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Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope

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  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer
  • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
  • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch - for smooth and accurate pointing. Optical Lens Diameter 2.6" (70mm)
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Product Details

Product Manual (English) [2.32MB PDF]| Product Manual (French) [2.3MB PDF]| Product Manual (German) [2.34MB PDF]| Product Manual (Spanish) [2.25MB PDF]| Quick Setup Guide [1.25MB PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 5.1 x 3.9 inches ; 18 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 19.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Item model number: 21061-AZ-DS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (276 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2007

Product Description

Product Description

TE3) Celestron astromaster 70AZ scope

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope (item #21061) AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope PhotoIf you’re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky.

General Features:
  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer
    Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope

  • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
    Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope

  • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
    Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope

  • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch - for smooth and accurate pointing
    Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope

  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inches steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
  • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
  • Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
  • "The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images
The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Aperture: 70 mm (2.76 in)
  • Focal Length: 900 mm (35.43 in)
  • Focal Ratio: 12.86
  • Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79 in)
  • Magnification 1: 45 x
  • Eyepiece 2: 10 mm (0.39 in)
  • Magnification 2: 90 x
  • Mount: Altazimuth
  • Optical Coatings: Fully Coated
  • Weight: 18 lb (8.16 kg)
  • Finderscope: Built-on StarPointer
  • Tube Attachment: Dovetail Bar
  • Star Diagonal: Erect Image Diagonal - 1.25"
  • Tripod: 1.25" steel tube legs
  • CD ROM: The Sky L1
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 165 x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 11.7
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.99 arcsec
  • Resolution (Dawes): 1.66 arcsec
  • Light Gathering Power: 100 x
  • Angular Field of View: 1.1 °
  • Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 58 ft (17.68 m)
  • Optical Tube Length: 36 in (914.4 mm)
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2-year Telescope Warranty


A. Celestron warrants your telescope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Celestron to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Celestron together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Celestron.

B. The Proper Return Authorization Number must be obtained from Celestron in advance of return. Call Celestron at (310) 328-9560 to receive the number to be displayed on the outside of your shipping container.

All returns must be accompanied by a written statement setting forth the name, address, and daytime telephone number of the owner, together with a brief description of any claimed defects. Parts or product for which replacement is made shall become the property of Celestron.

The customer shall be responsible for all costs of transportation and insurance, both to and from the factory of Celestron, and shall be required to prepay such costs.

Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any telescope covered by this warranty within thirty days of receipt. In the event repair or replacement shall require more than thirty days, Celestron shall notify the customer accordingly. Celestron reserves the right to replace any product which has been discontinued from its product line with a new product of comparable value and function.

This warranty shall be void and of no force of effect in the event a covered product has been modified in design or function, or subjected to abuse, misuse, mishandling or unauthorized repair. Further, product malfunction or deterioration due to normal wear is not covered by this warranty.


Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Celestron reserves the right to modify or discontinue, without prior notice to you, any model or style telescope.

If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your telescope contact:

Customer Service Department
2835 Columbia Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Tel. (310) 328-9560
Fax. (310) 212-5835

Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM PST

NOTE: This warranty is valid to U.S.A. and Canadian customers who have purchased this product from an authorized Celestron dealer in the U.S.A. or Canada. Warranty outside the U.S.A. and Canada is valid only to customers who purchased from a Celestron's International Distributor or Authorized Celestron Dealer in the specific country. Please contact them for any warranty service.

Customer Reviews

I would highly recommend this as a great all-around family telescope.
A. Link
My brother and Sister-in-law loves it the most and have been star gazing every night and said you can see the details of the moon.
This was a Christmas present for my 9 year old daughter and she absolutely loves it.
V. Brown

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

525 of 545 people found the following review helpful By Karl Matz on January 23, 2009
I have been a backyard stargazer for several years. My very nice 8" Dobsonian Reflector became too much to haul to darker skies away from light pollution, so I have been indoors on starry nights for a couple of years now. When a local camera shop was going out of business, they had a fabulous blow-out price on a Celestron AZ70 Refractor. I know two things about refractors 1) beware of flimsey tripods and 2) beware of extravagant claims of HIGH POWER. I first noticed intelligent power claims on the box (60X per aperture inch TOPS). The Celestron AZ70 suits all my needs. It's compact and light enough to transport easily, it has GREAT optics and a VERY macho tripod and Starfinder with a bright reticle which nailed Venus in 1 easy try right out of the box. Absolutely the best 50 bucks I ever spent and I would GLADLY recommend it to anyone for 4 times that price.
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215 of 240 people found the following review helpful By T. W. Seed on November 20, 2009
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This is my and my wife's first venture with a telescope so we sought something that would not require a big investment; would not "jiggle or shake" if bumped when in use; would be easy to handle and transport by hand; and allowed us some recreational fun. This item is sturdy and easy to set up but lacks a couple of minor conveniences that could inexpensively been added by the manufacturer to enhance the user's enjoyment. Without detracting from our feelings that there is inherent value in this item to introduce the beginner (especially kids) to astronomy, the changes would be: (1) although the tripod is nice and firm with a locking mechanism, the removable little tray that one snaps inside the legs to hold some of the extras is not easy to put into place or remove; (2) there is insufficient guidance on how to best utilize the infrared eye piece that is battery powered and it is easy to overlook that this eyepiece battery is in the on positon when folding up and storing it and a dead battery will ensue; (3) there is not a protective cap for the 10mm or 20mm lens inserted into the eyepiece if you do not always want to have to remove and store them when not in use; and (4) a carrying case (cloth or plastic) for storage for a few bucks more would have been a nice addition...we're still searching for something suitable. Again, overall it was worth <$100 price paid but I would have been willing to add an extra $10 or $15 for the improvements mentioned above.
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139 of 156 people found the following review helpful By Ganesh Narayanan on November 22, 2011
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I have been using this telescope for about a year now and it never bores me.

You can easily watch the below celestial objects
-> Moon in a very high definition
-> Mars
-> Jupiter with jupiter's moons
-> Saturn
-> Venus
-> Orion Nebula
and many many objects.

-> Very helpfull viewfinder
-> The First light software is very helpful
-> Sturdy design
-> The 90degree prism makes erect images
-> Very nice focal length

-> Tripod is very very bad. The movement of the telescope up and down while tracking will be of a big challenge
The horizontal rotation is fine. But when u move up and down while u r watching through the eyepiece, it will become very difficult to track due to the spillover movement in the tripod's rotators. WHen u tight your telescope, it gets tight in a different position. With this tripod, it almost becomes impossible to tight the telescope exactly after tracking something. You fix it and the telescope will move and gets fixed somewhere where u can see only blank sky. For such a company like celestron, this tripod is a black mark.

-> Heavy vibration on the tripods. The nuts and bolts and joints starts sounding unusually after some days of usage.
If you plan to buy this, better buy it along with vibration suppression pads or else it will not be fruitful in long term

From a telescope perspective, this is a very nice investment for a beginer to intermediate astronomers. You will enjoy the fun of it when you see it in refractors.

My suggestion to celestron is to fix these tripods to avoid frustration on these nice telescopes. The goodwill of telescope is lost because of the bad quality tripod.
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184 of 212 people found the following review helpful By Mai on March 24, 2013
If you are into astronomy, and you want to purchase a first telescope, you might want to consider another. I have bought this scope, and was really excited to use it. When I set it up outside on my porch to observe Venus, I found something that made my totally regret ever buying this telescope. As the planet moves across the sky due to the earth's rotation, you have to unlock the handle bar that makes the telescope pivot. When you go in to tighten it again, the telescope tends to move out of alignment. You have to hold the telescope upright to make it go into the correct position. When I finally managed to do that, the image I got was horrible. Venus was all blurry and very difficult to make out. When I looked at the moon, there was this red and purple halo surrounding it. This is due to the refractor telescope. The lens in the telescope is used to focus the light into a single point. It doesn't really work that way. It focuses the red light and the blue light in different areas. Also, the finder scope tries to trick you into buying something that looks high tec. it has a little red dot in the middle so you can point it at the stars. The thing is as you move you head, the red dot doesn't do you much good. The AZ in the products name is the kind of tripod they use. The AZ mount as I mentioned before is strictly used for cameras, not for telescopes. In fact, the locking of the movements is a very large disaster as I said before. When you buy a beginner telescope, you want a tripod you can depend on. Look for the telescopes that have a EQ in the name. The EQ tripod system is a lot easier to use.

Scrap what I said in this last paragraph. The mid to higher end celestron telescopes give excellent views.
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