The Celestron Firstscope 76EQ Telescope 31032
is a fine instrument for the beginning observer.
It offers many of the advantages of the Newtonian design at a 3" aperture. The superb optics of Celestron Firstscope 76EQ Telescope
offer dazzling images of the moon; Saturn and its rings; Jupiter, with its belts and moons; and hundreds of deep-sky objects, including galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. The optical tube is glossy black. Celestron Firstscope 76EQ Telescope
uses the German equatorial mount with setting circles and slow motion controls on both the right ascension (R.A.) and declination (DEC.) axes. These features make it easier to locate and track objects. While observing, you'll notice that as the earth rotates on its axis, stationary stars appear to move across the sky. Thus, due to the earth's rotation, the object you're viewing will drift out of view in both axes, over time. A telescope on an equatorial mount can be aimed at a celestial object and guided with the slow motion controls to follow the object across the sky and keep it in the field of view of your telescope.
- Celestron Firstscope 76EQ Telescope
- 76mm (3") Reflector
- 700mm Focal Length, f/9
- Equatorial Mount with Setting Circles and Slow Motion Adjustment Cables
- Sturdy Adjustable Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
- Telescope Weight: 15 lb.
- 1-1/4" 20mm (35x), 10mm (70x) Eyepieces
- Star Pointer Finderscope
- Equatorial Mount
- The Sky L1 CD ROM