Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope Review


New technology has made its new discoveries as the world rejoiced at the ability of man to push beyond the so-called frontiers created by science, and further learn about our planet’s existence amidst our amazing universe.

Astronomy, as it turned out, is a never ending field that is filled with surprises and wonders. This is basically the reason why any newcomer to this field who might be on a tight budget simply deserves a good quality telescope that can further increase their desire and interest in this field.

Refractor telescopes are often recommended for beginners. One such good option is the Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope. While you may expect that it will not give you a clear view of deep celestial objects, you can still be able to see events or bodies that are closer to home in amazing detail.


Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope has an aperture of 70 mm, focal length capacity of 900mm, 10-20 mm eyepieces, as well as a max magnification of 165x. It also nicely operates as a dual telescope, which can allow you to see both celestial and terrestrial objects.

This telescope has the capacity to erect image optics, while the glass of the lens is also well coated in order to provide crisp and clean images with details all intact. This can also reduce the chances of encountering issues that may arise caused by chromatic aberrations.


The Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope also comes with a unique feature, the StarPointer, which is installed permanently next to its eye piece. It has a red dot reticle which can be used in lining up celestial bodies in sight. This is quite similar to the use of red dot technology which is used by some expensive scopes.

This StarPointer finder scope is also operated through batteries, so it would be smart to just turn it off after use. It also has an Alt Azimuth mount which comes with a big pan handle and a clutch that can be used in getting higher targeting accuracy. Even though you may have to keep a steady hands as you line up the celestial bodies you are closely looking at, the clutch will enable you to operate the telescope smoothly without any issues at all.

Ease of Use

The Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope is very easy to assemble and operate. As a matter of fact, it is not as complicated as the common compound, as well as other telescopes which are also more expensive in price. The scope only weighs about 18 pounds, meaning you can choose to disassemble it, and transfer it to another place, and still be able to put it altogether again fast.