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Celestron 76 mm Firstscope

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  • Ideal entry level astronomical telescope
  • High quality Dobsonian style stand with a 76 mm reflector optical tube
  • Portable and lighweight table-top design makes it easy to store, transport and setup your FirstScope Telescope
  • Easy navigation of the night sky, simply point the tube in the desired direction
  • The stylish and decorative design makes FirstScope a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy.

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 22.9 x 40.6 cm ; 2 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: 21024
  • ASIN: B001UQ6E4Y
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 May 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,281 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

FirstScope pays tribute to the men and women who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us!

In 1609, world-renowned Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, introduced an elementary telescope to the growing astronomy community which sparked interest into the mysterious night sky for centuries to come. Four centuries later, Celestron offers the portable FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of history’s most notable astronomers and scientists by displaying their names around the optical tube. We honor the contributions of these men and women, who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us.

The FirstScope is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy. This quality Dobsonian style telescope features a 76 mm aperture reflector optical tube. FirstScope is an ideal entry level astronomical telescope. It is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object, making the viewing experience a snap! The compact design makes it easy enough to take with you on your next outdoor adventure. FirstScope is also stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Firstscope optical tube and mount
  • 1 x 20mm (15 power) eyepiece
  • 1 x 4mm (75 power) eyepiece

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    Customer Reviews

    3.9 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    63 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Nik on 16 Sept. 2011
    After gazing at the stars for months with binoculars I was looking to invest in a scope, I was looking for something portable, affordable and most importantly something that produces nice views. After looking at tons and tons of scopes I decided to buy the one I kept looking at over and over again and I must say that was a great decision. The eyepeices are great, even the 4mm one, I have seen 2 cloud bands on jupiter and its moons, crators on the earths moon and even the rings of saturn...and there are so many more things to see. This is great value for money and is not a child scope for those who claim it is....it is a finely manafactured peice of modern technology that should belong to anyone with astronomy as a hobby. I strongly recommend you buy the accesory kit aswell!!!!!!!!! So in conclusion don't listen to all these people who criticize this scope (I listened to them and that is why it took me 2 months to decide on a scope) go with what suits you and your needs, if you think this is the one for you then buy it, its not that expensive anyway!!!!!!!!!
    Clear skies to all!!!
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    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By karl on 10 Sept. 2011
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    I got this telescope from amazon via sherwoods fantastic service. Im 49 and just starting in star-gazing and this little scope is 1st class to start with.
    Fantastic value and very clear lens. To see jupiter and 3 of it's moons on my 1st night was amazing.
    When you look at the moon it's so bright that you will need a moon filter.
    Im now hooked for life.
    Go on give it a go you will have fun and puts a smile on your face.
    karl
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    114 of 119 people found the following review helpful By STEVE FULLER TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Jan. 2012
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    I already have a large good quality 1000mm german made SEBEN telescope [with poor lenses]on a tripod and it can be a bit much to set it up and carry around the rooms and to the garden so i bought this one,if i had bought this one first i would not have bought the large one as this is a brilliant little telescope,fortunatly my eyepiece lenses from the large scope fit this so this CELESTRON so it gets used the most.Dont think that this is a toy or just for kids,it is a serious piece of kit,with the right eyepieces [i recommend PLOSSL eye piece lenses] which can be bought from ebay [4 for £40] which is a brilliant price as i bought some and are good quality.I bought these PLOSSL lenses and recommend buying- 1 X 25MM - 1 X 15MM - 1 X 10MM and 1 X 6.5MM,the smaller the number the more powerful the magnification.I dont recommend buying any lense below 6.5MM.Also a 2 or 3 x power BARLOW lense can be helpful as it makes your lense more powerful,dont buy cheap ones,pay £20+ for metal bodied ones with 2 lenses as cheap plastic ones are pretty useless.The lenses make the telescope not the other way round,this telescope comes with pretty good lenses but you will get more enjoyment from it with better and a larger range of lenses.I highly recommend.I hope i have been helpful.
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    41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Dunc on 22 Jan. 2011
    Having read many horror stories about many children's telescopes being a waste of money. I bought this one for my 6 year old as I found it had all positive feedback. To cut a long story short, it is an excellent 'straight out of the box' telescope with simple adjustment controls. The image through the eye piece is very clear. I have no idea what the DVD included is like as it got lost before we had a chance to watch it.
    The images on the side of the box are somewhat misleading as the magnification of the two lenses are no where near strong enough to produce as detailed a view of Jupiter as illustrated but don't let this put you off. With a stronger lens, maybe?
    We have seen Jupiter and just about picked out some colour variation and it's rotation. Also 4, maybe 5 of Jupiter's moons.
    Our Moon is the easiest to view, and with the 4mm lens it fills the viewing area and detail is excellent, craters galore!
    I'm sure Saturn's rings will be clearly visible and we are looking forward to viewing this.
    The scope is very robust, however, effective operation requires a delicate hand and a good level of patience.
    One word of caution - don't drop the 4mm lens in the housing as far as it will go. It'll get stuck and when you've spent time lining the scope to an object in the sky, you don't want to be having to tip it upside down to get the lens out! Tighten the locking nuts to secure the lens just short of full way in so you can get your fingers under to lift it out.
    As I'm sure with all scopes, practice make perfect. This scope is defiantly worth the time practising with and will hopefully be enjoyed for years to come.
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    29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By G. Wilkinson on 3 Jun. 2011
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    Bought for my 8 year old daughter.

    Great simple design best used on a solid table.

    Easy to use for children. Much better than long tubed refractor telescopes on tripods

    Good tube cover protects the mirror when not in use

    Can see the Galilean moons of Jupiter with this. For terrestrial use objects are upside down
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dan on 12 Nov. 2011
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    This is not a powerful telescope, nor does it have particularly good optics. If you want a scope like that, expect to pay hundreds of pounds.

    However, if you're just looking for a cheap entry-level scope, this one is damn near perfect.

    It's a great introduction to telescopes, because despite its diminutive size it's a fully-functioning reflector. It comes with two eyepieces which provide 15x and 75x magnification respectively. These fit into a focus mount which can take other, higher quality lenses, should you want to invest later on. It attaches to a stirdy Dobsonion mount, and you can attach a finderscope to the side, should you choose to buy one separately.

    At 75x magnification, Jupiter appears as a tiny milky-coloured disc accompanied by four pinprick-sized moons. Even in heavily light-polluted skies, I can see two dark bands on the planet's surface.

    The scope is particularly good for looking at the moon.

    Considering what you get for the price (£34.00 when I bought it), this scope deserves five stars.
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