Celestron FirstScope Telescope

Item #CELE338-1

  • Your Price:
  • $49.95

Named Official Product of International Year of Astronomy

  • Dobsonian style stand can bet set on any platform
  • 76mm reflector optical tube gathers plenty of light
  • Portable, design allows it to go where most scopes can not
  • Scope housing lists numerous famous astronomers
  • FirstScope will accept any 1.25" eyepieces
  • Perfect for any new astronomer of any age!
  • Celestron 2 Year Warranty
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  • Description

    Named Official Product of International Year of Astronomy, the Celestron FirstScope pays tribute to the men and women who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us!

    In 1609, world-renowned Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, introduced an elementary telescope to the growing astronomy community which sparked interest into the mysterious night sky for centuries to come. Four centuries later, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, Celestron offers the portable FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of history’s most notable astronomers and scientists by displaying their names around the optical tube. We honor the contributions of these men and women, who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us.

    Discover the Wonders of the Universe

    The Celestron FirstScope is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy. This quality Dobsonian style telescope features a 76 mm aperture reflector optical tube. FirstScope is an ideal entry level astronomical telescope. It is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object, making the viewing experience a snap! The compact design makes it easy enough to take with you on your next outdoor adventure. FirstScope is also stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk.

     

    Features:

    • Named Official Product of International Year of Astronomy. 
    • FirstScope pays tribute to the men and women who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe!
    • High quality Dobsonian style stand with a 76 mm reflector optical tube make FirstScope an ideal entry level astronomical telescope.
    • Portable and lightweight table-top design makes it easy to store, transport and setup your FirstScope Telescope
    • FirstScope is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object.
    • Stylish and decorative design makes FirstScope a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy.

    Celestron 2 Year Warranty

    Celestron warrants your product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Celestron to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Celestron together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Celestron.  

    About Celestron

    In the late 1950s, Tom Johnson, founder of Valor Electronics, built a telescope from scratch to introduce his sons to the wonders of stargazing. What began as a hobby soon grew to be Johnson’s driving passion, and in 1960, he formed an Astro-Optical Division within his company. That department eventually became Celestron.

    Prior to Celestron, skilled opticians painstakingly produced high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes one by one, hand-figuring the glass for hours. Johnson wanted to bring observatory-grade optics to the masses, but achieving his dream required streamlining the manufacturing process. Johnson’s solution was developing ultra-precise match plates, allowing for mass production of the Schmidt corrector. With this groundbreaking new technique, Johnson created Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes of unparalleled quality, and brought them to market at a surprisingly low price. Celestron telescopes were an instant smash success that catapulted the hobby of astronomy to new heights.

    In 1970, Johnson unveiled his landmark product: the Celestron 8, with its standout orange tube, high-end optics, and $1,000 price tag. Armed with the “C8,” thousands of amateur astronomers observed celestial objects previously seen only in professional observatories. The C8 cemented Celestron as an industry game-changer and the world’s premier telescope brand.

    For more than 50 years, Celestron has continued to lead the market, creating dozens of revolutionary new products including telescopes, sport optics, and microscopes. With more than 80 employees around the world, Celestron remains guided by our founding principles as we commit to ever-increasing global growth. Today, we still produce our flagship product—the 14-inch Edge HD optical tube—at our headquarters in Torrance, California, using Tom Johnson’s signature method.

    What's Included

    Celestron FirstScope 76mm Reflector Telescope, 20 & 4mm Eyepieces

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design:

    Newtonian Reflector

    Aperture:

    76mm

    Focal Length:

    300mm

    Focal Ratio:

    3.95

    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:

    20mm

    Magnification of Eyepiece 1:

    15x

    Focal Length of Eyepiece 2:

    4mm

    Magnification of Eyepiece 2:

    75x

    Highest Useful Magnification:

    180x

    Lowest Useful Magnification:

    11x

    Limiting Stellar Magnitude:

    11.9

    Resolution (Rayleigh):

    1.83 arc seconds

    Resolution (Dawes):

    1.53 arc seconds

    Light Gathering Power:

    118x

    Complete Weight:

    4.3 lbs

    Warranty:

    Celestron 2 Year


    Documentation

    Download Celestron FirstScope Telescope User Manual
  • Product Guarantee

    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

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