Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ

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The StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ  is a 3″ refractor telescope that integrates with your smart phone and the Celestron “StarSense App”, allowing you to manually move your telescope following the directions on your phones screen.

The StarSense Explorer App automatically generates a list of objects currently visible.


Key features:

  • Aperture: 3.0″ (70 mm)
  • Focal Length: 700 mm
  • Focal Ratio: F 10.0
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Eyepieces: (2x)
    • 25mm, 28X
    • 10mm, 70X
  • Mount Type: Manual Controlled Alt Azimuth
    • (StarSense Smart Phone User Assisted)
  • Tripod material: Aluminium
  • Tube material: Aluminium
  • Focuser: 1.25″
  • Warranty: 2 Years

$349.00 inc GST

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Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 70mm (3.0″)
Focal Length 700mm (35.43″)
Focal Ratio f10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 28x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 70x
Barlow Lens 2x(1.25″)
Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal Erect image 90° (1.25″)
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 165x
Lowest Useful Magnification 10x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.5
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.99 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.6 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared. to human eye) 100x
Optical Coatings Fully-Coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length 965mm
Optical Tube Diameter 90mm
Optical Tube Weight 2.45 kg
Dovetail None
Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) Aluminum, 1244.6mm (49″) max height
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 1.72 kg
Slew Speeds Manual
GPS Uses phone’s GPS
Dovetail Compatibility None
Power Requirements None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
Alignment Procedures Use StarSense Explorer app
Software StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight 4 kg
Included Items Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | Erect image diagonal | 2x Barlow lens | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock