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.
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Good Value For The Price, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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.
Cons: Difficult To Focus, Difficult to Use, Poor Lens Quality, Unstable