** Telescope with Tripod £5 @ Halfords **
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** Telescope with Tripod £5 @ Halfords **

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Found 17th Dec 2015
Young astronomers can now voyage into the night sky from the comfort of their very own bedroom with this Telescope with Tripod! With a sturdy tripod to give a stable view, the telescope includes a lens cover to keep it clean and dust free when not in use, a focus adjuster to give a clear and sharp view of the Milky Way, 3 magnification eye pieces and a handy instruction manual. Fuel their imagination and let them explore our galaxy!

Telescope with Tripod Extra Info

3 Magnification Eyepieces (20X, 30X, 40X)
Eyepiece Covers/ Tripod
Focus Adjuster/Lens Cover
Viewing Angle Adjuster
Instruction Manual
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cheers ordered.
Great find op
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pablomalin

Also … Also http://www.halfords.com/kids-zone/toys-games/indoor-toys/guinness-world-records-construction-challenge


Reserved one earlier
None anywhere on Merseyside
I managed to order both items, avail in three stores Southampton
Good deal, but hardley any stock to "CnC" or "delivery"
Edited by: "ICTHUS" 17th Dec 2015
No stock near me....
great find! my girl put this on her list. Unfortunately not available near me
Some stock near me, South Manchester,,,,,little drive to Burnley, 20 mins but its a nice drive.
Think the saving will pay for my fuel making it effectively full price.
Is it any good for the basic stuff like looking at the moon?
I guess for £5 you can't complain but does anyone know how good this telescope is? I'd imagine its going to be "moon only"?
CoenFan

I guess for £5 you can't complain but does anyone know how good this … I guess for £5 you can't complain but does anyone know how good this telescope is? I'd imagine its going to be "moon only"?



I've ordered but given it was only 12.99 to begin with I'm not expecting too much..
Will be pretty rubbish. At 40x Jupiter and Saturn will still look like a dot, doesn't say aperture. Bundled eye pieces probably naff too, but if it sparks an interest then it might be worth it.

The only starter scopes which aren't junk are these
firstlightoptics.com/beg…tml
Nearest stock to me is 77 miles away for the telescope. heat added for good price though
In stock nearest me -DN15 postcode
Barnsley
Huntingdon
Harrow 128 miles from me
So not much stock..
No stock near Guildford or in B'ham. Wild goose chase.
Managed to find one...son will be happy
jaydeeuk1

Will be pretty rubbish. At 40x Jupiter and Saturn will still look like a … Will be pretty rubbish. At 40x Jupiter and Saturn will still look like a dot, doesn't say aperture. Bundled eye pieces probably naff too, but if it sparks an interest then it might be worth it. The only starter scopes which aren't junk are thesehttp://www.firstlightoptics.com/beginner-telescopes.html



Can't agree more.....

These are junk, good if you are happy for it to work just as a toy. These are not telescopes in real world.
Not available to collect, not available to deliver.
Oh well, hot find anyway.
for £5 it might help children find that Man on the moon X)
Only good enough for curtain twitchers. Bought 10.
Nothing in London
wh431

No stock near Guildford or in B'ham. Wild goose chase.



Since you know there is no stock near you and many others have stock near them it is clearly not a wild goose chase. It simply isn't a convenient deal for yourself.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 17th Dec 2015
In that case all the best. Play with your telescope carefully!
Plenty in stock in Scotland...... on the other side of the "broken" Bridge
People from Kingdom of Fife - go for it!
Have the reservation code for the Rochdale. Anyone interested?
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magrawal

Can't agree more.....These are junk, good if you are happy for it to work … Can't agree more.....These are junk, good if you are happy for it to work just as a toy. These are not telescopes in real world.



fgs, its a 12.99 telescope reduced to a fiver!!! I think people realise what they are getting.. Its a stocking filler for kids..
Sounds like a fab deal, no one is expecting it to be wonderful if it's only a fiver. Not available for me tho, and no delivery. Rated hot though!
Nearest
Trowbridge 100miles
Carmarthen & Isle of Wight

Whatttttttt none in Bali wtf I could have made a holiday of it if they had stock in Bali
Nearest stores to Birmingham for collection:
Trowbridge 78 miles
Carmarthen 110 miles
Poole 116 miles
Good luck!
I can see a lot of restraining orders being handed out in the new year...

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Funny, this thing is probably better than what Galileo had. It's difficult, it might be a good toy for a kid to play at being astronomer and foster an interest. On the other hand, it might be so terrible that it'll turn them off forever. Your call.
jaydeeuk1

Will be pretty rubbish. At 40x Jupiter and Saturn will still look like a … Will be pretty rubbish. At 40x Jupiter and Saturn will still look like a dot, doesn't say aperture. Bundled eye pieces probably naff too, but if it sparks an interest then it might be worth it. The only starter scopes which aren't junk are thesehttp://www.firstlightoptics.com/beginner-telescopes.html



Would the moon look any good at 40x though?
if you find one good luck!! one of my children really wants a telescope but want to buy her a good one, so told her if she's really serious about wanting one, then we might next Xmas. (birthday just 3 weeks after Xmas... so not buying her one this time ) It will then give me time to look at prices and seeing what is good for the money
The concern with this is that you can't just consider the magnification. It is going to have a tiny aperture, so it won't let much light in (and hence objects like planets will appear dim) and the design of it will allow for all sorts of optical aberrations. Even my expensive Refractor needs a special filter in order for the moon to stop looking purple! My experience with cheap telescopes like this is that they are toys and do more harm than good for children looking to engage with the night sky.

My advice would be to save your money and arrange to visit your local astronomy club who can let you use their equipment, guided, and you'll learn a lot more and see a lot better - not just the moon and planets but star clusters, nebulae and galaxies too.
Flashpoint

if you find one good luck!! one of my children really wants a telescope … if you find one good luck!! one of my children really wants a telescope but want to buy her a good one, so told her if she's really serious about wanting one, then we might next Xmas. (birthday just 3 weeks after Xmas... so not buying her one this time ) It will then give me time to look at prices and seeing what is good for the money



Hi Flashpoint. I really recommend the Skywatcher Heritage range for a first scope. You can get the Heritage 76 from Jessops for just £45. It's very portable too so you can easily move it in the house (to see from a window) or take it in the car outside a city if you live in one, for the best light conditions.
Agree with other comments, save a fiver. You'll see the moon OK, but if a moth flies within 10 yards of it it'll wobble like crazy. It will be in the bin or you'll be flogging it on a car boot within a couple of months.
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