Celestron Firstscope

The Celestron FirstScope telescope is a top quality with a high quality Dobsonian style stand and 76 mm reflector optical tube. It is an ideal entry level astronomical telescope for the budding astronomer.

Being a portable and lightweight(under 2kg) table top design it makes it easy to store, transport and setup.

The first thing you will notice is how easy is to observe with, simply navigate the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of the desired object.

A Stylish and decorative design makes the FirstScope a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy.

Celestron Firstscope

This scope comes with 2 eyepieces giving you 15x and 75x magnification which is sufficient to give some really great views of craters on the Moon, the moons of jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus as well as many otherbright deep sky objects like star clusters. It is compatible with any 1.25" standard eyepiece.

It is easy to calculate the magnification, simply divide the focal length of the scope by the focal length of the eyepiece.

There are a number of extras included in the accessory kit that makes your viewing experience even better. Two more eypieces of 24x and 50x magnification, a moon filter, 5x24 finder scope, carrying case and a cd to alighten you on the basics of astronomy.

A downloadable instruction manual allows you to plot and explore the night sky with ease.


  • Optical Design : Dobsonian Reflector
  • Aperture : 76 mm (2.99 in)
  • Focal Length : 300 mm (11.81 in)
  • Focal Ratio : 3.95
  • Eyepiece 20 mm
  • Magnification 1 : 15 x
  • Eyepiece 4 mm
  • Magnification 2 : 75 x
  • Weight : 1956.12

The Celestron FirstScope Telescope is basic but at the price, currently under $50, a remarkable little telescope and well worth the money.

The large apertures of Dobsonian telescopes have dramatically increased the depth to which an amateur astronomer can penetrate into the universe.

You can increase the capability of this remarkable scope even further with the addition of the FirstScope Accessory Kit

This video gives a good overview....

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