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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful telescope that only needs a little "fine-tuning!"
I was somewhat dismayed at the current rating of only "2" for this fine telescope. The TwinStar 6" short-
tube reflector has has many wonderful attributes. First, consider the focal length of 1400 mm, which exceeds
many scopes that cost twice the amount. It allows even for a 25mm eyepiece to have a minimum power of 56%. Secondly, the tripod is built to...
Published on July 10, 2010 by fungirfun

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to collimate (focus the mirrors) and the stars look out of focus or like seagalls. The mount screws are already impos
Do not buy. I have it, and it's poorly made. Impossible to collimate (focus the mirrors) and the stars look out of focus or like seagalls. The mount screws are already impossible to tighten right, while the dial ring with the numbers doesn't spin as it supposed to (slower than the mount) and it's impossible to set it up to North and without that, you can't find anything...
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful telescope that only needs a little "fine-tuning!", July 10, 2010
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This review is from: White TwinStar 6" Short Tube Reflector Telescope EQ Mount (Electronics)
I was somewhat dismayed at the current rating of only "2" for this fine telescope. The TwinStar 6" short-
tube reflector has has many wonderful attributes. First, consider the focal length of 1400 mm, which exceeds
many scopes that cost twice the amount. It allows even for a 25mm eyepiece to have a minimum power of 56%. Secondly, the tripod is built to withstand the toughest conditions. It provides a solid and blur-free resistance for steady observations of your astronomical targets. Lastly, no scope is any good without the user being able
to locate their target(s). I found that the finderscope was useless, as with most scopes, but it is easily replaced with a Telrad finder that provides hours of fun for star-hopping from one object to the next. Personally, I like this telescope, its easy to move around, and when set-up properly, gives hours of enjoyable entertainment for viewing the heavens.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to collimate (focus the mirrors) and the stars look out of focus or like seagalls. The mount screws are already impos, September 1, 2014
This review is from: White TwinStar 6" Short Tube Reflector Telescope EQ Mount (Electronics)
Do not buy. I have it, and it's poorly made. Impossible to collimate (focus the mirrors) and the stars look out of focus or like seagalls. The mount screws are already impossible to tighten right, while the dial ring with the numbers doesn't spin as it supposed to (slower than the mount) and it's impossible to set it up to North and without that, you can't find anything with it. Do not buy anything "twinstar". They are cheaply made with cheap lenses. You would be better off with a brand name and half of its power for this money.
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars great for decoration, February 7, 2009
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Craig Rozek (COB Speicher, Iraq) - See all my reviews
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I own this exact product in black. i had bought it from [...] which had no reviews about it. little did i know that the telescope was originally made by Baytronix which was reviewed as a great beginner telescope for anyone who needs to fill that empty spot in their apartment or home with a wonderful looking dust collector. but as for the performance? sub par. i've tried to use it to see jupiter and the best i get is a bright fuzzy blob. even with the recommended blue filter. however if you're looking for a telescope for your son or daughter for a gift you know theyre going to grow out of then by all means buy this, but if you're in to astrography (celestial photography) or want a hobby scope i reccomend looking elsewhere.
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