FirstScope Series Telescopes
The Firstscope Series is an entry-level Dobsonian-style telescope that features a spherical glass mirror with a generous 76mm of aperture. They are an ideal entry-level astronomical telescope for kids and families. Usable straight out of the box, all you need to do is insert an eyepiece and you’re ready to start viewing. Finding areas of interest is easy, simply rotate the azimuth axis to navigate the Milky Way, open star clusters and deep-sky objects such as the Orion Nebula.
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The Celestron Firstscope series of telescopes pays tribute to Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, who in 1609 introduced an elementary telescope that became hugely popular with the growing astronomy community of the time and for centuries to come. This series of telescopes honours the contributions of some of the most notable astronomers and scientists by displaying their names around the optical tube.
The Signature Series Robert Reeves telescope, for example, has been developed in partnership with Lunar Imager Robert Reeves who first photographed the Moon in 1959, a decade before the famous Nasa Moon landing in 1969. He is the master of lunar photography and uses Celestron telescopes to capture more detailed images of the Moon which can be found in the free eBook included in this kit.
This entry-level telescope is a great choice for kids and families who are ready to take an interest in the stars. Complete with two eyepieces, the telescope tube is a map of the Moon with areas of interest to look out for.
The telescope has a simple portable design that can easily be transported from a bedroom window to a dedicated dark sky location. Weighing only 2kg, it is lightweight enough to be taken on your next camping trip or hike. When not in use, the Lunar design will look great on a desk or bookshelf.
Wrapped around the telescope tube is one of Robert Reeves’ images of the Moon, marked with 10 areas of interest to look out for, such as the Sea of Tranquility and the Tycho crater. Explore the Moon’s lunar surface like craters and maria, and learn more about the Moon with Robert Reeve’s Lunar Landscape eBook where Reeves goes into detail about the sizes of creates, how marias are formed and the natural history of the Moon.
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