I'd like to buy a wooden and brass telescope as a gift

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Re: I'd like to buy a wooden and brass telescope as a gift

Postby EIZO » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:58 pm

Aratus wrote:There is a reason why the Galilean telescope is no longer used. The design is a poor one. The field of view will be very small, and there will be aberration around the edge. You can get a better telescope for £40. It doesn't say what the aperture is, but I'm guessing about 2" so it may give the magnifications stated. In the end it is the personal value of having it which matters, so if you really fancy it - go for it.


As anyone who knows even the basics in Astronomy knows, 50x magnification at perfect seeing with a GOOD quality scope, what one would expect from a scope that in reality costs about £5 to make ??????
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Re: I'd like to buy a wooden and brass telescope as a gift

Postby EIZO » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:01 pm

Oh and these companies love people who don't know, buying things they do not research it is £34 on Amazon

"A problem to watch is the focussing tube which depends on friction to keep it in position especially at an angle. The first one I received was such a sloppy fit that it would slide down by itself & also the two halves of the scope would not connect to each other"

Finally it says

"Interchangeable lenses make it"

A seller that has no idea they are EYEPIECES :( :( :( NOT lenses
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