National Geographic Lens Telescope 40/400 Table Telescope for Children with AZ Mount, 2 Eyepieces, Integrated Compass and Smartphone Holder, Black, 9140400

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National Geographic Lens Telescope 40/400 Table Telescope for Children with AZ Mount, 2 Eyepieces, Integrated Compass and Smartphone Holder, Black, 9140400

National Geographic Lens Telescope 40/400 Table Telescope for Children with AZ Mount, 2 Eyepieces, Integrated Compass and Smartphone Holder, Black, 9140400

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This time, we found a 2x Barlow lens and red-dot finder (battery supplied) accompanying the eyepieces. The kit also comes with a planetarium app you can install on a computer. The red-dot finder has a nice wide screen, which increases its ease of use.While stars could be sharper, the eyepieces are of fair quality.

Collimation is evenly aligning all optical elements in a telescope, making it a critical factor in achieving the best results. To get the best view of planets, it is important to have a telescope with a large aperture (the diameter of the telescope’s main lens or mirror) and good-quality optics. Some National Geographic telescopes have an aperture of 70mm, while others have larger apertures of 76mm or 90mm, which would provide better views of planets and other celestial objects.If you have a poor collimation setting or use poor collimation tools, expect your image to be distorted, and you’ll end up with optical aberrations. Incorrect assembly: It is possible that the telescope was not assembled correctly, which can cause alignment issues and prevent you from seeing anything through the eyepiece. The eyepieces each provide sharp views of stars and great lunar detail with minimal distortion at the edges. The tripod is light and while the equipment tray provides stability, care is needed not to nudge and move the setup when it’s in use. Stargazing is an accessible activity for families—and a great excuse to introduce kids to astronomy. ( Explore National Geographic Kids’ space hub.) For starters, parents can teach their children about the basics of the cosmos, such as major constellations, planets, and the moon. That doesn't mean you need break the bank however. Our list of the best telescopes for kids and children has options that will suit a range of budget, or you can skip down to the end to get more advice about buying a telescope second-hand.

Microscopes let scientists to see really small objects like tiny insects up close and in detail thanks to light and powerful magnifying lenses. How do you think a spider would look magnified 600 times?The #1 feature of any telescope is Aperture. Aperture is the diameter of the telescope’s main optical component (consisting of either a lens or mirror). The larger the aperture is, the more light comes in the telescope and the brighter your image will be. A telescope’s function is to simply enhance the light of the moon, stars and galaxies thus allowing us to see them in the dark. With a large aperture, you will be able to see more stars and see them more clearly. When we look at the stars with our naked eye, we can only see the brightest ones. This is because our pupil acts as a very small “lens” and can only gather very little light. Is the Biggest Aperture the Best Choice for Me? But most importantly, a kid's first first telescope should provide glorious views of the night sky without too much fuss.



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