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The Galileoscope Kit is a low cost, high optical quality telescope developed by a team of leading astronomers, optical engineers and science educators. This kit is designed to let students learn how telescopes work and recreate Galileo's historic observations. The 50-mm (2-inch) diameter telescope offers 25X to 50X magnification and fits any standard tripod. Kit requires no tools for assembly. Free educational activities and observational guides for the Galileoscope are also available online at teachingwithtelescopes.org.Galileoscope Kit includes:
• Telescope main tube (2)
• V-block bases/stands (2)
• 50-mm glass objective lens
• 1/4 - 20 tripod nut
• Focuser tube halves (2)
• Main-tube clamp ring
• Small rubber O-rings (2)
• Sun-warning sticker
• Lens shade/dew cap
• Large rubber O-rings (2)
• Main eyepiece barrel halves (2)
• Auxiliary eyepiece barrel halves (2)
• Small main eyepiece lenses (4)
• Thin eyepiece ring/field stop
• Large main eyepiece clamp ring
• Small eyepiece clamp rings (2)
• Aux. eyepiece lens (2)
• Barlow lens tube
• Auxiliary eyepiece cap
Assembly required and takes 1 hour or less. Tripod not included with kit and is needed for viewing.
When the focuser is fully extended for viewing nearby terrestrial targets, the assembled Galileoscope is about 25½ inches long. When the focuser is pushed in for viewing faraway celestial targets, the telescope is about 21½ inches long. The main tube is tapered, from 2½ inches diameter at the front to 1¾ inches diameter at the back (eyepiece).
Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.