Celestron C5, 5″ (127mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain XLT Spotting Scope

| February 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

Celestron C5, 5″ (127mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain XLT Spotting Scope

  • Chosen by NASA for its Optical Excellence.
  • Ideal Choice for the Serious Bird Watcher, Nature Lover or Anyone who Enjoys Beautiful Views.
  • Just Six Pounds in Weight and 13 Inches in Length,
  • Near Focus of 20 Feet.
  • Fully Multicoated Optics.

Celestron’s C5 Spotting Scope is a 5″ (127mm) aperture, 1250mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system. Its optical excellence is the reason it was chosen by NASA for many space shuttle missions. The C5 spotting scope is an ideal choice for the serious bird watcher, nature lover or anyone who enjoys beautiful views -either from your home or in the field. At just six pounds in weight and 11 inches in length, this spotting scopeis a completely portable visual and photographic instrument that perfor

List Price: $ 864.95

Price: $ 488.66

 

Tags: , , , ,

Category: Products

Author (Author Profile)

Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. T Chan says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Celestron C5 spotting scope, November 8, 2010
    By 
    T Chan

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Celestron C5, 5″ (127mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain XLT Spotting Scope (Electronics)

    I recieved this spotting scope one month ago. Even thought it is made in China (the price already implied that), the quality of the 5″ optical tube is very good. The XLT coating is perfect and the focus knob is very smooth and precise. The package comes with a 6×30 erect image finder scope and a 25mm eye piece. The 25mm eye piece contributes 48X image good enough for a bright shape image for terrestial observation. The high light gathering power is excellent for me to observe the night view of Victory Harbour of Hong Kong! Simply replace with a 10mm eyepiece and you can use it as a 125X telescope to observe deep sky and the moon in great details. The image of the moon is simply impressive!

    This C5 is absolutely portable and easily mounted on a tripod for birds watching and photography. Remember to use a stable tripod. It is also recommended to use high quality eye piece to match with the excellent optics!

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. WBS77 "Sailor" says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Quality Image and Solid Instrument, September 27, 2009
    By 
    WBS77 “Sailor” (Great Lakes) –
    (VINE VOICE)
      

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Celestron C5, 5″ (127mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain XLT Spotting Scope (Electronics)

    The light-gathering capability of the C5 is exactly what I hoped for in a spotting scope. Able to see considerable detail even at high magnification. Appears to be very solidly constructed. Does require a VERY stable tripod — don’t skimp there. Separately purchased adapter allows simple connection to my digital SLR with good pictures resulting. Carrying case is designed to provide excellent protection.

    Works well for what I wanted: looking over the surrounding scenic and marine landscapes. I have not yet tried it for astronomical observation. May be so obvious that there’s no need to say it but it’s too powerful and too bulky to be useful for watching wildlife — unless they are sleeping. Or, maybe, a tired sloth. :-)

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

Say Something