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Celestron FirstScope Telescope

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  • 76 mm (2.99-inch) Aperture.
  • f/3.9 Focal Ratio.
  • Beginner Telescope.
  • TheSkyX First Light CD ROM Included.

Product Details

  • The FirstScope Telescope by Celestron is a 76 mm (2.99-inch) aperture Newtonian Reflector Telescope on a single-arm Dobsonian Cradle Mount (table-top). Its easy-use and portability make it an ideal entry-level astronomical telescope. Expand your possibilities by adding the Celestron FirstScope Telescope Accessory Kit (#CE-21024-ACC) for less than $20.

    The Celestron FirstScope Telescope - IYA Edition Features

    • Observing is quick and easy, simply navigate the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of your desired object.
    • It’s portable! Take it with you on your next outdoor adventure with its compact and lightweight design. 
    • When not in use, its stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk.
    • Named official product of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

    In 1609, world-renowned Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, introduced an elementary telescope which sparked interest into the mysterious night sky for centuries to come. In 2009, four centuries later, Celestron introduced the FirstScope Telescope to pay tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of history’s most notable astronomers and scientists. Their names are on display around the optical tube.


    OPT Product Number: CE-21024

  • specifications

    Aperture76 mm
    Aperture76 mm (2.99")
    Aperture76 mm (3.0")
    Aperture_76 mmAperture_76 mm
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
    CD ROMs IncludedTheSky X First Light
    Dawes Limit1.53 arcseconds
    Focal Length300 mm
    Focal Ratiof/3.9
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Highest Magnification152x
    Light Gathering Power118x
    Limiting Magnitude13.2
    Optical DesignNewtonian
    OTA Mount TypeSingle Arm
    Telescope SeriesCelestron Firstscope
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • Celestron's FirstScope 76 mm (2.99-inch) Newtonian Reflector OTA (attached to its mount).
    • Celestron's One-Armed Alt-Azimuth Dobsonian Cradle Mount/ Table-Top.
    • 1.25-inch Eyepiece #1: H 20 mm, 15x magnification.
    • 1.25-inch Eyepiece #2: SR 4 mm, 75x magnification.
    • CD ROM Included: TheSkyX First Light.
    • 2 Year Telescope Warranty.

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    Mauricio D.
    United States
    Heavens charts

    We need more info to see saturns rings and tha orion nebula from san diego and fron century parl in LA

    Roger G.
    A Great Telescope

    I have purchased the Celestron First Scope Model # 21024 at Celestron and I called them up to order the telescope. The telescope is a mighty one and I feel it's a great telescope to learn all about Astronomy. It comes with two Eyepieces an H 20 mm and an SR 4 mm Eyepiece. You can even print out the handy Celestron First Scope Instruction Manual for the Celestron First Scope Model # 21024. It's easy set up and design is a Snap you don't need any tools you just insert any lens. and you can use the Celestron First Scope on a Picnic table, a tray table even your car hood or the back of your car or any hard study surface. Also I have ordered the Celestron First Scope Accessory Kit. I have found an old Finders Scope and I attached it to the telescope. It's a great telescope and as a beginner I feel that this telescope will be a great item to learn all about Astronomy. I believe that this telescope will be a great item now and in the future. Also the telescope is wonderful and easy to use. By using the Celestron First Scope and the Celestron Finders Scope just select and object, aim, point and then focus.

    United States
    Great telescope

    It was very easy to use, and using the controls was easy as well. The views were very clear and beautiful

    butch f.

    got it, set it up on back porch, viewed Mars and Venus....HOWEVER, images was "jiggly' and when moving the "focus" it went all "squiggly" and hard to see, I could NOT touch the scope in any way or else the image would bounce around, sometimes even the wind seemed to effect it. my 20X50 binocs produced a better image! totally disappointed in this scope, and will be returning it today. when using the "focus" adjustment the image bounced all around and it was extremely hard to get a clear picture because I had to "guess" at which setting to stop on the focus, even being out of focus after attempting to focus the focus. used 4mm and 20mm eyepieces supplied with this scope.

    James E.
    Good for gauging your interest level

    This was my first telescope, so its name is quite appropriate. As others have pointed out, it isn't really a serious observing tool in and of itself, but I'm very glad I bought it, because it introduced me to astronomy as a hobby. I had wanted a telescope since I was a kid, but they always seemed like an expensive, out of reach object. Once I got older and started reading up on the different models of telescope you could buy, however, I realized that they *might* be within reach after all. But I had a problem; even cheap ones were multiple hundreds of dollars. I didn't want to spend that much on something I would only use a few times and that would then sit unused as my interests moved on. I knew that the cheap scopes you usually see in department stores weren't worth bothering with. So I needed a cheap scope that could do semi serious observing but that wouldn't cost more than about $50. The FirstScope was perfect for that. The first night I got it I was able to see the moons of Jupiter, something I'd never seen in person before. It was amazing to see them move around the planet as the hours passed by. This scope is small, and quite easy to walk outside with for ten minutes for a quick glance before going back in. And I kept doing so, night after night, week after week. It became clear to me that this was a hobby I was truly interested in, and not just a passing phase. I liked it enough to buy a set of eyepieces, and with them I was able to see the rings of Saturn, the Orion nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, and the great cluster in Hercules. They were dim and small, but I kept looking anyway. And that, to me, is what this scope is really good for. If you buy this telescope and use it only a few times, that's fine. It's cheap enough not to be ruinous, and makes for a functional decoration. But if you find you keep using it night after night, staying up for hours and peeking through gaps in the clouds to catch a glimpse of Saturn's rings, you'll know you're serious. You'll know you're an astronomer. I ended up with an Orion XT8, through which I saw the 2012 transit of Venus, multiple solar and lunar eclipses, and a few comets. None of which I would've seen in such spectacular detail if the FirstScope hadn't shown me the joys of amateur astronomy. (On the scope itself: There is no way to aim the scope other than looking down the tube and guessing. As others have pointed out, the eyepieces aren't great. The 4mm borders on useless, only good for the moon. With the 20mm, you can see the moons of Jupiter, and just barely see that Saturn has rings. You can see great detail on the moon, but deep sky objects like the Orion nebula are dim, and none show much detail. The kit I got included a 32mm eyepiece, which let me see actual detail in the nebula, and a 9mm, which let me unambiguously see Saturn's rings.)

    great for beginners

    I bought this so that my niece and I could look at stars and planets. We are both beginners, but it's a great view so far.