Celestron 76mm Firstscope Review

Celestron 76mm Firstscope

First telescope in the best under £50 range is this one by Celestron. To see the other telescopes in this range to compare, follow the links at the end of the article.

This is a tabletop designed telescope. It has a dobsonian mount design and is easy to move around. The 3 inch reflector gives a nice bright image of the night sky. I own one of these and I have seen the Whirlpool Galaxy (as a dim blur), the bands on Jupiter, Saturn's rings and many other deep space objects from under an urban sky. This telescope comes with two eyepieces, a 20mm and a 4mm. These give magnifications of 15x and 75x respectively. Being a 3 inch scope the highest useable magnification would be 90x so the 4mm gets you close to this, which is good for planetary and moon observing. The 20mm offers a nice bright wide field view for finding and viewing deep space objects.

This scope is very portable and quick to set-up offering good views of a variety of space objects. The lack of a finderscope and the inverted mirror image makes finding space objects more difficult, especially for kids.

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Main comparison points:

No finderscope so a bit cheaper than the SkyWatcher version. 

Comes with 20mm and 4mm eyepieces

Inverted image makes navigating the night sky more difficult

To see the other telescopes recommended in this range, please follow the links below:

Links to:

Main Comparison page

Celestron 76mm Firstscope

Skywatcher Heritage 76mm

SkyWatcher Infinity 76P

Celestron 21035 Travel Scope 70


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