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National Geographic Telescope 50/600 for £35.99 click & collect or £39.49 delivered @ Ryman
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National Geographic Telescope 50/600 for £35.99 click & collect or £39.49 delivered @ Ryman

£35.99£39.9910%Ryman Deals
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Posted 18th Nov 2019

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If you or your kids want to get into seeking out celestial objects and far away worlds, then this National Geographic 50/600 telescope is a great starter kit. Astronomy is a brilliant way of introducing calm and reflective time, as studying planets, moons, and stars can be incredibly therapeutic — causing you to seek answers to the big questions.

The kit comes with three eyepieces at 4mm, 12.5mm, and 20mm, refractor telescope, tripod, and software to help you find constellations.

Details
  • Refractor telescope
  • Continuously adjustable aluminium tripod
  • 5 x 24 viewfinder
  • 30-150x magnification
  • Three eyepieces: 4 / 12.5 / 20mm
  • 90 degree diagonal mirror
  • 1.5x Erecting lens
  • Moon filter
  • Astronomy software
  • Approximate dimensions (mm) H 1000 W 1000 D 1350


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Patrick Moore used to inveigh against these cheap, small aperture, scopes and instead recommend a pair of binoculars for beginning astronomers. These are more likely to put a child off, than provide a "great start".
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The_Name_With_No_Man18/11/2019 11:26

Patrick Moore used to inveigh against these cheap, small aperture, scopes …Patrick Moore used to inveigh against these cheap, small aperture, scopes and instead recommend a pair of binoculars for beginning astronomers. These are more likely to put a child off then provide a "great start".


Fair enough, but I didn't find cheap binoculars.
Horrible idea getting this at almost any price. You can find decent binoculars at a similar price and usable telescopes at a bit more. You can take a look at the slide deck from last year's telescope buying and binocular guides at my local astronomy club: astro.ecuadors.net/hpa…ns/ (or actually go to the Heaton Park Astronomy Club if you are around Manchester - it's free).
I've bought for my daughter a bit simpler and cheaper model (also "National Geographic") from a deal about a month ago thinking that even with low quality image but with magnification of 50x will be able to see some more details on the moon. It turned out that my binoculars bought from Lidl with just 12 quid (having 10x/50) shows much larger and crisp clear picture than this thing which indeed will put off any child.
Completely worthless.
kimek18/11/2019 13:09

I've bought for my daughter a bit simpler and cheaper model (also …I've bought for my daughter a bit simpler and cheaper model (also "National Geographic") from a deal about a month ago thinking that even with low quality image but with magnification of 50x will be able to see some more details on the moon. It turned out that my binoculars bought from Lidl with just 12 quid (having 10x/50) shows much larger and crisp clear picture than this thing which indeed will put off any child.Completely worthless.


Thanks was just gonna order
As a child I had one similar to this, as all the cheap ones are. Between the fuzzy optics and wobbly mount that combined to give not much of a view of anything it put me off even bothering again for decades.
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