Celestron Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope – Fully Multi-Coated Optics – Hunting Gear – ED Objective Lens for Bird Watching, Hunting and Digiscoping – Dual Focus – 16-48x Zoom Eyepiece
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||13.1 x 4.6 x 3.75 inches|
|Item Weight||4.5 Pounds|
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- QUALITY ED OBJECTIVE LENS: Extra-low dispersion optical glass with special dispersion properties to dramatically reduce chromatic aberration, rendering razor-sharp images with superb color correction. Enjoy true-to-life color with enhanced resolution and contrast.
- XLT LENS COATINGS: Fully multi-coated with Celestron’s proprietary XLT optical coatings – the same coatings used on observatory-class telescopes. This coating maximizes light transmission through the optical path for brighter images. A great addition to your field gear!
- PERFECT VIEWING ANGLES: Use your spotting scope with the included 16-48x zoom eyepiece or any 1.25” astronomical eyepiece. Regal M2 ED’s rotating tripod mount allows you to position the eyepiece at the most comfortable viewing angle.
- INCLUDES ESSENTIALS FOR BETTER VIEWING: The Celestron Regal M2 65ED includes a padded view-through case, an objective cover, eyepiece cover, storage covers for the eyepiece and eyepiece port, a T-mount adapter for attaching your DSLR camera for digiscoping, a cleaning cloth, and an instruction manual.
- UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a two-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.
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Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope
Take one look through Celestron’s flagship spotting scope and you’ll see the difference. Crafted from premium materials like high-quality ED glass, Regal offers you superior views with no compromise.
Padded view-through case, objective cover, eyepiece cover, storage covers for eyepiece and eyepiece port, T-mount adapter, cleaning cloth, and instruction manual all included.
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Our Regal M2 ED spotting scopes are optimized to provide the sharpest images available during both day and night. Celestron’s top-of-the-line spotting scope is an ideal choice for birdwatching, observing nature, long-distance viewing, and casual astronomical observing, as it provides you with all of the advanced features usually found on more expensive scopes, including extra low dispersion (ED) glass, XLT lens coatings, a dual focus mechanism, and a lightweight magnesium alloy body, which is strong, durable, and weather-resistant. This model also includes a T-adapter ring for digiscoping with your DSLR, which will allow you to easily capture sharp images and video through your spotting scope. Fully waterproof and fogproof, the Regal M2 ED features an armored magnesium alloy body that makes an ideal addition to your field gear. You’ll also be able to bring your subject into sharp focus quickly using the ergonomic dual speed focusing mechanism. See all the small details! Buy with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand and a leading name in sport optics, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a Limited Lifetime Warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.
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After my nerves had settled down, I looked to see what happened. The problem was with the BASEPLATE that is permanently mounted on the scope body, and to which the eyepiece itself screws onto. This baseplate had come loose from the scope body, where it was supposed to be held in place with a screw mount and glue from the inside of the scope. The bottom line is that it was not something that I could easily fix. Thank goodness I bought the scope from Amazon, and was able to return it with a minimum of fuss.
However, despite being able to get my money back, I am quite unnerved about what could have happened, and feel obliged to let other people know about this potentially disastrous defect with the scope. I shudder to think what could have happened to my $1700 camera if my hand was not underneath! Celestron should NOT be making a scope where such a calamitous failure can occur. If they can fix this flaw, they will have an excellent scope where you get a lot of bang for the buck. Until then, anyone wishing to buy this scope for use with a camera would be better off looking elsewhere.
Fit and finish are excellent. All controls work smoothly and positively. No chromatic aberration seen during day, desert conditions. Lens cover and eyepiece cover feel robust and attach firmly to the scope to protect the glass. Can see individual leaves on trees over 400 yards away at 60x with no apparent image degradation. Some folks reported problems with the nylon storage bag; however, mine fits perfectly.
My only minor gripe is that the zoom function on the eyepiece twists counterclockwise (left relative to the user) to increase, which is counter-intuitive to me. All my other zoom riflescopes and binos twist right/clockwise to increase magnification. Not enough to remove a star, it just threw me the first time I tried to zoom and wondered why the ring wouldn't turn.
Still need to try it in overcast, twilight and night conditions, and run a star test to fully evaluate the scope. However, I'm happy with it and confident it will more than meet my needs for a spotting scope.
It has ED glass which is a good start. The zoom eye piece is good to 30-35X. I have a Pentax ED scope that does better at 45x. Since they can both use a 1.25 inch astronomy eye piece, I put a Vixen zoom on them, and the Pentax was quite similar in view at 45x to the Celestron. With the Celestron eye piece, the view was breaking up a bit at 45x.
(I put the Celestron eye piece on my Pentax as well and it was good to 30x).
Look for the Vixen eye piece here, it runs about 200 dollars. I bought one so I have it on both scopes now. Also, the Celestron is rear heavy, so it tips back on the tripod. With the Vixen eye piece it does less of that,
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I'm a bird watcher and spent a lot of my free time sea watching,i've had the Celestron M2 Regal 80ED for just over 3 years,and was very happy with it.I decided to up grade to the 100ED,as I wanted more light/brighter images in poor weather conditions.
On the 27th August 2020 I ordered the Celestron Regal M2 100ED scope from Amazon,I was more than happy with the scope.Its a little longer than the 80ED and because of that you get a little more magnificent from the eye piece.Ive used this scope most days when I'm not at work as a Support Worker,and it was not until last week I spotted a area of condensation about the size of a 5p.At first I was not overly worried it cleared very quickly,but 2 days ago its there again.Then today I'm sea watching off Deal seafront,its a lovely day sea is calm with blue sky and the odd cloud.But today the whole lens is covered in condensation,which slowly clears leaving two areas of condensation,on the front lenses its meant to be nitrogen purged to stop this,I never had this problem with my 80ED.
So on returning home I went onto Amazon,and I can't thank them enough for their quick response.I have a replacement 100ED coming tomorrow,and I'll return the faulty scope on Wednesday after work.
So what do I think of the Celestron range,for me the 100ED is a lovely scope,out shines scopes at 3 times the price.Don't let the odd faulty scope put you off,it didn't me and remember scopes at £3000+ still as its problems.