Celestron FirstScope Telescope

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Celestron FirstScope Telescope

Celestron FirstScope Telescope

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 Celestron First Scope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of historyƒ???????????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.

The Celestron FirstScope Telescope - IYA Edition is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy. This quality Dobsonian style telescope features a 76 mm aperture reflector optical tube emblazoned with all the names that made astronomy great. Celestron First Scope telescope 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. Celestron First Scope - IYA Edition is also stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk. Why not make the International Year of Astronomy the year you buy your first telescope - or give your first telescope to a child? You can even add the Celestron FirstScope Telescope Accessory Kit for less than $20. It makes a great beginner's telescope with all the trimmings!

Celestron FirstScope Telescope - 76mm Dobsonian Reflector Features

  • Named Official Product of International Year of Astronomy 2009, Celestron FirstScope - IYA Edition telescope pays tribute to the men and women who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us!
  • High quality Dobsonian style stand with a 76 mm reflector optical tube make the Celestron FirstScope an ideal entry level astronomical telescope.
  • Portable and lightweight table-top design makes it easy to store, transport and setup your Celestron Firs tScope Telescope
  • Celestron First Scope is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object.
  • Stylish and decorative design makes Celestron FirstScope telescope a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy.

Celestron Product Number: 21024

Additional Information

Aperture76 mm (2.99")
Case IncludedNo
CD ROMs IncludedTheSky X First Light
ConditionNew
Dew Shield IncludedNo Not Necessary
Diagonal Included Not Required
Exterior ColorCelestron Logo Wrap
Finder Included5 x 24 Optical Finder
Focal Ratiof/3.95
Free ShippingYes
GPS includedNo
Hand Controller includedNo
Highest Useful Magnification150x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude11.8
ManufacturerCelestron
Mount TypeDobsonian Cradle
Optical CoatingsAluminum
Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
OTA Mount TypeSingle Arm
Power Adapter Included Does Not Require Power
Telescope SeriesCelestron Firstscope
Tripod Type Included Not Required
Warranty2 Year Warranty

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  • Will the focuser accept 1.25 inch eyepiece / camera?  I have a Starlight Express Superstar I bought from you a few months ago and reconfigured the firmware (thank you Terry Platt) to trigger an X-ray machine.  I hope to discuss the problem tomorrow in Oce

    The focuser will accept a 1.25" eyepiece, and a camera like a Superstar will be able to reach focus due solely to it's 1.25" diameter body (other types of CCD cameras besides the Lodestar, Superstar and SBIG STI will not focus because the sensor cann

  • What is the back focus requirement from the back of the M48 thread to the chip?

    Given that the telescope will not reach focus with a standard 1.25" diagonal, the usable back focus is probably less than 70mm, which means a Canon DSLR (44mm) with the M48 T-ring (11mm) would have the focuser racked out less than 15mm from minimum.

  • What is the back focus requirement from the back of the M48 thread to the chip?

    There are two pdf schematics out there: one says 67.9 mm, the other says 66.4 mm. Either way, it's around 67 mm from the M48/t-thread to the sensor with the focuser racked all the way in.

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