Reviews and Problems with Celestron 21024 Firstscope Telescope
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Good starting product
aragen, B&H Photo
17 May 2014
Excerpt: This is a gift for my 6 year old son, he said: Daddy this is the best gift ever. It is a great product for a child, however opctics are not so good, a pair of binoculars can do the same thing.
For the money its a great deal and perfect beginners scope.
20 April 2014
Summary: I was looking for a beginners telescope that would be easy to use and compact enough to carry on our boat also. The FirstScope fitted all our needs. We get great views of the moon and also of the mountains out our back door. I love how sturdy it is and that it pivots easily on its own base. Took a little getting used to seeing everything upside down tho. Very easy to use. Very compact so easy to take with us on the boat also.
Excerpt: My 3yr old constantly talks about the moon and Mars and is very inquisitive. As a potty training reward I purchased this for him due to the great price and great reviews. Although it was pretty much assembled, there were zero instructions. This is my sons 1st telescope but mine as well. I didn't know where to start and still don't really know how use it.
Excerpt: Bought this for kids while we wait for our 12 inch Dob. This little scope is a great purchase for the money and is on par or better than "box store" telescopes costing 2x or more. Telescope provides good lunar views and can even see Jupiter along with the 4 Galilean moons. Don't expect the great red spot or a super wide field of view as telescopes and/or eyepieces that provide this kind of detail cost much more.
Summary: The product description is very straight forward. It is what it is. It is an excellent starter scope! Straight out of the box, I was looking at sharp clear views of the moon with my grandson. Any good scope can do that. The positive points with this scope is the ease of operation. The mount is solid with no wiggle as with a tripod. A child can sight in on the moon and stars on their own and enjoy, without having a grownup do the work for them.
Excerpt: Like so many other, I brought the First Scope for my oldest Grandson for Christmas 2 years ago. The price was right for his age and I wanted him to have the experiences I had When my folks Brought me a telescope as a Christmas as a 5th grader. We took it out Christmas evening and he marveled at Saturn, the Orion Nebula, and the Moon. The Mirror is of respectable quality. The lenses that come with it are nice. The mount is stable.
Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Good Value For The Price, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Mounted on a Celestron Astromaster 114. Was able to take the internals out of the Astromaster finder scope and replaced with the barrel of this one. I have a preference for a finderscope with electronics.
Excerpt: I HAVE YET TO EVEN SEE A STAR EXCEPT THE ONE POINTER OUT BY MY 4YEAR OLD GRANDSON....WHO WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO SAY HE DIDN'T NEED ANY MACHINE....HE WAS STILL LOOKING FOR MARS WHEN I TOLD HIM IT WAS BEDTIME......HIS OBSERVANCE REPRESENTS THE GOOD ABD THE BAD OF HAVING PRECOCIOUS GRANDCHILDREN.<br /><br />THERE COULD HAVE BEEN MORE AND BETTER INSTRUCTIONS.....
Cons: Difficult To Focus, Difficult to Use, Poor Lens Quality, Unstable