Royal Observatory Greenwich FirstScope 76 Celestron Telescope
It doesn’t get much simpler or more portable than the Celestron FirstScope’s tabletop Dobsonian design. Just remove it from the box, insert an eyepiece, and you’re ready to view the Moon, planets, nebulae, and more!
This high quality Dobsonian style stand with its 76 mm reflector optical tube make the FirstScope an ideal entry level astronomical telescope. It is very easy to observe with as the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object.
From our astronomer here at Royal Observatory Greenwich:
"Telescopes are often slightly intimidating pieces of equipment, but models like this allow for a quick and straightforward setup. Everything necessary to start observing the night sky is included: star clusters, nebulae, planets, and of course the Moon are all potential targets (and even the Galilean moons in orbit around Jupiter, or making out the rings of Saturn).
With two eyepieces, you can quickly swap between a larger field of view or increased magnification, so even the same target can be observed in different ways. Additionally, its smaller size and weight makes the telescope suitable for children and convenient to move around: perfect for heading further afield to find the darkest skies!"
Dr Ed Bloomer is an astronomer and science communicator. Since joining Royal Observatory Greenwich, Ed has been involved in the full breadth of the organisation’s programming for all ages.
FirstScope’s Newtonian reflector optical system features a spherical glass mirror with a generous 76 mm of aperture. The FirstScope’s wide field-of-view provides bright, sharp views of the Moon’s mountains and craters in crisp detail. The telescope can also be enjoyed to pan the Milky Way, explore open star clusters, marvel at Saturn’s rings, or view favourite deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
FirstScope is the perfect companion for camping trips and all your outdoor sky watching adventures; a great choice for kids and families.
- High-quality tabletop Dobsonian with a 76mm aperture reflector reflector optical tube with spherical glass mirror
- Lightweight and portable, a great grab-and-go telescope
- Simple design makes it easy for beginners to use
- No-tool setup means you are observing in no time
- Includes 4mm and 20mm eyepieces
- BONUS CELESTRON APP! Purchase this telescope and download the bonus Celestron SkyPortal App for Apple or Android devices! SkyPortal is an interactive planetarium app with over 100,000 stars, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and more. Hold your smart device up to the night sky to identify constellations and celestial objects, view stunning photos, and listen to hours of audio descriptions.
- Celestron in association with the Royal Observatory Greenwich
- Finalist in the 2022 Brand and Lifestyle Licensing Awards
|OPTICAL TUBE INFO:|
|Optical Design:||Newtonian Reflector|
|Focal Length:||300mm (12")|
|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|
The Royal Observatory Greenwich FirstScope 76 Celestron Telescope features a bespoke Royal Observatory Greenwich decorative design, celebrating nearly 350 years of scientific discovery at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian, and one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. Since its founding in 1675, Greenwich has been at the centre of the measurement of time and space.
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