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If you're looking for a telescope that will give you a great view of the moon and planets, even on nights of poor seeing, an 80mm refractor telescope is a great option. It's not a huge aperture telescope, but it's a good choice for anyone who wants to see more than the moon and planets. It's also a great choice if you want to do some astrophotography or enjoy viewing deep sky objects. Browse the top-ranked list of best 80mm refractor telescopes below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Celestron - Travel Scope 70 DX Portable Telescope - Gray/Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Telescopes...This telescope is kid friendly and my grandson can’t stop talk about plants...Very portable and overall worthy, but I want the better one has 80mm"

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    Get a new perspective on nature and the Universe with the ideal day-to-night telescope, Travel Scope™ 70 DX. This refractor telescope includes a full height tripod and lots of bonus accessories, include a smartphone adapter so you can capture images and video through the eyepiece. It all packs up into a high-quality custom backpack—ready to go wherever your adventures take you. Whether you take it along on your next camping trip or enjoy an impromptu backyard stargazing session, setting up the telescope is a breeze. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table. By night, Travel Scope™ 70 DX delivers great views of the planets, the Moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy. During the day, Travel Scope™ 70 DX doubles as a spotting scope. Enjoy amazing views of birds, wildlife, boats on the water, migrating whales, and so much more. The entire telescope kit weighs just 3.3 pounds, so you can take it anywhere, hassle-free. Smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release Create your own stunning images and video of celestial or terrestrial objects with the smartphone adapter. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to your Travel Scope’s eyepiece. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This smartphone adapter installs easily by clamping over the top of an eyepiece. The smartphone is held in position with the help of tightening knobs that securely lock your phone in place. To capture the best image, Celestron has also provided a Bluetooth shutter release that allows you to trigger the camera’s shutter on any Android or iOS smartphone remotely, without disturbing the placement of your phone and telescope. NOTE: Some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter. Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope Navigate the sky confidently with Travel Scope™ 70 DX’s intuitive pan handle. The Alt-Az control with clutch allows for smooth tracking and accurate pointing. Like a photographic tripod, you can move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to follow your object in the eyepiece. Deluxe Accessories Included In addition to the smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release, Travel Scope™ 70 DX includes a full selection of optical accessories, including two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), an erect image diagonal, a finderscope, a 2x Barlow lens, and a 1.25” Moon filter. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications so you can view your subject at low or high power. The erect image diagonal allows for more comfortable viewing and right-side-up images. The permanently mounted finderscope will help you locate objects and quickly center them in your telescope’s eyepiece. Lastly, the Moon filter reduces glare and increases contrast on the surface of the Moon. Travel Backpack Pack up your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories safely and securely in the included custom backpack. Starry Night Software Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing detailed information, plus tips and tricks for viewing our Solar System and beyond. Downloadable Robert Reeves’ Lunar Landscapes eBook Familiarize yourself with the Moon, our neighboring world, with Robert Reeves’ Lunar Landscapes eBook. This fascinating guide will take you on a tour of the Moon’s top geographical features, from the crater Tycho to the Sea of Tranquility where Apollo 11 astronauts landed.
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    "Telescopes...This telescope is kid friendly and my grandson can’t stop talk about plants...Very portable and overall worthy, but I want the better one has 80mm"

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    Get a new perspective on nature and the Universe with the ideal day-to-night telescope, Travel Scope™ 70 DX. This refractor telescope includes a full height tripod and lots of bonus accessories, include a smartphone adapter so you can capture images and video through the eyepiece. It all packs up into a high-quality custom backpack—ready to go wherever your adventures take you. Whether you take it along on your next camping trip or enjoy an impromptu backyard stargazing session, setting up the telescope is a breeze. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table. By night, Travel Scope™ 70 DX delivers great views of the planets, the Moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy. During the day, Travel Scope™ 70 DX doubles as a spotting scope. Enjoy amazing views of birds, wildlife, boats on the water, migrating whales, and so much more. The entire telescope kit weighs just 3.3 pounds, so you can take it anywhere, hassle-free. Smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release Create your own stunning images and video of celestial or terrestrial objects with the smartphone adapter. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to your Travel Scope’s eyepiece. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This smartphone adapter installs easily by clamping over the top of an eyepiece. The smartphone is held in position with the help of tightening knobs that securely lock your phone in place. To capture the best image, Celestron has also provided a Bluetooth shutter release that allows you to trigger the camera’s shutter on any Android or iOS smartphone remotely, without disturbing the placement of your phone and telescope. NOTE: Some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter. Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope Navigate the sky confidently with Travel Scope™ 70 DX’s intuitive pan handle. The Alt-Az control with clutch allows for smooth tracking and accurate pointing. Like a photographic tripod, you can move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to follow your object in the eyepiece. Deluxe Accessories Included In addition to the smartphone adapter and Bluetooth shutter release, Travel Scope™ 70 DX includes a full selection of optical accessories, including two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), an erect image diagonal, a finderscope, a 2x Barlow lens, and a 1.25” Moon filter. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications so you can view your subject at low or high power. The erect image diagonal allows for more comfortable viewing and right-side-up images. The permanently mounted finderscope will help you locate objects and quickly center them in your telescope’s eyepiece. Lastly, the Moon filter reduces glare and increases contrast on the surface of the Moon. Travel Backpack Pack up your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories safely and securely in the included custom backpack. Starry Night Software Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing detailed information, plus tips and tricks for viewing our Solar System and beyond. Downloadable Robert Reeves’ Lunar Landscapes eBook Familiarize yourself with the Moon, our neighboring world, with Robert Reeves’ Lunar Landscapes eBook. This fascinating guide will take you on a tour of the Moon’s top geographical features, from the crater Tycho to the Sea of Tranquility where Apollo 11 astronauts landed.
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  2. National Geographic - 70mm Refractor Telescope with Astronomy App - Angle_Zoom
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    "Telescope...Customer service was impeccable, Wish I knew the associate that helped me find it but I love the telescope...Beyond its impressive performance, purchasing this telescope from Best Buy in Bellingham holds special significance for me. "

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    Embark on a fascinating adventure through our solar system and beyond with National Geographic’s StarApp70mm 80-30070 telescope. This refractor is great for lunar, planetary and deep sky observing and has a special mount that allows users to attach their smart phone to the telescope and use the ARTelescope App to locate and learn about constellations and planets. As observers move the telescope across the night sky, they will hear facts about the constellations and planets in the app’s database as they come into view. The telescope comes with two interchangeable eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens to provide a versatile range of magnifications.
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    "Telescope...Customer service was impeccable, Wish I knew the associate that helped me find it but I love the telescope...Beyond its impressive performance, purchasing this telescope from Best Buy in Bellingham holds special significance for me. "

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    Embark on a fascinating adventure through our solar system and beyond with National Geographic’s StarApp70mm 80-30070 telescope. This refractor is great for lunar, planetary and deep sky observing and has a special mount that allows users to attach their smart phone to the telescope and use the ARTelescope App to locate and learn about constellations and planets. As observers move the telescope across the night sky, they will hear facts about the constellations and planets in the app’s database as they come into view. The telescope comes with two interchangeable eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens to provide a versatile range of magnifications.
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  3. Celestron - StarSense Explorer 102mm Refractor Telescope - Silver/Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Excellent beginner telescope...Excellent beginner telescope. Bought for my husband for Christmas and he is loving it....Awesome Telescope...Definately recommend purchasing this as a first telescope."

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    Explore the night sky with this Celestron StarSense Explorer telescope. Patent-pending StarSense technology interfaces with your smartphone to accurately calculate your position and point out objects of interest. This Celestron StarSense Explorer telescope offers a manual altazimuth mount with dual-axis slow-motion controls to help follow on-screen arrows directing you to views of nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.
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    "Excellent beginner telescope...Excellent beginner telescope. Bought for my husband for Christmas and he is loving it....Awesome Telescope...Definately recommend purchasing this as a first telescope."

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    Explore the night sky with this Celestron StarSense Explorer telescope. Patent-pending StarSense technology interfaces with your smartphone to accurately calculate your position and point out objects of interest. This Celestron StarSense Explorer telescope offers a manual altazimuth mount with dual-axis slow-motion controls to help follow on-screen arrows directing you to views of nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.
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  4. Discovery - 50mm Refractor Telescope - Angle_Zoom

    Model: 44-10050
    SKU: 6448317

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    Enjoy watching intriguing planet features with this 50mm Discovery refractor telescope. The panhandle mount lets you move the telescope up and down for an easy viewing experience, while the dual interchanging eyepieces offer different levels of magnification for versatility. This Discovery refractor telescope has an adjustable tripod with an accessory tray for holding extra eyepieces.
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    Enjoy watching intriguing planet features with this 50mm Discovery refractor telescope. The panhandle mount lets you move the telescope up and down for an easy viewing experience, while the dual interchanging eyepieces offer different levels of magnification for versatility. This Discovery refractor telescope has an adjustable tripod with an accessory tray for holding extra eyepieces.
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  5. Explore One - Titan 70mm Refractor Telescope with Panhandle Mount - Angle_Zoom

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    Gaze into the wonders of the night sky with this Explore Scientific Explore One Titan telescope. The 360-degree rotating design allows easy adjustments for flexible viewing angles, while the included smartphone adapter lets you capture celestial bodies. Featuring a 360mm focal length, this Explore Scientific Explore One Titan telescope is ideal for observing the Moon and other planets.
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    Gaze into the wonders of the night sky with this Explore Scientific Explore One Titan telescope. The 360-degree rotating design allows easy adjustments for flexible viewing angles, while the included smartphone adapter lets you capture celestial bodies. Featuring a 360mm focal length, this Explore Scientific Explore One Titan telescope is ideal for observing the Moon and other planets.
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  6. Discovery - 40mm Refractor Telescope with Microscope Combo Set - Left_Zoom
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    "My son was all excited Telescope docent work that good and was very disappointed....The microscope parts are plastic. The telescope is pretty good. It is alright for the price I was looking for a better quality. "

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    Navigate the night sky, and explore specimens with this Discovery telescope and microscope combo set. A tabletop tripod ensures comfortable viewing, while the refracting telescope with a 40mm aperture is ideal for gazing at celestial objects. This Discovery telescope and microscope combo set boasts two interchangeable eyepieces with magnification of 20x and 32x for detailed observation and comes with a sturdy case for easy portability.
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    "My son was all excited Telescope docent work that good and was very disappointed....The microscope parts are plastic. The telescope is pretty good. It is alright for the price I was looking for a better quality. "

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    Navigate the night sky, and explore specimens with this Discovery telescope and microscope combo set. A tabletop tripod ensures comfortable viewing, while the refracting telescope with a 40mm aperture is ideal for gazing at celestial objects. This Discovery telescope and microscope combo set boasts two interchangeable eyepieces with magnification of 20x and 32x for detailed observation and comes with a sturdy case for easy portability.
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  7. Celestron - Eclipsmart Travel Solar Scope 50 Refractor Telescope - White/black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Nice telescope for price...Nice little telescope for viewing the sun. Works just like it should. ...Great telescope for sun observation!!!...Great little telescope for beginners. Easy to use finder scope makes it easy to locate the sun in a safe manner."

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    Celestron’s EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 is a dedicated white-light solar telescope for the observer on the go. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to transport—perfect for viewing the solar photosphere and sunspots. At the heart of this 50mm refractor-style solar scope, you’ll find Celestron’s Solar Safe, full-aperture glass filter material, which ensures safe views of eclipses, transits, sunspots, and any other solar event. The EclipSmart telescope features a dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filter that conforms to the ISO 12312-2:2015(E) standard. The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 offers much higher magnifications for viewing sunspots or planetary transits than you would get using solar eclipse glasses or binoculars. The telescope comes complete with everything you need and makes it easy to share the Sun as well as partial and total solar eclipses with the whole family. Solar Safe Technology EclipSmart solar products feature Solar Safe filter technology—the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including IR and UV light, plus 99.999% of visible light. Celestron Solar Safe filter technology is safe for direct observation of the Sun. Solar Safe products conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun, EN 1836:2005 + A1:2007 (E) for an E15 Filter for the Direct Observation of the Sun and AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, Filters for Eye Protectors. Important safety note: inspect your filter before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track the Sun in the eyepiece as it appears to drift across the daytime sky. Accessories Included The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 comes with one eyepiece (20mm), a hybrid star diagonal for a more comfortable viewing angle, a permanently attached solar finderscope, and a travel backpack. Solar Finderscope – The EclipSmart telescope comes with a safe solar finderscope that allows you to align your telescope without looking directly at the Sun. The finderscope comes pre-installed and ready for use. Simply center the projection arm’s shadow on the bull’s eye, and the Sun will be positioned within the field of view of your telescope’s eyepiece. Travel Backpack – A custom backpack comes with your telescope so you can store your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories. Traveling with your EclipSmart scope is a breeze; all the components fit comfortably inside the backpack. Upcoming Eclipses 2023 - On October 14, 2023, the famed “Ring of Fire” will encircle a darkened Moon during a spectacular annular eclipse.  This phenomenon occurs when the Moon is too far from Earth to cover the Sun completely. The Sun's corona is not visible during an annular eclipse. 2024 - On April 8, 2024, the Moon will completely cover the Sun during an awe-inspiring Total Solar Eclipse. Observers within the path of totality will witness the sun’s dazzling corona, the “diamond ring” effect, and day turn to night.
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    "Nice telescope for price...Nice little telescope for viewing the sun. Works just like it should. ...Great telescope for sun observation!!!...Great little telescope for beginners. Easy to use finder scope makes it easy to locate the sun in a safe manner."

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    Celestron’s EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 is a dedicated white-light solar telescope for the observer on the go. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to transport—perfect for viewing the solar photosphere and sunspots. At the heart of this 50mm refractor-style solar scope, you’ll find Celestron’s Solar Safe, full-aperture glass filter material, which ensures safe views of eclipses, transits, sunspots, and any other solar event. The EclipSmart telescope features a dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filter that conforms to the ISO 12312-2:2015(E) standard. The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 offers much higher magnifications for viewing sunspots or planetary transits than you would get using solar eclipse glasses or binoculars. The telescope comes complete with everything you need and makes it easy to share the Sun as well as partial and total solar eclipses with the whole family. Solar Safe Technology EclipSmart solar products feature Solar Safe filter technology—the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including IR and UV light, plus 99.999% of visible light. Celestron Solar Safe filter technology is safe for direct observation of the Sun. Solar Safe products conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun, EN 1836:2005 + A1:2007 (E) for an E15 Filter for the Direct Observation of the Sun and AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, Filters for Eye Protectors. Important safety note: inspect your filter before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track the Sun in the eyepiece as it appears to drift across the daytime sky. Accessories Included The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 comes with one eyepiece (20mm), a hybrid star diagonal for a more comfortable viewing angle, a permanently attached solar finderscope, and a travel backpack. Solar Finderscope – The EclipSmart telescope comes with a safe solar finderscope that allows you to align your telescope without looking directly at the Sun. The finderscope comes pre-installed and ready for use. Simply center the projection arm’s shadow on the bull’s eye, and the Sun will be positioned within the field of view of your telescope’s eyepiece. Travel Backpack – A custom backpack comes with your telescope so you can store your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories. Traveling with your EclipSmart scope is a breeze; all the components fit comfortably inside the backpack. Upcoming Eclipses 2023 - On October 14, 2023, the famed “Ring of Fire” will encircle a darkened Moon during a spectacular annular eclipse.  This phenomenon occurs when the Moon is too far from Earth to cover the Sun completely. The Sun's corona is not visible during an annular eclipse. 2024 - On April 8, 2024, the Moon will completely cover the Sun during an awe-inspiring Total Solar Eclipse. Observers within the path of totality will witness the sun’s dazzling corona, the “diamond ring” effect, and day turn to night.
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  8. Discovery - Juno 50mm Refractor Telescope - Left_Zoom
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    "Telescopes...This telescope was a gift for an 9 year old girl. She liked it and tried it right away. "

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    View the solar system with this Discovery Juno telescope. The two interchangeable eyepieces provide magnification of 18x and 28.8x for clear details, and the 50mm aperture renders bright, sharp visuals. This Discovery Juno telescope comes with a hard case for easy and secure portability, and the alt-azimuth mount allows smooth and accurate steering.
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    "Telescopes...This telescope was a gift for an 9 year old girl. She liked it and tried it right away. "

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    View the solar system with this Discovery Juno telescope. The two interchangeable eyepieces provide magnification of 18x and 28.8x for clear details, and the 50mm aperture renders bright, sharp visuals. This Discovery Juno telescope comes with a hard case for easy and secure portability, and the alt-azimuth mount allows smooth and accurate steering.
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  9. National Geographic - 50mm Refractor Telescope and Microscope Set - Angle_Zoom
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    "Great Microscope....Diabolical Telescope....For the price point I guess you get what you pay for but I was disappointed with the telescope part of this set. It was incredibly frustrating and near impossible to settle the telescope on 1 point in the sky. ...Telescope and microscope"

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    Study astronomy and microorganisms with this National Geographic Telescope and Microscope set. The easy-to-use refracting telescope has a 50mm opening for observing nature during the day or night, while the microscope has three magnification powers, offering an alternative viewing option. This National Geographic Telescope and Microscope set features a durable case for seamless portability, and the included tabletop tripod allows comfortable viewing.
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    "Great Microscope....Diabolical Telescope....For the price point I guess you get what you pay for but I was disappointed with the telescope part of this set. It was incredibly frustrating and near impossible to settle the telescope on 1 point in the sky. ...Telescope and microscope"

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    Study astronomy and microorganisms with this National Geographic Telescope and Microscope set. The easy-to-use refracting telescope has a 50mm opening for observing nature during the day or night, while the microscope has three magnification powers, offering an alternative viewing option. This National Geographic Telescope and Microscope set features a durable case for seamless portability, and the included tabletop tripod allows comfortable viewing.
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  10. National Geographic - 70mm Refractor Telescope - Angle_Zoom
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    "Great price but not a very good telescope. Hard to set up. Not very good images....Reall Great Telescope...Me and my son love using this telescope to look at the Moon."

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    Get a clear view of the solar system with this National Geographic 80-40070 70mm telescope. The short 700mm focal length delivers high-powered wide-field views while promoting portability, and the 70mm aperture enhances your view of planets and other objects in the sky. This National Geographic 80-40070 70mm telescope features an adapter to connect smartphones and take photos of objects.
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    "Great price but not a very good telescope. Hard to set up. Not very good images....Reall Great Telescope...Me and my son love using this telescope to look at the Moon."

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    Get a clear view of the solar system with this National Geographic 80-40070 70mm telescope. The short 700mm focal length delivers high-powered wide-field views while promoting portability, and the 70mm aperture enhances your view of planets and other objects in the sky. This National Geographic 80-40070 70mm telescope features an adapter to connect smartphones and take photos of objects.
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