Beginners and collectors alike will spend hour upon hour enjoying the Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope which was voted the Official Product of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Since Galileo Galilei introduced the world to the first telescope in 1609, astronomy has captured the imagination of both the young and old, from scholar to beginner.
A tribute is paid to astrologers and scientists with their names inscribed around the aperture reflector optical tube that gracefully sits on a Dobsonian style stand. Done in such style that any collector would be proud to display this telescope in their collection. The table top design makes this telescope versatile enough to be displayed on any desk or bookshelf. The same 76 mm reflector optical tube is great for the beginning astronomer as well. By simply rotating the aperture reflector optical tube on the Dobsonian style stand navigating the night sky has never been easier.
This FirstScope comes equipped with two easy to interchange eyepieces. The first eyepiece is a 20 mm (0.79 in) with a magnification of 15 x. The second eyepiece is a 4 mm (0.16 in) with a magnification of 75 x. When the star is located and a closer look is wanted simply change out the eyepiece and continue to star gaze. Whether it is the orion nebula or a crater on the moon, these eyepieces give a bright and clear view of it all.
The Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope offers a focal ratio of 3.95 and a focal length of 300 mm (11.81 in), making spotting any celestial object a breeze for any beginning astronomer.
Unlike other telescopes the Celestron 21024 FirstScope telescope requires very little assembly, so within minutes of unpacking, exploration of the sky can begin. The FirstScope also comes with a two year limited warranty. Celestron guarantees the telescope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years and agrees to repair or replace any product or part that is defective.
Weighing in at only 4.5 pounds and standing at a sleek 16 inches tall, this lightweight and compact FirstScope is versatile enough to travel anywhere that there is a night sky waiting to be explored.