Celestron EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50

The telescope comes complete with everything you need and makes it easy to share the Sun as well as partial and total solar eclipses with the whole family.

Staff Pick Review:

The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope is a lightweight, easy to use solar telescope, offering white-light images of the Sun. This portable telescope comes with two eyepieces, a tripod and backpack with compartments to hold all the items in place. With it's permanently attached solar filter, this is an excellent beginner telescope that is safe to use and quick to assemble.  

-- Kat Troche, Night Sky Network Communication Specialist


What comes with the telescope:

  • SOLAR TELESCOPE FILTER: The dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filter conforms to ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun.
  • PERMANENTLY ATTACHED SOLAR SAFE FILTER: Use your solar telescope with peace of mind, knowing the filter will not be knocked off or accidentally removed.
  • INTEGRATED SOLAR SAFE FINDERSCOPE: Quickly and easily center the solar disk in the telescope’s eyepiece without looking at or near the Sun.
  • STURDY ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & FULL-HEIGHT TRIPOD: Pan and tilt just like a photographic tripod so you can make precise adjustments to the telescope’s position.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: You’ll receive a 20mm eyepiece, a hybrid star diagonal, an integrated solar safe finderscope, and travel backpack to carry it all.

At the heart of this 50mm refractor-style solar scope, you’ll find Celestron’s Solar Safe, full-aperture glass filter material, which ensures safe views of eclipses, transits, sunspots, and any other solar event. The EclipSmart telescope features a dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filter that conforms to the ISO 12312-2:2015(E) standard. The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 offers much higher magnifications for viewing sunspots or planetary transits than you would get using solar eclipse glasses or binoculars.

Solar Safe Technology

EclipSmart solar products feature Solar Safe filter technology—the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including IR and UV light, plus 99.999% of visible light. Celestron Solar Safe filter technology is safe for direct observation of the Sun.

Solar Safe products conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun, EN 1836:2005 + A1:2007 (E) for an E15 Filter for the Direct Observation of the Sun and AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, Filters for Eye Protectors.

Important safety note: inspect your filter before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. 

Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope

Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track the Sun in the eyepiece as it appears to drift across the daytime sky. 

Accessories Included

The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 comes with one eyepiece (20mm), a hybrid star diagonal for a more comfortable viewing angle, a permanently attached solar finderscope, and a travel backpack.

Solar Finderscope – The EclipSmart telescope comes with a safe solar finderscope that allows you to align your telescope without looking directly at the Sun. The finderscope comes pre-installed and ready for use. Simply center the projection arm’s shadow on the bull’s eye, and the Sun will be positioned within the field of view of your telescope’s eyepiece.

Travel Backpack – A custom backpack comes with your telescope so you can store your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories. Traveling with your EclipSmart scope is a breeze; all the components fit comfortably inside the backpack.