Here is an ideal first reflector telescope for the novice astronomer or young child (6 or 7 with adult supervision, otherwise 8 & up). With a large 76mm (3 inch) primary mirror, this reflector telescope is ideal for backyard astronomy and is a great introductory telescope for learning all about astronomy. With this three inch telescope, you can see tremendous detail when viewing the moon. With planets you can see the Rings of Saturn and the Moons of Jupiter. In dark skies you can see distant nebulae and galaxies as well. This telescope comes with 3 eyepieces with storage containers, and a Barlow 2x lens. That gives you six different magnification options. With the Barlow, you can achieve up to 350x magnification of distant objects. Plus, this telescope is compatible with two sizes of eyepieces — the .965″ diameter eyepieces that are included and the larger 1.25″ eyepieces (so you can upgrade your view when you’re ready!) Your telescope also comes with a dust-free cleaning cloth, a great map of the surface of the moon and a moon filter designed for reducing moon glare and making surface details more clear, and a poster of the solar system. The aluminum tripod is fully adjustable and allows even taller people to observe the stars without having to crouch down in an uncomfortable position. A handy accessory tray on the tripod makes it easy to keep track of extra eyepieces. With the altazimuth mounting, the telescope is designed for beginners and children. There is nothing to it. This is a true “point-and-shoot” telescope. The mount makes it simple to aim and move the telescope, you don’t need to learn about complex Polar Alignment or stellar coordinates — just aim the telescope at what you want to see and have a look.
3 inch (76 mm), hard coated primary mirror — 700mm focal length
Included Eyepieces: (1) 20mm Eyepiece; (1) 12mm Eyepiece; (1) 4mm Eyepiece; (1) Barlow 2x lens
Large Moon Poster and Large Solar System Poster Included
Altazimuth “Point & Shoot” Mount and Tripod
Big enough to give you great views, yet still lightweight and manageable enough for kids!