Celestron Travel Scope 70 Review Model 21035

Here I review the Celestron Travel Scope 70. I purchased this scope as a gift for a child. I was amazed with the image quality. This scope has Fully Coated GLASS Optics! All of this for only $60! The Tripod is the weak point of the entire package, but for the money this is a great kit for any child or an adult who would like to try some casual observing.

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K LE says:

How about the orion goscope II 70mm travel kit? I was lookkng into this as an option.

Evelyn Fair says:

Hi, I’m a total beginner to astronomy. I picked this scope up on amazon. I chose this because I read a ton of reviews and most of them said what you had stated in you video, that this is a great scope for this price range. I love the scope! However, when I got to tighten the handle on the tripod, it completely moves and I lose my target. I don’t have a lot of money to spend and am wanting to upgrade the tripod. Again, I’ve been doing a lot of research but can’t come up with something I’m completely comfortable in choosing. Any ideas?

Adam Thong says:

Hi, I wonder what it the box size because I am estimating the delivery cost.
Thank you

Chris Osborne says:

can you see jupiter and saturn and its rings with this telescope?

1717jbs says:

I have the OTA. This is worth every penny, great clear little scope.

scott merrow says:

You might be amazed at this scope once the diagonal and eyepieces and tripod are replaced with higher quality items The scope (by itself) is worth every penny

californiamw says:

Can you see me waiving my hand?

Amani S says:

can i capture a picture from this Scope ?

Ciarán Farley-Toone says:

if I buy a t-ring adapter for my camera can I attach it directly to this or is there some kind ff intermediary device I need?

Bill Adams says:

would it be a good spotting scope at a shooting range?

Astrophotography Tutorials says:

Good Review Anmol, thanks for posting your comments. Even with larger telescopes it’s hard to make out details on the planets. But you should be able to see Saturn’s rings and moons…and if you try adverted vision (looking to the side) you may see some more details. You description of disappointed views is all a part of “visual” astronomy. That’s why I love Astrophotography. You can get more details on your target. You could put a webcam on the end of the scope to see more details…cont.

Kombiice says:


Astrophotography Tutorials says:

The Telescope itself is a great value for the price, nice solid optics, and well built. However, I can’t rate the entire package a 10/10 because the tripod is far from perfect. Considering everything you get with this package, it’s a great deal…I’d rate the whole package 8/10. Absolutely perfect for anyone interested astronomy and not sure if they want to spend a lot of cash.

MrJumbolegz says:

You pace your words rather oddly.

MightyLazarus03 says:

You can see Jupiter or Saturn?

Anmar Salih says:

Thank you for excellent video. Do you can see Saturn rings by this telescope?

Rick Evans says:

Actually, the weakest element of the Travel Scope 70 is the flimsy, cheap tripod.

poliuyttyrrr says:

you can see the space station?

Ramesh Somwanshi says:


Anmol Marwaha says:

First of all nice video , yes i bought it too but i hate it because i can’t see planets in bigger size with good or fine detailing i want to see jupiter and offcource saturn and its ring but i only see a small dot which usually i see with my naked eye…and when i zoom in the image go blured and unseen..:( i really want to see planets in bigger size with fine detailing …! thank you!

DooberDan says:

Can you use the celestron moon filter with it?

Mathew Thomas says:

is there a difference between the 50 mm and the 70 mm telescope ?

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Stephanie Morgan says:

I’m not a child, but it’s my first scope. I was able to see 4 of Jupiter’s moon with my previous set of binoculars so I’m hoping this is as good as them.

Astrophotography Tutorials says:

cont.. I’m creating a Planetary Imaging & Processing series right now. You should check it out. You may like taking photos more than “visual” observations. The only problem with the Travel Scope 70 is the mount, the scope should be able to give you more details of the planets with a webcam or astro cam. Also, if you know someone that has other eyepieces, try another eyepiece. The eyepieces in the kit aren’t the best and a good eyepiece makes a big difference for visual.

Rick Bruno says:

I hiked to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with this little travel scope and tripod in my backpack. It survived the trek from rim to rim, and it gave me some great views in the Canyon. 

Astrophotography Tutorials says:

You can see the Space Station with your naked eye. The Space station MOVES very fast across the sky and I don’t think you can track the Space Station with the 70mm Travel Scope’s mount. The mount is the weakest part of this setup. So my answer would be NO, you cannot see the space station because it travels too fast…but if you had a this scope on a mount that had better tracking, I’m sure you could see it since it’s visible with your eye.

Margareth Custodio says:

i used this scope for my astrophotography hehehe! its great! and i also used it for lens in my DSLR 😀

abdullah darawsheh says:

Any one *

Michelle Pucca says:

The only part that made me feel uncomfortable was that you kept saying the scope was a good gift for a child 🙂 I’m 55

Astrophotography Tutorials says:

Hi Chris, Yes you can see Jupiter & Saturn’s Rings…you can also see the tiny moons orbiting these planets too. The most difficult part is lining it up in the telescope. The mount is a little difficult to use, but, once you get your target in your sights, you can see the planets. Use a higher magnification eyepiece to see the most details. Good Luck! Doug

Anmol Marwaha says:

10mm eye piece gives me 40X magnification but really not a big difference between 20mm and 10mm – when i observe stars with 20mm i can see small dots but i m not sure that this dot is an planet or what ! – with 10mm same small dots not sure if it is a planet or what !!! – yes i know current position of saturn – but in that direction there are so many twinkle stars that i can’t find saturn with this telescope!! and if i zoom then everything go blurred.i will rate this product – 7/10

Jorjet Alcocer says:

Thanks so much for this review. I just received this for my son..

Astrophotography Tutorials says:

Hi Adam, I don’t have the EXACT measurements, but if I had to guess, 18X12X6 for the Telescope box, then it was packed inside another box for shipping. Again, this is only a rough “guess”. I don’t have the box any longer. Doug

Spider Rick says:

Great video Doug! I would be curious to see what type of image you could produce with this scope.

poliuyttyrrr says:

Yes I know … I see whenever I can but I’d like to see the structure itself … The solar panels the way you move … I was thinking of binoculars Celestron SkyMaster 20×80 Astronomy but not yet possess some knowledge about this kind of instruments … I read some things

cssndra glcio says:

hiii. is it great for astrophotography?

Astrophotography Tutorials says:

I totally agree, worth every penny! Thanks for commenting your experience!

Kawan Brownlee says:

what all can you see using the travel telescope in terms of deep sky objects ?

Nickolai Hockin says:

Haha I just ordered this three days ago. Lol I hope it turns out to be as good as it seems on this vid. Btw I like your voice XD you sound like Dug from Up

HammerHead2D Jenk says:

CAN SOMEONE PLS TELL ME?! would I be able to see Saturn and Jupiter in great detail ? In other words can i see the first 6 plants in enough detail to see moons , its surface and if not what can I get exactly to increase the sights ? A barrow lens? If so which one and how strong 2x??

poliuyttyrrr says:

hi dugdog… you can the space station?

starman 59 says:

it would be nice if you also review the travel scope 50 as well to travel scope 60 I have all three and I am happy with all of them

valor36az says:

You make great tutorials and reviews thank you so much

Soviet TV says:

can i see the moon with this toy?

The Gaming GaGe says:

So your a kid right!?

Marktuyet says:

put it on a magnum vt 200 or 300 tripod . I use the 300 . these are great to take to a lake and do some bird watching and fun for the night sky . just keep in mind it’s a 60.00 scope …very good value and I take mine with me when I travel …if traveling try the vt200

abdullah darawsheh says:

If any people want it you can get it in souq .com fre shipping and you can pay with out visa and pay in your home

Astrophotography Tutorials says:

Chris, also see Anmol Marwaha comments below. Doug

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