Celestron Launches VistaPix(TM) IS70 Imaging Spotter

Celestron's line of integrated binocular/digital cameras expands to include a full size imaging spotting scope featuring 3 megapixel resolution, and 2” LCD flip screen.

TORRANCE, CA – September 2006 – Celestron, a leading manufacturer of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes, has added a new line to its popular VistaPix family of digital imaging optics. The addition of the VistaPix IS70 incorporates a full-size 70mm spotting scope with a 3 megapixel digital camera. This imaging spotter model is a unique product offering advanced features at an unbeatable price. VistaPix IS70 models are set to ship in the October of 2006.

"This exciting new addition to our VistaPix line reaffirms Celestron's commitment to innovation" said Celestron CEO Joseph A. Lupica Jr. "Those wanting to get closer to the action than ever before can now bring away a high quality image or video to record and enjoy using our IS70 imaging spotter."

The VistaPix IS70 features a 70mm spotting scope with 14x magnification. The 3 megapixel camera features a 2" LCD screen for a sharp, clear imaging preview; 6x digital zoom; a digital focus meter for quick, sharp focus; dual power for high magnification or wide field of view; and continuous video capability.

Other IS70 features include a rotatable tripod adapter that fits standard photo tripods or Celestron computerized mounts and the ability to view images on your TV screen with the included video cable. The IS70 also includes an SD card slot for additional image storage options and a protective carrying case for travel and storage. All VistaPix IS70 models feature Celestron's 2-year warranty.

About Celestron
Celestron, is a leading designer, manufacturer and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes.  Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron  has grown to become one of the world’s leading telescope makers, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology.  Celestron’s innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader’s Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association and more.  Celestron sells and markets its products worldwide through a variety of specialty retail outlets and international distributors. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities, in Torrance, CA. For more information about Celestron please visit, http://www.celestron.com.
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