About this item
- With the 50mm optical glass aperture, this refracting telescope can explore the Moon’s cratered surface and look at the star maps in the night sky, along with intriguing planet features like Jupiter’s Galilean moons or Saturn’s rings
- Two interchangeable Plössl eyepieces give you magnifications of 18x and 28.8x; both are coated non-polarized lenses
- Panhandle mount control allows you to move this refractor telescope up, down and side to side
- This refractor telescope comes with a full-size adjustable tripod
- Simple to assemble and easy to use refractor telescope
- National Geographic is the #1 brand in exploration
Lightweight and highly portable, the National Geographic 50mm Alt-azimuth telescope makes it easy to explore the celestial and terrestrial at a moment’s notice. This telescope comes with a panhandle mount control that makes it easy to move while setting angles. Its air-spaced double achromatic refractor has a true 50mm optical glass aperture that can reveal wonders like the intricacies of the lunar terrain or some of the brighter deep sky objects. Make the most of your explorations with this advanced National Geographic sky telescope.
Q: Can you please tell me if this is good for a 10yr old boy,
A: This National Geographic Telescope is ideal for a 10 year old! You can look at the moon and planets with its easy to use focus knob on a stable, portable tripod. Enjoy!submitted byExplore Scientific Team - 2 years agoBrand expert
A: Yes its easy to use for any age. Just make sure and assemble and use the diagonal it comes with. It makes it much easier to focus.submitted byMTB550000 - 2 years ago
Q: Is this good for long distance view on land? if yes then how far you can see clearly on land?
A: Thank you for your question, yes, many people use these to view distant objects on land too. Visibility is highly dependent on the weather conditions but if it is clear than you can see up to roughly 3 miles. Enjoy!submitted byExplore Scientific Team - 17 days agoBrand expert
Q: How far can you see other gases and stars in the sky and how well can you see it? Does it work well or is it more of a toy for younger children?
A: Thanks for your questions. You can see planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas but it depends on your location and how much light pollution there is, which would determine the clarity. This is a fully functioning introductory telescope that works well with seeing planets, stars, and galaxies, we hope you enjoy it!submitted byExplore Scientific Team - 11 months agoBrand expert
Q: Can the Tripod go taller?
A: Yes, this is an adjustable tripod!submitted byExplore Scientific Team - 11 months agoBrand expert
Q: Does this come with an instruction manual?
A: Yes, all of our telescopes come with an included instruction manual. In addition, if you happen to have lost yours, we have them available for download on our website, here is the page for easier reference: https://explorescientific.com/pages/documentssubmitted byExplore Scientific Team - 1 year agoBrand expert
Q: Is there any where I could look at all reviews? It looks like it only gets 2 stars, that's pretty low. I'm really unsure if this would be good enough for a 10 year old?
A: You should be able to see all submitted reviews on Target's website by clicking on the "Reviews" ratings. There may be some people that submitted a rating without a full review. This telescope is an introductory telescope that is ideal for a 10 year old. You can see features on the moon and it is lightweight with a nice tripod feature. There is a large knob to make focusing easy. Good luck!submitted byExplore Scientific Team - 2 years agoBrand expert
Q: whats the age group for this
A: This telescope is age-graded for 3 years and up. Since this is an easy to use telescope any curious child can utilize it. Most kids show a basic interest around 5-6 years old, but their interest soars at around 7-8 years old as they want to discover more. This telescope really can be used by all ages over 3. Good luck!submitted byExplore Scientific Team - 3 years agoBrand expert
Q: Dose it come with the tripod ?
A: Yes, it comes with a full-size and adjustable tripod!submitted byExplore Scientific Team - 3 years agoBrand expert
Q: can this telescope attach to a smartphone?
A: No, the eyepiece for this particular telescope will not attach to a smartphone. We do sell other telescopes at Target that will attach to a smartphone such as Target TCIN: 79405447. Good luck!submitted byExplore Scientific Team - 3 years agoBrand expert
Q: Is this good to use for moon and stars
A: Yes, it is fantastic for the moon and planets, and helps spot stars too.submitted byMom of 3 - 4 years ago