Telescience Telescope Tesco Direct £25 reduced from £50
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Telescience Telescope Tesco Direct £25 reduced from £50

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Found 1st Dec 2012
Probably Bobbins for astronomy but might be a cheap prezzie for any budding Brian Cox's out there until they get bored and it sits gathering dust a week after Xmas! oR spying on the neighbours!

Have a close encounter with planets and stars with this Telescience telescope. The telescope has a glass lens and aluminium body. It features a diagonal mirror, erector lens and 3x Barlow lens. This telescope has a magnification of up to 375 times, a 50mm objective diameter and 500mm focal length. It comes with an aluminium tripod and star map.
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Bought this for the youngen a while ago and it isn't even worth the £25, the wife got for £15 at the time from Tesco
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simplyjimbo

Bought this for the youngen a while ago and it isn't even worth the £25, … Bought this for the youngen a while ago and it isn't even worth the £25, the wife got for £15 at the time from Tesco



It is rather good for looking at my nubile neighbour.......................Allegedly.
I know its cheap but its pretty crap
These were available instore upstairs in the Electrical area of Tesco's Extra Ilkeston, Derby at this price today..
Get a powerful pair of binoculars instead. I've got a pair of celestron skymasters. Brilliant for viewing the moon and finding closer celestial objects but also good for constellations. You can pick up the 15 x 70 set for £60 from Amazon. Get a tripod though as your hands wobble too much to appreciate anything at distance.
Hmm, I don't think even my 14" telescope would cope with 375 times magnification most of the time without going all fuzzy through the eyepiece.

Suppose it'd be usefull to see whether the youngsters were interested in astronomy on a longer scale than 5 minutes before forking out for a better piece of kit - so for that reason, it's not too bad a price.

Haven't Asda got a Celestron for £25? At least that's a known brand, so might be a better bet than this one (although they could be the same item, just with different branding on them).






Edited by: "caterham7" 1st Dec 2012
Got this for £1 when Tesco had a clearance on - not worth £25 though. Agree, Celestron Skymasters with a tripod are perfect for starting out.
Why do they manufactur this ****, best beginner scope is a 6 inch dobsonian.
Yeah if I was going to pay £25 on a telescope I would get one of these

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"Hello Beautiful breasts of my neighbour ....How did you get inside my telescope"........Allegedly oO
got a few of these for £5 out of Tesco last year. utter rubbish
630240

Of course I meant Saturn which I since corrected - me thinks you spotted … Of course I meant Saturn which I since corrected - me thinks you spotted the deliberate mistake but either way we are basically advising people to steer well clear of this sort of rubbish. Why not add your input to the argument against this "telescope"?



I don't have any argument against this telescope. It is what it is, and I think most people realise that for £25, you're not going to be spotting rock formations on Saturn(?)
craigstephens

I don't have any argument against this telescope. It is what it is, and I … I don't have any argument against this telescope. It is what it is, and I think most people realise that for £25, you're not going to be spotting rock formations on Saturn(?)



spotting rock formations on a gas giant ?
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mikinit

spotting rock formations on a gas giant ?



One doesn't need a telescope to spot a 'gas giant' after a Saturday night that included a few beers and a Ruby.
mikinit

spotting rock formations on a gas giant ?



Well done for not spotting the sarcasm,I was in fact mocking solspots previous post where he suggested Jupiter has visible rings
This is the one in ASDA for £25 (saw it today)

Celestron Powerseeker 50az

At least they only claim the highest useful magnification is x118, rather than the unrealistic x375 for the Tesco one.

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My BF has a keen interest in things space,Are these any good to use? TY x
Useless, this lens has the same size of a lens as a typical pair of binoculars. Don't waste your money on this I absolutely urge anyone not to purchase.
This is the sort of gift that would possibly ruin any kids interest in astronomy. Please keep this in mind if you intend to buy it for someone who is actually interested in the night sky. You'll save both their disappointment and your money.
Anyone know the best telescope you could buy for around £150 ?
I have a really keen interest in Astronomy and have had since I was a kid. When I was 12 or 13 I saved up my pocket money and bought a cheap telescope. I used it 2 or 3 times and then chucked it in the corner, never to see the light of day again. I stuck with the subject but think of all the countless kids that get this for Xmas and see a fuzzy blob that is Jupiter with no detail whatsoever only a blurred disk.

You won't gie your kid an interest in the subject, you'll put him off for good and this toy will only be good for hanging coats on as I'm sure that's what it will be used for.

I now own a reasonable telescope, still entry level by all means but a lot better than this. I also own 2 pairs of binoculars (7x50 and 10 x 50) which I use a lot more than what I use my scope.

Buy your child a decent pair of binoculars, at least they can be used for other things like sports/ nature etc. If they still show an interest in the subject with the binoculars then buy them something decent and not a toy like this.
bought one of these last December 2011.sadly its cheap and nasty.doesn't weigh anything and its 99% plastic.you really would be better off buying a cheap pair of binoculars to view the stars.its impossible to keep it steady on the plastic tripod & if anything it will put kids off star-gazing for life.other than looking at the moon its pretty much useless to try and view stars.even looking at the moon was a difficult job.last year it was also £25 supposedly reduced from £50.but in january it was then reduced to £15,then £10! thats when we bought one thinking we'd got a bargain.sadly a few days later they were reduced again to £5!..and then to rub salt in the wound £2.50!!! to clear the stock.
iomttroadracer

Anyone know the best telescope you could buy for around £150 ?



I can't recommend the Tal-1 enough. I've had this telescope for nearly 20 years and it's been fantastic. It's one of the most solid scopes you can buy, mines been battered about and still it has no dents and still works as good as the first day.

You may get one for £150 but they usually sell around £190 but believe me that extra 40 quid is well spent. Also get the book "Turn left at orion", it's invaluable for beginners and should be sold with all first telescopes.
iomttroadracer

Anyone know the best telescope you could buy for around £150 ?



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Flaaaaaaaaaameeeedeeeeeer hereeeee. Only a Level 1 though...
GOTCHA!
Bah another level 1 booooo
Got this for my boys birthday last year for £25 its rubbish cant get it to work well at all.
Got one, dupe, IM MAD BRO!
4 level ones now, hopefully that means 4 PS Vitas!

...Maybe
whoopee! a 4th level 1 albino!!
Level 1 again :-(
Bloody level one repeated!
only Level 1 :-(
lol got a flamedeer but already had 3 of those
didn't even get one wtf? m:(
Well at least you guys got one! It escaped me! :P
Caught albino flame deer yay
Yay #famedeer
Flamedeers!
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