The idea of getting a telescope has always crossed my mind, but I just didn’t know if it was going to be worth it and/or if I would even know how to use it, since I haven’t touched a telescope probably since high school (and I really know nothing about astronomy or telescopes.) But we have a gorgeous view of the sky from our balcony, especially at night with all the stars! So I decided to go ahead and give this guy a shot. Especially it being quarantine and all, being stuck inside, it was really was the perfect time. When it arrived, I read and followed through the instructions, I also watched a few YouTube videos to understand how to work everything and figure out what all the parts ate for. I did a little research, played around with it during the day, practiced with zooming and focusing on the trees and things. And then BAM! Tonight there was a strawberry moon, I got so excited that when I grabbed the telescope to set it up, I almost sent it flying down three stories off my balcony.. 🤦♀️ BUT! I got some pretty cool shots of the strawberry moon! Yay!
I will say that practicing with the telescope during the day a few times and getting familiar with how it works really helped a lot, Becuase once the moon showed up, I was able to find it right away, zoom, focus, and then just snap away! (Just make sure not to to aim your telescope on trees near your neighbors.. Becuase if you do, they will give you dirty looks..🤣)
Also, the pictures do no justice! Looking through the telescope in person is wayyyy more beautiful and so many more details that the camera just did not catch! 😍
I wasn't too sure about the quality when I ordered but it definitely beat my expectations. I think I'm going to buy one for my niece too. Are you guys able to give me a discount for buying a second?
This is the first telescope I've ever owned of good quality. Great telescope and my kids enjoy using it to look at the moon. I look forward to taking it with me camping.
Great beginner telescope for my son and daughter!! They are obsessed with the solar system as of late, but we also use it to watch birds and deer in our backyard.
Being able to also hook it up to a phone really helps my younger one see vs trying to get her to close one eye and peep into the telescope end. Overall, pretty impressed with the purchase and how sturdy it is for the price. Would totally recommend it for anyone with little kids interested in getting into telescopes!
Love my telescope. Fun and gives great detail of the moon. It’s good for beginner being as it’s my first scope ever.