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Tasco's Novice telescope is a great place to start for budding astronomers--and especially for those who want to go deep into space without going deep into their pocketbook. Maximum magnification of 420x brings the rings of Saturn, Jupiter, and even bright objects looming deep in space into view without trouble. The refractor design is reliable, easy to operate and, when combined with high-quality glass optics, images are clear, bright and crisp. Rack and pinion focus and alt-azimuth mounts add to its popularity among novices of all ages. The portability and rugged construction make it possible to hit the road with your telescope.
When selecting a telescope, consider which target objects you plan to explore as well as your level of experience. For viewing most night sky objects, you'll want a telescope with as much aperture as possible. Keep in mind that as the size of the objective lens or mirror increases, so does the size of the telescope. So be sure to select a telescope that isn't too heavy to manage or too complicated for you tot set up - especially if portability is a necessity.
Bought for my 14 year old astronomer, it gives him the ease of use needed with the expanded possibilities of additional optics choices.
Allow me to warn the prospective buyer beforehand that this telescope is not worth the $$--it is an old marketing scheme by low-end telescope manufacturers to sell a telescope based on its magnification. Any decent introductory book on astronomy will tell you that the most important trait of a telescope is to make images brighter, not larger. It is the size of the telescope's lens or mirror-its aperture-that is the important factor. Also, a telescope should not be used at magnifications above 50x per inch of aperture. For a 60mm telescope like this, which is 2.4", that translates to 120x. Any magnification above this will make the image dimmer and fuzzier and will not increase the resolution. There is a reason that the professional astronomical observatories use telescopes with apertures of 10 meters (about 300 inches!!)--bigger telescopes allow for higher magnifications and brighter images.
BUYER BEWARE! This product is so pathetic it should be against the law to sell it. Lucky me, I got it as an unexpected prize at a small local event so I paid nothing for it, but even so it's been terribly disappointing. This product is so lacking overall one cannot really evaluate its "quality", only its "lack of quality". Granted, it's a cheap scope for beginners, but even so it's just a waste of money. The "Novice" in the brand name does not refer to a "novice astronomer", only to a "novice buyer".
This thing is awful. I thought it was me, until I read these reviews. I didn't buy it from Amazon. It doesn't work at all. They should not be allowed to sell this garbage. I cant even sell it, I'd feel terrible, passing this garbage off to someone else. Spend a little more and get a better one, which is what I now have to do.
I thought I was missing a piece, but this "teliscope" is just that bad. The garbage is useless, baby is a tool to send off home Invaders but even then that would only work if they had it allergy to cheap plastic.
Not great, really sensitive to the slightest touch, i'd suggest getting a cmos camera for it or if you have a DSLR camera, buying an adapter for it so it's MUCH MUCH easier to use and see things. and will make using it fun, the way it is now, it's a little frustrating due to it's extreme sensitivity.
Es demasiado ligero el viento lo mueve, se puede ver la luna y sus cráteres para espiar a los vecinos en interiores hasta 1.5 km es de plástico