Sunday, July 17, 2005
Today is Sunday which makes it Best Buys Zone Photographic Equipment day which is turning out to be more interesting than I originally thought. Photographic equipment also includes cool optics like telescopes and Night Owl Optics. So this weekly column should be quite cool.
As a kid I always wanted a telescope and never got one. It was definitely one of those science things my dad would have said, "Telescope? What the hell for BD?" This Celestron Firstscope 114EQ would make a great first telescope for today's kids. Newtonian reflector telescopes offer a number of excellent features including Freedom from most optical aberrations and delivery of very bright images. Reasonably compact and portable to focal lengths of 1000mm. Excellent performance observing faint deep-sky objects such as nebulae, remot e galaxies and star clusters. Lowest cost per square inch of aperture due to use of mirrors rather than lenses.
The 114mm (4.5") Newtonian equatorial telescope is the most popular size telescope for the more serious beginning or intermediate level astronomy enthusiast, and for good reason. The large light gathering power of this 4-½" telescope makes it ideal for deep-sky observation of galaxies, star clusters and nebulae, as well as lunar and planetary observing. This makes for a very useful and versatile instrument that can take an observer from the very first time looking through a telescope's eyepiece, through years of observing interesting subjects near and far in the night sky. Firstscope 114EQ
A high quality, economical telescope with superb optical systems housed in a glossy black metal tube. The equatorial mounts are quite stable, with setting circles and slow motion controls on both axes for easy, smooth tracking. Strict adherence to Celestron's tough quality standards for manufacturing, assembly and testing ensures that each telescope performs well.
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Posted by Brian at 3:20 PM