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A scope is a sight that magnifies an object, making it easier to see. If you're looking for something to use for hunting, target shooting, or even just looking at the moon or the stars, we've got you covered. Browse the top-ranked list of best scopes 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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    "Great scope...Great scope for my 8 year old niece. She really enjoys it....Nice little scope! Built well Nice accessory package"

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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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    "Great scope...Great scope for my 8 year old niece. She really enjoys it....Nice little scope! Built well Nice accessory package"

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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. Explore One - Aurora II 114mm Reflector Telescope - Flat Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "The view is great and the alignment scope is a big plus."

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    Observe the fine details of deep-sky beauties with this Explore One Aurora II reflector telescope. The 114mm aperture enhances a clear and precise view, while the red dot finder helps locate your target. A fully adjustable metal tripod provides a stable base. This Explore One Aurora II reflector telescope includes an accessory tray for holding an extra eyepiece and smooth motion controls for subtle adjustments.
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    "The view is great and the alignment scope is a big plus."

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    Observe the fine details of deep-sky beauties with this Explore One Aurora II reflector telescope. The 114mm aperture enhances a clear and precise view, while the red dot finder helps locate your target. A fully adjustable metal tripod provides a stable base. This Explore One Aurora II reflector telescope includes an accessory tray for holding an extra eyepiece and smooth motion controls for subtle adjustments.
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  3. Rexing - Digital Rechargeable Tripod Scope - Black - Left_Zoom

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    Rexing NVS1 digital rechargeable night vision tripod scope enables you to record and share what you see in the wild. It features Wi-Fi support, a 1.3" LCD screen, and rechargeable capability. It could also help avoid fatigue caused by traditional mirror barrel viewing.
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    Rexing NVS1 digital rechargeable night vision tripod scope enables you to record and share what you see in the wild. It features Wi-Fi support, a 1.3" LCD screen, and rechargeable capability. It could also help avoid fatigue caused by traditional mirror barrel viewing.
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  4. Celestron - EclipSmart 10x42 Porro Solar Binoculars - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "After the eclipse, there may not be much use, however, if you own a telescope with a solar filter, these might be nice to spot check the sun for solar activity before you set up your scope. There is also another total eclipse coming through the South and Midewest in 2024, and these can be used again. ...Great value for the price, best used with a rest or pole. Serious solar observers should opt for the next larger version."

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    The Celestron EclipSmart 10x42mm Solar Porro Binocular is one of the most convenient ways to enjoy safe, detailed, magnified views of the Sun anywhere. These full-size solar binoculars are the perfect grab-and-go option for eclipse chasers or for those studying sunspots any day. Best of all, Celestron EclipSmart binoculars feature Solar Safe filter technology, ensuring ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation. Unlike detachable filters, which can be knocked off unexpectedly, EclipSmart Solar Binoculars feature built-in filters embedded in the objective lenses. Enjoy the Sun with confidence, knowing it’s impossible for the filters to become dislodged while you or your loved ones are observing. Solar Safe Filter 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 and has been independently tested to conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun. Important safety note: inspect your binocular’s objective lens filters before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. Crystal Clear View: With its multi-coated optics, the Celestron EclipSmart 10x42mm binoculars deliver high-contrast images of the Sun. These are white-light solar binoculars that provide a clear black-and-white image of the Sun. The Celestron EclipSmart 10x42mm Solar Binoculars also provide a generous field of view, so you can see the complete solar disk without moving the binocular. The Body: A durable, rubber-armored aluminum housing protects your EclipSmart binocular from damage without weighing you down. The binoculars are comfortable to use for eyeglass wearers and non-eyeglass wearers alike, thanks to their durable folding eyecups. Fold them down for safe and effective use with your eyeglasses or keep them unfolded if you don’t wear glasses. Accessories Included: Carry your EclipSmart binocular with the comfortable included strap. The binocular also includes a protective padded nylon case for storage and transport, and protective eyepiece and objective lens covers. 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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    "After the eclipse, there may not be much use, however, if you own a telescope with a solar filter, these might be nice to spot check the sun for solar activity before you set up your scope. There is also another total eclipse coming through the South and Midewest in 2024, and these can be used again. ...Great value for the price, best used with a rest or pole. Serious solar observers should opt for the next larger version."

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    The Celestron EclipSmart 10x42mm Solar Porro Binocular is one of the most convenient ways to enjoy safe, detailed, magnified views of the Sun anywhere. These full-size solar binoculars are the perfect grab-and-go option for eclipse chasers or for those studying sunspots any day. Best of all, Celestron EclipSmart binoculars feature Solar Safe filter technology, ensuring ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation. Unlike detachable filters, which can be knocked off unexpectedly, EclipSmart Solar Binoculars feature built-in filters embedded in the objective lenses. Enjoy the Sun with confidence, knowing it’s impossible for the filters to become dislodged while you or your loved ones are observing. Solar Safe Filter 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 and has been independently tested to conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun. Important safety note: inspect your binocular’s objective lens filters before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. Crystal Clear View: With its multi-coated optics, the Celestron EclipSmart 10x42mm binoculars deliver high-contrast images of the Sun. These are white-light solar binoculars that provide a clear black-and-white image of the Sun. The Celestron EclipSmart 10x42mm Solar Binoculars also provide a generous field of view, so you can see the complete solar disk without moving the binocular. The Body: A durable, rubber-armored aluminum housing protects your EclipSmart binocular from damage without weighing you down. The binoculars are comfortable to use for eyeglass wearers and non-eyeglass wearers alike, thanks to their durable folding eyecups. Fold them down for safe and effective use with your eyeglasses or keep them unfolded if you don’t wear glasses. Accessories Included: Carry your EclipSmart binocular with the comfortable included strap. The binocular also includes a protective padded nylon case for storage and transport, and protective eyepiece and objective lens covers. 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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  5. Celestron - EclipSmart 10x25 Roof Solar Binoculars - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Works, but maybe not the best choice...In my opinion it's simpler and safer to project the image of the sun using binoculars, spotting scope, or even a simple "pinhole" camera, whatever you have on hand. "

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    The Celestron EclipSmart 10x25mm Solar Porro Binocular is one of the most convenient ways to enjoy safe, detailed, magnified views of the Sun anywhere. These full-size solar binoculars are the perfect grab-and-go option for eclipse chasers or for those studying sunspots any day. Best of all, Celestron EclipSmart binoculars feature Solar Safe filter technology, ensuring ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation. Unlike detachable filters, which can be knocked off unexpectedly, EclipSmart Solar Binoculars feature built-in filters embedded in the objective lenses. Enjoy the Sun with confidence, knowing it’s impossible for the filters to become dislodged while you or your loved ones are observing. Solar Safe Filter 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 and has been independently tested to conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun. Important safety note: inspect your binocular’s objective lens filters before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. Crystal Clear View: With its multi-coated optics, the Celestron EclipSmart 10x25mm binoculars deliver high-contrast images of the Sun. These are white-light solar binoculars that provide a clear black-and-white image of the Sun. The Celestron EclipSmart 10x25mm Solar Binoculars also provide a generous field of view, so you can see the complete solar disk without moving the binocular. The Body: A durable, rubber-armored aluminum housing protects your EclipSmart binocular from damage without weighing you down. The binoculars are comfortable to use for eyeglass wearers and non-eyeglass wearers alike, thanks to their durable folding eyecups. Fold them down for safe and effective use with your eyeglasses or keep them unfolded if you don’t wear glasses. Accessories Included: Carry your EclipSmart binocular with the comfortable included strap. The binocular also includes a protective padded nylon case for storage and transport, and protective eyepiece and objective lens covers. 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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    "Works, but maybe not the best choice...In my opinion it's simpler and safer to project the image of the sun using binoculars, spotting scope, or even a simple "pinhole" camera, whatever you have on hand. "

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    The Celestron EclipSmart 10x25mm Solar Porro Binocular is one of the most convenient ways to enjoy safe, detailed, magnified views of the Sun anywhere. These full-size solar binoculars are the perfect grab-and-go option for eclipse chasers or for those studying sunspots any day. Best of all, Celestron EclipSmart binoculars feature Solar Safe filter technology, ensuring ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation. Unlike detachable filters, which can be knocked off unexpectedly, EclipSmart Solar Binoculars feature built-in filters embedded in the objective lenses. Enjoy the Sun with confidence, knowing it’s impossible for the filters to become dislodged while you or your loved ones are observing. Solar Safe Filter 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 and has been independently tested to conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun. Important safety note: inspect your binocular’s objective lens filters before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. Crystal Clear View: With its multi-coated optics, the Celestron EclipSmart 10x25mm binoculars deliver high-contrast images of the Sun. These are white-light solar binoculars that provide a clear black-and-white image of the Sun. The Celestron EclipSmart 10x25mm Solar Binoculars also provide a generous field of view, so you can see the complete solar disk without moving the binocular. The Body: A durable, rubber-armored aluminum housing protects your EclipSmart binocular from damage without weighing you down. The binoculars are comfortable to use for eyeglass wearers and non-eyeglass wearers alike, thanks to their durable folding eyecups. Fold them down for safe and effective use with your eyeglasses or keep them unfolded if you don’t wear glasses. Accessories Included: Carry your EclipSmart binocular with the comfortable included strap. The binocular also includes a protective padded nylon case for storage and transport, and protective eyepiece and objective lens covers. 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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  6. Celestron - Eclipsmart Travel Solar Scope 50 Refractor Telescope - White/black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Best solar scope out there...My Celestron Travel scope 50......Been needed this type of scope for many years. Just in time for the Eclipse."

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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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    "Best solar scope out there...My Celestron Travel scope 50......Been needed this type of scope for many years. Just in time for the Eclipse."

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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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  7. Celestron - Travel Scope 70 Portable Telescope - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "I gave this a 5 not because it's the best scope of the earth, but because it's a whole lot better than I thought it would be. ...Very light weight, surprisingly nice optics for a scope in this price range and a solid built product."

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    This portable telescope features fully coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images and an erect image diagonal for correctly oriented viewing. The backpack lets you take your telescope on the go.
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    "I gave this a 5 not because it's the best scope of the earth, but because it's a whole lot better than I thought it would be. ...Very light weight, surprisingly nice optics for a scope in this price range and a solid built product."

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    This portable telescope features fully coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images and an erect image diagonal for correctly oriented viewing. The backpack lets you take your telescope on the go.
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  8. Celestron - NexStar 6 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - Orange - Angle_Zoom
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    "Amazing scope!...The best entry level telescope you can buy...If you are serious about getting into astronomy, this is the best Nexstar to get, and the best overall in my opinion. "

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    This telescope features a StarPointer finderscope for accurate alignment and location of objects and NexStar computer control technology for simple operation. The steel tripod provides durability.
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    "Amazing scope!...The best entry level telescope you can buy...If you are serious about getting into astronomy, this is the best Nexstar to get, and the best overall in my opinion. "

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    This telescope features a StarPointer finderscope for accurate alignment and location of objects and NexStar computer control technology for simple operation. The steel tripod provides durability.
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  9. Celestron - NexStar 8 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - Orange - Angle_Zoom
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    "Terrific Scope (a little confusing for a novice)...This is a holiday gift for my college-age daughter, who is taking and loving several astronomy courses. The scope and mount are terrific! However, learning the basics of sophisticated telescopes is daunting. ...Decent Scope for the price....It can be a little shaky but this is typical single arm scopes. I wasn't a fan of the finder scope. I ended up returning it, might be good for a beginner/intermediate astronomer but I wanted more scope."

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    Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.
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    "Terrific Scope (a little confusing for a novice)...This is a holiday gift for my college-age daughter, who is taking and loving several astronomy courses. The scope and mount are terrific! However, learning the basics of sophisticated telescopes is daunting. ...Decent Scope for the price....It can be a little shaky but this is typical single arm scopes. I wasn't a fan of the finder scope. I ended up returning it, might be good for a beginner/intermediate astronomer but I wanted more scope."

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    Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.
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  10. Celestron - NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - Orange - Angle_Zoom
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    "Lower magnifications of 300x would give very clear images with a scope this size. Keep in mind that Dobsonians are not terrain scopes, and are not for use in areas with a lot of street lights, and they're not very portable. ...It is also very portable though heavier than some other entry level scopes."

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    Locate and observe objects in the night sky with this telescope that features StarBright XLT coatings for optimal light transmission and a StarPointer finderscope that helps you find and align objects easily.
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    "Lower magnifications of 300x would give very clear images with a scope this size. Keep in mind that Dobsonians are not terrain scopes, and are not for use in areas with a lot of street lights, and they're not very portable. ...It is also very portable though heavier than some other entry level scopes."

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    Product Description

    Locate and observe objects in the night sky with this telescope that features StarBright XLT coatings for optimal light transmission and a StarPointer finderscope that helps you find and align objects easily.
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