If you, or someone you know, are looking for a telescope to start their astronomical journey of discovery, this exclusive Celestron’s AstroMaster 80mm aperture refractor could be the perfect choice. The telescope is ideal for exploring the Moon’s craters, Maria/seas and mountain ranges, seeing the rings of Saturn, the great red spot and 4 moons of Jupiter and many of the brighter galaxies and nebulae such as the great Orion nebula, Hercules globular cluster Messier 13 and the Andromeda galaxy.
The AstroMaster telescope is mounted on a German equatorial type mount (with tripod and counterweights) and comes with a simple motor drive to allow the telescope to easily track celestial objects as they move across the sky due to Earth’s rotation. Included are 20mm (lower magnification) and 10mm (higher magnification) eyepieces, an erect image diagonal, and a finderscope to help you locate objects. An eyepiece smartphone adaptor is also supplied so you can record your Lunar or planetary observations to show others. To find what is up in the night sky, Celestron’s Starry Night Software, which has a 10,000 object database and printable sky maps, can be downloaded to use alongside the telescope.
The inclusion of an erect image diagonal also allows you to look at terrestrial objects, such as wildlife or ships in the distance, and makes this instrument an ideal dual-purpose telescope!