Designed for the first time buyer... Offering exceptional value, the AstroMaster series features a compact and portable design with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy.
Alt-Az models have a convenient pan handle with built-in clutch for easy targeting and smooth motion. This style of mount is great for viewing nature and celestial objects.
The German Equatorial mount is a good choice for viewing stars, nebulae, star clusters, and planets. A built-in setting circle aids in locating these objects.
Locate and identify thousands of celestial objects on your laptop or PC with "The Sky" Level 1 software included FREE with every AstroMaster model.
Which AstroMaster model best fits your needs? If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky.
The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.
If your interest is strictly watching whales, spotting birds, viewing nature, orchecking out your favorite star or planet the altazimuth-mounted models are ideal. Alt-Az models have a convenient pan handle with built-in clutch for easy targeting and smooth motion.
Models featuring the German Equatorial mount are a good choice for viewing stars, nebulae, star clusters, and planets. Built-in setting circle aids in locating these objects.
When used for astronomical viewing, AstroMasters yield breathtaking views of the Moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts and moons, nebulae and star clusters.
Every instrument features all glass optical elements as well as smooth operating steel tripod mountings featuring manual motion controls. All models feature coated optics for enhanced image brightness and clarity.
Reviewed by 4 customers
My houseband use every nigth this product.
Assembly was fairly straightforward. Not for the impatient type! Takes a little while to hone in on objects of interest that you can see with the naked eye.
This is a great entry level scope. There are no Cons on this scope for its price range.