Celestron Hummingbird 56mm Angled Spotting Scope
Celestron is a well-known American company specializing in the manufacturing of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, and other optical instruments for astronomy and outdoor observation. The company was founded in 1960 by Tom Johnson, who had a passion for amateur astronomy and a vision to make quality telescopes accessible to enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Celestron initially gained recognition for its revolutionary Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes (SCTs), which combined the compactness of a refractor with the versatility of a reflector. The SCT design allowed for powerful magnification while maintaining a relatively portable and user-friendly form factor. This innovation made Celestron telescopes popular among amateur astronomers and propelled the company to the forefront of the industry.
Thank you for purchasing a Celestron HummingbirdTM ED micro spotting scope. We trust that this spotting scope will provide you with years of enjoyment and faithful service. Please read the instructions carefully before using your spotting scope to ensure proper use and care.
The Celestron HummingbirdTM ED micro spotting scope can be used hand-held, or mounted on a tripod, monopod, window mount, or other stabilizing aid.
TRIPOD, MONOPOD, WINDOW MOUNT, ETC. MOUNTING
To attach the spotting scope to a stabilizing aid, simply attach the device’s (or device mounting plate’s) ½-20 thread mounting bolt to the spotting scope’s ½-20 thread tripod mount.
USE WITH OR WITHOUT EYEGLASSES
- The eyepiece included with the Celestron HummingbirdTM ED micro spotting scope, provides plenty of eye relief for use with or without eyeglasses.
- For use while wearing eyeglasses, leave the twist-up eyecup in the lowered position.
- For use while not wearing eyeglasses, twist the twist-up eyecup into the extended position.
- To ensure a crisp, sharp image, the spotting scope must be focused. To focus the spotting scope, slowly rotate the focus dial until the image in the eyepiece is clear and sharp.
- If you feel that the focus dial will not rotate any further, you have reached the end of its travel and need to turn the dial in the opposite direction.
CHANGING THE MAGNIFICATION
- To change the magnification of the zoom eyepiece, simply rotate the magnification dial in the clockwise direction to increase the magnification and counterclockwise to decrease the magnification.
- When changing magnification the scope will need to be refocused.
- The largest field of view and brightest images will always be at the lowest magnification.
CARE AND STORAGE
Your Celestron spotting scope will provide you with years of dependable service if it is cared for and stored properly.
- Protect the spotting scope from impact and do not force any of the moving parts beyond their limits.
- Protect the optics of your spotting scope by putting on all lens caps when not in use.
- Store your spotting scope in a cool, dry place whenever possible.
- When storing for an extended period of time, place the spotting scope in a plastic bag or airtight container with a desiccant.
- Do not leave the spotting scope in a car on a hot/sunny day or near anything that generates heat as this may cause damage.
- Clean any dust, dirt, or water that may get on the spotting scope or inside moving parts as soon as possible to prevent any unforeseen damage.
Proper cleaning of the lenses is essential to maintaining the optical integrity of your spotting scope. Dirty lenses diminish the amount of light transmitted through the spotting scope and your overall viewing experience.
- Remove any dust on the lenses with a soft lens brush or a can of pressurized air.
- Remove any fingerprints, stains, or smudges from the lens surface with a soft, clean lens cloth or lens tissue by rubbing in a circular motion. Start in the middle of the lens and work your way to the edges. Breathe lightly on the lens to provide moisture if needed.
- For a more thorough cleaning, we recommend the use of a lens/optics cleaning kit available at most photo or optical shops. Follow the directions supplied with the cleaning kit for best results.
SERVICE AND REPAIR
- If warranty problems arise or repairs are necessary, contact the Celestron customer service department if you live in the United States or Canada.
- If you live outside of these countries, please contact the dealer you purchased your spotting scope from or the Celestron distributor in your country.
- A list of our distributors can be found on our website.
Your spotting scope is covered under the Celestron Limited Lifetime Warranty. Celestron warrants the spotting scope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the spotting scope’s usable lifetime to the original owner. Celestron will repair or replace the spotting scope which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship and within the definitions of the limits described below.
This warranty does not cover products that have been subject to abuse, misuse, physically damaged, altered, or had unauthorized repairs or modifications. This warranty does not cover defects due to normal wear and tear and other conditions.
This warranty is valid to U.S.A. and Canadian customers who have purchased their spotting scope from an authorized Celestron dealer in the U.S.A. or Canada. For products purchased outside of the U.S.A. or Canada, please contact your local Celestron Distributor or authorized Dealer for applicable warranty information. Additional warranty information and eligibility details can be found on the Celestron website. This product is designed and intended for use by those 14 years of age and older. Product design and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.
For complete specifications and product information,
- visit: www.celestron.com
- 2835 Columbia Street
Torrance, CA 90503 U.S.A
- Tel: 1 (800) 421-9649
FAQS About Celestron Hummingbird 56mm Angled Spotting Scope
What benefit does an angled spotting scope offer?
improved long-term comfort and neck relaxation when viewing for extended periods of time.
What distinguishes the celestron hummingbird Ed from the non Ed?
Compared to non-ED binoculars, Celestron’s premium ED glass produces images that are noticeably brighter and clearer.
Can you see the planets using a spotting scope?
Spotting scopes can be used for all general observation and the most fundamental astronomy, including the moon, planets that are close by, and other brilliant objects in the night sky. They are simple to put up and operate and have magnifications up to about 60x or 70x.
A spotting scope can you see stars through it?
Yes, a spotting scope is the obvious winner in this case.
Is it possible to place an angled spotting scope on a window?
When the optic is going to be utilized from a vehicle while mounted on a window mount, angled spotting scopes are the ideal option.
How should a spotting scope be carried?
tripod mounted outside and the scope securely tucked inside the bag
What is the purpose of Celestron?
A business called Celestron produces and sells telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, and accessories.
Is Celestron a reliable telescope?
For an inquisitive amateur, we believe the Celestron is the best telescope.
Can a Celestron telescope see planets?
suitable for planet-watching
How far can a spotting scope see?
50 to 100 yards
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