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: 10212
'International Year of Astronomy Special Edition'
The Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 has been designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope.
This is not only a functional optical instrument but also an ideal gift for the younger astronomer aged 5-10 years.
The tube graphics symbolise Galileo and his conflict with the Catholic church. Galileo Galilei’s public championing of Copernicus’ theory of heliocentrism, which was contrary to the geocentric beliefs at the time, eventually led to him being denounced to the Roman Inquisition. He was subsequently tried, suspected of heresy, forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. Of course Galileo, 'The father of modern science' and 'The father of modern observational astronomy' was proved right in the end.
Includes a 5x magnification finderscope for easy location of night sky objects. Also the two supplied eyepieces have been upgraded to higher quality Super Modified Achromats for improved performance. The telescope accepts standard 1.25” accessories so the magnification range can be extended using additional 1.25” eyepieces and/or Barlow lens.
The uncomplicated manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount is perfect for a telescope of this type. Comes fully assembled straight out of the box.
- Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): 12x & 30x
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 76mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 300mm (f/4)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Super-MA
- Single-arm Secondary Mirror Support
- 5x24 Finderscope
- Rack and Pinion Focuser
- Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Overall maximum height: 40cm
- Weight Approx 1.75kg
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 | Alexander
The Skywatcher Heritage 76 is my first telescope, ordered on a whim after a night shift where I found myself repeatedly staring at the full moon.
Before I talk resolution, the telescope itself is a lovely thing to look at, it's small enough to sit comfortably on a sideboard and the colourful (but not in my view childish) design makes it worthwhile as a talking point alone.
I knew from other reviews that this telescope would not show me Saturn's rings in HD, but it did give me a pretty good look at the moon's surface on a clear night. I have also been able to find what I believe to be jupiter, as a point a few millimeters in diameter on the 10mm lens. This was as I expected and given the relative cheapness and fact that it was bought primarily to stare at the moon I am quite happy with it!
I am now considering a barlow and moon filter to get a little more out of it and then I might have to invest in something a little larger for the winter.
FL Optics were great to buy from and the telescope arrived quickly and in perfect condition, I'll be returning for any future purchases.
Saturday, 21 May 2011 | Tom
This was my first scope and it absolutely got me hooked. It is very easy to use and gives some great views of the moon. Even the brighter deep sky objects, like the Orion Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy, give some great views in this little scope.
If your looking thinking of getting into astronomy but don't want to spend a fortune, look no further than this lovely little scope!
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