Capricorn Refractor Telescope
97581 Capricorn Telescope, £149.99
If you are a newcomer to astronomy, this telescope is a very capable starting point. It has a multi-coated, 70mm object lens - rare at this price, capable of gathering 36% more light than the 60mm lens found in most rivals - and a focal length of 36" (900mm).
Magnification of x36, x72, x90 and x180 are achievable with the optics included. Its red dot finder makes initial orientation relatively simple, and the equatorial mount makes it easier to track stars in continuous motion. The adjustable tripod with accessory tray (included) and main tube are made from rolled steel, not plastic.
See also our erecting eye piece (ref:90124) which enables you to view the image the 'right way up'.
BBC Sky at Night magazine..."Fine optics...the perfect starter scope"
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