WILDLIFE & STARS

Binocs and te­le­scopes tested for you

Getaway (South Africa) - - Front Page -

CELESTRON POWERSEEKER 60AZ

R1 399, glagen­cies.co.za Like most of the te­le­scopes I tested, set­ting this up took about five min­utes. It has two eye­pieces: a 20mm with 35x magnification and a 4mm with 175x magnification. Ac­cord­ing to ex­perts I spoke to, en­try-level te­le­scopes are re­ally only suit­able for kids – and, in fact, the tri­pod on this one was so low I ended up on my knees when us­ing it. Look­ing through this tele­scope made more stars vis­i­ble than I could see with the naked eye, and one would see the moon and nearby plan­ets but no gaz­ing be­yond into deep space. A plus is that the op­tics have been in­verted so this tele­scope can be used to view ob­jects on Earth as well.

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