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Celestron - 21038 - Travel Scope 50 Refractor Outfit Telescope

Code: R42TU

  • All coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images
  • Erect image diagonal so that your views are correctly oriented
  • Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to locate objects
  • Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform
  • Quick and easy no-tool set up
  • The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack (included) for easy traveling and storage
  • “TheSkyX â€" First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

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Celestron - 21038 - Travel Scope 50 Refractor Outfit Telescope

• All coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images
• Erect image diagonal so that your views are correctly oriented
• Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to locate objects
• Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform
• Quick and easy no-tool set up
• The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack (included) for easy traveling and storage
• “TheSkyX â€" First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images


This telescope was designed with travelling in mind while offering exceptional value. The Travel Scope is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. All this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance. Featuring a compact and portable design with ample optical performance, the Travel Scope is ideal for terrestrial as well as casual astronomical observation.
Specification table
Optical Design Refractor
Aperture (mm) 50 mm (1.97 in)
Focal Length 360 mm (14 in)
Focal Ratio 7.2
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 18 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 8 mm (0.31 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 45 x
Finderscope 2x20
Highest Useful Magnification 118 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 7.14 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11
Resolution (Rayleigh) 2.79 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 2.32 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 51 x
Optical Coatings Fully Coated
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty

Can this be used I daylight?  Is it suitable for a 6 yr old beginner? 

Asked by: Reggie
This item is not limited to night time use. There are no specific age limits to using Telescopes but we would recommend age 5 and above and always insist on adult supervision.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-11-11

Would my grandson be able to see detailed images of the moon and any other planets in the solar system with this telescope?

Asked by: polly
This would allow you to see the moon but not in any great details the one in the link below would be much better. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-astromaster-130eq-reflector-a05na
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-14
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Item code Item name Quantity Price
R42TU Celestron - 21038 - Travel Scope 50 Refractor Outfit Telescope (1+) £47.99

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