The Travelscope 50 is a Refractor Telescope ideal for travel with its easy assembly taking just a matter of minutes. The travelscope 50 weighs only 1kg meaning you can take it and all its accesories on any adventure in the convenient Celestron backpack that's included. Perfect for terrestrial and celestrial observing you are able to view objects like the Andromeda galaxy during the evening sky, while the diagonal star makes for ideal use as a spotting scope during the day. Fitted with two eyepieces offering different magnifications meaning you are able to view different objects depending on its magnification needs.
The Travelscope 50 comes with a 45° star diagonal image for right side viewing while the 2 x 20 finderscope will facilitate you in promptly centering an object meaning you can observe clearly. Included are 3 Barlow lenses providing a magnification of 60x and 135x, enhancing your view even further. The Travelscope 50 comes with Celestrons Starry Night Edition allowing you to learn more about the night sky and plan future observations.
A refractor telescope is the traditional expectation of what a telescope looks like. It features a long tube with an objective lens located at the front and the eyepiece at the back. Focusing takes place at the rear of the telescope whilst the front objective lens refracts the light gathered to form a crisp and high contrast image in the eyepiece. Refractor lenses are a rugged design with a sealed tube, making this the perfect choice for those new to star gazing and younger users. Refractors excel at moon and planetary observations, however are also capable of viewing stars.
An Altazimuth mount or “AZ” is a simple design using two axises to support or rotate the telescope, restricted to up, down, left or right motions. Its simple design makes this mount easy to use and allows a quick manual adjustment by the user. The simplicity of use makes this mount a great choice for a beginner’s telescope, or as a secondary instrument for quick and easy use. The limitation of this type of mount is if you are planning to view one object all evening, constant small adjustments in all directions will be needed, as the stars and planets rise and set in the sky like the sun.
- 50mm refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics and a lightweight frame
- Custom backpack included to store your telescope and accessories comfortably
- Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup
- 3 x Barlow lens
- Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing
- Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray
- Optical Coatings: Fully-coated
- Optical Design: Refractor
- Aperture: 50mm (2")
- Focal Length: 360mm (14.17")
- Focal Ratio: f/7.2
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20mm (0.78"); Magnification: 18x
- Focal Length of Eyepeice 2: 8mm (0.31"); Magnification: 45x
- Finderscope: 2 x 20
- Star Diagonal: 45°
- Light Gathering Power: (compared to human eye) 51x
- Slew Speeds: Manual
- Mount Type: Manual Altazimuth
|Magnification||18x / 45x|
|Dimensions||L 45.7 x 16.8 x 34.3 cm|
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