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National Geographic  |  SKU: 80-20103

National Geographic 76mm Compact Reflector Telescope

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National Geographic 76mm Compact Reflector Telescope

 

Discover the Stars with Your Family: The Safe, Durable, and User-Friendly Telescope for Kids!

Features:

  • Easy Setup and Use: Designed with beginners in mind, this telescope offers a simple setup process and intuitive operation, making stargazing accessible for all ages.
  • Compact and Portable: Lightweight and compact design ensures easy transportation and storage, perfect for backyard stargazing or taking on trips.
  • High-Quality Optics: Features a 76mm aperture that provides clear and bright views of the moon, planets, and terrestrial objects.
  • Durable Construction: Built with sturdy materials to withstand regular use, ensuring long-lasting durability.
  • Versatile Viewing: Ideal for both celestial and terrestrial viewing, making it a versatile tool for exploring the night sky and the world around you.
  • Affordable Entry-Level Telescope: Provides a great balance of quality and affordability, making it an excellent choice for those new to astronomy.

The National Geographic 76mm Table Top Reflector Telescope is for you if…

  • You’re a Beginner in Astronomy: Perfect for those starting their journey in stargazing, offering ease of use and educational support.
  • You Want an Educational Tool for Your Kids: An excellent way to nurture your child's interest in science and astronomy, providing a fun and educational experience.
  • You Need a Portable Telescope: Its compact and lightweight design makes it easy to carry and set up anywhere, whether in your backyard or on a family trip.
  • You’re Looking for a Budget-Friendly Option: An affordable telescope that doesn’t compromise on quality, ideal for those who want to explore the stars without a significant financial investment.
  • You Value Durability and Safety: Constructed with sturdy materials and designed for safe use, making it suitable for children and family activities.
  • You’re an Educator or Science Enthusiast: A great addition to classrooms or science clubs, offering hands-on learning opportunities and fostering curiosity about the universe.

 

Perfect for budding astronomers, the National Geographic 76mm Compact Reflector Telescope is designed to make stargazing an accessible and enjoyable experience for everyone. Whether you're a parent looking to inspire your child's interest in science or a beginner eager to explore the cosmos, this telescope is your ideal companion. Its user-friendly setup means you'll spend more time observing the night sky and less time dealing with complicated instructions.

Imagine the delight on your child's face as they see the craters of the moon up close or the rings of Saturn for the first time. This telescope’s high-quality optics provide clear, bright views that will captivate young minds and foster a lifelong love of astronomy. Safety and durability are paramount, ensuring that even the youngest explorers can use it confidently. The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to take your telescope anywhere, whether it's a backyard campout or a weekend getaway, so the adventure never has to stop.

Affordability doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. The National Geographic 76mm Table Top Reflector Telescope offers exceptional value, combining premium features with a price point that makes it accessible for families and beginners. With educational resources included, this telescope is not just a tool for viewing but a gateway to learning and curiosity.

For educators and science enthusiasts, this telescope is a versatile addition to your toolkit. It's perfect for hands-on learning in classrooms or science clubs, providing students with an interactive way to explore astronomy. Whether you're observing celestial wonders or terrestrial landscapes, this telescope delivers stunning views and versatile performance.

Choosing the National Geographic 76mm Table Top Reflector Telescope means choosing a product that offers quality, affordability, and a commitment to education. It's more than just a telescope; it's an opportunity to explore, learn, and bond over the mysteries of the universe. Start your astronomical adventure today and see the stars like never before.

 

Here are some of the incredible celestial objects you can observe with this powerful yet compact telescope:

The Moon

Experience the moon like never before. With its 76mm aperture, this telescope provides crisp, clear views of the lunar surface. You’ll be able to see craters, mountains, and valleys in stunning detail, making every lunar phase a new adventure.

Planets

Witness the beauty of our solar system’s planets. This telescope allows you to see:

  • Jupiter: Observe the gas giant's cloud bands and its four largest moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto – as they orbit the planet.
  • Saturn: Marvel at Saturn’s iconic rings and, on clear nights, catch glimpses of its largest moon, Titan.
  • Mars: During opposition, see the red planet’s surface features, such as its polar ice caps and dark volcanic regions.
  • Venus: Track Venus through its phases, similar to those of the moon, and enjoy its bright, beautiful appearance in the evening or morning sky.

Star Clusters

Delve into the mesmerizing beauty of star clusters. The telescope’s light-gathering power allows you to explore open clusters like the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) and the Beehive Cluster, showcasing hundreds of stars sparkling in the night sky.

Nebulae

Venture into the vast expanses of nebulae. With clear, dark skies, you can observe:

  • Orion Nebula (M42): Located in the constellation Orion, this is one of the brightest nebulae and a stellar nursery where new stars are born.
  • Ring Nebula (M57): In the constellation Lyra, see the remnants of a dying star in this striking planetary nebula.

Galaxies

Gaze upon the distant realms of galaxies. While detailed views of galaxies can be challenging with entry-level telescopes, you can still see:

  • Andromeda Galaxy (M31): The closest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way, visible as a faint, elongated smudge of light in dark skies.
  • Triangulum Galaxy (M33): A bit more elusive, but on exceptionally clear nights, you can catch a glimpse of this beautiful spiral galaxy.

Double Stars

Enjoy the beauty of double stars. The telescope can split binary stars like:

  • Albireo: Located in the constellation Cygnus, this double star features a striking contrast of colors – one blue and one gold.
  • Castor: In the constellation Gemini, this star system reveals multiple components through the telescope.

With the National Geographic 76mm Table Top Reflector Telescope, every night becomes an opportunity to explore and discover the wonders of the universe.

 

Here’s what’s included in this comprehensive package:

Alt-Azimuth Tabletop Mount with Compass and Azimuth Scale

  • Stable and Easy to Use: The alt-azimuth mount offers smooth movement for easy navigation of the night sky. Its stable tabletop design makes it perfect for use on any flat surface.
  • Built-In Compass and Azimuth Scale: Enhance your stargazing experience with the built-in compass and azimuth scale, helping you to accurately align your telescope and locate celestial objects with ease.

6mm Eyepiece

  • High Magnification: This eyepiece provides higher magnification, allowing you to see finer details of the moon's surface, planets, and other celestial objects. Perfect for when you want a closer view of specific features.

20mm Eyepiece

  • Wide-Field Viewing: The 20mm eyepiece offers a wider field of view, making it ideal for scanning the night sky and observing larger objects like star clusters and nebulae. It’s great for general stargazing and getting started with your observations.

2x Barlow Lens

  • Double the Magnification: The 2x Barlow lens doubles the magnification of any eyepiece used with it, effectively giving you more versatility and power in your observations. This lens is perfect for getting those extra-close views of planets and other detailed celestial objects.

Moon Filter

  • Enhanced Lunar Viewing: The moon filter reduces glare and improves contrast when observing the bright moon. It allows you to see more details on the lunar surface without straining your eyes, making your moon-watching sessions more comfortable and enjoyable.

 

Start Your Astronomical Adventure Today!

Don’t miss the chance to explore the universe from the comfort of your own home. The National Geographic 76mm Table Top Reflector Telescope is your perfect gateway to the stars, offering an easy-to-use, portable, and high-quality experience that’s ideal for beginners, families, and educators alike. With everything you need included in the package, you’ll be ready to start observing the moon, planets, star clusters, and more right away.

Imagine the joy and excitement of discovering the wonders of the night sky, whether you're bonding with your children over a shared love of science, indulging your own curiosity, or enhancing your educational toolkit. This telescope makes it all possible.

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  • Can this telescope be used for terrestrial viewing?

    Yes, this telescope is versatile and can be used for both celestial and terrestrial viewing. You can enjoy detailed views of landscapes, wildlife, and other distant objects during the day.

  • How does the built-in compass and azimuth scale help with stargazing?

    The built-in compass and azimuth scale make it easier to align your telescope and locate celestial objects. These tools help you navigate the night sky more accurately and efficiently.

  • What accessories are included in the package?

    The package includes an alt-azimuth tabletop mount with a compass and azimuth scale, a 6mm eyepiece, a 20mm eyepiece, a 2x Barlow lens, and a moon filter. These accessories enhance your viewing experience and provide versatility in your observations.

  • Can children use this telescope safely?

    Absolutely. The telescope is designed with safety and durability in mind, making it suitable for children to use under adult supervision. The included moon filter also helps protect young eyes during bright lunar observations.

  • How difficult is it to set up and use this telescope?

    The telescope is very easy to set up and use. The included instructions are straightforward, and the alt-azimuth mount allows for smooth, hassle-free navigation of the night sky. You’ll be ready to start observing within minutes.

National Geographic 76mm Compact Reflector Telescope | 80-20103 | 8122570137848

National Geographic 76mm Compact Reflector Telescope

$89.95 $99.99

Magnification

18x - 58x | 35x - 117x w/ 2x Barlow

Aperture

76 mm | 3"

Focal Length

350 mm

Focal Ratio

f/4.6

Field of View

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Optics

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Barrel Size

1.25"

Dimensions

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Weight

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