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CELESTRON AstroMaster 76EQ Reflector Telescope £59.00 @ Currys / PC World / Amazon

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The Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ Reflector Telescope is a lightweight, portable and affordable piece of equipment, thanks to its mirror-based Newtonian design. It boasts remarkable light-gathering capab… Read More
The Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ Reflector Telescope is a lightweight, portable and affordable piece of equipment, thanks to its mirror-based Newtonian design. It boasts remarkable light-gathering capab…
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This one is £149 reduced from £199 and has a computerized location system, very easy for beginners to find celestial objects and track them across the night sky.http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras/accessories/binoculars/celestron-lcm-76-computerised-newtonian-reflector-telescope-13828414-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR
That's not bad. Stick a Barlow and a £5 Xbox camera in it and you'll get some decent shots of the moon and planets.
Sounds interesting, can you provide any info/links on how to do that ?, cheers!
There are detailed guides on stargazers lounge, you'll need one of these too for £10http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Webcam-Adaptor-to-Fit-1-25-Eyepiece-Tube-Holder-with-Built-in-Filter-BNC-Sale-/371376412536?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item5677c25778
basically remove the existing lens, remove the plastic infra red filter by opening up the case (small flat head screw driver helps) and you'll see it just infront of the cmos sensor. I removed the base on mine to save weight and make it look neater but this is optional. Fit case back together, cut off the small plastic thread (you'll see what I mean when you come to do it) and screw in the adapter. Takes minutes really.
I'll build one for you if you like for price of postage but it isn't hard. I also build cameras based on the PS3 eye cam which allow for longer exposures (I've done a decent m42 and have seen various clusters and planetary nebula taken with one), bit more fiddly to do and you have to build a new case, but I quite enjoy building and selling them on ebay. Got a peltier cooled one I'm building at the moment!
The actual imaging. This differs from normal photography in that you record a video in .avi format, and then stack the best images.
I use sharpcap to record the .avi, PIPP to crop the frame and detect best quality, the autostakkert to stack the images, and then the magic happens in a program called 'registax' where you load the .tif created in autostakkert and use the wavelets to produce a phenomal image from something grainy. All the software I mentioned is free and again, there are far better experts than me on stargazers lounge who will explain how to get the best from each. I found out by trial and error which was quite fun.
Thanks for your reply jaydee, i'm a newbie in this field, but i love viewing stars and love a challenge! thanks for the useful info!
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jaydeeuk1
ICTHUS
This one is £149 reduced from £199 and has a computerized location system, very easy for beginners to find celestial objects and track them across the night sky.http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras/accessories/binoculars/celestron-lcm-76-computerised-newtonian-reflector-telescope-13828414-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR
That's not bad. Stick a Barlow and a £5 Xbox camera in it and you'll get some decent shots of the moon and planets.
Sounds interesting, can you provide any info/links on how to do that ?, cheers!

There are detailed guides on stargazers lounge, you'll need one of these too for £10

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Webcam-Adaptor-to-Fit-1-25-Eyepiece-Tube-Holder-with-Built-in-Filter-BNC-Sale-/371376412536?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item5677c25778

basically remove the existing lens, remove the plastic infra red filter by opening up the case (small flat head screw driver helps) and you'll see it just infront of the cmos sensor. I removed the base on mine to save weight and make it look neater but this is optional. Fit case back together, cut off the small plastic thread (you'll see what I mean when you come to do it) and screw in the adapter. Takes minutes really.

I'll build one for you if you like for price of postage but it isn't hard. I also build cameras based on the PS3 eye cam which allow for longer exposures (I've done a decent m42 and have seen various clusters and planetary nebula taken with one), bit more fiddly to do and you have to build a new case, but I quite enjoy building and selling them on ebay. Got a peltier cooled one I'm building at the moment!

The actual imaging. This differs from normal photography in that you record a video in .avi format, and then stack the best images.
I use sharpcap to record the .avi, PIPP to crop the frame and detect best quality, the autostakkert to stack the images, and then the magic happens in a program called 'registax' where you load the .tif created in autostakkert and use the wavelets to produce a phenomal image from something grainy. All the software I mentioned is free and again, there are far better experts than me on stargazers lounge who will explain how to get the best from each. I found out by trial and error which was quite fun.

Edited By: jaydeeuk1 on Jul 14, 2015 20:49
jaydeeuk1
ICTHUS
This one is £149 reduced from £199 and has a computerized location system, very easy for beginners to find celestial objects and track them across the night sky.http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras/accessories/binoculars/celestron-lcm-76-computerised-newtonian-reflector-telescope-13828414-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR
That's not bad. Stick a Barlow and a £5 Xbox camera in it and you'll get some decent shots of the moon and planets.
Sounds interesting, can you provide any info/links on how to do that ?, cheers!
Will I be able to see Uranus with this?
maks1
Will I be able to see Uranus with this?

Nah I'm wearing jeans ;)
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 Refractor Telescope £39.00 at Amazon

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With the seemingly infinite number of stars and celestial objects to observe in the night time sky, it’s well understood that you are not going to be able to observe them all from one location. Howeve… Read More
With the seemingly infinite number of stars and celestial objects to observe in the night time sky, it’s well understood that you are not going to be able to observe them all from one location. Howeve…
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Can anyone help explain the difference between this model and this onehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/cameras/dp/B001TI9Y2M/
- apart from the latter having a notionally £10 higher RRP, please?
It's the same scope from a different seller.
So Venus is visible with the naked eye in the Western evening sky currently, how much bigger will this telescope make it?
If you buy this you will need to replace the tripod and eyepieces. The tripod is very unstable.
Usual price is around £49 so a tenner off.

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Celestron 31051 Astromaster 130EQ-MD Motor Drive Reflector Telescope £119.00 @ Amazon

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Motor Drive for the automatic tracking All coated, glass, erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use Quick and easy no-tool setup with quick release dovetail attachment and prea… Read More
Motor Drive for the automatic tracking All coated, glass, erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use Quick and easy no-tool setup with quick release dovetail attachment and prea…
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Why is one counterweight? In the image it shows 2.
don't waste your money... If you like to buy real telescope buy celestron c5 and celestron altazimuth tripod
crowcrow
Could I see planets with this scope? Rings of Jupiter? If not how much would I need to spend?

You're never going to see the rings of Jupiter - only the very biggest telescopes on Earth can see them - but you would be able to see the rings of Saturn quite easily.

For a starter telescope you could do a lot worse. Though if you know anyone who has a telescope I would suggest you first ask them if they will let you do an observing session with them to see what's involved. It's quite a hard pastime to succeed at and lot's of people who buy telescopes are then disappointed when they find that the fuzzy, dim images that they see in the viewfinder, whilst standing in the freezing cold in the middle of the night, are somewhat less impressive than the ones you see on nasa.gov.

I have three telescope but have hardly used them in years - when I did use them I found the challenge of getting to see what I was searching for was more rewarding than the view itself.

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Could I see planets with this scope? Rings of Jupiter? If not how much would I need to spend?
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 Refractor Outfit £39.00 @ Amazon

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Portable telescope fitting inside the included custom backpack for easy travelling and storage Smooth functioning altazimuth mount ideal for celestial and terrestrial viewing Full size preassembled Read More
Portable telescope fitting inside the included custom backpack for easy travelling and storage Smooth functioning altazimuth mount ideal for celestial and terrestrial viewing Full size preassembled
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With the Amazon deal you get the extra 4mm eyepiece and Barlow lens, I don't think they come with the package available at currys.
It's "Temporarily out of stock" but you can order it at this price and wait for it ... (usual price is ~50)
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Bresser Junior TeleMicro Set (Telescope/Microscope) £20.05 delivered from Amazon UK

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The Bresser Junior TeleMicro Set opens the door to the fascinating world of astronomy and microscopy. This starter set includes a telescope with up to 90x magnification and a microscope with up to 120… Read More
The Bresser Junior TeleMicro Set opens the door to the fascinating world of astronomy and microscopy. This starter set includes a telescope with up to 90x magnification and a microscope with up to 120…
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£64 odd now expire
Takes me back to my childhood. I cant imagine the telescope being much use but the microscope should be ok.
BuzzDuraband
Do you have access to some bigger images? Would be great to see it in more detail (_;)

https://athousanddaysandnights.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/keep-calm-and-go-to-specsavers-3.png

I think I need to go!

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Do you have access to some bigger images? Would be great to see it in more detail (_;)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71sPJZs30HL._SL1500_.jpg

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Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope £37.00 from Amazon

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According to camelcamelcamel £37 is the lowest this little scope has ever been! It seems to have gone back up now but if you have a Jessops close by you can order one from them at £37 and use code… Read More
According to camelcamelcamel £37 is the lowest this little scope has ever been! It seems to have gone back up now but if you have a Jessops close by you can order one from them at £37 and use code…
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You guys seem to know what you are on about.
Looking for one to play with, how are the Skywatcher Explorer 130PDS compared to this ?
I can get one with mount for £100, just seeing if that was a decent price/model

100 quid is a very good price for that model with a mount and tripod, especially if it is new. The Skywatcher Explorer 130PDS is infinitely better than this scope here on this deal. The tube alone cost 175 quid on Amazon. BTW, you are commenting on a deal that is a week old- I found your comment by chance.
You guys seem to know what you are on about.

Looking for one to play with, how are the Skywatcher Explorer 130PDS compared to this ?
I can get one with mount for £100, just seeing if that was a decent price/model
SIS
my 10 year old son has asked for a telescope would you all recommend this
yes I have this perfect starter scope, me and my children often use this, and great price from jessops.http://www.jessops.com/search?q=sky%20watcher%20heritage
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Can't see it at £37, has it gone up?


I think it has gone back up now, Jessops have them for the same price but if you use code 'binos10' it takes 10% off so is £33.30. if you don't have a store close by to collect from you have to pay for delivery and the total is £37.29.
I don't have any experience of refractors so can't compare our 100P with a 70mm. In terms of light gathering etc I think they are not wildly different - the big advantage of the 100P (for us) is it is so compact we take it camping and on holiday. It also easy to store (or stick it on a tripod if we want)
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Skywatcher Skyliner 200P Telescope £238.50 at Jessops

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I've been searching for a telescope recently and think this is a great deal for a really good telescope. It's currently £278 from Jessops, which seems to be the price pretty much everywhere but us… Read More
I've been searching for a telescope recently and think this is a great deal for a really good telescope. It's currently £278 from Jessops, which seems to be the price pretty much everywhere but us…
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If you are unsure then maybe look for a stargazing meeting in your local area. You can check out their setups and see what works for you.
Thanks, the skyliner is even cheaper now at £238! I'm still not 100% on which to go for though.
Sound like the right choice to me, Dobson or Dobsonian is the mount (interesting guy worth a google) Newtonian is the type of reflecting telescope, good tracking mounts for imaging are expensive - you need to be sure what sort of picture you want to take, then there is software.....

First upgrade may be a better eyepiece, not to small, the BST Explorer ED are thought to be good value (ebay or secondhand). Canon dslr's are good (more software than Nikon/others) or modify a webcam cheaply.

Steep learning curve, then there's the clouds !!!!!!
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NaterciaDC
Thanks mickjack and littleskink, and everyone else for the advice - there's so much to think about, wish I wasn't so indecisive!

The only real difference between the 200p skyliner and the explorer is the mount. The scope is the same. If you are looking at DSO imaging, then you will really need the EQ mount. A 'Dob' mount is a basic up/down/left/right mount that you move manually. An EQ mount tracks the earths rotations and with motors can point at the same part of the sky automatically, allowing for longer exposures.

As astro gear tends to keep its value pretty well, one option is to get the 200p Skyliner for now and see if you like it. You could always sell it in the future and get an EQ mount and scope.

Also be aware, when it says 'Direct SLR Camera Connection' you will still need an adapter on you camera to connect it to the scope. Usually a T-Ring specifically for your make of camera (Canon, Nikon ect)


Thanks, I think that's what I am going to do! I feel it's better to spend £250 on the Dobson as a beginner and then if I do get really into it I can get a scope and eq mount, while looking through star gazers lounge I found someone that had actually mounted their Dobson on an eq mount!
NaterciaDC
Thanks mickjack and littleskink, and everyone else for the advice - there's so much to think about, wish I wasn't so indecisive!

The only real difference between the 200p skyliner and the explorer is the mount. The scope is the same. If you are looking at DSO imaging, then you will really need the EQ mount. A 'Dob' mount is a basic up/down/left/right mount that you move manually. An EQ mount tracks the earths rotations and with motors can point at the same part of the sky automatically, allowing for longer exposures.

As astro gear tends to keep its value pretty well, one option is to get the 200p Skyliner for now and see if you like it. You could always sell it in the future and get an EQ mount and scope.

Also be aware, when it says 'Direct SLR Camera Connection' you will still need an adapter on you camera to connect it to the scope. Usually a T-Ring specifically for your make of camera (Canon, Nikon ect)
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Vivitar telescope 75 - 150 x magnification £15.00 @ Home Bargains

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Fantastic bargain at my local Home Bargains store. Vivitar telescope 75-150 x magnification ,including tripod £15. Cheapest I,ve seen online is £30 Read More
Fantastic bargain at my local Home Bargains store. Vivitar telescope 75-150 x magnification ,including tripod £15. Cheapest I,ve seen online is £30
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Watched a virgin moon rising and a pair of tightly spaced clusters on one of these.

Personally think a pair of good quality binoculars would be more comfortable and portable to see what ever stars you want.
Telescopes are like musical instruments, if you buy a cheap one you probably won't enjoy using it, if you buy an expensive one it may well end up gather dust, while you profess an intention to use it again, whilst you really just lack the effort to post a listing on eBay, combined with an inability to deal with the insecurity of accepting less money than you paid and nothing to show for it.

In other words, if you really want to 'do amateur astronomy', do a lot of research first, and save a lot more than £15 for your first scope. If you want to get a better look at the sky than your eyes for £15 or less buy binoculars, and if you just want a toy for your kid this is a hot deal.
schall81
To see the rings of Saturn clearly you need to spend a reasonable amount. I have a 4" Cassagrain scope and I can see the rings clearly but it's very small. Even though it was so small, I was still amazed by it. Easier to spot and just as impressive are Jupiter and orion nebula. For the record, I paid £70 for a bresser scope from Lidl (which I'm selling) and upgraded to my 4" skywatcher skymax 102 with heavy tripod and motorised mount, for £40 on an astronomy page on Facebook. You can get some bargains second hand!


Sorry 4" not 4'! Lol
To see the rings of Saturn clearly you need to spend a reasonable amount. I have a 4" Cassagrain scope and I can see the rings clearly but it's very small. Even though it was so small, I was still amazed by it. Easier to spot and just as impressive are Jupiter and orion nebula. For the record, I paid £70 for a bresser scope from Lidl (which I'm selling) and upgraded to my 4" skywatcher skymax 102 with heavy tripod and motorised mount, for £40 on an astronomy page on Facebook. You can get some bargains second hand!
Skybird
Steer clear from anything that has Vivitar name on it as it will be rubbish for sure.
liar, I've seen them on shopping channels and they can't recommend them enough

I would buy one but I spent my savings on a massive 500gb external drive from QVC
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Reflector Telescope £29.99 @ eBay/christgift

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Very Cheap Can be picked up at Argos
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Binoculars would have shown you more though.
philbot
Some people say that buying a cheap telescope for a child or beginner will put them off due to small mirrors and lenses not gathering enough light. On the contrary: I was given a £20 Tasco 40x40 telescope at the age of 9 and it opened the wonders of the universe to me. With its tiny 40mm lens I was able to study the moon, planet Jupiter and 4 of its moons and even a couple of nebulae. This was the start of a lifelong interest in astronomy. So sometimes cheap telescopes can be a good introduction.
Saying that, this telescope is pretty poor. Spend a little more on a better brand. Maybe something like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B006MCYAH4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1426931815&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=telescope&dpPl=1&dpID=416Y3SlDDrL&ref=plSrch
hi wanting some advice really was thinking of getting my first telescope and saw this on ebay but after reading this feel pretty lost as to what to buy for my first telescope ne advice would be greatly appreciated
Some people say that buying a cheap telescope for a child or beginner will put them off due to small mirrors and lenses not gathering enough light. On the contrary: I was given a £20 Tasco 40x40 telescope at the age of 9 and it opened the wonders of the universe to me. With its tiny 40mm lens I was able to study the moon, planet Jupiter and 4 of its moons and even a couple of nebulae. This was the start of a lifelong interest in astronomy. So sometimes cheap telescopes can be a good introduction.
telephoto
A bit better telehoto camera lens would do better job than this toy. Even if you spend £700 on a telescope, it would be a toy, its has been designed to fool you.


Please ignore this utterly ignorant comment. You can get a fantastic DSO or planetary telescope for £700.00.
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Celestron NexStar SLT 127 Telescope £327.01 @ Amazon

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I know this is probably a little bit esoteric, but this is the lowest price I've seen for this particular model. These seem to fetch £250 - £300 used, so I think this is a good deal considering it's n… Read More
I know this is probably a little bit esoteric, but this is the lowest price I've seen for this particular model. These seem to fetch £250 - £300 used, so I think this is a good deal considering it's n…
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This is cheaper on amazon.fr

I have this scope, stick a ps3 eye can on it and its excellent for planetary imaging, Jupiter looks amazing as does the moon. M45 nearly fits in a 25mm ep. I've even managed an OK capture of m42 with lots of 10s exposures however to do it properly you need at least a heq5 and a quicker scope. Still, its good fun trying stuff out with unsuitable equipment even if its just to find out why.

I can control my 127slt from my tablet and capture images too, the tripod is a bit rubbish - I don't bother extending the legs. You'll also need to budget £40 or so for a power pack and then a dew shield. Then a case to store the ota in (will need to be in shed unless you don't mind waiting an hour for it to cool down). Then some plossls (don't bother with Carl Zeiss stuff on a 11.8 mak, stick to 10/12mm+ and then get a decent revelation barlow). Then turn left at orion book. Then an lp filter and perhaps a moon. Then......
hello I know this is 7 months to late. lol I'm about to purchase my second scope. and am very interested in the slt 127. any chance you could tell me how image quality is on this scope. I can't find many reviews online thank you
Price gone up. I don't get why in 2015 we still have these damn strain your eye in a viewfinder telescopes. Why not have a direct feed to a monitor/tv so you can put the telescope outside and watch it on your tv.
What attachment do you need to put a digital camera on the viewfinder?
This is cheaper on amazon.fr

I have this scope, stick a ps3 eye can on it and its excellent for planetary imaging, Jupiter looks amazing as does the moon. M45 nearly fits in a 25mm ep. I've even managed an OK capture of m42 with lots of 10s exposures however to do it properly you need at least a heq5 and a quicker scope. Still, its good fun trying stuff out with unsuitable equipment even if its just to find out why.

I can control my 127slt from my tablet and capture images too, the tripod is a bit rubbish - I don't bother extending the legs. You'll also need to budget £40 or so for a power pack and then a dew shield. Then a case to store the ota in (will need to be in shed unless you don't mind waiting an hour for it to cool down). Then some plossls (don't bother with Carl Zeiss stuff on a 11.8 mak, stick to 10/12mm+ and then get a decent revelation barlow). Then turn left at orion book. Then an lp filter and perhaps a moon. Then......
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76/350 Dobsonian Telescope now £24.99 at Aldi instore

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Great little tabletop telescope with eyepieces, moon filer and x2 barlow lens for £24.99. They were labelled in my local aldi down from £29.99 to £24.99 but I think they were being sold for £50 near X… Read More
Great little tabletop telescope with eyepieces, moon filer and x2 barlow lens for £24.99. They were labelled in my local aldi down from £29.99 to £24.99 but I think they were being sold for £50 near X…
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National Geographic Telescope 18x-175x £19.99 @ Coventry branch of Aldi

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Just picked up this bargain in a Coventry branch of Aldi. It's £66 on Amazon so really pleased with it. It was the last one in the store and the box has seen better days but contents are all there and… Read More
Just picked up this bargain in a Coventry branch of Aldi. It's £66 on Amazon so really pleased with it. It was the last one in the store and the box has seen better days but contents are all there and…
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I am thinking about purchasing a national geographic telescope from aldi for my dad as a Christmas present it is 18x 176x magnification what would that show him??


That you don't love him enough to buy a decent one maybe ?
I am thinking about purchasing a national geographic telescope from aldi for my dad as a Christmas present it is 18x 176x magnification what would that show him??
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The eyepieces will be awful too. Looking at the moon etc would be a let down. Call someone like TelescopeHouse or other specialist (google it) and get a budget refractor from a reputable brand.


Got this one now. But thanks. Still have no idea how to use it! Any help would be appreciated.
The eyepieces will be awful too. Looking at the moon etc would be a let down. Call someone like TelescopeHouse or other specialist (google it) and get a budget refractor from a reputable brand.
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Cold. Anyone who knows anything about telescopes would know that a 75mm reflector is next to useless. i have been an astronomer for years - dont buy telescopes from Argos or any supermarkets. Look for a specialist online and spend a little more for something that actually works.


Thanks for that. I'm not an astronomer and thought my 4 year old would get a kick out of seeing the moon magnified. She may even learn something along the way, show and interest and who knows ask for a better scope.
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National geographic Dobson telescope reduced to £19.99 @ Aldi

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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... Read More
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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thorthemighty
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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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.
No Finderscope on the one of these I bought last year from Aldi proved to be a big problem.
showing as £29.99 in my Aldi?
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.
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Celestron Powerseeker 76/700 Reflector Telescope only £44.99 at Currys

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Half price telescope from a reputable telescope maker. Saw this one while investigating the other telescope recently posted which also looked fantastic value. Moon filter included. Read More
Half price telescope from a reputable telescope maker. Saw this one while investigating the other telescope recently posted which also looked fantastic value. Moon filter included.
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I think the Amazon Celestron 70mm refractor deal is much much better.
It's better but they're both not worth having.

Anyone who doesn't want to spend a hundred quid should just buy a pair of binoculars instead (10x50)

If you have a hundred quid buy yourself a 2nd hand 4" (102mm) refractor on an equatorial mount by a brand like Celestron or Skywatcher or TAL, they crop up on eBay and AstroBuySell.

I'd recommend a refractor over a reflector for the simple reason that you don't need to adjust the alignment of the primary and secondary mirrors ("collimation") on a regular basis to get good views, with a refractor the lenses are aligned and fixed in place.

Collimation isn't difficult once you're used to it but is fiddly for a beginner and you do need specialist tools to do it which creates extra expense, a laser collimator costs as much as this telescope!
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This is sort of a jack of all trades and master of nothing, it's too small to be good at deep sky viewing and not as good as a refractor for planets and moons. Also not as good as a refractor for land based viewing either. Difficult to say what it's actually good for really...
The price?

As someone said in the other thread before Xmas, the price is great - if you want a telescope-shaped ornament as a talking point for visitors.
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This is sort of a jack of all trades and master of nothing, it's too small to be good at deep sky viewing and not as good as a refractor for planets and moons. Also not as good as a refractor for land based viewing either. Difficult to say what it's actually good for really...


The price?
I've said on a few of these threads that Binoculars are a far better purchase than a telescope for beginners. I own a Celestron 102SLT and I love it but setting up can be a pain and I'd rather go out for a quick observation with the few pairs of Binoculars I own.

Saying that, Celestron are a reputable company and quality has when up and prices down the the price of optics. A 76mm mirror is pretty small and it will be blocked further by the secondary mirror. For that reason, I think the 70mm scope posted above is a better deal.

Don't expect Hubble views through this. At most you'll see the Moons of Jupiter and maybe a little banding on the planet. Besides our own Moon, that's as much as you will see. Magnification is not the major part of a telescope, size and quality of optics is.

Important, NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN THROUGH ANY OPTICAL EQUIPMENT! When I first got my Celestron 102 I projected the Sun through one of its eyepieces. THE EYEPIECE MELTED IN SECONDS. I'm pretty experienced on the subject, it's a big hobby of mine but I still had the stupidity to try the projection method. Think of what that would have done to your eye.

If you don't know anything about optics then buy binoculars or ask on a specialised Astronomy forum instead of HUKD.
A 2 inch reflector once you take the secondary mirror into account. Totally useless.

As I said when this was posted two weeks ago, buy a pair of binoculars for the money. This is more or less worthless.
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 Refractor Outfit - Reduced to £44.99 @ Amazon

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Box Contains 1 x Celestron Travelscope 70 1x Preassembled Aluminium Tripod 1 x Custom backpack 1 x 4mm Eyepiece 1 x 10mm Eyepiece 1 x 20mm Eyepiece 1 x 3x Barlow Lens 1 x Sky X - The Read More
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i personally would not recommend unless you want to spend more money on a tripod it is way to shaky when looking through the telescope, i wish i believed the reviews! i have sent it back and bought Celestron UpClose G2 10x50 Porro Prism Binoculars for £31 which i think is much better for a beginner like me :)
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good ' scope but Barlow lens, tripod and telescope will need replacing after light use.Well worth the price but completely useless, highly recommended


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good ' scope but Barlow lens, tripod and telescope will need replacing after light use.Well worth the price but completely useless, highly recommended
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I got one of these and they are pretty good for the money. The tripod is way too flimsy and the barlow lens is useless but are cheap to replace.
What would you recommend regarding the Barlow lens?
anyone?
This one looks good and I have a brilliant zoom eyepiece by Seben so I would assume that the reviews are accurate :)
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Works for me... it's http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006631Z4A anyway :)(copy & paste if HUKD forwarding is not working for you)

Link working - thanks.

What is the difference to the Barlow lens supplied - is too powerful or poor quality?
It's the same power but I believe that the Celestron lens is made of plastic whereas the Seben one has high quality coated glass and makes for a clearer image.
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I got one of these and they are pretty good for the money. The tripod is way too flimsy and the barlow lens is useless but are cheap to replace.
What would you recommend regarding the Barlow lens?
anyone?
This one looks good and I have a brilliant zoom eyepiece by Seben so I would assume that the reviews are accurate :)
link doesn't seem to work.
Works for me... it's http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006631Z4A anyway :)(copy & paste if HUKD forwarding is not working for you)

Link working - thanks.

What is the difference to the Barlow lens supplied - is too powerful or poor quality?
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national geographic dobson telescope £14.99 @ aldi

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down from £40 to £15 in aldi Lincoln, only 2 left after I bought this one. they've had these hanging around for a while at £35 but straight down to 15 now. 3 year warranty. don't know if this is natio… Read More
down from £40 to £15 in aldi Lincoln, only 2 left after I bought this one. they've had these hanging around for a while at £35 but straight down to 15 now. 3 year warranty. don't know if this is natio…
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the celestron 70 Travelscope outfit kit on amazon now reduced to £44 might be a better bet...
I read a lot of reviews which is why we've been holding off... but honestly my little one only wants to look at the moon so worth £15 just for that.
Few in my local one as well, excellent price if you want one of these. Just make sure you do want one first, reviews are generally that it's more likely to put you off stargazing than anything else (nothing actually wrong with it, just not that powerful so not that interesting).
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As others have said, its not a good scope. Mirror far too small for anything other than the moon. Tripod is awful too. You can buy some semi decent 10x50 or 15x70 binoculars for that price.
Now down to £44.99, even cheaper for those interested in it.
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Total rubbish. Nowhere near wide enough mirror for any meaningful use. Add in the loss of light from the eyepiece mirror to such a small mirror diameter/aperture and this is basically a 2 inch newtonian reflector, useless for pretty much everything.
You'd be better off with a pair of binoculars for your 50 quid.
Nice rant. Do you feel better now, or?

Wasn't a rant. It was meaningful advice to a fellow HUKD'er about to waste money on what might as well have been a piece of drainpipe with a shaving mirror stuck in one end. If mission's accomplished, then yeah, I do feel better. Thanks for asking.


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Total rubbish. Nowhere near wide enough mirror for any meaningful use. Add in the loss of light from the eyepiece mirror to such a small mirror diameter/aperture and this is basically a 2 inch newtonian reflector, useless for pretty much everything.

You'd be better off with a pair of binoculars for your 50 quid.


Nice rant. Do you feel better now, or?


he's right. spend the 50 on good binoculars. unless you want a telescope shaped ornament as a talking point for parties.
PatkW
Total rubbish. Nowhere near wide enough mirror for any meaningful use. Add in the loss of light from the eyepiece mirror to such a small mirror diameter/aperture and this is basically a 2 inch newtonian reflector, useless for pretty much everything.

You'd be better off with a pair of binoculars for your 50 quid.


Nice rant. Do you feel better now, or?
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Vivitar 120x Refractor Telescope and Microscope Kit Now Only £15.99 @ Home Bargains Instore

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Picked this up today for xmas, selling at double the price on Amazon & @ argos The Vivitar Telescope-Microscope set features a 60x/120x lightweight, durable refractor telescope with interchangeable… Read More
Picked this up today for xmas, selling at double the price on Amazon & @ argos The Vivitar Telescope-Microscope set features a 60x/120x lightweight, durable refractor telescope with interchangeable…
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I bought this for my daughters birthday and for a child's one it is really good what you get with it. Loads of extra lenses. Slides and sample bottles a little knife and tweezers etc... I'm not sure how good they work but for a start up set for a child it really is worth the money, it definitely looks more expensive
Probably junk. The telescope will get you a closer look at the Moon & maybe a blurred view of Jupiter/Saturn if you can hold it steady enough.No idea on the microscope.
It is only £16, which in this case, I think you get what you pay for.
Heat.I am sure peeps will say it is awful but it is awfully cheap.
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Chicco Pelican Children's Trike with Telescope Handle £10.89 @ Argos

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Excellent price for this Amusing tricycle with funny pelican face and claw pedals. Total safety since its first use, thanks to the steering locking system and the possibility to lock or release the… Read More
Excellent price for this Amusing tricycle with funny pelican face and claw pedals. Total safety since its first use, thanks to the steering locking system and the possibility to lock or release the…
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oos within a 10 mile radius of Wolverhampton :-(

anybody who is going to collect one... if you join the birthday club for Argos you get a £5 off voucher for collection only (u can print off or screenshot it & show at till) even bigger bargain at under £6

hope it works for you :-)
oos in meadowhall sheffield for me :(
anyone who reserved one at meadowhall and dont want it any more .plzzz can i have reservation number plz let me know plzzzz
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Oos everywhere

not everywhere. there's still stores that have them :) where about's are you?
Oos everywhere
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Just tried again and reserved for Monday pick up thanks my son will love going to pre school on this :)
You're very welcome I hope he enjoys it :D
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 telescope kit £51.67 @ Amazon

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Box Contains 1 x Celestron Travelscope 70  1x Preassembled Aluminium Tripod  1 x Custom backpack  1 x 4mm Eyepiece  1 x 10mm Eyepiece  1 x 20mm Eyepiece  1 x 3x Barlow Lens  1 x Sky X - The Read More
Box Contains 1 x Celestron Travelscope 70  1x Preassembled Aluminium Tripod  1 x Custom backpack  1 x 4mm Eyepiece  1 x 10mm Eyepiece  1 x 20mm Eyepiece  1 x 3x Barlow Lens  1 x Sky X - The
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I have one myself, decent little scope but the tripod as awful, as soon as you touch anything on the scope it wobbles and you have to find the object you are looking at again!
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there's also the Costo offer... put all 3 to a friend of mine and he said they are all rubbish, I spotted the above Amazon offer a week ago and nearly bought it but after his advice I'm glad i never (does look nice though), best bet is is you are keen join an online forum and ask for help there, too many factors need to be checked out before spending good money on a scope, so best to ask and get some advice first...


many of the astronomy forums give it a good write up. as an introduction to astronomy it is a good buy and Amazon are throwing in a few extras compared to similar kits offered elsewhere eg currys. seems to be excellent value.
Spot on post
Lol i enjoyed that post. Probably spot on too.
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Ahh, sorry. Only works on Jessops own brand doesn't it..
I've just tried this on a sale item and a full price item and it didn't work on either..
Not working on majority of items
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BRESSER High Performance Telescope - £69.99 @ LIDL

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5 x 24 viewfinder and diagonal mirrorWith 2 eyepieces for observing a range of celestial bodies from the moon and stars to planets and galaxies (4mm & 20mm)Simulate the heavens and plan observations w… Read More
5 x 24 viewfinder and diagonal mirrorWith 2 eyepieces for observing a range of celestial bodies from the moon and stars to planets and galaxies (4mm & 20mm)Simulate the heavens and plan observations w…
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Amazon

Been looking for a telescope for a while now, on a limited budget so on a good hunt for a bargain.... The above link to Amazon seems to be the best but there's a good one available via costco too but the one from Amazon still looks a better deal (cheaper too)
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Celestron AstroMaster LT76AZ Telescope - £59.89 - Costco - Online

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This was on HUKD a few weeks ago at £69.99, but has now been reduced further! Details below: The AstroMaster Series is perfect if you want a portable and easy to assemble telescope for celestial vi… Read More
This was on HUKD a few weeks ago at £69.99, but has now been reduced further! Details below: The AstroMaster Series is perfect if you want a portable and easy to assemble telescope for celestial vi…
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Lol, sorry this is my first/second post. I thought my first post didn't process hence the second post.
Seems a good deal but already posted......


....... by you! :D

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CELESTRON Powerseeker 76/700 Reflector Telescope-Half Price £49.99 @ Currys

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Better than yesterdays Amazon Black Friday deal and a pretty good starter model to boot. Sturdy tripod included and even includes a Moon filter! Look to the stars with this Celestron Powerseeker 7… Read More
Better than yesterdays Amazon Black Friday deal and a pretty good starter model to boot. Sturdy tripod included and even includes a Moon filter! Look to the stars with this Celestron Powerseeker 7…
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well the cheaper Argos version arrived 20 mins ago - very impressed in what was delivered and free delivery and only priced at 28.99

just went on ebay to buy another and argos sold out ( sold 120 ) looks like this telescope but nearly half the price - i like the red dot feature - will set it up over the weekend

if i like my new hobby i will buy myself something bigger in the near future
i went for the cheap one at 28.99

features look ok for the price = 399x and red dot
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there is a cheaper one on ebay aros outlet for 28.99 delivered

Yes that is cheap. I think (after reading) I will go for something like this or better. Just waiting for a bargain :)

Skywatcher HERITAGE-130P Dobsonian Telescope
there is a cheaper one on ebay aros outlet for 28.99 delivered
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Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ Telescope £25.00 c&c or p&p £2.95 @ ASDA DIRECT

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£51.02 on Amazon. Mixed reviews but I think its worth a go.
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People want a telescope to see things they can't see. You'd be much better off getting a good second hand one than a bad new one. I have two. One my in-laws bought my son that I haven't the heart to throw away and the proper one that costs more and works.
Thanks OP, my son has mentioned a telescope a few times now and this is an ideal price range for him to give it a go, he's only 7 so didn't want to spend a fortune and the majority of reviews on amazon seem to suggest it will be fine for kids
the best telescope is one you'll use. ive got a skywatcher 8 inch dob

aldi got a dob with 76mm mirror in it looks comparable to other 70 odd mm dobs (skywatcher and celestron do them)

no messing about with wobbly tripods or that just plonk it down somewhere stable and away you go


Edited By: ZEbbEDY on Nov 26, 2014 22:08
But heat added as it is cheap and you might think it's fine.
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Dobson Telescope £39.99 @ Aldii

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Gaze into the night sky and spot stars and constellations. Lens diameter 76mm Focal length 350mm Eyepiece focal lengths SR-4mm and H-20mm Eyepiece diameter 31.7mm Telescope type Dobson Reflecto… Read More
Gaze into the night sky and spot stars and constellations. Lens diameter 76mm Focal length 350mm Eyepiece focal lengths SR-4mm and H-20mm Eyepiece diameter 31.7mm Telescope type Dobson Reflecto…
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You never know you might just be able to see something like this from your bedroom window or back garden

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2847259/Move-Hubble-Amateur-astronomer-takes-stunning-photos-colourful-galaxies-garden-Michigan.html


Terry Hancock has created his own mini-observatory in his backgarden in Michigan.
It houses an Astro-Tech 12 inch f/8 Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph, a TMB 92SS F5.5 APO Refractor, an equatorial mount is a Paramount GT-1100S with the MKS-4000 electronics.
An equatorial mount is a mount used to follow the rotation of the sky. Cameras include a QHY9M and a QHY11 monochrome CCD.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2847259/Move-Hubble-Amateur-astronomer-takes-stunning-photos-colourful-galaxies-garden-Michigan.html#ixzz3KYvfVErI
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I am tempted in getting a telescope but these (snobs?!) don't think much of this one.


http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/169479-aldi-telescope/

Don't know why the snob remark had to be brought up. Bearing in mind the site seems to used by some keen telescope users, I thought you would have taken onboard their views, instead of having a delusional conviction that this is any good.

Why are you focusing on one word? Who said I didn't take their views on board? You missed the point of my post i.e. Is this telescope any good or a waste of 40 quid. Ffs
Well from what I have read i get the impression this is very low end kit and better and cheaper kit can be found. If you don't want to waste 40 quid then wait while they reduce it in a week or two, as I think Aldi are getting like the rest of the supermarkets lately inflating prices and then dropping them.

The Celestron PowerSeeker 60 Telescope is about (at 1pm) to be reduced In the Amazon Black Friday's sale- at the moment it is £60 but interested in what deal they might offer. If fulfilled by Amazon then returns are very simple so might give it a go and see if I like it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002CTZAC/ref=gb1h_img_c-3_2967_4778c01d?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=19W2YJERXWC167S02S5J&pf_rd_i=161428031&pf_rd_p=560112967

£39.99 on amazon lightning deal. Seems to be well reviewed and a good find. Thanks
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I am tempted in getting a telescope but these (snobs?!) don't think much of this one.


http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/169479-aldi-telescope/

Don't know why the snob remark had to be brought up. Bearing in mind the site seems to used by some keen telescope users, I thought you would have taken onboard their views, instead of having a delusional conviction that this is any good.

Why are you focusing on one word? Who said I didn't take their views on board? You missed the point of my post i.e. Is this telescope any good or a waste of 40 quid. Ffs
Well from what I have read i get the impression this is very low end kit and better and cheaper kit can be found. If you don't want to waste 40 quid then wait while they reduce it in a week or two, as I think Aldi are getting like the rest of the supermarkets lately inflating prices and then dropping them.

The Celestron PowerSeeker 60 Telescope is about (at 1pm) to be reduced In the Amazon Black Friday's sale- at the moment it is £60 but interested in what deal they might offer. If fulfilled by Amazon then returns are very simple so might give it a go and see if I like it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002CTZAC/ref=gb1h_img_c-3_2967_4778c01d?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=19W2YJERXWC167S02S5J&pf_rd_i=161428031&pf_rd_p=560112967
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I am tempted in getting a telescope but these (snobs?!) don't think much of this one.


http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/169479-aldi-telescope/

Don't know why the snob remark had to be brought up. Bearing in mind the site seems to used by some keen telescope users, I thought you would have taken onboard their views, instead of having a delusional conviction that this is any good.

Why are you focusing on one word? Who said I didn't take their views on board? You missed the point of my post i.e. Is this telescope any good or a waste of 40 quid. Ffs

Well from what I have read i get the impression this is very low end kit and better and cheaper kit can be found. If you don't want to waste 40 quid then wait while they reduce it in a week or two, as I think Aldi are getting like the rest of the supermarkets lately inflating prices and then dropping them.
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very sorry guys you're right it is different model...

Well, there's a bit of dyslexia going on... The one I am talking about has an objective lens diameter of 120mm, so it has 38% more light-gathering capability than the one you are talking about with a 102mm diameter. So, yeah, that ones is smaller and cheaper, but it is not related to this deal.

And note I have been tracking the price since April (I ended up with an ED80 instead though since I wanted to do more photography than visual), so I know it has never been at this price before.

Edited By: ecuador on Nov 02, 2014 16:33

not that I know anything about telescopes but you're linking to a different model.
Hmm, I thought it auto-linked, sorry:
The package with astronomical mount: here

The package better for daytime: here

And a cheaper option if you want a first-time telescope (not for daytime viewing though): here
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Celestron AstroMaster LT76AZ Telescope £69.99 @ Costco

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my son recently got a telescope(not this one ) i thought bah it will be naff you wont see anything

that was until we had a full moon

and it blew my mind

it is simply amazing looking at the moon through one


it really is one of the things you must do before you die







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Does santa deliver this or can it be purcahsed from a particular retailer at that price?

haha can be bought online from Costco, click on get deal to go the link :)
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Retailer - Costco online (in the title)
Does santa deliver this or can it be purcahsed from a particular retailer at that price?
Would be useful to put retailer in the title
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Skywatcher Explorer 200P Telescope + EQ5 Mount Kit + quidco £373.50 @ Jessops

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Quite powerful telescope with mount. Amazon are selling it for £440 and Jessops are selling for £415. Use voucher code BINOS10 which was marked as expired on HUKD but I have tried it on Friday and… Read More
Quite powerful telescope with mount. Amazon are selling it for £440 and Jessops are selling for £415. Use voucher code BINOS10 which was marked as expired on HUKD but I have tried it on Friday and…
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Just tried the binos10 code which worked. The telescopes15 did not work.

Edited By: zzzz on Nov 14, 2014 09:36
Blinking Heck - delivered today and it comes in big boxes! A steal at the price - many thanks OP! X)
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Good deal. Have some heat..

It is a big and heavy set up.

I found astronomy generally quite challenging.
Collimation.
Setting it all up (in the dark) Polar alignment etc..
Staying up far too late.
Getting very cold.
Waiting for the 'right' conditions. (no clouds or wind)
Actually managing to find what you are looking for in the night sky
Avoiding light pollution
Waiting for there not to be a big moon in the sky.
Not getting properly dark during the summer...........
All the extra bits and bobs cost a small fortune.

Not a hobby for the faint hearted.

That said, your first view of Saturn's rings will stay with you for life :))



Too true. And waiting 10-15 mins from when you saw any bright light to adjust.
Plus the best times are when it's freezing cold and less moisture in the air :D.
Read an interesting book on the Herschels, now that took some dedication! Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel
I'm lucky in that my new build home has a switch for the street lamp at the back of my garden, otherwise i'd be blinded by it.

Edited By: NitrousUK on Oct 13, 2014 18:33
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The code TELESCOPES15 knocks 15% off instead of the 10% mentioned above


Many thanks for that! I called customer support and they have refunded me around £20 to cover the difference!
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The code TELESCOPES15 knocks 15% off instead of the 10% mentioned above


Brilliant post sffs and many thanks - I cancelled my order using the original code and re-ordered using TELESCOPES15 for £352.75. When I spoke to Jessops' Customer Services, I asked about availability of the Telescope, as previous orders that were awaiting stock had been cancelled, and got this email that might help those that have ordered:

"I have spoken with the purchasing department and stock for the Skywatcher Explorer 200P Telescope + EQ5 Mount Kit should be available in the next week, but unfortunately I cannot give a definite date."
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Ok, this is a deal for about the 5 people reading that are into amateur astronomy. This 8" newtonian reflector OTA (Optical Tube Assembly = you also need mount/tripod) is a great mid-range telescope f… Read More
Ok, this is a deal for about the 5 people reading that are into amateur astronomy. This 8" newtonian reflector OTA (Optical Tube Assembly = you also need mount/tripod) is a great mid-range telescope f…
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Pasanda
Just found the same model here for £280, now the OP has expired.

That is NOT the same model (200P vs 200P-DS). I have already analyzed the differences and the price too expensive at £280 for the plain 200P, it sells around £250 in other places (e.g. FLO)
Just found the same model here for £280, now the OP has expired.
I had one of they cheap ones you get from Argos years ago. I must admit, the first time you actually see the craters on the moon for yourself, you are blown away. I would really like to get something more advanced, and they pics posted earlier are great Andrew!
DarrylJohn
I've always wanted a telescope.in the hope of catching something extra terrestrial. Anyone ever seen anything strange?


uranus
I've always wanted a telescope.in the hope of catching something extra terrestrial. Anyone ever seen anything strange?
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Argos Cristal 800mm Reflector Telescope. Cheapest ever £28.99 was £79.99

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Previously posted at £31.99, now reduced again. Limited stock but home delivery available too. The naysayers will say it wont see the other side of the universe but at this price it might make a g… Read More
Previously posted at £31.99, now reduced again. Limited stock but home delivery available too. The naysayers will say it wont see the other side of the universe but at this price it might make a g…
kevw Avatar2y, 11m agoFound 2 years, 11 months ago34 Comments
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Anyone used it yet? is it any good?
DistortedVision
I'd recommend asking on the forum: http://www.stargazerslounge.com for more details and you'll get much more input from experts.


No need for an expert.

If it's the moon you want to see, binoculars will do.

If you want to see more and assuming the conditions are perfect, you'll have to spend several hundred pounds.

That is all.
I got some sky masters 20x70 and they are great for what I want them for (no need for tripod, but would help) I think bought then that you do need a tripod so think about what you want it first thou. Also check on ebay as I got mine for £45 and they come up trust price a lot, hope it helps and happy star serching :)
I think even kids would be disappointed with this. Personally even for children I think you better off getting a pair of binoculars.

duvinrouge
Has anyone a decent word to say or do you know everything there is to know about the universe and are not bothered about someone getting a bargain for a decent starter telescope for their kids
I was replying to bobo53 who said his budget was up to £400.

duvinrouge
DistortedVision
Best telescope is one that you are going to use. This video explains the 3 most common types of telescopes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goL3K_xQzbE

My first was a Meade ETX 125. The Meade ETX range has GOTO function which is very helpful for beginners. Basically it has a computer and the telescope has computerised motors so once you've aligned it you just chose an object you wish to see and the telescope moves to that object.

Take a look at the Meade ETX90:

http://www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/Meade_ETX90_AT_Telescope.html

I think you should be able to get it cheaper if you look around and spend the rest on getting some eyepieces.
Any questions just ask.

Good luck!

Only £429. Bit of a difference
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jessops telescope offer collect in store only £19.97

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Jessops 800-80 Astronomical Telescope An Ideal starter scope for any budding astronomer, everything required to open up the fantastic world of astronomy and bring the delights of space observation do… Read More
Jessops 800-80 Astronomical Telescope An Ideal starter scope for any budding astronomer, everything required to open up the fantastic world of astronomy and bring the delights of space observation do…
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are these any good? looking for a cheap unit for the kids to play with.

I hope you didn't get one of these. Terrible telescopes turn people away from astronomy. Get your kids a pair of 10x50 binoculars (Lidl stocks such a pair once or twice a year for 17 quid). Or if you want a telescope the absolute cheapest you can go is the Funscope (costs 50 on amazon right now), or the much better Skywatcher Heritage 100P
are these any good? looking for a cheap unit for the kids to play with.
jacksprout
Not required as the wife can see everything
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Not required as the wife can see everything
mjccam
seems to be out of stock

in store collection only
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Jessops Astronomical Telescope 1100-102 102mm £40.47 @ Jessops

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Really good starter scope. Use code binos10 to get price to £40.47 collect in store. Delivery is available but may be a bit of a wait. Spec: Jessops Astronomical Telescope 1100-102 Larger tele… Read More
Really good starter scope. Use code binos10 to get price to £40.47 collect in store. Delivery is available but may be a bit of a wait. Spec: Jessops Astronomical Telescope 1100-102 Larger tele…
teggl97 Avatar2y, 11m agoFound 2 years, 11 months ago29 Comments
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OK, budget really is only about £50 - would this or the Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 be a better choice. This has a bigger mirror but I know that's not all there is to it and quality comes into it.

Thanks
Will I be able to see the Alien Bases on the moon with this?
RyanBest
Lets be honest, whose actually going to use this for it's proper use? (_;)


It produces an up-side-down image so you will have to stand on your head to view any object that isn't in the sky
If your looking for a starter Telescope then you would be better looking at the Skywatcher/Celestron scope's, they cost more than this but will be far far far better as the optics in these cheap scopes are very poor and will put you off. Avoid ebay scopes also as these use the same awful optics as these Tasco/Jessopes scopes. Not only are the optics rubbish everything else is too from build quality of the scope to the mount which comes with them, you would be better of with a pair of 10x50 Binoculars (meade/bresser which pop up in Lidl now and again for around 12 quid or online around 20 quid) or the skymaster binoculars 15x70 (big Binoculars best off on a tripod if you have shakey hands).
Just IMHO of course but I have been doing Astronomy/Astrophotography for years and know what to stay clear of.
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Tabintab
I've tried this type of telescope before & generally they are all poor. To get a good telescope you need to spend a lot more than £50. After a couple of tries you will pack this up forget about it. Do yourself a favour, go to a club & try some scopes out to see what you get for your cash.
So does that tell us this scope cant really see planets? If not, which sort of price range to see a decent planet images? Would be cool to point us to a right direction. Which sort of brand and model you can recommend us?

I've got a slightly larger scope than this (a Skywatcher Heritage 130p flextube - around £130) With the highest magnification eyepiece I've got, Jupiter is a small dot that you can see some colour banding across, and you can see the larger moons around it as specks of light. Saturn is a white dot with a band around it. The moon is pretty good though - lots of detail to see there


Thanks for the details. Will look into it. So i take it this telescope will be even worst then the one you ve mentioned earlier with the £130 telescope.
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Cristal 800mm Reflector Telescope (was £79.99) now £31.99 reserve and collect instore ARGOS (limited stock so hurry)

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A very good price for a reflector telescope. may be for a young beginner/amateur collect in store only limited store, be quick. It's amazing how much extra stars you can see just with a pair of bin… Read More
A very good price for a reflector telescope. may be for a young beginner/amateur collect in store only limited store, be quick. It's amazing how much extra stars you can see just with a pair of bin…
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londonstinks
Not worth it. Please guys if you're getting a scope for astronomy you want 4.5 inch minimum for a reflector and 60mm minimum for a refractor. Also for binoculars look up celestron skymasters. If you really want good views the best bang for buck is a 6 inch skywatcher dobsonian.

brilliant advice :)

Edited By: wolverine2031 on Jul 28, 2014 10:22: missed note
Has anyone who has bought this telescope from Argos please post your experience with it.

Could you see any nearby planets and the craters on the moon with it?

Many thanks.
disappointing sold out on Southport and Ormskirk. :-(
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londonstinks
Not worth it. Please guys if you're getting a scope for astronomy you want 4.5 inch minimum for a reflector and 60mm minimum for a refractor. Also for binoculars look up celestron skymasters. If you really want good views the best bang for buck is a 6 inch skywatcher dobsonian.

Wonder what the neighbours mean by 'peeping Tom' ?!

http://www.astrobuysell.com/paul/logbook/VenusTransitSetUp.jpg


I'm worried that things may not end well for that patio furniture
Perfect for sighting the new moon to mark end of Ramadan and to start Eid