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Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ Telescope

If you’re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. A great gift or first telescope.

    • Quick and easy no-tool setup

    • Permanently mounted StarPointer

    • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use

    • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup

    • German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects

    • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform

    • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images

    • Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories

    • “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images



    The AstroMaster 76EQ is a great introductory telescope for all ages and suitable for beginners or more advanced users. It is quick and easy to set up, with the Celestron “no-tool” set up. It comes with software listing a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images.


    This is also an ideal telescope for terrestrial viewing, as the images will appear the correct way up. The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors, such as this one.

    All Celestron telescopes come with a 2 year warranty.

  • Optical Design
     Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture (mm)
     76 mm (2.99 in)
    Focal Length
    700 mm (28 in)
    Focal Ratio
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)  20 mm (0.79 in)
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1  35 x
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm)  10 mm (0.39 in)
    Magnification of Eyepiece 2
     70 x
    Finderscope  Built-on StarPointer
    Mount Type
     CG-2 Equatorial
     1.25" steel tube legs
    Highest Useful Magnification 180 x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 11 x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.9
    Resolution (Rayleigh)  1.83 arc seconds
     Resolution (Dawes)  1.53 arc seconds
     Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)  118 x
    Apparent Field of View 1.4 °
    Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 75 ft (23 m)
    Optical Coatings Alluminium
    Optical Tube Length 26 in (660 mm)
    Warranty Two Years

Additional Information

Box Contents: Celestron AstroMaster76EQ, 2 x Lenses, Manual, Tripod, 2 year warranty
Manufacturer Celestron
Model AstroMaster 76EQ
MPN C31035