Barska 40070 Starwatcher 300-power Compact Refractor Telescope

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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

    Customer Reviews


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    • Most Recent

    • 300-power Refractor Telescope
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      A beginner Star watch. It’s easy simple to use.

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      juanphilipe Dec 31, 2017
    • nice!
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      quality its great! the color the size perfect

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      angela l. Nov 30, 2017
    • It not good at all
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      It a waste of money that I lost . Not a good buy

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      Delores W. Nov 25, 2017
    • 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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      kjfike Nov 2, 2017
    • 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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      blaisse Aug 27, 2017
    • 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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      bedsole5 Jan 4, 2012
    • 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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      linecrosser Nov 7, 2013
    • 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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      ~me Feb 11, 2014
    • Junk
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      This item is a kids toy, 100% plastic. Not worth it. Will not purchase from overstock again.

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      Guillermo C. Feb 11, 2017
    • 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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      Milan N. Nov 22, 2015

    Questions & Answers

    • 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

      • A:

        it looks ok

      • A:

        Interested in look at the stars

      • A:

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

      • A:

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

      • A:

        grandkids like star gazing

      • A:

        Gift, price

      • A:

        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.

      • A:

        My Daughter wants a telescope

      • A:

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

      • A:

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

      • A:

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

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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.

    • Q:

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

      • A:

        Please contact Customer Service for technical help with this item.

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