TK1 Telescope & Astronomy Kit by Thames & Kosmos Out of stock

TK1 Telescope & Astronomy Kit

170.00

Age 12 +

With this excellent entry-level telescope and astronomy kit, Kosmos continues a long tradition of inspiring people to reach for the stars.

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TK1 Telescope & Astronomy Kit by Thames & Kosmos.

Age 12+

This high quality refactor telescope with coated glass optics and plenty of accessories allows for countless exciting space observations.   With it, you can see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter (including its stripes), Saturn,  the moons of both Saturn and Jupiter, Uranus and many craters on the Moon.  You can also see carious nebula and galaxies including the Hercules nebula, Andromeda galaxy, and a seemingly infinite number of stars.

Beginners and advanced amateur astronomers alike can appreciate the quality optics, durable construction, sturdy aluminum tripod, and comprehensive, easy-to-follow astronomy book – all very well priced and good value.

In the instruction book included, the scope and it’s accessories are explained clearly so that even complete beginners can quickly find the moon, constellations, or planets in the night sky. Terrestrial observations on earth are also possible by using the 1.5x erecting lens.

Weight: 4kg

Click here to check out the YouTube video introducing the TK1 Telescope and Astronomy Kit!

Telescope specifications and what their meanings:

Design Refractor In refractor scopes, light goes through the lens instead of bouncing off a curved mirror (as in reflector scope)
Lenses Tempered glass, Achromatic coated Tempered glass is hardened and much stronger than normal glass. Achromatic lenses are coated to correct colour distortion that occurs when different wavelengths of light pass through the lens.
Focal Length 700 mm Distance between the lens and the focal point (focal point is where the light rays converge and the image comes into focus)
Objective Lens 60 mm Diameter of the objective lens (also known as the aperture)
Focal Ratio 700/60 = 11.7 (f11.7) Ratio of the focal length to the diameter of the aperture
Power 35x, 70x, and 140x Total magnification power with the eyepieces
Mount Altazimuth mount Standard up-down-left-right mount (vs equatorial mount which follows the curve of Earth).
Tripod Aluminium tripod With adjustable legs and accessory storage tray
Accessories 1.5x erecting lens Flips the image for terrestrial spotting scope use
2x Barlow lens Doubles the magnification power
10mm and 20mm eyepieces The eyepieces transmit the light to your eye.
Diagonal mirror Allows for easier viewing angles
Dew shield Protects the lens
Finder Scope, 5x 24 mm Helps you find objects more easily, Magnifies 5 times and the aperture is 24mm

 

For a brief overview, check out the video below:

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