MEADE Infinity 600 AZ Refractor Telescope - Blue £39.99 reduced from £99.99 @ Currys
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MEADE Infinity 600 AZ Refractor Telescope - Blue £39.99 reduced from £99.99 @ Currys

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Found 25th Nov 2015
Keep an eye on the suspect old man on the moon. £39.99 reduced from £99.99
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ordering one as a surprise Xmas gift for my wife, I have no idea about telescopes so fingers crossed it's decent!
MrChillibeer1

ordering one as a surprise Xmas gift for my wife, I have no idea about … ordering one as a surprise Xmas gift for my wife, I have no idea about telescopes so fingers crossed it's decent!


Neither have I but seems a good price. Hope she likes.
Hope you're not buying it to make certain body parts look bigger
Ordered for father for xmas he was looking instore few weeks back so had to order thumbs up.
MrChillibeer1

ordering one as a surprise Xmas gift for my wife, I have no idea about … ordering one as a surprise Xmas gift for my wife, I have no idea about telescopes so fingers crossed it's decent!



These are really not bad scopes at all for a starter. You can't go wrong at £40.
A worrying lack of reviews or comments on the internet about this. Yes, Currys sold it for £99.99 for one month ahead of this promotion, but it still may be a cheap telescope worth only £39.00 or less. Can anyone vouch for it really being a good deal?
http://www.amazon.com/Meade-Instruments-209002-Refractor-Telescope/dp/B00LY8JVW0/

Looks like its this one.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12017823/Aldi-spoofs-the-John-Lewis-Man-on-the-Moon-Christmas-advert.html

Maybe you saw this ad and wanted a telescope!!
Meade telescopes are a well know good brand, £39.00 for this is a bargain, but it is only a basic starter scope.
MarkShopper

A worrying lack of reviews or comments on the internet about this. Yes, … A worrying lack of reviews or comments on the internet about this. Yes, Currys sold it for £99.99 for one month ahead of this promotion, but it still may be a cheap telescope worth only £39.00 or less. Can anyone vouch for it really being a good deal?


A refractor is basically a metal tube with a lens stuck at one end. Most of these branded low cost scopes are made by Synta in China. The lenses are mass produced but generally of high quality. Meade would not put their name to it if it was not basically a good scope. The low price is achieved by using cheap eye pieces (the bit that actually does the magnification) and a cheap tripod and mount. Eyepieces can easily be upgraded later on, as can the tripod. But at £40 you can put up with a few wobbles. 60mm isn't great light gathering power, but Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus and the moon are all bright objects so you should get nice views of these. You will see Saturn's rings and Jupiter's moons if you know where to look. When I started out in astronomy many years ago, a 60mm refractor by a reputable company would have cost best part of a week's wages and was the usual starter scope size. Having said all that, a few quid more buys you a much better scope, such as £99 for the Celestron Astromaster 70AZ at Maplin. But that is always the way, where do you stop?
MrChillibeer1

ordering one as a surprise Xmas gift for my wife, I have no idea about … ordering one as a surprise Xmas gift for my wife, I have no idea about telescopes so fingers crossed it's decent!



​Hope you get a better response than I did when I bought my wife a metal detector!
I'd buy it if I didn't live in a first floor flat in London... Won't be able to see anything (and the neighbour in front is an old lady).
you guys crack me up, I'll let you know the wife's response!
elchery

I'd buy it if I didn't live in a first floor flat in London... Won't be … I'd buy it if I didn't live in a first floor flat in London... Won't be able to see anything (and the neighbour in front is an old lady).


You can buy a window clamped tripod and a small telescope that attaches like a camera rather than a telescope
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