Jessops 600-50 Junior Astronomical Telescope @Jessops was £79.95 now £29.95!!
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Jessops 600-50 Junior Astronomical Telescope @Jessops was £79.95 now £29.95!!

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Found 11th Mar 2012
Seems like a good gift idea for any future astronouts £50 saving off the rrp!

Jessops 600-50 Junior Astronomical Telescope
Discover the wonders of our universe from your own back garden! Ideal for any young stargazer, this 50mm refractor telescope comes with a range of eyepieces and accessories to make viewing more comfortable such as two eyepieces, a 3x Barlow lens, moon filter an Star Diagonal which turns the eyepiece by 90° for easier viewing of anything directly overhead.

600mm Focal Length (f/12)
Altazimuth tripod
Electronic Red Dot Finderscope Included
With Star Diagonal and 3x Barlow Lens
20mm (30x) and 6mm (100x) Eyepieces (Barlow Lens makes these 90x and 300x)
Moon Filter Included
Accessory Tray on Tripod
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would i be able to see the rings of Saturn with this? (no joke intended by the way)
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I'd be lying

Rou

would i be able to see the rings of Saturn with this? (no joke intended … would i be able to see the rings of Saturn with this? (no joke intended by the way)



Would be lying if i said I knew, but i'd imagine so, it's a telescope after all!
Looks a good price! But aye, would be good to get some advice from some experts out there
There's an 800-80 one for £39.99, reduced from £99.99 too
My advice for anyone thinking of taking up astronomy, get binoculars.

You can see a decent amount of stuff, and you`re far more likely to use them than a telescope, since you can use them for things other than skywatching. They`re not going to let you see great detail, though (Saturn`s rings are basically out).

You can pick up decent starter pair of Celestrons pretty cheaply (FOR EXAMPLE) or EXAMPLE 2
Edited by: "Crowman" 11th Mar 2012
Rou

would i be able to see the rings of Saturn with this? (no joke intended … would i be able to see the rings of Saturn with this? (no joke intended by the way)



Joking aside, the answer would be 'very nearly' - in ideal viewing conditions and if you knew exactly what to look for.

I've seen them with a good pair of binoculars, but these are made to a price point, and optical quality isn't foremost in the specifications.

I'd expect to see a white dot which might be elongated on each side, but I wouldn't expect to see much more than that.

This one's three times more expensive, but has a lot more 'grown up' features
Jessops Astronomical Telescope 1100-102

No definitely not. I agree with Crowman you'd better spending your money on binoculars for a similar amount.

I always say to people not to bother to getting a cheap childrens telescope. If you want an entry level refractor telescope look at the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ - £124.40 on Amazon:

amazon.co.uk/Cel…8-2

or the Meade 90AZ-ADR for £179.99:

telescopehouse.com/aca…tml

They both have GOTO computerised function. My first telescope was the Meade ETX-90:

telescopeplanet.co.uk/mea…tar

Hope this helps.

Rou

would i be able to see the rings of Saturn with this? (no joke intended … would i be able to see the rings of Saturn with this? (no joke intended by the way)



Edited by: "DistortedVision" 11th Mar 2012
60mm minimum for a refractor and 6inch for a reflector. ipsofacto this is ****.
just out of curiosity, what could a novice hope to see with a pair of binoculars?

Are we talking creators on the moon? mars?
Edited by: "Saintledger" 12th Mar 2012
I have a Meade LX200 10". I still have the Meade ETX90 as its portable.
This video shows what its capable of:

youtube.com/wat…-QM
The whole concept of sparking a child's interest with a disappointing toy is flawed.
Go for Celestron Skymaster binoculars on a tripod; ideal way to start. New 15x70 or 25x70 models are £65-£75 I think or cheaper on eBay. More expensive but at least you're more likely to find the hobby interesting.
Thanks all for the great replies..and the great alternatives pointed out!

I had a great telescope as a kid..unfortunately i just cant remember the details on it..but i saw Saturn through it (by chance lol) and it was amazing..

Would love to get back into it but the refractor details and zoom etc i always read into it and get lost and end up worrying about over paying for a rubbish scope lol.

I like the look of this one pointied out by ukhotdeals1 (cheers mate)

jessops.com/onl…PZ2

price seems decent anyone advise anything better at this price?
Edited by: "Rou" 13th Mar 2012
There are Celestron and Skywatcher scopes on Amazon for about the same money as that Jessops one. LINK

But, I`d strongly recommend you ask on HERE before you buy anything. I`ve already given you my advice (look at getting binoculars, don`t waste your money on a cheap scope), but the guys (and gals) on there can advise you much better.

This is what I have.

Good luck.
Hi I bought one of these for my daughter, but unfortunately the sheet to set it up went missing over Christmas before I had the chance to set it up. Can anyone help????
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