Barska 40070 Starwatcher 300-power Compact Refractor Telescope
 
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Barska 40070 Starwatcher 300-power Compact Refractor Telescope

Overall Rating Rating 4.2  |  13 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 12315100
    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....more

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    • 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
Dimensions:
13.0x3.0x3.0
Warranty:
Limited Lifetime
Materials:
glass, metal, plastic
Model No:
AE10100
Brand: Barska

Features

  • Material
    Aluminum, Glass, Plastic
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  • Nice article

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

    • How accurate was the sizing? Good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. The controls feel a little imprecise
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No defects
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    stargazin from Lausanne, Switzerland, Jul 19, 2011

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  • positive

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

    • How accurate was the sizing? na
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    dmwhiz from laurel bloomery,tn., Mar 29, 2012

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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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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    31h3f3 from Charleston, SC, Feb 11, 2014

  • Christmas present for Grandson. He held it up.

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

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    mclpn from Iowa, Dec 25, 2013

  • 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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    linecrosser from chesapeake,va., Nov 7, 2013

  • not really happy with it.

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

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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    darlene1974 from VICTORVILLE CALIF, Oct 18, 2013

  • Starwatcher is great

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

    • How accurate was the sizing? very accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. its very nice
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    jenr329 from Muncy, PA, Aug 7, 2012

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Does this telescope look at things right way up, or upside down?? jmh130 on Dec 9, 2013
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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! overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 11, 2013
 
 

How much does it weigh? manusri2000 on Mar 14, 2013
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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. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 18, 2013
 
 

Can't seem to see anything, did we put this telescope together correctly? Wouldn't know as the directions are vague. jordan4245 on Mar 4, 2012
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Please contact Customer Service for technical help with this item. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 6, 2012
 
 

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