewing the moon
by Valued Customer on July 11, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Perfect for viewing the moon, you can make out some details on planets. Probably the best telescope for the price

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on June 20, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I love it, I can see the moon in a different perspective

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Fun, easy to use.
by Valued Customer on June 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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My 11 year old loves it, easy to use and has been loads of fun. Will definitely have to upgrade if he continues to love exploring the night sky, but for now this is perfect.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on June 04, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Love it

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It works awesome and is better than I expected for what I
by Valued Customer on May 16, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I got this for my son for Christmas, read hundreds of reviews for many different telescopes. Several reviews were people complaining on the complexity of putting it together and then being able to see out of it. My son and I had this thing fully assembled and seeing the moon within 15 minutes of opening the box. It works awesome and is better than I expected for what I paid.

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Your average child's telescope
by Valued Customer on April 27, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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For what it's worth it deserves 5 starts but you don't be any space explorer with telescope.

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Buy the largest telescope you can afford, 90mm or larger
by Valued Customer on March 14, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Could not focus images using Barlow lens, but other included lenses worked. Images are viewed reversed with telescope.

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GO NO FURTHER FOR YOUR SCOPE UNDER $100! Celestron 21036 PowerSeeker 70AZ is all you need!
by Valued Customer on March 01, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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After owning a 12 inch beautiful Zhumell telescope I decided to go with a lower cost investment this time around with the Celestron 21036 PowerSeeker 70AZ Telescope, and it is everything I needed for under a $90 investment, and I would recommend this as a starter scope for all of those who are just buying your first one for yourself, or for someone else because if you go with a cheaper scope you just are wasting your money because by the time you end up disappointed for that $50 dollar or less telescope it will just be thrown in the closest until you move, and then it will be thrown in the garbage, and yes I have seen this happen more than once in my life; therefore, go no further for your starter scope and just trust me on this one before you go cheap, or expensive because this is a good purchase, and probably the best purchase for less than $90. The Scope has a 4 inch front from edge to edge if you are thinking of buying a solar filter to go over the front; I use an AstroZap full Aperture Glass Solar Filter 98mm-105mm (3-7/8 to 4-1/8) diameter, and I just cut some cardboard and I used Superglue to permanently glue the cardboard spacers around the inside edge to make the filter fit tight when screwed down because otherwise the filter would fall off which is very dangerous and can cause blindness; therefore, make sure the filter is always on tight for yourself, and if children are going to use it, and after making sure the filter is on very secure it might be wise just to remove the finder scope because it is tempting to use it, and the finder scope does have end caps on both ends just as the scope itself has caps on both ends.The size of the ""L"" shape part is 1.25 inches, and it is the part of the scope that you look through that makes all objects turn right side up for looking at mountains, birds, etc and it makes it very comfortable to view the sky when pointing straight up, but you will need to sit in a chair because that end of the scope is lower and that is even with the tripod fully extended, and it is very comfortable anyway; however, anytime that you are going to use the 3X Barlow lens you will have to take the ""L"" shape part out and stick that 3x Barlow straight in with the eyepiece in the Barlow, and you will have to sit completely on the ground for that because the eyepiece is 31 inches off of the ground with you having to sit under the scope, and the ""L"" shape has to come off or you can never get the 20mm or the 5mm to come into focus, and everything will be upside down without the ""L"" shape, and the finder scope also has everything upside down. You can also take the Barlow out and just place the 20mm eyepiece, or the 5mm eyepiece straight in as well, but again everything will be upside down without the ""L"" shape part which is called the erect image optics for looking at landscapes.The Performance was absolutely perfect with a nice crisp circle to a point for a clear and sharp star image with absolutely no coma; for those who do not know what I am talking about the word coma means that the star has funny looking tails on them which means bad eyepieces because it is not a clear crisp point, but like I said these eyepieces that came with this Celestron 70AZ were extremely good, and that was looking at the Star Sirius with the 20mm that is 1.25 inches, 5mm that is 1.25 inches, and then I used the 20mm and the 5mm with the 3X Barlow that is also 1.25 inches and everything performed with an excellence performance. The Moon was full on March 1, 2018 and I live in a very light polluted commercial and residential area, and finding the Orion Nebula was very easy, and the performance of the Celestron 70AZ made every penny worth to see the Orion Nebula with all eyepieces, and yes I even used all eyepieces using the 3X Barlow, and it was difficult when it came time to use the Barlow, but I wanted to put this Telescope to the test and the Orion Nebula was crisp on everything, and I mean very crisp with an excellence performance again! I also put the Telescope through the same tests with the full Moon, and again everything was a clear crisp image, and you just cannot go wrong with that kind of performance for under $90, and remember this Telescope is light so that makes it easy to just grab it and go, but if you want a carrying case you will have to purchase one; however, I am glad Celestron did not include one because that would have increased the price, and I might have backed out of buying it because I really just wanted a low cost telescope with a good performance, and this was a perfect purchase for all I wanted which was something to grab and go outside in my light polluted backyard, and BBQ and see if I could see a few things, and trust me this Celestron PowerSeeker 70 AZ did far better than I thought it would, and that is why I strongly urge those reading this review to not waste your money on going for junk unless you realize you are buying junk and that is what you want to buy; otherwise, stick to this review because I have had an 8 inch telescope, a 10 inch telescope, and a 12 inch telescopes, and I even have had a set of Zhumell Telescope Binoculars, and I have had a Telescope Lab at the University where we got to use many types of telescopes, and the Celestron PowerSeeker70Az is good enough to be one of the telescopes we used in our Lab class, and that is the truth from all my experience.Using the Astrozap Glass Solar Filter, and getting use to looking at the ground with the Celestron 70AZ pointing at the sun takes some time to get use to what the shadow looks like on the ground when you know you are close to your target, and this is why I recommended to remove the finder scope before giving it to children because it is too tempting to quickly look into it, and always have the end caps on the finder scope even for yourself because it can damage the finder scope very quickly, or just remove it, but always make sure end caps are on tight, and the solar filter is on tight before you even step outside; good habits are a good thing to practice for that one moment you may make a mistake, and that is why I do not even step outside until all is set, capped, and tight, and then I step outside point, and while the telescope is pointing I am looking at the shadow on the ground.There will be a little shaking going on in a mild wind, but you can take a beach towel and just place it over the telescope close to the end pointing to the sky and that can stop some of the shaking. Some more information is that the power of the Celestron 70 AZ are as such: 20mm has 35X power, 5mm has 105X power, 20mm with 3X Barlow has 105X power, and 5mm with 3x Barlow has 420 power, and remember the higher the power the dimmer the object gets, and the closer you get to the object, and the faster the object will travel out of sight of the edge of the eyepiece; also, it is not so easy to get a small object such as the Orion Nebula at 420 x because you have to remove the ""L"" piece, and then place the 20mm in to find the object, then very carefully take out the 20mm and put it into the Barlow and put the Barlow in and try to find it, and yes it was a beautiful crisp clear image, and of course the Moon was easier, and it was beautiful all the way up to a crater, and when I get to Jupiter and Saturn I will give an update, but I am already wanting a ""wide angle"" eye piece with a large 40mm 1.25 inch eyepiece because I like seeing seeing all of Pleiades in the eyepiece; therefore, I need a really lower power which means I will back away from power so that the eyepiece can capture more light, and by getting further back with the lower power I get to see much more sky in the eyepiece, and this is fun to just put a very low power eyepiece in and just start wondering around the sky looking around like you would when you are looking at a book instead of your face crammed into the book so close with power that all you see is just one word on the entire page when at a high power. I will update more in the future especially about the planets, and do not forget that Celestron makes accessories such has to hold a digital camera, and also you can get cell phone accessories to place your phone over the eyepiece, and yes there are threads for something on the Celestron Powerseeker 70 AZ and I am not sure what it is for, but I believe you remove the ""L"" part and screw a camera, or a camera holder or something like that to it, but I absolutely know nothing about taking pictures or using phones with telescopes, but do remember that this telescope can do many more things that will make it even more of a wise investment compared to anything cheaper. I bought the SVBONY 40mm 1.25"" Plossl Telescope Eyepiece, and I could see all of Pleiades, but I had to keep my eye exactly in place because the degree is only 40 degrees, but it was nice to see all of Pleiades in the eyepiece. I went to Home Depot and bought two 10 foot lengths of 1 1/4"" PVC, and cut lengths at three at 36,""and three at 19"", and three at 15,"" and three at 8,""and I bought nine 1 1/4"" PVC couplings, and three 1 1/4"" PVC 45 degree couplings to be the feet, and I did not glue anything, and I can get the telescope at many different heights, but it is important to gently lay the telescope down on its side with two of the tripod legs laying on the ground, and slide the PVC on the tripod legs, and then take the third leg, and slide it on, and carefully pull the telescope up into place. Do not just keep the telescope up and start sliding the PVC on the legs because I dropped my telescope right on the sidewalk, and broke it; but I Super-glued it back together, and all is well, but I should have stayed with my original plan and just gently lay the telescope on the ground, and it would have totally removed the possibility of me dropping it in the first place. I will report about Jupiter, and Saturn when the time comes, but I must admit I like a Refracting Telescope better than a Reflector Telescope, and if you get everything that I have listed in this review you are going to love it as well; especially, if you get into the photography aspect of it, and really get your money's worth, but I do not see me investing in that anytime soon; therefore, add a comment to my review if you get to experience the photography aspect of the Celestron 21036 PowerSeeker 70AZ. Remember to download the free software called Stellarium, and for those who use the Astrozap sun filter I used industrial strength Velcro to Velcro the solar filter on for extra strength, and then when I pulled it forward the whole plastic piece comes off so that you can easily clean your big front lens; therefore, I used Velcro to have that strapped to the main section of the Telescope as well, and now when I pull the Solar Filter forward to see if it can come off it stays completely on. Keep looking up! EYE 5UPDATE: March 23, 2018 5:55 A.M Corpus Christi, Texas and Jupiter was magnificent with the 20mm eyepiece; you can easily see the bands on the planet even in a light polluted area with one of the street lamps about 40 feet away, and the bands on Jupiter are still easy to see; absolutely beautiful! I went to the 5mm but did not enjoy as much, and I went to the 40mm, and again did not enjoy as much; the 20mm seems to be more fun! Therefore, planet observation with this scope is absolutely beautiful. When I had my 12 inch Zhumell Dobsonian Telescope with 2 inch eyepieces I could actually watch the shadow go across the planet from its moons causing the eclipse; however, the clarity of a ""Refracting"" telescope just cannot be beat, and of course to see an eclipse on Jupiter will cost you well above $100 dollars for a telescope such as my Zhumell 12 inch did. I honestly stand by this Celestron 21036 PowerSeeker 70 AZ Telescope with all of my experience and the money that I have spent in the past; after all, I just wanted something less than $100 dollars because I live in a residential and commercial area with a lot of street lights; therefore, I thought maybe I could buy a cheap telescope, and just maybe see a star or two more than I do when I am just staring up, but this telescope passed clean through that! I mean the bands on Jupiter! Fantastic! I will update about the binoculars when they arrive. Still waiting on binoculars seems it will take over a month to arrive, but tonight was April 12, 2018 and at 3:30 A.M. Corpus Christi time I got to see the beautiful Saturn! 20mm eyepiece Saturn appeared the size of a pin head, and could barley make out the gap of dark space between the rings and the planet, but it was pretty, and then I put in the 5mm eyepiece and the size was about the size of a broken off pencil tip that still is on the pencil, and I could easily see the black dark space between the rings, and the beautiful round ball of the planet, and I got to see Mars as well as Jupiter all in this night. So far, I cannot believe this telescope was under $90 dollars because it is a performer by all means. I will give a report on binoculars and give an update on that too when possible. Keep looking up! EYE 5

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