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2 out of 5 eggs Typical cheap, small refractor telescope 03/23/2014

This review is from: Barska Starwatcher 675x900mm Refractor Telescope 80060

Pros:

A barely adequate telescope for a budding astronomer

Cons:

Poorly made mount, over-blown magnification ability, poor quality eye pieces.

Other Thoughts:

This is a classic 60mm refractory telescope; that is, the larger lens at the front of the telescope is 60 millimeters, or about 2.4", in diameter. The diameter of this lens, in accordance with certain optical physics laws, determines the limits of its performance. For one thing, the maximum usable magnification for any telescope this size is about 100X. Any more would be like using a powerful magnifier on a newspaper photograph: beyond a certain magnification, you don't really see any more detail.
This being said, a telescope like this can show you such things as the mountains on the moon, color bands and the satellites of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and some of the brighter of the "deep-sky" objects (the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda galaxy, and such.) As long as its limitations are recognized, it can be an economical way to spark a youngster's interest in astronomy.

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