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UKHobbyStore Starter Refractor Telescope Set - Beginners Astronomy Stargazing Scope Kit

3.9 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
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Starter Refractor
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  • Entry Level Astronomical Telescope Kit - Ideal for children
  • Telescope, Full Size Adjustable Tripod, 2 x Eyepieces (50x and 100x), Finderscope, Diagonal eyepiece for easy viewing
  • Objective lens diameter - 50mm. Focal Length - 600mm
  • Comes with Tripod. 2 Eyepieces & Finderscope. No Tools Required.
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Product details

Size: Starter Refractor
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: UKHSRT
  • ASIN: B00OV45HPO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Oct. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,564 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Size Name:Starter Refractor

Beginners Refractor Telescope full set for a first scope to get into the hobby and also makes a good gift for children. Astronomy can be an expensive but very rewarding hobby, so this beginners refractor telescope was designed with low cost in mind so you can get a taster before getting more involved. This telescope means you can start enjoying the night sky and learning the basics of astronomy and telescope use at a very low price. Includes Telescope Full Size Adjustable Tripod 2 x Eyepieces (50x and 100x) Finderscope Diagonal eyepiece for easy viewing. Quick easy assemble - No tools required. Objective lens diameter - 50mm. Focal Length - 600mm. Material - Weight - 930g. Take your first steps into exploring the wonders of the universe with this ideal little starter scope.

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Size: 150mm (6 Inch) Diameter Mirror Verified Purchase
Have had a year of stargazing from this kit, it was well worth the money. I had no previous experience but decided on retirement to take up a new hobby - fascinating!
You do need to set up the finder scope carefully otherwise you spend a lot of time searching the sky for your chosen object and of course a good book is invaluable in finding out what to watch and when. Have since added a moon filter and camera adapter although with limited exposure the moon is about the only object with enough light to photograph easily.
I would recommend this kit to any aspiring stargazer, the tripod is amazingly sturdy and the whole assembled kit is fairly easily moved around with care.
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Size: 114mm (4.5 Inch) Diameter Mirror Verified Purchase
Got what it said on the box. Booklet could be a little more detailed for beginers but good enough to get it set up. Used it first night (not again since due to weather). Spent 1.5 hours finding my way about it but then managed to see a lot of detail in Orion. Good enough for beginners and a fair price for what you get. Very happy with product and delivery. Did not have any reason to contact company direct. Happy days.
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Size: 114mm (4.5 Inch) Diameter Mirror Verified Purchase
I bought this kit for my wife for Christmas. The seller answered my queries before I purchased and he was extremely helpful. The kit arrived very well-packaged very quickly. My wife (together with teenage son studying A level Physics) assembled the sturdy, well-engineered telescope on Christmas Day. It really is an impresive bit of equipment! The instructions were OK, sometimes referring to diagrams that weren't there and there was some amiguity re-different models, but this didn't cause any problem really.
By the evening a photo of the moon had been taken - simply amazing! The image is very large and very bright! And the night sky moves really fast! It's all very exciting!
We also purchased from the same helpful seller a camera adaptor - not used yet, but it is of the same high quality as the telescope and we don't foresee any problems.
The kit contained everything you need to see the night sky in detail. I would have no hesitation in recommending this starter telescope. We bought at a good price, too.
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Size: 150mm (6 Inch) Diameter Mirror Verified Purchase
I bought this for my husband's birthday - a notoriously difficult gift to get right. He was completely delighted with it and has spent hours with my son looking up at the night sky and teaching him all he knows about the stars. This is amazing value and looks incredibly impressive.
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Size: 114mm (4.5 Inch) Diameter Mirror Verified Purchase
I went to UKhobbystore.co.uk in order to look for tips on how to assemble the Visionary Telesco 114, only to find it is sold at £120.93 incl tax. That's so unfair. I wish I had bought it from their own website, which is about 30 quid cheaper. Not happy about it. As for the product, it is still yet to be assembled. Anyone can share the experience is much appreciated. Cheers.
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Size: 114mm (4.5 Inch) Diameter Mirror Verified Purchase
No real compaints about this product, other than the fact that the lenses provided are of quite low quality. Although if what Ive read is to be believed, this is not unusual. Apparently most telecopes comes with poor quality lenses regardless of overall cost. Happy with the purchase
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Size: 114mm (4.5 Inch) Diameter Mirror Verified Purchase
Bought this item for my partner as a surprise Christmas present.
Delivery was fast and the item was well packed and arrived undamaged.
He loves it!! and is now enjoying learning about astronomy.
This seems a good quality telescope for any novice wishing to take up this hobby.
The only complaint he has is there has not been many clear nights to sky watch!
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Size: 114mm (4.5 Inch) Diameter Mirror
Rapid delivery I bought this for my wife as she is studying a science course that has an astronomy in part of her course, there for has developed an interest it has been perfect for a beginner and very sturdy great
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