Barska 40070 Starwatcher 300-power Compact Refractor Telescope - Silver

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ITEM# 12315100
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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. 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. 

    Features:
    • Great for children and adults
    • Easy to use
    • Quick setup
    • Tabletop mount pan-head tripod
    • 300x Max Power with 70mm objective lens 
    • Interchangeable eyepieces with a 3x Barlow lens 
    • Refractor optical system for quality and precision
    • Powerful viewing capabilities
    • Quality construction
    • Finders scope, eyepieces, mount, tripod, and carrying case included
    • Includes Deepsky Astronomy software with a database of over 10,000 objects in the universe
    • Weighs approximately 6 pounds
    • Measures 13 inches long x 3 inches wide x 3 inches deep


    Specs

    Features
    Material Glass, Plastic
    Type Refractor
    Dimensions 13 inches long x 3 inches wide x 3 inches deep
    Warranty Limited Lifetime
    Model Number AE10100
    Country of Origin China
    • Great for a budding astronomer!
      Verified Purchase

      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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    • Great beginners telescope
      Verified Purchase

      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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    • Verified Purchase

      It’s compact yet powerful

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    • look a martian!
      Verified Purchase

      suprising how powerful it really is !

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    • My first
      Verified Purchase

      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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    • Compact but Powerful
      Verified Purchase

      For such a small guy telescope is very powerful. Now I don't miss any celestial displays.

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    • Nice!
      Verified Purchase

      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.

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    • Spend more, get more.
      Verified Purchase

      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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    • telescope
      Verified Purchase

      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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    • good for animal watchin
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      we use this easy to put together scope to look for deer across the mountain and have seen elk with it on the open space two lots away in the Winter. Great price for quality lenses.

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    • Great beginners telescope
      Verified Purchase

      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
    • My first
      Verified Purchase

      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!
      Verified Purchase

      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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    • Junk
      Verified Purchase

      This item is a kids toy, 100% plastic. Not worth it. Will not purchase from overstock again.

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    • telescope
      Verified Purchase

      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!

      Read More
    • look a martian!
      Verified Purchase

      suprising how powerful it really is !

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    • positive
      Verified Purchase

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

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    • Nice!
      Verified Purchase

      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
    • Nice article
      Verified Purchase

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

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      I purchased this item for my teenage son for his birthday, and although the price was decent, the quality was lacking. It is basically a plastic toy that we were unable to really figure out how to use lol! It is probably user error, but does look cheaper than I anticipated.

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    • Verified Purchase

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      This product is okay. I was able to see some planets and stars, but nothing super extraordinary. It is a good starter telescope, but I think if I want the experience I was expecting, I might need to invest more. Not able to see very much detail.

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    • Verified Purchase

      Great for a first timer... And i stil didnt use it to its fully potential

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    • Verified Purchase

      It’s compact yet powerful

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    • Verified Purchase

      I got to say very well built telescope.came in 3 days

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    • Verified Purchase

      small but works very well to see the moon

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    • 300-power Refractor Telescope
      Verified Purchase

      A beginner Star watch. It’s easy simple to use.

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    • nice!
      Verified Purchase

      quality its great! the color the size perfect

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    • It not good at all
      Verified Purchase

      It a waste of money that I lost . Not a good buy

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    • Nephew Loved It
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      We purchased this for our little nephew that was just discovering his interest in the stars. His mom said he was very excited to use it for the first time a few weeks after he received it and that the quality of what they could see with it was very good.

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    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "I bought this telescope to use for "Long Range" Target shooting, up to and over 1000 yards! Will this telescope be able to see a 12" by 12" paper target at say 700 yards? The targets are black, and when the bullet hits the black target it turns orange around the hole! This scope will be used to spot bullets impacting around the target in the dirt or on the dirt berm behind the target. Is this telescope going to be able to fit my needs??? :-) Doolittle"

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    • Q:

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

      • A:

        Yes, you can view other things like mountains and landscapes with this item.

    • Q:

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

      • A:

        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!

    • Q:

      "Can the tripod be adapted for motor drive?"

      • A:

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

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

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

      • A:

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

      • A:

        I love looking at the stars

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    • Q:

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

      • A:

        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!

    • Q:

      "How much does it weigh?"

      • A:

        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.

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