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  1. Product Description

    Explore outer space with this Galileo G-545 refractor telescope, which features variable magnification up to 83x to bring the stars into view. The Stellarium CD brings the sky to your computer for enhanced observation.
    $49.99

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    Explore outer space with this Galileo G-545 refractor telescope, which features variable magnification up to 83x to bring the stars into view. The Stellarium CD brings the sky to your computer for enhanced observation.
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    The Cassini C-650 is mounted on an Altitude Azimuth yoke mount. It's easy use up and down, left and right movement is great for beginners and casual star gazers alike. It makes an excellent first refracting telescope for your kids or grand kids. Terrestrial viewing is extremely easy due to the included 90° diagonal mirror which produces a totally erect image. The Mount is attached to a very sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod with rubber feet. The Cassini C-650 optical tube assembly features a 600mm focal length. The objective lens is an 50mm two element achromat (color correct crown & flint) air spaced objective lens. The finderscope is Cassini’s Mars’ Eye electronic Finderscope which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects. Included with the C-650 are a 6mm eyepiece, and a 20mm eyepiece.
    $54.99
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    The Cassini C-650 is mounted on an Altitude Azimuth yoke mount. It's easy use up and down, left and right movement is great for beginners and casual star gazers alike. It makes an excellent first refracting telescope for your kids or grand kids. Terrestrial viewing is extremely easy due to the included 90° diagonal mirror which produces a totally erect image. The Mount is attached to a very sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod with rubber feet. The Cassini C-650 optical tube assembly features a 600mm focal length. The objective lens is an 50mm two element achromat (color correct crown & flint) air spaced objective lens. The finderscope is Cassini’s Mars’ Eye electronic Finderscope which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects. Included with the C-650 are a 6mm eyepiece, and a 20mm eyepiece.
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    "Nice kit...Nice case....It was a bit overcast where I'm at but was able to still see Jupiter, no spot but did see 2 shadows of the moons crossing Jupiter - what a thrill - great addition and a must have!...I'm new to using a telescope and this is a wonderful addition."

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    This Celestron PowerSeeker 94306 accessory kit equips your 1.25" eyepiece- and filter-compatible Celestron telescope with enhanced magnification and the ability to expose greater planetary detail using its Kellner eyepieces and red and blue filters.
    $42.99
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    "Nice kit...Nice case....It was a bit overcast where I'm at but was able to still see Jupiter, no spot but did see 2 shadows of the moons crossing Jupiter - what a thrill - great addition and a must have!...I'm new to using a telescope and this is a wonderful addition."

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    This Celestron PowerSeeker 94306 accessory kit equips your 1.25" eyepiece- and filter-compatible Celestron telescope with enhanced magnification and the ability to expose greater planetary detail using its Kellner eyepieces and red and blue filters.
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    "Absolute beauty...Wonderful telescope...All in all a nice lightweight versatile compact unit....It is compact and the scope and all accessories fit into an old camera bag."

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    With three 1.25" eyepieces and a tripod, this Meade Infinity 209004 refractor telescope makes it easy to view both terrestrial and celestial scenes. An altazimuth mount with slow-motion controls helps you track moving celestial objects.
    $159.99
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    "Absolute beauty...Wonderful telescope...All in all a nice lightweight versatile compact unit....It is compact and the scope and all accessories fit into an old camera bag."

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    With three 1.25" eyepieces and a tripod, this Meade Infinity 209004 refractor telescope makes it easy to view both terrestrial and celestial scenes. An altazimuth mount with slow-motion controls helps you track moving celestial objects.
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    "Love it...Works well...I would recommend this to a friend I bought it as a spotting scope....Great buy going to look for a more powerful telescope to see darker images."

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    Gaze into the night sky with this Cassini C-80 reflector telescope that features an Altitude Azimuth yoke mount for easy adjustment. The Mars' Eye electronic red-dot finderscope helps maintain the surrounding field of view while you focus on an object.
    $79.99
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    Was $99.99
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    "Love it...Works well...I would recommend this to a friend I bought it as a spotting scope....Great buy going to look for a more powerful telescope to see darker images."

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    Gaze into the night sky with this Cassini C-80 reflector telescope that features an Altitude Azimuth yoke mount for easy adjustment. The Mars' Eye electronic red-dot finderscope helps maintain the surrounding field of view while you focus on an object.
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    "Great Starter Telescope...No issues or complaints here :)...Purchased this item for my husband for Father's Day 2016 and he absolutely loves it....Smart Looking and user friendly"

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    The PowerSeekers come in a choice of refractor or reflector, equatorial or altazimuth mount design. The PowerSeekers come with all coated glass optical components with for enhanced image brightness and clarity. The Newtonian reflectors offer larger aperture and greater light gathering power needed to resolve the faint detail of hundreds of deep-sky and other celestial objects. All PowerSeekers come on either sturdy equatorial mounts for tracking the sky, or collapsible altazimuth mounts suitable for terrestrial viewing as well as astronomical use. The PowerSeekers come with a full range of eyepieces plus a 3x Barlow lens, allowing an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of an unaided eye! The PowerSeekers PS 114 EQ is a great choice for children and families.
    $137.99
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    "Great Starter Telescope...No issues or complaints here :)...Purchased this item for my husband for Father's Day 2016 and he absolutely loves it....Smart Looking and user friendly"

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    The PowerSeekers come in a choice of refractor or reflector, equatorial or altazimuth mount design. The PowerSeekers come with all coated glass optical components with for enhanced image brightness and clarity. The Newtonian reflectors offer larger aperture and greater light gathering power needed to resolve the faint detail of hundreds of deep-sky and other celestial objects. All PowerSeekers come on either sturdy equatorial mounts for tracking the sky, or collapsible altazimuth mounts suitable for terrestrial viewing as well as astronomical use. The PowerSeekers come with a full range of eyepieces plus a 3x Barlow lens, allowing an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of an unaided eye! The PowerSeekers PS 114 EQ is a great choice for children and families.
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    Discover the constellations with this Galileo G-2HT refractor telescope, which features an altitude azimuth yoke mount for slow-motion movements. Magnification up to 116x and a fully multicoated lens offer crisp, clear visuals.
    $79.99

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    Discover the constellations with this Galileo G-2HT refractor telescope, which features an altitude azimuth yoke mount for slow-motion movements. Magnification up to 116x and a fully multicoated lens offer crisp, clear visuals.
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    Go on an outer space adventure with this Galileo G-872BG refractor telescope, which features up to 133x magnification to bring the stars into view. The Mars-Eye Electronic Finderscope helps you locate desired celestial objects.
    $129.99

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    Go on an outer space adventure with this Galileo G-872BG refractor telescope, which features up to 133x magnification to bring the stars into view. The Mars-Eye Electronic Finderscope helps you locate desired celestial objects.
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    Discover celestial objects with this ExploraScope refractor telescope. A newly designed slow-motion rod provides a smooth viewing experience, and the 3x Barlow lens magnifies the moon and stars. You can use the free SkyPortal app along with this ExploraScope refractor telescope to explore and identify the jewels of the night sky.
    $91.99

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    Discover celestial objects with this ExploraScope refractor telescope. A newly designed slow-motion rod provides a smooth viewing experience, and the 3x Barlow lens magnifies the moon and stars. You can use the free SkyPortal app along with this ExploraScope refractor telescope to explore and identify the jewels of the night sky.
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    Explore the heavens with this powerful Celestron ExploraScope reflector telescope. The mount keeps it stable, and the finder scope makes it easy to find designated targets in the night sky. This Celestron ExploraScope reflector telescope is ideal for beginners, and its slow-motion rod lets you follow objects across the sky.
    $209.99

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    Explore the heavens with this powerful Celestron ExploraScope reflector telescope. The mount keeps it stable, and the finder scope makes it easy to find designated targets in the night sky. This Celestron ExploraScope reflector telescope is ideal for beginners, and its slow-motion rod lets you follow objects across the sky.
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    Experience the night sky like never before with this Celestron ExploraScope 80AZ telescope. Its StarPointer finderscope helps you locate objects with an illuminated red dot, and its altitude slow-motion rod tracks them through the sky. This Celestron ExploraScope 80AZ telescope has a downloadable app to help you identify and learn about celestial objects.
    $149.99

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    Experience the night sky like never before with this Celestron ExploraScope 80AZ telescope. Its StarPointer finderscope helps you locate objects with an illuminated red dot, and its altitude slow-motion rod tracks them through the sky. This Celestron ExploraScope 80AZ telescope has a downloadable app to help you identify and learn about celestial objects.
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    Gaze at the stars through this Celestron Newtonian telescope. Its 130mm aperture produces optimal resolution for the clearest view of the universe, and its integrated Wi-Fi connection lets you control settings from your iOS or Android device. This Celestron Newtonian telescope has an accessory tray to keep eyepieces and other small items conveniently nearby.
    $447.99

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    Gaze at the stars through this Celestron Newtonian telescope. Its 130mm aperture produces optimal resolution for the clearest view of the universe, and its integrated Wi-Fi connection lets you control settings from your iOS or Android device. This Celestron Newtonian telescope has an accessory tray to keep eyepieces and other small items conveniently nearby.
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    This Galileo C-SS80 800mm x 80mm Astronomical Reflector Telescope and Galileo G-SPA Smartphone Adapter kit lets you use the camera feature on your smartphone to take pictures or video through the optics of your telescope, or use your smartphone to assist navigating your telescope view to your celestial object of interest. Finding your target is easy with its Altitude Azimuth Tracker mount featuring slow motion altitude and azimuth adjustment rods for precision adjustments, attached to a sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod featuring an accessory tray with slots to place 4 1¼" eyepieces or lenses and retractable rubber feet. The tripod also features a removable LED observation light. The light can be used mounted for identifying eyepiece size or can be removed if the user wants to read instructions or star charts. The Galileo C-SS80 optical tube assembly features an 800mm focal length. The primary mirror is 80 mm in diameter and is mounted in a heavy-duty mirror cell with push/pull collimation screws. The finderscope is Galileo's Mars' Eye electronic Red Dot Finderscope which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects. As well as mounting to the telescope, the Galileo G-SPA smartphone adapter lets you use the camera feature on your smartphone to take pictures or video through the optics of your telescope (or very own binoculars, spotting scope, microscope etc. as well). It also allows you to mount your smartphone on a standard camera tripod for hands-free video calls, family photos with everyone in the picture, or anytime you want to include yourself in the action.
    $149.99

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    This Galileo C-SS80 800mm x 80mm Astronomical Reflector Telescope and Galileo G-SPA Smartphone Adapter kit lets you use the camera feature on your smartphone to take pictures or video through the optics of your telescope, or use your smartphone to assist navigating your telescope view to your celestial object of interest. Finding your target is easy with its Altitude Azimuth Tracker mount featuring slow motion altitude and azimuth adjustment rods for precision adjustments, attached to a sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod featuring an accessory tray with slots to place 4 1¼" eyepieces or lenses and retractable rubber feet. The tripod also features a removable LED observation light. The light can be used mounted for identifying eyepiece size or can be removed if the user wants to read instructions or star charts. The Galileo C-SS80 optical tube assembly features an 800mm focal length. The primary mirror is 80 mm in diameter and is mounted in a heavy-duty mirror cell with push/pull collimation screws. The finderscope is Galileo's Mars' Eye electronic Red Dot Finderscope which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects. As well as mounting to the telescope, the Galileo G-SPA smartphone adapter lets you use the camera feature on your smartphone to take pictures or video through the optics of your telescope (or very own binoculars, spotting scope, microscope etc. as well). It also allows you to mount your smartphone on a standard camera tripod for hands-free video calls, family photos with everyone in the picture, or anytime you want to include yourself in the action.
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    The Cassini CC-872 is mounted on an Altitude Azimuth yoke mount. It's easy use up and down, left and right movement is great for beginners and casual star gazers alike. Terrestrial viewing is extremely easy due to the included 45° diagonal which produces a totally erect image. The mount features a slow motion altitude adjustment rod for precision adjustments and is attached to a very sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod with retractable rubber feet. The telescopes optical tube assembly is finished out with a large 1¼'' format focus tube. The Cassini CC-872 optical tube assembly features a 800 mm focal length. The objective lens is a 72 mm two element achromat (color correct crown & flint) air spaced objective lens. The tube itself is aluminum, painted flat black internally, and fully baffled for excellent visual and CCD imaging. The objective is fully multi-coated and has a resolving power of 1.61 arc seconds. The optical tube assembly is diffraction limited at ?4 (1/4 wave in Sodium light). The diagonal consists of a 45° Schmidt prism that is fully coated in Magnesium Fluoride. The finderscope is Galileo's Mars' Eye electronic finderscope which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects.
    $129.99

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    The Cassini CC-872 is mounted on an Altitude Azimuth yoke mount. It's easy use up and down, left and right movement is great for beginners and casual star gazers alike. Terrestrial viewing is extremely easy due to the included 45° diagonal which produces a totally erect image. The mount features a slow motion altitude adjustment rod for precision adjustments and is attached to a very sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod with retractable rubber feet. The telescopes optical tube assembly is finished out with a large 1¼'' format focus tube. The Cassini CC-872 optical tube assembly features a 800 mm focal length. The objective lens is a 72 mm two element achromat (color correct crown & flint) air spaced objective lens. The tube itself is aluminum, painted flat black internally, and fully baffled for excellent visual and CCD imaging. The objective is fully multi-coated and has a resolving power of 1.61 arc seconds. The optical tube assembly is diffraction limited at ?4 (1/4 wave in Sodium light). The diagonal consists of a 45° Schmidt prism that is fully coated in Magnesium Fluoride. The finderscope is Galileo's Mars' Eye electronic finderscope which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects.
  15. Model:C-80072TREF
    SKU:6259858

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    The Cassini C-80072TREF telescope is mounted on Cassini's Tracker altitude/azimuth mount. Its easy-to-use up and down, left and right movement is great for beginners and casual star gazers alike. Terrestrial viewing is extremely easy too due to the included erect image prism which produces a totally erect image. The Tracker mount features simultaneous slow motion altitude and azimuth adjustment enabling precision micro vertical and horizontal manual tracking and rests on top of Cassini's sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod. The tripod also features an accessory tray with slots to place 4 1¼" eyepieces or lenses and retractable rubber feet. The Cassini C-80072TREF incorporates the Wireless Electronic Stabilizing Focuser so you can focus in on your target object using the wireless hand box controller without touching the telescope, increasing the telescope's stability for clearer images. The Cassini C-80072TREF utilizes a 72mm two-element achromat (color correct crown and flint) fully multi-coated air spaced objective lens. The optical tube assembly features an 800mm focal length and the tube itself is aluminum and fully baffled for excellent visual and CCD imaging. The finder is Cassini's Red Dot Mars-Eye Electronic Finder which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects.
    $189.99

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    The Cassini C-80072TREF telescope is mounted on Cassini's Tracker altitude/azimuth mount. Its easy-to-use up and down, left and right movement is great for beginners and casual star gazers alike. Terrestrial viewing is extremely easy too due to the included erect image prism which produces a totally erect image. The Tracker mount features simultaneous slow motion altitude and azimuth adjustment enabling precision micro vertical and horizontal manual tracking and rests on top of Cassini's sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod. The tripod also features an accessory tray with slots to place 4 1¼" eyepieces or lenses and retractable rubber feet. The Cassini C-80072TREF incorporates the Wireless Electronic Stabilizing Focuser so you can focus in on your target object using the wireless hand box controller without touching the telescope, increasing the telescope's stability for clearer images. The Cassini C-80072TREF utilizes a 72mm two-element achromat (color correct crown and flint) fully multi-coated air spaced objective lens. The optical tube assembly features an 800mm focal length and the tube itself is aluminum and fully baffled for excellent visual and CCD imaging. The finder is Cassini's Red Dot Mars-Eye Electronic Finder which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects.