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Barska 40070 Starwatcher 300-power Compact Refractor Telescope

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    Whether you're a beginning stargazer or already have some experience, you'll appreciate the construction and features of the Barska Starwatcher 40070 compact telescope with 300x max power. The included software helps you locate more than 10,000 objects in the night sky. The tabletop tripod makes it easy to set your telescope up quickly, and the interchangeable eyepieces expand your viewing power as you search the sky for single stars, star clusters, nebulae and many other wonders of the universe.

    • Barska Starwatcher telescope is ideal for the aspiring amateur astronomer
    • Optic equipment is easy to set up and includes everything necessary to start star-watching
    • Telescope set includes finders scope, eyepieces, mount and tripod
    • Also includes new Beginner's version of the highly-popular Deepsky Astronomy Software
    • Packed with many features that novice and experienced users alike will appreciate
    • Software has a searchable database of over 10,000 objects including nebulae, star clusters, double stars, variable stars and more
    • 300x Max Power with 70mm objective lens
    • Mount Pan-head tripod
    • Interchangeable eyepieces with a 3x Barlow lens to increase viewing power
    • Refractor optical system
    • Includes tabletop tripod and carrying case
    • Telescope measures 13 inches long x 3 inches wide x 3 inches deep


    Material Glass Plastic
    Type Refractor
    Dimensions 13.0x3.0x3.0
    Warranty Limited Lifetime
    Model Number AE10100

    Customer Reviews

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    • telescope

      very basic beginner telescope, but for a first timer is all you need, i watched the full moon eclipse with it and it was spectacular, managed to see mars and some other stars, such as sirius A and B which I wasnt even aware of existing. Now its time for a bit more professional one, in order to see nebulas, and other more distant objects, any advices would be welcome!

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    • look a martian!

      suprising how powerful it really is !

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    • Moon gazer

      I am very interestd in astronomy and this is nice . Can see the rings of saturn. So cool

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    • Spend more, get more.

      Unstable. Impossible to focus. Impossible to adjust. Pretty much worthless. I threw this item away on day 3. One of the pieces fell apart while attaching it. A tension spring which held a lens in place was defective, and the lens simply fell out of the tube. The tripod is so unstable that you can not make adjustments to fine tune your target, as making adjustments causes the target to disappear from the field of vision. Please, if you want a telescope, look for something made in Germany or Japan. Quality matters when it comes to precision instruments, and this one fails miserably on all accounts.

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    • beginners telescope

      This was bought for my grand daughter was disappointed the tripod was not taller over all it's a good scope for a beginner but needs a taller tripod.

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    • My first

      This is my first telescope. That's why I bought 2. It's always more fun to share a wonderful learning experience with someone else. To look up and realize how big everything really is, can make one feel small, to share it with someone else you love, makes you realize the importance of each other.

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    • Great beginners telescope

      The telescope was bought for an adult. Not wanting to put too much money into something that might get used a few times then forgotten about, this was a nice option. However, the telescope is better than expected. It is used several times a week. There are things that you need to learn how to use but it's not so bad. The telescope has given him an opportunity to see craters on the moon and much more as if they were right next to him. Great beginners telescope. It is all you need.

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    • Nice article

      Great buy for the price ($**) but don't expect much more than a beginner's device.

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    • Great for a budding astronomer!

      This Telescope was purchased as a Holiday gift for my daughter. PROS: 1. Box arrived on time, undamaged (double packed) 2. Craftsmanship was good, especially given the low price. Based on other models in this price range that I looked at in department stores, this was put together much better, and with similar materials. 3. The magnification and features seem comparable or higher than competitor models. 4. The short barrel and light weight makes it easy for my 10 year old daughter to carry and position. 5. Fully adjustable tripod base & the manual controls provide granular movement for excellent focus on far away celestial objects (mostly the moon, at this magnification). CONS: 1. In order to achieve different levels of magnification you have to switch lenses (as with similar models). Because of the way this telescope was made, the lenses are not well protected during the transition, and children are likely to finger optics and the lenses are prone to scratching, or being dropped in the process (has not happened to us yet - but we're constantly reminding her to be careful). Otherwise, this is a great sturdy, child-resistant beginner telescope. 2. The tripod is small, and it must be used on a table or other raised surface which may not be readily available where you are trying to set up.

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    • positive

      product arrived in a few days.good quality and enjoy it very much.

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    Questions & Answers

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    • I cannot get the site lens to line up with the main telescope at all. The manual was vague. Please help.

      • Hello Michelle A., here is the information I was able to obtain. Please remember that the object to be focused at is a far away object that is very large for instance a mountainside/tall building/monument. The distance should be at least 1 mile or 1.6 kilometers before attempting to align prisms one does not need to go to those locations but from your preferred view point one should select those targets as a basis for focusing and practicing using the telescope. Once the desired target is selected the drop in eye pieces determine magnification and the focus knobs are then used in conjunction with the eye piece. PRO TIP: try to not use the BARLOW LENS until one is able to focus the telescope properly. Try on an object further away. A fish eye view is common for items focused too closely. After all the telescope has the capabilities of 300x magnification so it seems that they are having trouble focusing the telescope and using it in conjunction with their lenses. Have a great day!

    • Can the tripod be adapted for motor drive?

      • Hello retafe-6, the tripod for the AE10100 cannot be adapted for motor drive. Thanks for shopping with us!

    • Why did you choose this product?

      • because I was promised 12% discount where is it, if not applied cancel order. thank you. Martin E. Duke

      • I am a beginner and wanted something affordable and easy to use.

      • I love looking at the stars

      • it looks ok

      • Interested in look at the stars

      • I have a telescope and my grandson loves it! This one is for him.

      • Buying this for our 8 yr old grandson. Rated for children and reviews were positive.

      • grandkids like star gazing

      • Gift, price

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    • Does this telescope look at things right way up, or upside down??

      • Hello jmh130, this telescope utilizes a refractor optical system. Refractor optical systems will produce upside down images unless used with a diagonal. Hope this information was helpful. Thank you for shopping with us!

    • How much does it weigh?

      • This item will have a ship weight of approximately 6 pounds.Thank you for your question. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.

    • Can't seem to see anything, did we put this telescope together correctly? Wouldn't know as the directions are vague.


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