Item #22023 COSMOS Firstscope
Discover the hobby of astronomy with the COSMOS FirstScope. It doesnt get much simpler or more portable than COSMOS FirstScopes tabletop Dobsonian design. Just remove it from the box, attach the finderscope, insert an eyepiece, and youre ready to view the Moon, planets, nebulae, comets, and more!
COSMOS FirstScopes Newtonian reflector optical system features a spherical mirror with a generous 76 mm of aperture. Youll get bright, sharp views of celestial objects, and observe the Moons mountains and craters in crisp detail. Thanks to COSMOS FirstScopes wide field of view, you'll be able to observe expansive views of the sky which include open star clusters, comets, or favorite deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
This special edition of our bestselling FirstScope offers several upgrades over the original, including 2 Kellner eyepieces and a red dot StarPointer finderscope. Since it weighs just 4.3 pounds, the COSMOS FirstScope is the perfect companion for camping trips, and all your outdoor adventures.
Inspired by COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the telescope tube is adorned with a custom, special-edition wrap featuring the COSMOS eye nebula design. When not in use, this unique telescope is stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk. Youll also receive a beautiful Cosmic Calendar poster with images from the show, and a free planetarium app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Special edition COSMOS eye nebula wrap on optical tube
Lightweight and portable, a great grab-and-go telescope
Simple design makes it easy for beginners to use
No-tool setup means you are up and observing in no time
Includes a StarPointer finderscope, 2 Kellner eyepieces, free planetarium app, and Cosmic Calendar poster
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm): 76 mm (2.99 in)
Telescope Type: Manual
Focal Length: 300 mm (12 in)
Focal Ratio: 3.95
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm): Kellner 10 mm (0 in)
Highest Useful Magnification: 180 x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 11 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 11.9
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.83 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 1.53 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 118 x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 1.1 in (28 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 37%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 14%
Optical Coatings: Aluminum with SiO2
Optical Tube Length: 10 in (254 mm)
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 4.3 lbs (1.95 kg)
Warranty: 2-year Telescope Warranty