Angled Viewing, 16-48x Eyepiece Magnification, Magnesium Alloy Housing
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The angled view Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope from Celestron combines a high-transmission optical path with a nitrogen-filled magnesium alloy housing to deliver reliable imaging performance at low light and in unforgiving weather conditions. At the core of the Regal M2 are fully multicoated optics, including BaK-4 prisms and an extra low dispersion (ED) glass objective that minimises chromatic aberration and maximises light gathering. Multiple layers of Celestron's proprietary XLT coating on each lens preserve brightness and transmit contrast-rich images to the eyepiece.

This version of the Regal M2 spotting scope includes a 16-48x eyepiece that is ideal for intermediate to long-range glassing. The broad magnification range, comfortable 20mm eye relief, and twist-up rubber eyecup make this zoom eyepiece well-suited for long-duration observations. The scope's standard 1.25" eyepiece mount will accept most astronomy eyepieces, which enables a near-infinite number of optical configurations.

Complementing the image quality and weather-sealed construction of the Regal M2, several features enhance the scope's functionality and observer's user-experience. An included T-adapter ring permits DSLR camera mounting to the objective assembly, transforming the 65ED into a high-transmission digiscoping platform. The rotating tripod collar has a 1/4" mounting socket and is detented at multiple positions to provide the observer with alternate viewing orientations. A sliding sunshade, sighting aid, and dual-focus mechanism equip the Regal M2 with the functionality needed for a wide range of outdoor glassing applications.

Key Features

Optical Performance

  • 16-48x eyepiece magnification, 65mm objective
  • Fully multicoated optics, XLT anti-reflective coating
  • ED glass objective lens, BaK-4 prisms
  • 131-68 ft (40-20.7m) field of view at 1000 yd
  • 20mm eye relief, 4-1.3mm exit pupil
  • 16.4 ft (5m) close focusing distance

Use and Handling

  • Dual-focus mechanism with coarse/fine adjustments
  • Rotating and locking tripod collar with 1/4" socket
  • Compatible with 1.25" astronomy eyepieces
  • Angled view eyepiece, twist-up rubber eyecup
  • Included T-adapter ring for digiscoping with DSLR
  • Sliding sunshade for shielding stray light
  • Sighting aid for faster subject acquisition

Construction Details

  • Nitrogen-filled for fogproof/waterproof performance
  • Magnesium alloy housing
  • 46.8 oz (1.3kg) weight

Specifications

Magnification
16.0 - 48.0x
Objective Lens Diameter
65 mm
Focal Length
Not specified by manufacturer
Angle of View
2.5 - 1.3°
Field of View
131 - 68 ft (40 - 20.7 m) at 1000 yd
Minimum Focus Distance
16.4 ft (5 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter
4.0 - 1.3 mm
Eye Relief
20 mm
Mounting Thread
1/4"
Weatherproofing
Nitrogen-filled fogproof/waterproof
Dimensions
13.1 x 4.6 x 3.7" (33 x 12 x 9.5 cm)
Weight
46.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Product:
Celestron Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope with 16-48x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)
Manufacturer:
Celestron
Model:
52304
SKU:
52304
RM Product #:
26379