Review of Celestron 21061 Refractor Telescope
Man has been fascinated with the heavens from the time he first turned his face towards the stars. Revolving so far above, the motions of the stars and planets have sparked man's imagination for millennia. While early mankind developed fanciful notions as to what the stars were, modern man now understands exactly what these bodies are. However, this knowledge has not diminished mankind's attraction at all. This is where the Celestron 21061 Refractor Telescope can assist with stargazing.
The Celestron 21061 is a telescope that will bring delight to anyone who wishes to observe the moon and planets easily. It is also very good at observing the constellations and can make backyard stargazing a real pleasure. This telescope is also excellent for viewing earthly objects as well and can make watching distant wildlife easy. The lenses included with the Celestron give magnification of 45x and 90x, with the highest magnification that will be practical of 165x. These lenses are made of glass, coated for protection. The Starpointer, which is already situated on the telescope, will help the viewer find the desired heavenly object quickly.
This telescope is a light enough weight, 18 pounds, to make it easy to carry where wanted and position easily. The tripod that comes with the Celestron is sturdy and makes use of the telescope simple and reliable. Setting up the telescope requires no tools and can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. It is easy to point the Celestron, too, as the Pan Handle allows for smooth positioning of the telescope. The user can be assured that what is being viewed is in its proper orientation, also, from the erect image optics. Designed for ease of use, the telescope can be attached or removed from the tripod with no trouble due to the dovetail attachment.
To make certain that the user gets the maximum enjoyment and benefit from using the Celestron 21061 Refractor Telescope, "The Sky" software comes included with the telescope. This software offers planetarium type instruction and images to involve the user more with what will be viewed. There are more than 10,000 pieces of information in the database of the software, assuring the user of a complete and thorough coverage of the subject. An accessory tray is included for safe storage of the lens and other accessories. It should be noted, however, that there are no protective caps included for the lens while it is on telescope, the lens must be removed and stored in the accessory case when the telescope is not in use.
While this Celestron is often purchased as a telescope for children, there is no reason why adults will not be able to get as much enjoyment out of it as youngsters. Just the ease of set up and use will make it more likely that a person of any age will add stargazing to their activities. The Celestron 21061 Refractor Telescope can be purchased for under $100.00 from most sources. It comes with a 2 year limited warranty, and any questions about the condition of the telescope or its operation can be had by calling the customer service department.