Features a 114 mm fully-coated primary mirror and 1000 mm focal length. Two 1.25-inch eyepieces of 20 and 10 mm each provide 50x to 100x magnification. Manual equatorial mount comes with slow adjustment knobs to keep up with the earth's rotation. Lightweight at 17 pounds.
Some have issues with the included viewfinder. May be too lightweight for good balance.
The objective lens has a 114-millimeter diameter. Comes with 2 Plössl eyepieces and an equatorial mount so you can follow objects in the sky. An aluminum and silicon dioxide coating keeps the lens safe. Can be easily set up anywhere. Comes with MoonMap 260.
Offers a 130-millimeter objective lens and an equatorial mount. The optical tube length is 24 inches, making it compact and portable. Has an f/5 focal ratio and can display a wide field of celestial objects. The tripod and the EQ2 mount let you track objects.
Pricey when compared to similar options.
Solid entry-level reflector telescope. The 100-millimeter parabolic primary mirror is good for wide-angle gazing. Works well in cities. Tabletop design is quick to set up anywhere and easy to store. Comes with 2 eyepieces, a star-finder, and a link to the popular Starry Night software.
Requires batteries. Mostly for beginners.
Boasts a 130 mm fully-coated mirror and 650 mm focal length. Includes a battery-powered motor to keep up with the earth's rotation during viewing. Two 1.25-inch eyepieces of 20 and 10 mm each provide 33x to 65x magnification. Comes with rugged pre-assembled tripod.
At 28 pounds, a little heavy to carry around.
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