Celestron FirstScope Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope

  • Official Product of International Year of Astronomy 2009
  • Ideal entry level astronomical telescope
  • Portable and lightweight table-top design
  • Stylish and decorative design
  • Telescope doesn't include the accessory kit
  • SKU: CEL-21024
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    $119.95

    Retail Price $125.00

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    Celestron FirstScope Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope A Portable Memorial In 1609, world-renowned Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, introduced an elementary telescope to the growing astronomy community which sparked interest into the mysterious night sky for centuries to come. Four centuries later, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, Celestron offers the portable FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of history’s most notable astronomers and scientists by displaying their names around the optical tube. We honor the contributions of these men and women, who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us. Compact and Stylish The FirstScope is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy. This quality Dobsonian style telescope features a 76 mm aperture reflector optical tube. FirstScope is an ideal entry level astronomical telescope. It is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object, making the viewing experience a snap! The compact design makes it easy enough to take with you on your next outdoor adventure. FirstScope is also stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk.
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    Specifications
    Optical Design Dobsonian Reflector
    Aperture 76 mm (2.99 in)
    Focal Length 300 mm (11.81 in)
    Focal Ratio
    3.95
    Eyepiece 1 20 mm (0.79 in)
    Magnification 1 15 x
    Eyepiece 2 4 mm (0.16 in)
    Magnification 2 75x
    Weight 69 oz (1956.12 g)
    User Level For Kids
    Telescope Type Dobsonian
    Aperture Size 76mm
    Focal Length 300mm
    Focal Ratio f/3.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 180x
    Finderscope Optional
    Eyepieces 4mm & 20mm
    Mount Type Tabletop
    Tripod None
    Warranty 2 Years Limited Warranty
    Reviews
    Customer Reviews (51)
    Purchased for 7 yo son
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    Son is getting this for xmas. Found Ozhut to be a great service,great price, well informed of products Review by Andrew G (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great telescope for beginners especially kids
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    I bought it for my sons and they loved it even my husband. So easy to set up and ready to use pretty much straight away. My whole family can see the moon in close-up for the first time and it was very excited! Great product over all. Review by Mantana (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    very happy with this product
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    I bought this product for my husband and he thoroughly loves it. Its easy to use and its practical for storage and transport. We are amazed at the focus quality Review by newstar (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great product for this price
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    Good for kids to explore moon and better than naked eye view of planets Review by Vijay (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    great product, speedy service
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    very happy with this purchase. I bought it for my child as an introduction to astronomy but I find myself using it at times I want to just want to observe for a short length of time and can't be bothered dragging my large telescope and mount outside. I'm buying another one for my niece's birthday! Review by Marnies (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great purchase
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    I wasn't really sure what to expect for the price, but I'm extremely happy with the build quality. The FirstScope comes with a solid stand that helps you keep this high powered telescope stable.

    One sight of the details on the moon, and I was hooked. I'm looking forward to gazing at the stars some more.
    Review by Tushar (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Nice simple telescope, perfect for kids
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    I have bought two of these now...one for my child and one for a relative's child. Easy to use telescope which is very portable and provides instant viewing which is important for children who have a short attention span at times. Surprisingly good optics and provided nice clear views of the moon especially when coupled with the moon filter from the (optional) accessory kit. Review by Marnies (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Excellent grab and go scope
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    This telescope provides great views for its portable size. I have seen saturns rings, the craters of the moon, and the pleiades. This was from a suburban backyard with the scope perched on a concrete step! I am looking forward to going to a dark sky site to get even better views. The shipping was prompt and was in perfect condition. Review by Alexander Bakin (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great first scope for enthusiastic kids
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    Very pleased with the overall quality of this telescope. Great for children who have expressed an interest in astronomy. Viewing the full moon recently with the first telescope was for my 7 year old, wonderful. She even got to discern the rings around Saturn.
    Don't have unrealistic expectations of this telescope other than it will open the door to fostering a healthy interest in astronomy by getting out, looking up and wondering.
    (At least it can justify Dad buying a 12" Dobsonian for Christmas)
    Review by Matt (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    I purchased this for my grandchildren (6 and 5 years) in Toowoomba, Queensland
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    It is easy to set up and easy for them to use.
    It has Famous Astronomers names spiraling around the tube, so they can google them for more information on the history of astronmy.
    They have always been facinated with the moon and looked for it in the sky from a very young age, and now they can see it close up.
    Highly recommended
    Review by Dave Lewis - Nanango, Queensland (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great entry into telescopes
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    Few years ago my son received from a grandparent a generic store telescope, it was out of alignment and a real disappointment. He remained keen and after plenty of research purchased the Celestron FirstScope Telescope. He is rapt with this telescope and its performance from our backyard at dusk and early evening, and can't wait until he is allowed to stay up until really late on a dark night. Fantastic product and we will get plenty of use from it in the future. Review by Wes (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    good first scope as an introduction
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    very good service
    brought as a gift i have no experience and wanted a product that was easy to use and would allow the user to use and explore the night sky.
    it is easy to use although needs very careful focusing. and it is best used a stable base as it is very easy to knock out of line.
    it is very easy to store and carry ideal for taking with you if you wish to go away from lit areas as not tripod is needed, although it is great for back yard use
    has been enjoyed would recommend beginner's book to aide star searching
    Review by karen (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Best present for my 8 y/o
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    this scope is gr8 although its for my sons b/day in a month ozscopes was gr8. thanks heaps Review by Glenn Hodge (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great First Scope.
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    For somebody who has been fascinated by anything space for most of their lives and is looking at getting a telescope. I highly recommend this.

    I'd never even touched a telescope before I bought this, so I thought it would be good to test the waters with this scope before moving on to something else.

    Don't expect to see a great deal with this but if you're happy to look at the moon, a couple of planets and some constellations. You won't be disappointed.

    Very fast delivery and great customer service.
    Review by Laurence (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Excellent beginner scope
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    looking at the stars is always something i've wanted to do and i believe this telescope allowed me to do this for a relatively good price. As i was just starting out i was told to spend $200 on a good pair of binoculars but for me spending over $100 seemed a bit much.

    I can honestly say i wasn't expecting much from the firstscope but what has it shown me has me hooked.

    I've seen the moons of jupiter orbiting, craters on the moon in detail i never expected, the red giant Betelgeuse flickering, orions belt, numerous globular cluster galaxies and the great nebula in orion.

    All of these things were seen in the center of a city in my backyard, i cant wait to take it out to the country and get a night of clearskies!
    Review by Damian (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Fantastic begginers telescope
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    Easy to use, light and easy to setup. Great for beginners and people like me who are completely new to this, a recommended product. Review by Joshua VP (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Ideal First Scope
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    Fantastic as a first scope. Beware though, you will want a bigger scope once you've used this one for a couple of clear nights. Review by Tim (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Consider binoculars
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    Great service from Ozscopes. Firstscope arrived within days, in good condition. They even tracked down my delivery when the post office misplaced it.
    Firstscope is a good kids telescope but the images are what you would expect for the price. Consider binoculars as an equally effective but more robust and portable option.
    Review by Jimmy French (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Excellent Service & good product
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    I bought this telescope for my 8yo son, after much research etc... I am glad I decided on this one, for the price it is excellent & allows my son to become more interested in astronomy.

    The service from Ozscopes was absolute second to none - I ordered on Tuesday PM (after hours) & had received the delivery by 1pm Thursday. Less than 48 hrs later. I rang on the Wednesday to check when it would be despatched & the customer service was great - nothing was any trouble. I had the product in time for son's birthday on the Friday. I highly recommend Ozscopes!
    Review by Jenette Serra (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    absolutely delighted
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    Very pleased with the purchase of this telescope. Ordered Monday afternoon and was delivered the next day by Australia Post. Excellent value. I was also very pleased to discover that the purchase price included a donation to the Fred Hollows Foundation. Review by John Harris (Posted on 6/10/2017)

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