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Celestron FirstScope

I bought a Celestron FirstScope dobsinian telescope for a project that I’ve been kicking around. It’s not super duper, but for $50, it’s a functional telescope.

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Before I bought it, I was looking for some dimension specs. Unable to find any, I decided to document it myself.

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Measurements are in inches, and are “close enough”

  • Base diameter: 8”
  • Little rubber feet height: 1.25”
  • Lazy susan height: 1.25”
  • Floor to telescope tube mid-point: 9.5”
  • Telescope tube overall length: 10.5”
  • Telescope tube diameter: 4”
  • Eyepiece height (min): 2.5”
  • Eyepiece height (max): 4”

###First Impressions

It’s not half bad. Pretty easy to use. Probably needs to be collimated, but it’s definitely good enough for looking down on the city during the day. For $50, it’s a solid scope. I’m impressed.

Here’s a picture I took of a barge. It’s a pretty hazy day today, unfortunately.

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