The FirstScope 90 EQ is a good choice for the more serious beginning astronomer. The setting circles and slow motion controls on the R.A. and DEC. axes allow for greater control in both locating and tracking objects, making this equatorial telescope one you can grow with over time as your observing interests expand.
These telescopes have all glass components, coated optics and smooth functioning mounts, with the added benefit of slow motion controls on the mount for easy adjustments. The FirstScope 90 telescope tubes are glossy black aluminum.
The German equatorial mount features setting circles and slow motion controls on the R.A. and DEC axes. These controls will enhance your viewing experience by simplifying both locating and tracking objects. When you're looking for a telescope offering a bit more versatility and control than the altazimuth models, these are the telescopes to consider. The equatorial mount is larger and more rugged than the one supplied with the FirstScope 60's. The tripod is also larger and more rugged than offered on the 60mm sizes or on most competitive 90mm models.
The achromatic optics are made to Celestron's exacting specifications and are quite excellent. The standard accessories for this telescope add up to a highly desirable viewing instrument that performs superbly.
The FirstScope 90EQ Specifications:
90mm (3.5") Aperture
1000mm Focal Length, f/11
Equatorial Mount with Setting Circles and Slow Motion Adjustment Cables
Sturdy Adjustable Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
Telescope Weight: 22 lb.
The FirstScope 90EQ Standard Accessories:
1-1/4" 20mm K. (50x), 10mm K. (100x) Eyepieces
90º Star Diagonal - 1-1/4"
The Sky L1 CD ROM
Maximum usefull magnification ,approx 195x
Optionnal eyepieces available to obtain higher magnification
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