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Celestron 21035 Travel Scope Review

Last Updated: 06.12.21


Main technical features


Not only is this compact telescope designed to be easily portable, it is also just as simple to set back up.

You will appreciate the convenient backpack style carrying case that makes it easy to take this telescope when you travel. This also makes it easy to take on camping and hunting trips.

This telescope is designed to provide you with crisp clear images on the ground and in the nighttime sky.

Beginners and even experienced astronomers will appreciate the included software that will help identify, locate and track objects in the sky.


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In-depth information


If you are looking for a high quality powerful telescope that is also easily portable, you might want to consider the 21035 by Celestron. Its compact size makes it a breeze to carry, especially since it comes with a backpack style case. It is large enough to hold the telescope and tripod so you can easily take it with you when you travel. It is also extremely simple to setup when you arrive at your destination since there aren’t any tools needed.

One of the reasons this is a top rated model is due to the included astronomy software. It’s database contains 10,000 objects so you can almost always identify what you are focusing on in the night sky. There are also 75 enhanced images that will peak the interest of any beginner or experienced astronomer. Thanks to the printable sky maps you can easily track objects, and even pinpoint where they will be clearly visible. With the included software you really can get the most out of this telescope.

Thanks to the coated glass optics images on the ground and in the sky are always crisp and clear. This 70mm telescope also comes with a high powered eyepiece for 20 times magnification. This allows you to enjoy close up views of the stars and planets, along with birds and wildlife. When you use the 10 time magnification eyepiece you can even see the moons around Jupiter. Thanks to the plastic finder and focusers aiming and tracking with this telescope is a breeze, and this is also why it is a great choice for beginners.

With a lightweight tripod included you can easily set this telescope up almost anywhere. It is designed to fit easily into the carrying case, and it is a breeze to setup. Even though this mini tripod might not be ideally suited for uneven terrain, it is great to use on a countertop or table. Thanks to the standard mount, you can easily attach a sturdy full size tripod when needed.


Known issues

It has been noted that the tripod can be unstable, but this is not surprising to most consumers considering its affordable price.

Unfortunately the finder scope requires constant adjustment, and this can make it difficult for beginners to focus in on an object.


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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana’s professional experience in the optics field has helped her understand the value of passing her knowledge forward. Her curious personality helps her gather useful information for her readers and her goal is to make technical information fun and accessible to everyone.

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