• Item number: PowerSeeker 70AZ
• Dimensions: 38 X 13 X 10 (measured in inches)
• Price: About $80 (US Dollar)
• Weight: 5.8 lb
• Aperture: 70mm (2.76 inches)
• Eyepiece magnification: 35x
• ASIN: B003AM87PU
• Mount: Altazimuth
• Focal length: 700mm
• Eyepiece size: 20mm
• Focal ratio: 10
• Highest magnification: 165x
• Lens: 3x Barlow
• Materials: Aluminum and plastic
• Objects in database: About 10,000
The product has 2 years warranty for any damage and manufacturing defects.
Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ (20136) is a perfect price worthy family telescope to begin an interest at the night sky.There is no set up process, just ready to use with very easy to assemble the product saves time of the observer. A handy accessory tray is very useful in keeping tools. The 70mm aperture, 3x Barlow lens and eyepieces enhance the magnifying capacity of the product. The “PowerSeeker” technology allows the viewers to observe earthly objects as also celestial objects equally. The telescope is associated with SkyX Planetarium software. It can be easily downloaded in any computer. The software is comprised of 10000 databases, thus it’s a great educational product as well. The strong equatorial mount is perfect for night sky gazing, while the collapsible altazimuth mount is perfect for land viewing.
Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ (20136) is a budget telescope. The easiness in handling it enables every family member to use it effectively. The pivot works so smoothly that even a layman can use it easily. The product is accompanied with a DVD to educate the user with all celestial facts. The structure is mainly made of aluminum with some assembling parts like eyepieces are made of plastic.
The softness of aluminum and plastic are sometimes very hazardous making the product sophisticated and breakable. The tripod mount is the most sophisticated part of the telescope. There is a sheer chance of braking if not taken care at the time of packaging or mounting. The screwing of the tripod is very sensitive too. A little bit of loose screwing makes the whole system tremble. The angling of three legs of the tripod is also needed attention. It is also complaint that distant stars are not distinctly viewable through this telescope. This telescope doesn’t work well in light pollution.
Price and affordability:
The price is tagged at $80 (US Dollars). Some retailers are also offering the product at discount. The telescope is the most simple and handy one. Customers can use this to see distant objects on the earth too. As such more eager observers will not be happy with this system. The body is made ofr aluminum and plastics. Considering all these, the price seems a bit higher. In spite of this, enthusiastic people will find this telescope affordable.
This is a good telescope in its genre. Good one to grow enthusiasm in night sky or earthly object watching.
Observer should not expect much from this Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ (20136) telescope. This is just a beginner’s telescope- meant for the people who are not avid observers yet find interest in gazing night sky or birds in deep forest. The telescope is very easy to use, light weight and without a single machinery complication.
This is a good telescope in its genre. Good one to grow enthusiasm in night sky or earthly object watching. A 4 Star rating is fine for this Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ (20136) telescope.