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Why ndid you buy this toy telescope. Just because they run an ad and it's cheap does not mean it can actually be used for Astronomy.

This is a spotting scope a refractor style "toy" scope. You put the diagonal into the scope and then the eyepiece into the diagonal.

These scopes are terrible at any price.

Please read these two web sites before you buy another telescope:

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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    fergus_ohara Oct 22, 2012

    hey mr "telescope man", before you get on your high horse and give the guy grief look at the question and look at the pic. Does that look like an 800-80 telescope? do you know what the jessops 800-80 looks like? The answer to both of those is no! Have you thought that the scope he bought might be in his price range and that he'll only use it a handfull of times then flog it on ebay? Not all of us want monster dobsonians like yours, give the guy a break.

  • mrs alb williams
    mrs alb williams Dec 26, 2013

    hear hear

  • Jim De Backer
    Jim De Backer Jan 26, 2014

    What an insulting answer from Telescopeman. Perhaps he doesn't realise that not everyone can afford an expensive model or that people start usually with something cheap.

  • Joe Lalumia
    Joe Lalumia Jan 27, 2014

    Jim, the scope is a toy, you can buy a nice beginner scope for about $125 -- or sometimes a bit less. The main problem within this hobby is that interested folks buy telescopes without any consultation or based on "how" they look. Then when they use the scope they get frustrated and after a month or two the scope ends up for sale on craigslist, or thrown into a closet forever. All that people need to do is join an astronomy club and attend a few star parties and or do a little research on the internet before they buy something. It's not being insulting when you tell someone the truth -- even though it's not what they want to hear.

  • Joe Lalumia
    Joe Lalumia Jan 27, 2014

    By the way the links I posted above are useful to anyone considering buying their first telescope.



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