Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope.
By Brian • March 30, 2017 • Uncategorized
Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope Review
In case you have been looking for a quality telescope in the market for some time now, there is a possibility that you already encounter the name Celestron. They are a company that has been providing excellent telescopes since 1960s. Over the past few years, they managed to remain as the leading manufacturer of telescope all over the world. The Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope is a refractor type which is ideal for the beginners. This particular refractor is also ideal for celestial and terrestrial viewing.
Features of Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope
One of the best things about the Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope is that it is very simple to use. Compound and Newtonian type of telescope comes with various features, but the use and set-up process is more complex. With this telescope from Celestron, you will definitely enjoy assembling it with your kids. In addition, it is super lightweight that enables you to move and disassemble it easily.
Another feature that you will surely love about the Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope is the finder scope that is fixed permanently to the eyepiece. This minimizes the possibility of misplacing this piece. The Starfinder comes with a red point reticle, which you can use when lining the celestial bodies. This red-dot innovation can also be found in the more premium types of telescopes. But remember to turn off the Starfinder since it draws power from the battery.
The mount highlights a large handle and a clutch that provides you a higher precision when lining up the celestial bodies. It was an AZ mount that requires a more stable hand compared to the AQ Mount. It will take time to get used to the AS mount of the Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope but once you get used to it, using the telescope is pretty simple. The clutch also helps you to use the equipment smoothly.
The lens of the Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope which measures at approximately 2.6 inches seems pretty small when you compared it to the Newtonian telescope. However, you will realize that it can capture an adequate light that will give you a better view of the celestial bodies. When it comes to the eyepiece, you will be given 2 Plossl with a magnification of 90x and 45x. Both of the lenses are coated that allows them to provide clear and bright images. It also eliminates any issues that you can possibly encounter in chromatic aberration.
The Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope is available in a stunning grey and gunmetal blue finish. This gives them a unique look in a sea of black telescopes in the market. The Celestron 21061 has an aperture of 70mm, focal length that measures 900 mm and the eyepiece with 10-20mm. Maximum magnification is around 165x, and the whole equipment weighs at roughly 18lbs which is considerably lighter when you compared it with the other telescopes in the market.
The Celestron 21061 Astromaster Telescope also comes with “The Sky” video that may serves as a guide for the beginners when looking at the celestial objects. You will also receive a printable star-map that you may conveniently take with you when you are observing the solar system in the field.