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BARSKA Starwatcher 400x70mm Refractor Telescope w/ Tabletop Tripod & Carry Case

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  • Entry-level telescope with 300x power and 400mm focal length
  • Coated glass optics for enhanced image brightness
  • Interchangeable eyepieces with 3x Barlow lenses for versatility
  • Includes beginner's version of Deepsky Astronomy software
  • Adjustable tripod and soft carrying case; limited lifetime warranty
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Product Description

Glass-coated optics for enhanced image brightness
Includes Beginner's version of Deepsky Astronomy Software
Soft carrying case allows you to bring the Starwatcher anywhere
A Telescope For Any Skill Level

The Barska 40070 Starwatcher Compact Refractor Telescope with Table Top Tripod and Carrying Case is an ideal telescope for the aspiring amateur astronomer. Ideal for students or those interested in learning more about the night sky, the 70mm objective lens can zoom up to 300x power. Use one of the interchangeable eyepieces with a 3x power Barlow lens for increased viewing capability.

Easy to use functionality

Included with the telescope is a sturdy adjustable tripod, excellent for astronomy enthusiasts and professionals. Also included is a soft carrying case, allowing you to take this portable telescope outdoors at night to watch the stars open up before your eyes.

Deepsky Software

Barska's beginner's version of the highly popular Deepsky Astronomy Software is also included with purchase. Deepsky is packed with features that will satisfy both novice and experienced users. The software includes a searchable database of over 10,000+ nebulae, star clusters, double stars, variable stars, and other celestial wonders. Simply download it to your PC and begin your journey to the stars.

Product Features
  • 300x power and 400mm focal length
  • Finder scope: 5x24
  • Draw Tube (inch): 1.25
  • Coated glass optics for enhanced image brightness
  • Interchangeable eyepieces with 3x Barlow lenses
  • Eyepiece #1: SR4
  • Eyepiece #2: K20
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Product Details

Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 3.9 x 4 inches ; 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000BY2DJQ
  • Item model number: AE10100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,233 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The supplied 4mm eyepiece believe it or not gives sharp images.
Karl A. Fabian
Good for the moon and can count buds on trees about a quarter mile away.
DanM
Great telescope for introduction into amateur astronomy for beginners.
M. Gonzalez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

264 of 274 people found the following review helpful By A. Wasen on January 7, 2011
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I am a pretty advance amateur-astronomer and have used a few different telescopes. I bought this as a "travel scope" and to use as a guide-scope for astro-photography.
I suspected it would be plastic and rather "cheapo" looking, and I was right... it is!
But, it is not wobbly or bad to handle, surprisingly sturdy and good optics considering the price.
You do get what you pay for when it comes to telescopes and expecting to see "Hubble" images through this scope is bound to make you disappointed.
I was actually pleasantly surprised by the crisp image this scope gave when looking at the moon.

The supplied barlow (3x) and eyepieces are laughable to a "serious" amateur-astronomer but they do actually perform very well. Unfortunately a 4mm eyepiece is too powerful for a scope like this, it would have made more sense to ship it with a 8 or 12 mm instead. The barlow is plastic but the lens is actually of quite good quality and does not stretch or blur the image noticeably around the edges. If you already have a set of eyepieces you can throw the supplied once in the garbage without any regret, if not, the supplied ones will work pretty good but don't expect any 300x magnifications to work, that's utter bull and shouldn't even be mentioned...
Make sure to use the 45 degree diagonal as you will not get focus otherwise...

You will get stunning views of the moon using this scope, you will also be able to see the bands on Jupiter and the rings on Saturn as well as track their moons.

I would rate the image quality of the scope to 4 stars considering the price but the poor quality of the eyepieces and the finder-scope takes it down to a 3 star.
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116 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Larry Goodman on January 24, 2008
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I purchased this scope based on positive reviews on a couple of web sites that cater to amateur astronomers. I wasn't disappointed. A couple of things prevented me from rating it a 5. The 45-degree diagonal and the tabletop tripod are better suited to terrestrial viewing. If you plan on astronomical use you'll want to use a full-sized tripod and add a 90-degree diagonal at some point if you don't already have one. Also, a 2x barlow lens would have made much more sense than the 3x. On the plus side the scope is sturdily constructed and has good optics for the price. I live in the heart of St. Louis and haven't been able to take it to a dark viewing area yet, but from my backyard the moon was excellent as was the Orion nebula, and Mars presented a nice sharp disk. The stock eyepieces are fine, but using a 9.7mm super plossl the results were great!
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48 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Trish Collins on October 11, 2008
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This telepscope is a very good telescope.very powerful and clear.easy to use even for a beginner.the only complaint may be the tripod is small and you need to have a sturdy base to set it on for it is too small to use by itself.but if you have a sturdy deck or outside patio or just happen to have a full sized tripod of your own this makes an excellent telescope for astronomers of all ages and skill levels.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Martin V. Hanson on January 25, 2010
I think this is perhaps the best value for the money to be had in a small, short tube, inexpensive portable scope. Images are crisp and clear for both terrestrial and celestial viewing out to about 60 - 70X, not bad for a scope this size. The included 1.25" lenses and 45 degree diagonal work well enough. One can, of course, use higher quality lenses and 90 degree diagonals for a better viewing experience.

A big advantage of this scope is that the included tripod has fine motor controls for horizontal and vertical movement, making it much easier to track celestial objects as they move across the sky. It appears to be identical to the Celestron Tabletop Tripod that sells alone for $20.95 here on Amazon. It's made of light plastic, but the controls work well enough. Most other short tube scopes in this price range that I'm aware of don't have tripods with this capability.

The Barska 40070 is definitely worth your consideration!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sonia on February 1, 2012
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This is the perfect telescope for my purposes, which are to watch the water activity in front of my house. It is easy to set up and I just leave it on the coffee table for easy access. I may do some sky watching when the weather warms and then I would use it on my patio table. Much better than any of my binoculars.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mirá Carvalho on December 18, 2010
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My first telecospe, i got it a really of one the best, all my family is in love with this product, high quality material and the best of all great scopes, everynight i came for the work and look up on sky, and see how great moon is. Easy to manage and get focus on it. This telescope i recommend for everyone who are curious about great distances even far from a moon !
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mary on November 24, 2012
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Bought this product for my grandson and he loves it.The viewing was good and strong and could see the stars very clear.

The thing that we didn't like was not enough instructions to let you know about the features of theTelescope and how to use. Also the disk that came with it was no good, don't know if you can download the information
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Leong on October 25, 2012
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For the amount this cost, it is totally worth that amount. People who are rating it less probably do not realize how good this telescope is compared to other scopes the same cost.
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