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Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope

Brand: Celestron Category: Photography Department: Mounts

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Seller: Electronics Expo Sales Rank: 18 Media: Electronics Number Of Items: 1 Autographed: No Memorabilia: No Size: One Size Shipping Weight (lbs): 4.5 Dimensions (in): 9 x 9 x 16 MPN: 21024 Model: 21024 UPC: 050234210249 EAN: 0050234210249 ASIN: B001UQ6E4Y Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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Synopsis FirstScope Telescope Official Product of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy. Ideal astronomical entry level telescope. The FirstScope Telescope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and may of history's most notable

astronomers and scientists. We honor these men and women for their contributions bringing us one step closer to understanding the universe around us. The compact design makes it easy to take with you on your next outdoor adventure. The FirstScope is also stylish enough to be used as a decorative fixture on your bookshelves or desk.

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349 of 353 people found the following review helpful Great Portable Telescope, May 28, 2009 By Sky Observer (California) - See all my reviews
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I was looking for an affordable and portable telescope so that I can easily set up without taking too much time. A friend recommended this so I decided to purchase this (for $50, I can't go wrong). I was skeptical at first but that went away when I unpacked this. The telescope is 3" which is better than the 60mm telescope one usually sees in this price range. It came with 2 decent eyepieces (2 decent eyepieces by themselves already costs around $40 - $50). It was easy to put together as it was ready to use out of the box. For the price I paid, the base was well made like a dobsonian. It had a smooth swiveling motion so that I can easily point it at celestial objects and tracking it by gently pushing the tube. I was able to see Jupiter and its moons, Saturn, craters on the moon and on a clear night the Orion nebula. The images were brighter when I compared it to my friends 60mm telescope becasue this is a 76mm telescope. I am very pleased with my experience with this telescope and the... Read more
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Good starter scope, not so great eyepieces, August 21, 2009 By Russell Y. Neches (Los Angeles, CA) - See all my reviews
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I bought this telescope to gain some experience with telescope optics before spending "real" money on a more powerful instrument. In that capacity, this really is the perfect thing to buy. Celestron really did go to some trouble to design a decent telescope, but for under $50, you can expect to bump into the limitations fairly quickly. If you are trying to learn about telescope optics, this is actually a good thing -you will learn as much from what this telescope cannot do as from what it can. However, if you buying it to do astronomy (rather than to learn about optics), some advice : 1) Do *not* buy the accessory kit. There is no way you can get your head into a position where you could use the spot finder. Unless you are a squirrel. 2) *Do* buy some better eyepieces and a Barlow. With the included eyepieces, Jupiter is a fuzzy orange circle. With a better eyepiece and a Barlow, I could see the bands, the Great Red Spot and the... Read more
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116 of 118 people found the following review helpful Nice starter telescope, May 28, 2009 By Hiker - See all my reviews
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After reading another reviewer state that he could see the rings of Saturn with this inexpensive scope, I immediately bought one for my son who is 8. He is really starting to get an interest in space, and growing up with an amateur astronomer father, I am overjoyed. It's a nice starter telescope and has been really easy for him to use. I like that it doesn't take up a lot of room and you can't beat the price. It's also nice that it commemorates history's greatest scientists and astronomers, my son has actually looked a few of them up on the internet to find out more about them! Very pleased.
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