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OK, this is not a professional telescope but for £3.75 it is pretty good, tripod is sturdy and the view isn't that bad, ideal for young children starting out exploring.
#30mm Objective Lens
# Optical Tube
# Moveable eyepiece to achieve sharp image
# Aluminium tripod
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#1
great! will do me lovely for spying on the neighbours hot wife! ;)
#2
ehpablo
great! will do me lovely for spying on the neighbours hot wife! ;)


what if your neighbour has one too
#3
we'll in that case, they'd be spying on each others "hot" wives
#4
btw other than for spying, how good is this for celestial objects?
#5
capricornianz
btw other than for spying, how good is this for celestial objects?


Depends on how big the hot wives celestial objects are I guess!
#6
MrShed
Depends on how big the hot wives celestial objects are I guess!


:thumbsup:
#7
capricornianz
btw other than for spying, how good is this for celestial objects?


If it's an astronomical telescope the image will be inverted, some will want to buy an erecting eyepiece:roll:
banned#8
Might be cheap but it will be no good for astronomy.
You might just about get a passable look at the moon but that's it..
1 Like #9
Useless toy and nothing else. Don't buy this if you want to get into Astronomy, it will put you off.

Buy a pair of 50mm binoculars instead, you ill get far better use out of them.
#10
Got one in store for 50p the other day, not sure why as the ticket price said £3.75
banned 1 Like #11
GlentoranMark
Useless toy and nothing else. Don't buy this if you want to get into Astronomy, it will put you off.

Buy a pair of 50mm binoculars instead, you ill get far better use out of them.


:thumbsup:

Aldi do some Bresser 10X50 binoculars on a special every now and again. Much better bet.
#12
Yep I got the Bresser Binoculars but they were from Lidl
and for £15 which is awesome as I think Bresser is owned by telescope makers Meade
and whats more the Binocular in question have BAK4 prisms in them
those type usually cost more then £60, and usually around £100

A pair of Binoculars are much better for an intro to Astronomy unless you are prepared
to spend over £400 or (cheaper if you can find a 3" or greater refractor or 4.5" or greater Reflector type telescope)
Binoculars are good as two eyes gives you 4x the contrast
#13
cheap but it is carp, my son has one, cant even see the moon clearly on a cloudless night.
#14
this is cashing in on the name of national geographic which do great magazines but carp binos, telescopes and fleeces........
#15
Children's telescopes are a waste of time ... they'll leave your children disappointed and kill off any early interest in astronomy. As already commented, they'll be much better off looking at the moon through a pair of proper binoculars. For everything else they'll just be left hugely disappointed ... there's no way they'll ever get to see the things they see in books or on-line.

Similarly with any "children's" replicas of real life objects. My son got some "National Geographic Night Vision Goggles" for Christmas ... in bin by boxing day. Children's digital cameras ... bin. Children's walkie talkies ... bin. Get them the real thing 2nd hand from ebay.
#16
I picked up the last of these from a local Sainsbury's and it was fun to set up and take a look at the moon. However I think the claim of 30x is not especially accurate - it looks to be around10x at best. As already mentioned, a pair of 10x50 or equivilent binoculars will give you a much more detailed look at the moon.

This telescope makes the moon look like you're holding a slightly blurry five penny piece at arms length.

I was quite hoping for a Galileloscope or something equivalent - good quality but cheap mass produced optics. Instead this telescope is rather poor quality and cheap mass produced. Disappointed for £3.75 - would be rather annoyed if I just spent £15 RRP on it!
#17
corzair;7418084
Yep I got the Bresser Binoculars but they were from Lidl
and for £15 which is awesome as I think Bresser is owned by telescope makers Meade
and whats more the Binocular in question have BAK4 prisms in them
those type usually cost more then £60, and usually around £100

A pair of Binoculars are much better for an intro to Astronomy unless you are prepared
to spend over £400 or (cheaper if you can find a 3" or greater refractor or 4.5" or greater Reflector type telescope)
Binoculars are good as two eyes gives you 4x the contrast




for info, the above are available from MyMemory @ £20.99:
http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Binoculars/Bresser/Bresser-10x50-High-Definition-Binoculars

just sayin'
#18
Are you sure it's 30mm, it has to be 300, 50mm has roughly the same magnification as human eye...

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