This new member of the FirstScope family is the result of a collaboration between Celestron and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The spherical glass mirror on this fine Dobsonian-style telescope has a sizable 76mm aperture. The large field of view of the FirstScope offers vivid, sharp views of the Moon's mountains and craters in fine detail. The Orion Nebula and other well-known deep-sky objects can be seen with the FirstScope, as well as the Milky Way, open star clusters, Saturn's rings, and other celestial wonders.
This small, light telescope is the perfect astronomy telescope for beginners. You only need to take it out of the package, put an eyepiece in it, and you're ready to look. Simply turn the azimuth axis in the direction of the target object to navigate the sky. The FirstScope is the easiest and most portable option available.
The FirstScope is simple to bring along on your next camping trip, picnic or trek because of its small size. The Royal Observatory FirstScope can be a chic ornamental item on your bookshelf or desk when not in use.
Discover the Moon
Learn about the Moon, which is a planet nearby. The Lunar Landscapes eBook by Robert Reeves, which describes the sizes of the Moon's craters, how maria are produced, its natural history, and other fascinating features, is included as a free download with this telescope and also includes the Celestron Starry Night software
Greenwich's Royal Observatory: A Brief Overview
King Charles II granted the Royal Observatory's charter in 1675, and it is now housed in London's Greenwich Park. In the history of astronomy and navigation, the observatory has been crucial. The observatory's current focus is on enhancing people's knowledge of the sea, space exploration, and Britain's place in world history.
- High-quality tabletop Dobsonian with a 76mm reflector optical tube
- FirstScope artwork highlights key features on the lunar surface like craters and maria that you can explore for yourself with the telescope
- Simple, portable design that's easy to use for astronomers of all levels, a great choice for kids and families
- Also includes a free PDF download of the Lunar Landscapes e-book by Robert Reeves and Celestron Starry Night software
Optical Tube Technical Specifications:
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Aperture: 76mm (2.99")
Focal Length: 300mm (12")
Focal Ratio: f/3.95
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20mm (0.79")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 15x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 4mm (0.16")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 75x
Highest Useful Magnification: 180x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 11x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 11.9
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.83 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 1.53 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 118x
Software: Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Boxed Dimensions (LxWxH): 410 x 255 x 255
Boxed Weight: 2400g
Warranty: 2 Years
Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.