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Thought this looked like a decent beginners telescope , link below to view the product on aldi s website...

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_28104.htm?WT.mc_id=2012-12-03-13-09

76mm Telescope
national geographic branded
magnification: 18x to 117x
lens diameter: 76mm
2 Barlow lenses included
focal length: 350mm
table stand
moon filter
printed constellations on OTA
special Ramsden ocular: 6mm
Huygens ocular: 20mm

Also comes with a free astronomy software CD, an integrated compass and a free 3 year warranty.

ALDI has a 60 day refund policy too, so you can try it and if you don't like it, take it back.

Possibly worth a punt
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#1
Wow thats a bargain!
1 Like #2
You'll be glad it's got the 60 day refund policy!
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I`d save your money. It might be okay for moon watching, but not much else.

If anyone wants to get into stargazing but doesn`t want to shell out too much moolah I`d say buy a set of binoculars. You can pick up decent Celestron ones for £40-£50.
#4
special Ramsden ocular: 6mm
Huygens ocular: 20mm

Cheapest possible eyepieces, widely derided on the net. If this actually has a objective lens, rather than a mirror, it might have enough aperture for a beginner's telescope, and it is cheap enough, but if this is a reflector it's a waste of time.
#5
Might treat my mother to one so that she can spy on the neighbours a little better.
#6
Nothing more than a kids toy - best avoided if you want to stargaze!
#7
lens diameter: 76mm

As I thought, the objective is not actually a lens, but a mirror. This is just another small reflector, not very good, nothing special for the money.

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_12_week_49/Product_detail_Wk83_a60.jpg
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For this money, you can get the well-reviewed Sky-Watcher Infinity 76P, delivered HERE. It has a parabolic mirror, making it capable of superior performance, an erecting eyepiece for terrestrial viewing, and it has a simple to use dobsonian mount.

http://www.pulsar-optical.co.uk/images/products/large/infinity76pSQ.jpeg



Edited By: LongPockets on Dec 03, 2012 21:43: 00
#9
Crowman
I`d save your money. It might be okay for moon watching, but not much else.

If anyone wants to get into stargazing but doesn`t want to shell out too much moolah I`d say buy a set of binoculars. You can pick up decent Celestron ones for £40-£50.

Was thinking of doing this after more research, can you recommend any in particular, what's the best binoculars for under £60? Also I wear glasses so I'd need a pair that was ok to use with glasses?
#10
This is £80 on amazon. Basic but a good introduction to telescopes.

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