FLO Says: Don't be put off by it's low price. The 76mm (3") diameter Newtonian optics provide views that are brighter and clearer than the 60mm 'toy' telescopes available in department stores.
About this product
Part Number: 22016-CGL
Celestron has joined forces with master lunar imager Robert Reeves on this new addition to the beloved FirstScope family: Moon by Robert Reeves.
This quality Dobsonian-style telescope features a spherical glass mirror with a generous 76 mm of aperture. The FirstScope’s wide field-of-view provides bright, sharp views of the Moon’s mountains and craters in crisp detail. You’ll also enjoy using the FirstScope to pan the Milky Way, explore open star clusters, marvel at Saturn’s rings, or view favourite deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
This compact, lightweight telescope is an ideal entry-level astronomical telescope. Just remove it from the box, insert an eyepiece, and you’re ready to view. To navigate the sky, simply rotate the azimuth axis in the direction of your desired object. It doesn’t get much simpler or more portable than the FirstScope.
Its compact design makes the FirstScope Signature Series easy to take along on your next camping trip, picnic, or hike. When not in use, the FirstScope Signature Series: Moon by Robert Reeves will be a stylish decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk.
- Celestron’s beloved entry-level telescope gets a stunning new look! The Signature Series FirstScope features a superb Moon image by astroimager and Team Celestron member Robert Reeves
- High-quality tabletop Dobsonian with a 76 mm reflector optical tube
- FirstScope artwork highlights key features on the lunar surface like craters and maria that you can explore for yourself with the telescope
- Simple, portable design that’s easy to use for astronomers of all levels—a great choice for kids and families
- Also includes a free PDF download of the Lunar Landscapes ebook by Robert Reeves
Explore the Moon
Familiarize yourself with the Moon, our neighboring world. Robert Reeves’ signature FirstScope comes with a custom wrap that highlights 10 lunar features to explore including Tycho, Plato, and Copernicus. Learn more about the Moon with Robert Reeves’ Lunar Landscape eBook which goes into detail about the sizes of craters, how marias are formed, the natural history of the Moon, and other fascinating tidbits.
About Robert Reeves
Robert Reeves first photographed the Moon in 1959, just as our space program was setting its sights on lunar exploration. Since then, he’s become one of the world’s best lunar imagers and a prolific author on astrophotography. Using Celestron telescopes from his home in Texas, Robert captures more detailed images than professional astronomers could during the heyday of the Apollo missions. To learn more information about Robert Reeves, check out his Team Celestron page or for Robert’s personal perspective on having his own telescope in the Signature Series, click here.
|Optical Design||Newtonian Reflector|
|Focal Length||300mm (12")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1||20mm (0.79")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||15x|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2||4mm (0.16")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2||75x|
|Barlow Lens||Not Included|
|Star Diagonal||Not Included|
|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 (Compared to human eye)||118x|
|Software||Starry Night Basic Edition|
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
FirstScope Manual (PDF)
|Average Rating (1 Review): |Better than ‘toy scopes’ that cost almost as much
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 | Christopher
I got this for my six year old Granddaughter’s birthday. I ordered a so called beginner scope from a well known on line company, it was worse than useless, so I returned it & got this scope. It is a proper scope & easy to use & it works as it’s supposed to. Excellent service again from first light optics. Check the rest then get the better one from a excellent dealer.
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