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Have a close encounter with planets and stars with this Telescience telescope. The telescope has a glass lens and aluminium body. It features a diagonal mirror, erector lens and 3x Barlow lens. This telescope has a magnification of up to 375 times, a 50mm objective diameter and 500mm focal length. It comes with an aluminium tripod and star map.

Picked one up for a nephew's christmas present, lol
Not the best scope around but descent for a kid I'd think.
Loads still in the South Queensferry store.
Showing as £50 online but I'm sure these were around £25 to £30 before xmas.

This might be of use to any novice too

Free star gazing booklet from the BBC
http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-star-gazing-booklet-from-bbc-1102818

This may also help
http://www.stellarium.org/
- hawk299
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Boz 6 Likes #1
http://www.banguniverse.com/userfiles/image/patrick_moore3.jpg

Astoundingly Good Find Solar HeatAdded - Cold Voters Don't Know Their Pluto From Uranus :p !!!



Edited By: Boz on Dec 28, 2011 18:36: .
stepp#2
Spiffing find!
sillycib#3
Boz
http://www.banguniverse.com/userfiles/image/patrick_moore3.jpg

Astoundingly Good Find !!!

lol
Aeschylus 1 Like #4
Saw this is Kings Lynn Gaywood store today, was going to post about 1pm but decided not to, but I can confirm this is probably nationwide
sillycib#5
Aeschylus
Saw this is Kings Lynn Gaywood store today, was going to post about 1pm but decided not to, but I can confirm this is probably nationwide

Cheers Aeschylus, good to have it confirmed that it's in other stores.
Kulaak 1 Like #6
Excellent price but I think the description "close encounter with planets" is going a bit far. They'll still look little more than twinkling dots of light.
Les Alanos#7
This would be a fantastic piece of kit to look at the moon, but little else - an absolute bargain though.
dsuk 1 Like #8
The moon landings were faked, this telescope would only prove this.

I remember looking at the moon as a child in 1947, and I didn't see a flag.
stealth666 3 Likes #9
Boz

Astoundingly Good Find Solar HeatAdded - Cold Voters Don't Know Their Pluto From Uranus :p !!!



Rubbish, ones a dog and the other is what MP's speak out of!
LongPockets 2 Likes #10
"This telescope has a magnification of up to 375 times"

Nonsense. It would be unusable at this magnification, or even half that.

Not a bad price for a toy, but proper telescopes are never sold on the basis of these fantastic magnification claims. The aperture size is the important figure, and 50mm is too small to give the resolving power (and light gathering) needed to see detail at high magnifications. You get big, dim, fuzzy blobs. The bigger you make them, the fuzzier and dimmer they get.
rkmayar#11
An Erector on a Telescope and for that reason i'm out X)
kylewalker#12
LongPockets
"This telescope has a magnification of up to 375 times"

Nonsense. It would be unusable at this magnification, or even half that.

Not a bad price for a toy, but proper telescopes are never sold on the basis of these fantastic magnification claims. The aperture size is the important figure, and 50mm is too small to give the resolving power (and light gathering) needed to see detail at high magnifications. You get big, dim, fuzzy blobs. The bigger you make them, the fuzzier and dimmer they get.


as long as we can check out the hot neighbours in their lingerie who cares :p
Saintledger#13
kylewalker
LongPockets
"This telescope has a magnification of up to 375 times"

Nonsense. It would be unusable at this magnification, or even half that.

Not a bad price for a toy, but proper telescopes are never sold on the basis of these fantastic magnification claims. The aperture size is the important figure, and 50mm is too small to give the resolving power (and light gathering) needed to see detail at high magnifications. You get big, dim, fuzzy blobs. The bigger you make them, the fuzzier and dimmer they get.


as long as we can check out the hot neighbours in their lingerie who cares :p


binoculars work better.. ;)
Pluun#14
Well it's not.
In fact it looks hot. oO
hotmik#15
nice deal, I'll look into it
bobkins123 1 Like #16
You had me at erector.
GlentoranMark 1 Like #17
You can buy a pair of binoculars with the same sized objective lens (ie. 2 of these telescopes) for not much more which will prove much more useful than this toy. This will gather dust and put a child off.

Binoculars are so much more versatile, they can be used much more than astronomical uses. I own a 102mm scope, have a passion for the subject yet get far better use out of the 50mm Binoculars that I own (I seen Venus through them tonight)

This is a toy, buy your child binoculars and they can upgrade to something useful if they still have an interest in the subject.
Saintledger#18
GlentoranMark
You can buy a pair of binoculars with the same sized objective lens (ie. 2 of these telescopes) for not much more which will prove much more useful than this toy. This will gather dust and put a child off.

Binoculars are so much more versatile, they can be used much more than astronomical uses
I own a 102mm scope, have a passion for the subject yet get far better use out of the 50mm Binoculars that I own (I seen Venus through them tonight)

This is a toy, buy your child binoculars and they can upgrade to something useful if they still have an interest in the subject.


Filthy boy! jk ;)
TrevC#19
Bought this for my grandson this afternoon. He's only 11 months old but I always wanted one.
OK it's no Hubble, but for £12.50 it's a bargain.
lcassey#20
dsuk
The moon landings were faked, this telescope would only prove this.

I remember looking at the moon as a child in 1947, and I didn't see a flag.


1947? no wonder you couldnt see it! even if they didnt land on the moon I am sure they dont own a time machine meaning they could land there 22 years early!

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