Barska 40070 Starwatcher 300-power Compact Refractor Telescope

Included Warranty: Limited Lifetime
The Rewards Program that Pays for Itself
  • EARN 5 to 40%
    Earn 5% in Club O Rewards on every order & up to 40% on select items.
  • FREE SHIPPING Every Order, Every Day*
    No matter how big or small, your order always ships for free.
    Dedicated customer service and early access to exclusive deals.
    Club O pays for itself, or we make up the difference
Add to cart to see price
Free Shipping*
ITEM# 12315100
  • Delivery Estimate

    Select a Product Option to view shipping

    • Product Alerts

      Stay in the know! Choose which alerts you’d like to receive on this product.

    Barska 40070 Starwatcher 300-power Compact Refractor Telescope
    • Wishlists
    • Save for Later

    Never miss a meteor shower again with this modern Barska 40070 Starwatcher compact refractor telescope that features 300x max power. The included software makes learning easy, with a database of everything that you want to know about the universe.


    ITEM#: 12315100

    • 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 Aluminum Glass Plastic
    Type Refractor
    Dimensions 13.0x3.0x3.0
    Warranty Limited Lifetime
    Materials glass, metal, plastic
    Model Number AE10100

    Customer Reviews

    5 Stars
    4 Stars
    3 Stars
    2 Stars
    1 Stars
    • 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.

      Read More
    • Christmas present for Grandson. He held it up.

      Grandson very Happy. Even his Dad said he wanted one. He worked with him.

      Read More
    • not really happy with it.

      Having a hard time adjusting to it, the instructions are not very usefull.

      Read More
    • Starwatcher is great

      I am very happy with how fast I received the telescope. It was exactly what I ordered.

      Read More
    • Nice!

      This telescope is extremely cute. it's small enough to sit on the window sill and light enough to carry on trips out of town. i have not yet used it to look at the night sky as i live in the city, but it's been great for people-watching on the busy street outside my window. bought it to take on trips to the countryside. the content of the CD is intimidating, so i think i will just look at the moon.

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • Nice article

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

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • 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.

      Read More
    • positive

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

      Read More

    Questions & Answers

    Get your product questions answered right here.
    • 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

    • 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.


    Shopping Tips & Inspiration

    Shipping & Returns


    Usually leaves our warehouse in 1 business day. *

    Standard Return Policy:

    Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More Details

    FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.

    Shipping Information:

    Our standard shipping method is ground shipping. We also offer expedited shipping for most items. Your final shipping cost and estimated delivery timeframe will be available at checkout.
    Standard shipping details
    Expedited shipping details

    * For your protection, all orders are screened for security purposes. If your order is selected for review, our Loss Prevention Team may contact you by phone or email. There may be a two business day delay to process your order.

    ** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.