Get Started with Star Gazing
Astronomy is an informative and entertaining science that can keep you and your family glued for hours gazing into the mystical depths of space. And if you want a basic telescope that offers excellent imagery but is super easy to use, then go for the Celestron Powerseeker 50az. The Powerseeker series is quite popular among beginners. But the Celestron Powerseeker 50az Telescope can be used by seasoned professionals too as a backpack scope for high quality terrestrial viewing. It is compact, lightweight, easy to setup and has a bundle of impressive accessories.
Extremely Affordable Scope
The last thing you’d want is your little one to break an expensive telescope while still trying to learn the basics of astronomy. Thankfully, the Celestron 50az Telescope comes with an extremely low price tag that is just perfect for a beginner. Also, unlike toy telescopes which have cheap plastic objective lens, the Celestron 50az has glass optical lenses with high transmission coatings that provide crisp and clear images. The built quality is sturdy but extremely light weight making it easy to carry around even by a child. And there are three different eyepieces that you can try.
Tracking celestial objects requires a fair amount of expertise. But the Celestron Powerseeker Telescope has built-in slow motion controls that make it easy to track objects in the sky. It also has a 3x Barlow lens that can increase the magnifying power of the eyepieces by up to three times making it easier to see distant objects in space. You can see excellent detailing on the Lunar surface with the Barlow. If you are a novice then the “The Sky” Level 1 planetarium software can guide you. It has snapshots and sky maps of more than 10000 objects.
- Optical Design: Refractor – Achromatic
- Mount Type: Altazimuth
- Ideal Usage: Terrestrial and astronomical use
- Aperture: 50 mm
- Focal Length: 600 mm
- Highest Useful Magnification: 118x
- Finderscope: 5 x 24
- Tripod: Adjustable with aluminium legs
- Lens Coating: Fully coated
- Optical Tube Length: 610 mm