- Manual German equatorial mount with setting circles to locate and track sky objects
- Adjustable, full height tripod with deluxe accessory tray
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Accessories include a 20mm and 4mm eyepiece, an erect image diagonal, a finderscope, and a 3x Barlow lens.
- Download Starry Night Basic Software with a 36,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images including 3D renderings of stars, exoplanets, and galaxies
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ! You'll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup. The 70EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.
Manual German Equatorial telescope
The PowerSeeker mount comes with two slow motion control knobs that allow you to make fine pointing adjustments to the telescope in both Right Ascension and Declination axes, also referred to as RA and DEC.
Accessories include a 20mm and 4mm eyepiece, a finderscope, and a 3x Barlow lens. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views. The 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece.
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What is this screw on the top of one of my accessory rings?
Some PowerSeeker EQ models have two accessory rings that are needed to attach the optical tube to the EQ mount. On the top of one of the rings is a threaded stud with a thumbwheel. This is designed to allow the attachment of a camera with a ¼-20 threaded insert. The ¼-20 thread pitch is standard in the photographic world. This is very beneficial when used in conjunction with the optional AstroMaster/PowerSeeker Motor Drive (part #93514) for sky tracking. This ¼-20 mount is not used to attach your telescope to the EQ mount and is not needed for using your telescope in the traditional manner.
See illustrations below for clarification.
|Optical Tube Info:|
|Focal Length:||700mm (28")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:||20mm (0.79")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1:||35x|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2:||4mm (0.16")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2:||175x|
|Star Diagonal:||1.25" Erect Image Diagonal|
|Highest Useful Magnification:||165x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification:||10x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude:||11.7|
|Resolution (Rayleigh):||1.99 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes):||1.66 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):||100x|
|Mount Type:||Manual German Equatorial|
|Software:||Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal App|