National Geographic Compact 50mm Junior Telescope (was 27.99) - £12.99 from Argos
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National Geographic Compact 50mm Junior Telescope (was 27.99) - £12.99 from Argos

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Found 22nd Aug 2013
Wanted something to look at birds (honest) & came across this little beauty.

"Feel closer to the planets with this National Geographic compact telescope for curious minds. Take in the wonderful craters of the moon, Jupiter's major moons and many other beautiful galaxies, stunning star clusters and dazzling nebulae.

Includes two eye pieces (16.6mm & 8.3mm), 2 image erectors, a 90° diagonal mirror and a tabletop aluminium tripod."

Should be much better than the £2.99 one posted recently:
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…531

A user review:

"I bought this as a Chrimbo Prezzy for my 10 year old as an upgrade from the cheaper 10 quid yellow Pirate type scope [the £2.99 one now] I got him from Argos last year. This telescope is brilliant for the price and has surprisingly good magnification and clarity. It even comes with 3 different clip on lenses for different conditions etc. Needless to say he is most pleased with his upgrade. its just a shame its always bloomin cloudy. :-/ Thanks Argos !"

16 Comments

Seems a good price for a toy but very mixed batch of reviews there.. worth a punt for just over a tenner though so heat added

I can see Uranus with this.
Edited by: "PurplePerson" 23rd Aug 2013

Reserved 1 and from previous £2.99 too, will see what both are

mixed reviews but seems some people know how to set it up and others too. worth a go at that price.

reserved and heated. thanks OP

If anyone is interested in a telescope that actually works, and isn't a toy, definitely check out the Skywatcher Heritage:

amazon.co.uk/Sky…CCW

Takes the standard 1.25" eyepieces and adaptors too, so you can add filters and change the magnification.
Edited by: "yellowputty" 23rd Aug 2013

yellowputty

If anyone is interested in a telescope that actually works, and isn't a … If anyone is interested in a telescope that actually works, and isn't a toy, definitely check out the Skywatcher Heritage:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sky-Watcher-Heritage-Mini-Dobsonian-Telescope/dp/B002PNJCCWTakes the standard 1.25" eyepieces and adaptors too, so you can add filters and change the magnification.

I have one and it is such an awesome bit of kit, I use it more than my other telescopes. Although, it is worth noting that it is for sky viewing only because it flips the image.

It's a pice of crap...you won't see a thing through it...Got one for my kid last year, and spent 2 very frustrating hours freezing outside looking at nothing...

You get what you pay for...

I'd recommend the cpc.farnell.com/cel…569 same as the skywatcher but a little cheaper. Very good optics

Thanks, reserved one but yet to decide whether I will actually get it as I've also reserved the £3 one for a stocking filler.

Maybe worth a try, as you can always return it very easily with argos.

Quite a lot of negative reviews though, so wouldn't be expecting too much.

I suppose you get what you pay for though, and isn't a bad price at all really.

tbdromore

...spent 2 very frustrating hours freezing outside looking at nothing....



http://leicarumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/posh-spice-leica.jpg

yellowputty

If anyone is interested in a telescope that actually works, and isn't a … If anyone is interested in a telescope that actually works, and isn't a toy, definitely check out the Skywatcher Heritage:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sky-Watcher-Heritage-Mini-Dobsonian-Telescope/dp/B002PNJCCWTakes the standard 1.25" eyepieces and adaptors too, so you can add filters and change the magnification.



That looks like a can of Pringles. X)

Also wondering if the -ve reviewers were not able to find the star/planet they were trying to and put it down to the telescope. Thinking back to my teens and binoculars I'm sure even with those, the objects tracked across the field of view at a fair old rate. Can't really explain away their inability to focus though. May get one for the birds in the garden.

Oops no I won't. Missed an important word - astronomical!

yellowputty




Aww. Give her her due she could see everything.

However she didn't seem to remember she was using a rangefinder .

bought. waste of time. returned
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