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Barska 40070 Starwatcher 300-power Compact Refractor Telescope

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ITEM# 12315100
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    ITEM#: 12315100

    Catch a falling star, or at least watch one fall using this Barska 40070 Starwatcher compact telescope. No matter if you're an amateur or a seasoned gazer, you can appreciate the power of the refractor optical system as it brings millions of stars into your view. Using a 300x Max Power with 70-millimeter objective lens and interchangeable eyepieces, you have the ability to scour the night sky from the comfort of your home.

    Set this telescope up quickly and easily with the tabletop tripod and mount, and use the convenient carrying case to store or transport safely. The included software, Deepsky Astronomy, helps you learn about and identify more than 10,000 objects in the universe, such as nebulae, star clusters and planets, making this telescope educational and entertaining.

    • The Barska Starwatcher is ideal for both new and experienced users and comes with many included features
    • Featuring quick-and-easy setup of the optic equipment using the tabletop mount pan-head tripod
    • Finders scope, eyepieces, mount and tripod all included
    • Included Deepsky Astronomy software provides a database of over 10,000 objects in the universe
    • Telescope measures 13 inches long x 3 inches wide x 3 inches deep
    • 300x Max Power with 70mm objective lens and interchangeable eyepieces with a 3x Barlow lens helps to increase power and function
    • Uses a refractor optical system for quality and precision
    • Comes with a convenient carrying case for transport and tabletop tripod for quick-and-easy setup


    Specs

    Features
    Material Glass, Plastic
    Type Refractor
    Dimensions 13.0x3.0x3.0
    Warranty Limited Lifetime
    Model Number AE10100
    Country of Origin China

    Customer Reviews


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    • Most Recent

    • So-So
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      Purchased for my son as a "starter" telescope. The problem is that the unit is extremely unsteady. Dad will have to look for a way to stabilize the telescope which otherwise works great.

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    • It does the trick
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      Got this for my husband a few years back. Great little telescope and even better price.

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    • sons xmas
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      hes very happy with it, he has been on the computer looking for star coordinates to be able to look at them from the back yard.

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    • Barska Telescope
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      Great Telescope for the money. It would be better if it had a longer tripod. It's only a table top.

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    • For the novice like us...
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      For the price of this telescope, this is a great deal! You can see the moon pretty well but if you want to stargaze you will probably need something stronger. We are novices and we are happy with this telescope. We will eventually upgrade to something stronger but for now we are having a lot of fun learning with this one.

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    • Most Helpful

    • Great beginners telescope
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      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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    • Great for a budding astronomer!
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      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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    • My first
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      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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    • Nice article
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      Great buy for the price ($**) but don't expect much more than a beginner's device.

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    • telescope
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      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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    Questions & Answers

    • can i also use this telescope for scenery viewing like mountains, landmarks, aside from astronomical objects in the sky?

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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

      • a gift for my hubs, we live in the country I thought this would be nice to gaze at the sky from where we live, he's mentioned getting one a few times,so this will be his first.

      • My Daughter wants a telescope

      • It is exactly what I was looking for in quality and price.

      • My Hubs has always wanted one, hope he like this one!!

      • My daugher actually picked it out as this is a gift for her so I hope its good!

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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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