Tabletop Beginner Telescope

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Tabletop Beginner Telescope

Unread post by Stargrrl » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:49 am

At our recent Astronomy Day Event in Barrington, RI, many people asked about the simple starter scope one of our members was using (Ann G). Ann asked me to post the details of this for anyone who is looking for a beginner telescope that is super easy to both operate & transport!

The telescope is this one: https://amzn.to/2NZyvr2. It is a single unit and comes completely assembled.

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The scope comes with everything you need, including a red-dot finder, eyepieces, and an informational DVD. The only other thing you might consider adding is a "zoom" eyepiece, which lets you view objects at different magnifications without having to remove it: https://amzn.to/2LyQQtw

You will need a stable surface to sit this scope on. A small folding table or even an overturned trash can makes for a steady base. This is a great scope for seeing the moon, Jupiter & Saturn, and bright deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.

And, if you need help with it, you can always come to an ASSNE club meeting and we will get you set up!

Rebekah
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