Thank you for purchasing a Celestron LandScout spotting scope. We trust 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.
Attach your spotting scope to a sturdy tripod before viewing as the size and power of the spotting scope requires a solid tripod for stability to achieve clear, sharp images.
USING THE TABLETOP TRIPOD
Your spotting scope includes a tabletop tripod for added stability when viewing. Follow the steps below to set up the tripod.
- Spread the three tripod legs until they come to a stop.
- Make sure the Pan/Tilt Handle is in the locked position (turn clockwise) and the mounting plate is level.
- Place the bottom of the tripod on the top of the mounting plate lining up the mounting screw of the tripod and the mounting hole on the spotting scope. Secure the spotting scope to the tripod by turning the screw counterclockwise.
- The Pan/Tilt Handle controls the tripod’s horizontal and vertical movement. To adjust the spotting scope’s position, turn the handle counterclockwise to unlock. Move the spotting scope to the desired viewing position and turn the handle clockwise to lock into place.
To ensure a crisp, sharp image, the spotting scope must be focused. To focus the spotting scope, slowly rotate the focus wheel (located behind the tripod mount) until the image in the eyepiece is clear and sharp. If the focus wheel will not rotate any further, you have reached the end of its travel and need to turn the wheel in the opposite direction.
CHANGING THE MAGNIFICATION
To change the magnification of the zoom eyepiece, simply rotate the eyepiece in a 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.
ROTATING TRIPOD MOUNT
LandScout spotting scopes feature a rotating tripod mount that rotates a full 360° and allows the eyepiece to be set in any viewing position. To change the eyepiece position, loosen the lock screw (located on the tripod mount) and turn th scope to the desired position. Tighten the lock screw and view through the eyepiece.
LandScout spotting scopes can be used for digiscoping with point-and-shoot digital cameras. Please note that not all cameras are compatible for digiscoping and with some cameras, vignetting (a circular image surrounded by black) will occur. Point-and-shoot cameras with an optical zoom of 3x or 4x, tend to be the most compatible with the least amount of vignetting. Most images will be sharpest and brightest when using the lowest magnification on the zoom eyepiece.
A variety of point-and-shoot cameras can be used to digiscope with LandScout spotting scopes utilizing the Universal Camera Adapter (#93626) offered by Celestron. This adapter attaches to
the eyepiece and allows the camera lens to be centered behind the eyepiece. Please note that not all cameras are compatible with this adapter. There is not enough adjustment to center the lens behind the eyepiece when the position of the lens is low in the camera body or when the camera does not have adequate height.
CARE AND STORAGE
Your Celestron spotting scope will provide you 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 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.