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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ Refractor Telescope

SKU: CLS-22450

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The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ Refractor Telescope is the ideal telescope for any first-time telescope user on a budget! With the new patent-pending Celestron StarSense Explorer technology, this innovative technology utilises real-time GPS technology from your phone to help you orient your telescope towards the stars and planets with incredible ease. 

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Regular Price: $355.00

Special Price $329.95

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No telescope or astronomy knowledge required. The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ Refractor Telescope features revolutionary StarSense Explorer technology which utilises your smartphone's GPS and camera technology to determine celestial positions relative to you. It's super simple - set up your telescope, load the StarSense Explorer app, select the object you want to find, follow the arrows using your telescope and center it in the viewfinder!

The new Celestron StarSense Explorer App is available for download from Google Play Store or Apple Store and compatible with most smartphone devices (Android 7.1.2 and higher, and iPhone 6 and newer). 

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ Refractor Telescope

With a simple user-friendly design, this innovative technology cuts all the frustrations of manually learning the skies, scouring through star maps, and spending $100s on computerised technology.  This is a true beginners telescope for hassle-free viewing. This special design operates similar to facial recognition technology, instead looking for similiarities and patterns in star clusters or 'star mapping'. In a nut shell, it's brilliant, easy to use and ahead of its time! 

The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ Refractor Telescope is a 70mm refractor telescope on a simple LT mount for simple fast and slow manoevering. This telescope is suitable for viewing most bright objects, including the Moon, some galaxies and planets! For best views, go to a dark sky site and you will see a lot more!

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope

What's In The Box

  • 70mm refractor optical tube
  • Unique StarSense smartphone holder
  • Two eyepieces: 25mm and 10mm
  • Erect Image Diagonal 90 degrees
  • StarPointer red dot finder
  • LT Altazimuth mount
  • Accessory tray
  • 2x Barlow Lens

Technical Specifications

Aperture 70mm
Focal Length 700mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Finderscope StarPointer red dot finderscope
Optical Tube Aluminium
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
Optical Tube Length 812.8mm 
Optical Tube Diameter 76mm 
Optical Tube Weight 1.63kg
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth
Tripod Dimensions 1320.8mm max height
Total Kit Weight 3.35kg

About Celestron
Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

Product Code: CLS-22450

Additional Information

Additional Information

Optical Design No
Mount Type Alt-azimuth mount
Aperture 70mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Eyepiece 1 25mm
Eyepiece 2 10mm
Eyepiece 3 No
Finderscope Make StarPointer Red Dot Finder
Electronic Hand Control No
Motor Drive No
Go-To Functionality No
Focal Length 700mm
Tripod No
Tube Length 812.8mm
Highest Magnification 165x
Warranty Information 2 Years
Additional Specifications of Product No
Shipping Dimensions No
Shipping Weight No