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National geographic Dobson telescope reduced to £19.99 @ Aldi

£19.99 @ ALDI
I know these are considered very basic, but still at 19.99 down from£40, surely a great starter? Low on detail as posted from phone! Check the pic. Deal might be a local thing... Read More
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I know these are considered very basic, but still at 19.99 down from£40, surely a great starter?
Low on detail as posted from phone! Check the pic.
Deal might be a local thing...
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#1
Probably a good idea to say where, right? Catterick garrison!
#2
Hmmm..app didn't upload the pic with the details...?
#3
Dobson 76/350, for those that know what that means :)
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bilbob
Dobson 76/350, for those that know what that means :)

Means it is a three inch (76mm) aperture. Probably the 350 means a 350mm focal length. It's a Newtonian reflector, and Dobson is the name of the mount. It's not an equatorial mount, but a kind of alt/azimuth, but alt/azimuth mounts are not desirable, so they have adopted a different term that is more acceptable but normally only applied to much larger telescopes.
#5
It's not going to be brilliant but for the money it may well satisfy a person curious about astronomy. It looks better than some of the offerings in the sub £50 price range.
#6
You could buy it and probably sell it for more than 20 quid I'd you didn't use it!
#7
Wild goose chase
#8
Possibly, but there were about 8 or so in the store when I was there...
Don' doubt it won't be every store, but at the price it 's worth a look.

For what it's worth, they had laods of clearance stock, latex gloves, stollen... all sorts!
#9
jase99
Wild goose chase

Can you post if any in your local when you're next in there.
#10
Becoming more and more relied to go back this morning and pick one up...
And the reduced stollen while I can...!
#11
bilbob
Becoming more and more relied to go back this morning and pick one up...
And the reduced stollen while I can...!
Relied to go back?
That'll teach me to post from my phone without checking...
#12
Had a couple in Scunthorpe store yesterday afternoon.
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Usually a decent pair of binoculars would be better value than a reflector with an aperture less than 6 inches....but it would be hard to find any for under 20 quid so such a cheap telescope might be worth a try. Just remember you won't get Hubble standard views(not even the biggest telescopes can manage that)
#14
prewar
jase99
Wild goose chase
Can you post if any in your local when you're next in there.
Definitely had one in the locked display case in Halifax store yesterday, but didn't notice the price.
#15
Wouldn't bother with any table-mounted dob. Problem is you can't get your eyes low enough to look through the finderscope to line up with your target, you'll spend ages trying to even line up with the moon. I had the Celestron equivalent to this, was a waste of forty quid. As someone said you may as well buy a pair of binoculars or better still put it towards a small refractor telescope on a tripod.
#16
showing as £29.99 in my Aldi?
#17
No Finderscope on the one of these I bought last year from Aldi proved to be a big problem.
banned#18
LongPockets
bilbob
Dobson 76/350, for those that know what that means :)

Means it is a three inch (76mm) aperture. Probably the 350 means a 350mm focal length. It's a Newtonian reflector, and Dobson is the name of the mount. It's not an equatorial mount, but a kind of alt/azimuth, but alt/azimuth mounts are not desirable, so they have adopted a different term that is more acceptable but normally only applied to much larger telescopes.


Drop the jabbering and give it to people straight in easy to understand language.

Either you can see the moons craters up close, or you can't.
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Usually a decent pair of binoculars would be better value than a reflector with an aperture less than 6 inches....but it would be hard to find any for under 20 quid so such a cheap telescope might be worth a try. Just remember you won't get Hubble standard views(not even the biggest telescopes can manage that)


Someone with a brain at last. These are useless and put many people off an otherwise great hobby. I have seen many children leave the hobby because well meaning parents buy cheap telescopes.

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