Celestron has applied the powerful Schmidt Cassegrain optical design into a spotting scope, which reduces aberration and increase image quality. It's no surprise that NASA chose this spotting scope for its missions. Celestron C5 Spotter Cassegrain Spotting Scope has a large 127mm aperture which puts it in front of other smaller spotting scopes. It gathers 4.5x more light than 60mm scope and 2.5x more than an 80mm spotting scope.
The Perfect Scope for Serious Observer
This C5 spoting scope is built in the rugged Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design, which mean that all its optical elements (objective lens, primary mirror, secondary convex mirror) are fixed permanently in place. Therefore, it can be transported around without issue. It is also fully camera adaptable. Attach the right T-Adapter and T-Ring for your 35mm SLR Camera and you are ready to take some incredible shots.
This Celestron C5 Spotter Schmidt-Cassegrain Spotting Scope is very versatile. Its near focus of approximately 20 feet allows you to observe anything from plants, wildlife, birds or insects effortlessly. You can also use it as an astronomical telescope.
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.