TRAVEL SCOPE™ 50 PORTABLE TELESCOPE - SKU# 21038

by Celestron
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$82.95
$64.95
  • 50mm refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics and a lightweight frame.
  • Custom backpack included to store your telescope and accessories comfortably.
  • Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup.
  • Accessories include: two eyepieces (20mm and 8mm), 3x Barlow lens, 45° erect image star diagonal, and 2x20 finderscope.
  • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing
  • Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray.

The Travel Scope 50 is a refractor telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The Travel Scope can view the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night and with the erect image star diagonal makes the optical tube ideal for using as a spotting scope during the day.

Setting up the telescope is a breeze and will have you observing in no time. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table. The total telescope kit weighs in at just 2.2 pounds—perfect for impromptu observing sessions or transporting wherever life’s adventures take you.

Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope

Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track your object in the eyepiece.

Accessories Included

The Travel Scope 50 comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 8mm), 45° erect image diagonal, 3x Barlow lens, 2x20 finderscope, and a travel backpack. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications to view your intended object. The erect image diagonal allows for right-side-up viewing ideal for terrestrial subjects but can also be used for celestial objects. The 2x20 finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing. Connect your 3x Barlow lens to your eyepieces to magnify your view. The 3x Barlow lens provides a 60x and 135x magnification for your scope.

Travel Backpack – A custom backpack comes with your telescope for you to store your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces and accessories comfortably. With the telescopes’ backpack, traveling with your telescope is a breeze; all the components fit inside of the backpack snuggly.

Starry Night Software

Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond. 

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design: Refractor
Aperture: 50mm (2")
Focal Length: 360mm (14.17")
Focal Ratio: f/7.2
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20mm (0.78")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 18x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 8mm (0.31")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 45x
Barlow Lens: 3x Barlow Lens
Finderscope: 2x20
Star Diagonal: Erect Image, .96" - 1.25" 45°
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 120x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 7x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 11.1
Resolution (Rayleigh): 2.66 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 2.28 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 51x
Optical Coatings: Coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length: 304.8mm (12")
Optical Tube Weight: 11.2 oz (317.5 g)
Dovetail: CG-5 bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type: Manual Alt Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 558.8mm – 1320.8mm (22"-52")
Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25") Aluminum
Accessory Tray: Yes
Slew Speeds: Manual
Tripod Weight: 1.5 lbs (.68 kg)
Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 saddle plate
Software: Celestron's Starry Night Basic Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight: 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
Included Items: Optical tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 20mm eyepiece | 8mm eyepiece | 45° erect image diagonal | 2x20 finderscope | 3x Barlow lens | SkyPortal app | Celestron's Starry Night Basic Edition Software | Manual | Backpack to store scope and accessories
Solar Warning
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.

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