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Astroscan® Plus Telescope

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Astroscan Telescope & 2 Review by Gail
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This "little" telescope is ideal for my needs, which is day and evening lunar observations for my intro geology classes. Portability, ease of set up on a table top or hood of a vehicle were the selling point. There is sufficient magefication for students to actually focus on and see lunar features. Then there is a bit more enthusiasm when looking at PowerPoint or other images, because "they have done that.

(Posted on 9/16/10)

2.5X Barlow Lens Review by Gail
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Once the astroscan is set up and the moon easily located, slipping in the Barlow Tube gets the oohs and aahs with the larger image. Ideal for what I use it for and within budget. There are astronomy clubs in the area where my students are welcome to use more sophisticated equipment. The only minor annoyance is that the Astroscan's focusing rachet is a little to coarse for the Barlow Tube, so I get comments about "image not in focus". Takes a little patience and practice to easily get that focus

(Posted on 9/16/10)

Hooray 4 Astroscan! Review by Buckeye
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So portable, so easy to use and so easy to set up. I've had mine since 1983 and finding objects is such a breeze - just aim and look, thanks to the wide 3 degree view. Then you put in the magnifying eyepiece to get a closer look. I was able to capture the C component of the Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann near the Ring Nebula in May 2006. Less than a minute after I saw the 2 objects (at higher power) clouds obscured my view of everything and the rapidly expanding clouds had totally covered the sky. This telescope made my quick observation possible and I probably wouldn't been able to accomplish such a rare viewing with some other telescope models. Set it up on a table, on a doorstep or a car hood (with a rubber mat of course!) and it's ready. I've had many quick and easy observing sessions for so long and I've had solar eclipse parties (with a screen) as well. Durable, effective and convienient - who could ask for more? Kudos!

(Posted on 9/12/10)

LOooong time user Review by Craig
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I received my telescope in 1980 and it is as good today as is was when I got it. Great for moon viewing, distance viewing and some planets moon's viewing

(Posted on 8/14/10)

Great Little Red Telescope Review by Jeff
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I purchased my Astroscan 10 years ago for a grab and go scope when camping, traveling or just want a quick look at the heavens. The Astroscan still works great even after all these years. I now have a 7 year old son that enjoys viewing. I have several expensive telescopes but my son always wants to use the astroscan and asked me the other night if it could be his first telescope, of course it can I told him. For the wide field views, easy of use, portability, quick set up, durability this is a great telescope. I would recommend getting the tripod so you can set the scope up just about anywhere, highly recommended.

(Posted on 8/8/10)

Awesome! Review by Marc
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The Astroscan is not just alot of fun to own and use, it provides superb views of many deep-sky objects. Just using the provided eyepieces, tonight I've seen numerous star clusters and a few nebulae including the Trifid (M 21), M 4 near Antares, the Wild Duck Cluster, and more. With patience, and a good night for seeing, you won't be disappointed! I'm viewing within the city limits with a slightly grey sky. I can hardly wait to travel a few miles away and really have fun with a very dark sky. I used to own a 10" Dobsonian, and although the Astroscan is smaller, it's optics are superb! Stars resolved nicely within the limits of it's optics. If you want a fun, take-along quality 'scope, go ahead and purchase the Astroscan! (customer service is top-notch, too!)

(Posted on 7/2/10)

Plus Telescope Review by Mike
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Disappointed in the magnification . not much better than a pair of binoculars.

(Posted on 5/2/10)

You won't be disappointed! Review by AustinBob
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This is our 2nd telescope.......but the first REAL telescope. The clarity is outstanding, the quality of the optics are WAY beyond what I expected and the size and durability, excellent. My 10yr old son and I have enjoyed using this telescope JUST as much as we have enjoyed going to star parties at our college observatory. We will enjoy this for MANY years!

(Posted on 2/20/10)

Excellent telescope for your inner Nerd Review by The Olecranon
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This is an excellent piece of scientific equipment. My wife just purchased the scope along with accessories for Christmas. As with others on this site, I recommend the 2.5x magnifying lens/tube. Clarity and quality are amazing With the stock optics you can see quite a lot. I would also recommend the tripod. The design is simple and quick to use. The height is adjustable for usability for people even taller than I am (I'm 6'5" and still have to shorten the tripod from its maximum length for viewing comfort.). Recommended for all ages that can appreciate the night sky.

(Posted on 12/31/09)

best scope for the $ Review by Bob
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This is the best beginner scope ever made, and the easiest to use. For the money, you can't go wrong. I have larger, more expensive scopes from Meade and Celestron but this little Edmund gets far more use. Great views of the moon, star clusters, and Orion Nebula. You won't see a lot of detail on planets but will be able to see the rings of Saturn and Jupiter's moons. Before you lay out big bucks for a larger telescope I would highly recommend this as a first scope, If you already have a bigger scope, you might find the Astroscan a nice addition to your collection.

(Posted on 10/22/09)

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