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Old 10-24-09, 10:25 AM   #1
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Review for a cheap telescope.

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(rated 1 star out of 5) terrible
By normal dad from Northridge, CA on 8/30/2009
Cons: Flimsy, Poor Design
Describe Yourself: Parent Of Two Or More Children
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I just bought this for my 5 year old girl. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but once assembled (very little assembly needed), everything showed inversed. We tried looking at numbers on a house and all the numbers were inversed. In order to move left, we had to move right and vice versa. What a disappointment. Now my daughter might think that the "R" in Toys R Us is actually not backwards.
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All reflecting telescopes reverse the image.
Palomar reverses the image.
Keck reverses, etc.

Oh wait, he said inversed. I didn't know they sold fluoroscope at Toys R Us.
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All reflecting telescopes reverse the image.
Palomar reverses the image.
Keck reverses, etc.

Oh wait, he said inversed. I didn't know they sold fluoroscope at Toys R Us.
Yeah, there is so much wrong with that review. I assume he meant reversed but even then, this is apparently a man that knows nothing about how telescopes work.
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Yeah, there is so much wrong with that review. I assume he meant reversed but even then, this is apparently a man that knows nothing about how telescopes work.

I remember my first telescope, and how hard it was to actually find certain objects with it. And how fast the objects actually moved across the field of view....you could watch a star for about 1 minute before having to search for it again. Got real frustrating real quick.
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I remember my first telescope, and how hard it was to actually find certain objects with it. And how fast the objects actually moved across the field of view....you could watch a star for about 1 minute before having to search for it again. Got real frustrating real quick.
Telescopes now are amazing. They can track objects by themselves, they're insanely more powerful than what you used to be able to get, they're just awesome pieces of equipment.
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Mine tracks well but the GoTo feature is the pits (celestron 10 inch newt).
Enter an object and the scope will just swing off in a random direction.
The optics are really good (have seen all the planets but Pluto) but I really want a new mount.
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Oh, and I want one of these so badly I could spit.

Solar Telescope

http://www.coronadofilters.com/Quick...php?album=PST/
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Oh, and I want one of these so badly I could spit.

Solar Telescope

http://www.coronadofilters.com/Quick...php?album=PST/
That is just simply amazing.
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Whole lot more sunny days here than nights with good viewing.
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Making fun of people that didn't get a good education, most probably do to inequity in the education system...priceless.
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Making fun of people that didn't get a good education, most probably do to inequity in the education system...priceless.
Not exactly. The reviewer is smart enough to find his/her way back to the website to write the review. So you'd think that he/she could google something like "telescope image upside down" and get an immediate answer to the question. And wouldn't you know, it works.

http://www.telescopes.com/telescopes...ownarticle.cfm
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I'd like to make my own telescope someday. Something along the lines of 8" or 10" reflecting.
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Oh, and I want one of these so badly I could spit.

Solar Telescope

http://www.coronadofilters.com/Quick...php?album=PST/
I saw solar flares through this 1840 11" refractor equipped with a modern hydrogen alpha filter. Like this open house picture. It's at the historic Cincinnati Observatory.


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Making fun of people that didn't get a good education, most probably do to inequity in the education system...priceless.
For all you know...the guy could have a doctorate.
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Old 10-24-09, 01:50 PM   #17
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Making fun of people that didn't get a good education, most probably do to inequity in the education system...priceless.
Lessee, there's the internet, there's books, and there's the paperwork that comes with the telescope. There's no reason for him not to have known that's what those kinds of telescopes do.
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Old 10-24-09, 02:30 PM   #18
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Lessee, there's the internet, there's books, and there's the paperwork that comes with the telescope. There's no reason for him not to have known that's what those kinds of telescopes do.
oi look, we've got mr. hoity toity nets it all here!
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oi look, we've got mr. hoity toity nets it all here!
hoity toity? Me?
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I'd like to make my own telescope someday. Something along the lines of 8" or 10" reflecting.
Why not a 1.8M home-built one.
http://group70.org/

Oh wait, they have been working for 20 years.
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Yeah, there is so much wrong with that review. I assume he meant reversed but even then, this is apparently a man that knows nothing about how telescopes work.
Or inverted. Unless of course, in his own "special" way, he was attempting to convey that the images were, upside down and backwards? Well, that or he's just an idiot.
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The last time I looked through one of my many telescopes, Lord XENU visited me with a probe.

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Did he at least bring lube this time?
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Here's mine. It's leaves a lot to be desired, but, on occasion, I've been able to view some cool stuff through it.
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Mine tracks well but the GoTo feature is the pits (celestron 10 inch newt).
Enter an object and the scope will just swing off in a random direction.
The optics are really good (have seen all the planets but Pluto) but I really want a new mount.
Have you tried resetting the base line again?
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I'd like to make my own telescope someday. Something along the lines of 8" or 10" reflecting.
It's not worth doing yourself when this stuff is available.http://www.skywatcherusa.com/8-dobso...pe-s11700.html

Unless you just want to do it for the satisfaction.

I'd have one of those in a heartbeat if i lived where my friend does in the Pincher Creek area. it's Dark down there.
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