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[Walmart] Walmart - Telescope (525x) Orbitor Land&Sky Telescope Combo $30.00!

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[Walmart] Walmart - Telescope (525x) Orbitor Land&Sky Telescope Combo $30.00!

Got this today on a huge sale (regular $99.97) - $30.00. It may be cheap, but hey - my son will gladly use it for $30.00!

Model #OR6030 - Two telescopes (the big one can go to 525x and the small travel one can do 30x).

Beware though, the first Walmart I went to was $30.00, the second was on sale for $80.00 - so may not be $30.00 everywhere!
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that thing's everywhere! ahhhh
someone gave that to me
for some reason, all my scopes are upsidedown :p
i tried flipping the lens but i dunnno
lol
not bad anyways
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jusane wrote:that thing's everywhere! ahhhh
someone gave that to me
for some reason, all my scopes are upsidedown :p
i tried flipping the lens but i dunnno
lol
not bad anyways
???

Care to elaborate.. or at least make sense?
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jusane wrote:that thing's everywhere! ahhhh
someone gave that to me
for some reason, all my scopes are upsidedown :p
i tried flipping the lens but i dunnno
lol
not bad anyways
Translation:

This thing must be popular... I see it everywhere. Someone gave 1 to me before. For some reason everything is upside down. I try to flip the lens but it doesnt work.
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probably means the pics are upside down. This is for viewing the stars and moon, etc. You have to get a different lens to spy on your neighbours.
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If you see things upside down, you have a refractor. If you want to check out the hot babes next door you need a reflector. That is, you need a telescope with a mirror

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if anyone want to get start on astronomy, this scope is definitely not something you're looking for
the zoom rate is only a marketing thing, sure it sounds good and all, but the image you get at the lens is not worth the money you're putting in this

if you go on some astronomy sites, users actually throw these kind of scopes directly into the trash because these scopes have the potential to destroy their hobby
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Yes, as AnimeEd said, these things are garbage. Don't waste your money. You'll just end up frustrated trying to use it.

The reason things are upside down, is because you're using a mirror diagonal. It's the eyepiece holder that has the right angle in it. Using a reflector will not fix this. In fact, it will most likely also flip the image left to right. You need to use a terrestrial telescope which has a third lens that inverts the image, or get an image erecting prism (which will likely cost more than this 'telescope').
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andicus wrote:Yes, as AnimeEd said, these things are garbage. Don't waste your money. You'll just end up frustrated trying to use it.

The reason things are upside down, is because you're using a mirror diagonal. It's the eyepiece holder that has the right angle in it. Using a reflector will not fix this. In fact, it will most likely also flip the image left to right. You need to use a terrestrial telescope which has a third lens that inverts the image, or get an image erecting prism (which will likely cost more than this 'telescope').
Have to agree with the last two posts...most scopes that advertise based on magnification aren't very good...a good scope is gonna cost at least $200 and up depending on the size of it and focal length. For $30, it would probably be better to buy binoculars instead...I ended up buying a half decent set of Bushnell binoculars from Crappy Tire for $50...work better than my friends 600x magnification scope...LOL...
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I bought this one at Costco last year for $300 CDN .... sick telescope...

finds all the planets electronically (i.e. can give you a guided tour of the galaxy... all you have to do is point it at the North star and then choose where you want it to go from there on the controller)

http://www.celestron.com/prod_pgs/tel/nx114slt.htm
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My first scope was a cheap 60mm refractor and it included an erector eyepiece. For $30 it's ok for terrestial viewing or looking at the moon.
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albertanewbie wrote:It may be cheap, but hey - my son will gladly use it for $30.00!

That is why I made this comment when I posted it.
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