Celestron FirstScope Signature Series Moon by Robert Reeves
Celestron has joined forces with master lunar imager Robert Reeves on this new addition to the beloved FirstScope family: the FirstScope Signature Series: Moon by Robert Reeves. This quality Dobsonian-style telescope features a spherical glass mirror with a generous 76 mm of aperture. The FirstScope's wide field-of-view provides bright, sharp views of the Moon’s mountains and craters in crisp detail. You’ll also enjoy using the FirstScope to pan the Milky Way, explore open star clusters, marvel at Saturn’s rings, or view favorite deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
This compact, lightweight telescope is an ideal entry-level astronomical telescope. Just remove it from the box, insert an eyepiece, and you’re ready to view. To navigate the sky, simply rotate the azimuth axis in the direction of your desired object. It doesn’t get much simpler or more portable than the FirstScope.
Its compact design makes the FirstScope Signature Series easy to take along on your next camping trip, picnic, or hike. When not in use, the FirstScope Signature Series: Moon by Robert Reeves will be a stylish decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk.
Explore the Moon
Familiarize yourself with the Moon, our neighboring world. Robert Reeves’ signature FirstScope comes with a custom wrap that highlights 10 lunar features to explore including Tycho, Plato, and Copernicus. Learn more about the Moon with Robert Reeve's Lunar Landscape eBook which goes into detail about the sizes of craters, how marias are formed, the natural history of the Moon, and other fascinating tidbits.
About Robert Reeves
Robert Reeves first photographed the Moon in 1959, just as our space program was setting its sights on lunar exploration. Since then, he’s become one of the world’s best lunar imagers and a prolific author on astrophotography. Using Celestron telescopes from his home in Texas, Robert captures more detailed images than professional astronomers could during the heyday of the Apollo missions.
|Aperture||76 mm (3")|
|Mount Type||Dobsonian/ Single Arm|
|Telescope Series||Celestron Cometron|
|Tripod Type Included||Table Top|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
Celestron Firstscope review
I like this scope. The mount is very solid and fairly easy to use and, from what I could see through the 20mm eyepiece, gave a well detailed view. Of course, I have only used it once and I won't use this scope again until I can afford to replace the almost useless eyepieces that come with this scope. Yes, I know that chintzy eyepieces like these are included with beginners' scopes to cut costs and supposedly get one started but a Huygens eyepiece, an over 300 year old design; really? I would think that such eyepieces would serve to discourage not encourage a new scope owner. For goodness sake, at least consider a modified achromat. I believe that this little scope could really shine with a better set of eyepieces.
Not really a review. Acknowledgement of good service from OPT
Gift for Grand Children. Came promptly and appears to work properly as their report to me, 1700 miles away. Reported that a piece was broken off on the lens cap in the sealed box but that did not affect the operation of the telescope. Good service from OPT.