Celestron Travelscope 70 Portable Telescope £30 @ Mymemory - HotUKDeals
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A telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance. Featuring a compact and portable design with ample optical performance, the Travel Scope is ideal for terrestrial as well as casual astronomical observation.

Features:
- All coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images
- Erect image diagonal so that your views are correctly oriented
- Smooth functioning Altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects
- Preassembled aluminium full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform
- Quick and easy no-tool set up
- The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy travelling and storage
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#1
http://www.celestronimages.com/data/media/11/GEDC0033small.jpg
from http://www.celestronimages.com/details.php?image_id=6669

Not bad for the money.. might get one for a laugh!
#2
Can't get the site to load :( hot deal though
1 Like #3
I have this same telescope and after a year still can not focus it if anyone knows how please let me know !
#4
babyboya187
I have this same telescope and after a year still can not focus it if anyone knows how please let me know !

when you say you can't focus, what do you mean, seems a good deal, should I buy it or not ?
#5
Average 4 star review on amazon uk : Reviews
#6
Im tempted!
#7
Site seems totally bogged down. Tempted to vote cold, as it's not much of a deal if you cannot even purchase cos of a crappy website.
#8
HOT - ordered.
#9
Now £59.99
banned#10
Boatingboy
Now £59.99

Use code "SALE50" to get this price.
#11
Boatingboy
Now £59.99


First line of the post

"Use code "SALE50" to get this price."

I was tempted but think I'll leave it, good deal thought, voted hot.
banned#12
djfluff
http://www.celestronimages.com/data/media/11/GEDC0033small.jpg
from http://www.celestronimages.com/details.php?image_id=6669

Not bad for the money.. might get one for a laugh!

lol - that was from Missouri Valley, Iowa

I wouldnt think you'd get an image that clear from any uk town
#13
babyboya187
I have this same telescope and after a year still can not focus it if anyone knows how please let me know !
Sounds like you haven't got the eyepiece fully inserted. There is a small knurled screw on the side where the eyepiece slots in. Undo that, pull the EP out, put it back in all the way, then tighten the screw so the EP doesn't fall out. Then use the 'scope in daytime to point at something far away and use the larger knob to move the sliding tube in or out until you see something.
Once you've done that, wait until it's dark and you can see the moon. Point at that and fine-tune the focus so you can see the craters. Now you've done the easy part .......

Edited By: pete_l on Aug 02, 2010 16:39:
banned#14
pete_l
babyboya187
I have this same telescope and after a year still can not focus it if anyone knows how please let me know !
Sounds like you haven't got the eyepiece fully inserted. There is a small knurled screw on the side where the eyepiece slots in. Undo that, pull the EP out, put it back in all the way, then tighten the screw so the EP doesn't fall out. Then use the 'scope in daytime to point at something far away and use the larger knob to move the sliding tube in or out until you see something.
Once you've done that, wait until it's dark and you can see the moon. Point at that and fine-tune the focus so you can see the craters. Now you've done the easy part .......

whats the hard part?

Always been tempted to get one but can see it being stuck in a cupboard once the initial hour of viewing is done
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csiman

whats the hard part?

Always been tempted to get one but can see it being stuck in a cupboard once the initial hour of viewing is done
Only kidding --- well, nearly. The hard part comes when you try to look at something else in the night sky. Either because you didn't align the finder (the little telescope on the side, with cross-hairs on it) with the main scope before you set out. (That's another job to do during the daytime) or because you didn't bring a small torch, so you can't see the black cross-hairs against the black nighttime sky. Or because you didn't realise that pointing the telescope was actually quite a knack, since it's only got a small field of view. Or because you didn't realise how wobbly that little tripod would be - an effect that's magnified by the magnification of the telescope (trick: suspend a 2litre bottle full of water from a string down the centre of the tripod. The extra weight helps). Or because you didn't bring a chair to sit on while the telescope is pointing directly upwars (and the pain you'll get in your neck because of that). And finally, when you do get the object of your desire squarely in the eyepiece, that it shoots across the field of view and you have to keep re-centreing it
Once you do get all of this off pat, your next door neighbour's security light blinds you and he/she/it yells at you and calls you a pervert - out at night peeping through bedroom windows with a telescope!!!. After that, the clouds roll in.
banned#16
pete_l
csiman

whats the hard part?

Always been tempted to get one but can see it being stuck in a cupboard once the initial hour of viewing is done
Only kidding --- well, nearly. The hard part comes when you try to look at something else in the night sky. Either because you didn't align the finder (the little telescope on the side, with cross-hairs on it) with the main scope before you set out. (That's another job to do during the daytime) or because you didn't bring a small torch, so you can't see the black cross-hairs against the black nighttime sky. Or because you didn't realise that pointing the telescope was actually quite a knack, since it's only got a small field of view. Or because you didn't realise how wobbly that little tripod would be - an effect that's magnified by the magnification of the telescope (trick: suspend a 2litre bottle full of water from a string down the centre of the tripod. The extra weight helps). Or because you didn't bring a chair to sit on while the telescope is pointing directly upwars (and the pain you'll get in your neck because of that). And finally, when you do get the object of your desire squarely in the eyepiece, that it shoots across the field of view and you have to keep re-centreing it
Once you do get all of this off pat, your next door neighbour's security light blinds you and he/she/it yells at you and calls you a pervert - out at night peeping through bedroom windows with a telescope!!!. After that, the clouds roll in.

thats convinced me - I'm out lol
#17
pete_l
Only kidding --- well, nearly. The hard part comes when you try to look at something else in the night sky. Either because you didn't align the finder (the little telescope on the side, with cross-hairs on it) with the main scope before you set out. (That's another job to do during the daytime) or because you didn't bring a small torch, so you can't see the black cross-hairs against the black nighttime sky. Or because you didn't realise that pointing the telescope was actually quite a knack, since it's only got a small field of view. Or because you didn't realise how wobbly that little tripod would be - an effect that's magnified by the magnification of the telescope (trick: suspend a 2litre bottle full of water from a string down the centre of the tripod. The extra weight helps). Or because you didn't bring a chair to sit on while the telescope is pointing directly upwars (and the pain you'll get in your neck because of that). And finally, when you do get the object of your desire squarely in the eyepiece, that it shoots across the field of view and you have to keep re-centreing itOnce you do get all of this off pat, your next door neighbour's security light blinds you and he/she/it yells at you and calls you a pervert - out at night peeping through bedroom windows with a telescope!!!. After that, the clouds roll in.

Class summing up, but I think I will still give it a go as been thinking of it for a while. Better to try and see if I like it with this before spending loads on a motorised one that does all the work for me.

Cheers OP.
#18
has anybody got any update about their order ? mine still shows as pending ?
#19
Mine's on its way.
#20
I got a dispatch email as well, happy days :-)
#21
Arrived today. bargain. Tripod is useless however and will be resigned to propping up one of my flashes for photography.

Also the scoping finder on the side, I cant get it to focus on anything so it seems a little pointless. Plus the image is upside down.

The image quality from the scope is great - I've only used it during the day and did notice some chromatic abberation but otherwise great.

The bag is a bonus as is the provided software!

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