I have covered the big three: Celestron, Meade and Orion
And here I will cover some of the lesser known telescope makers.
Vixen VMC200L Telescope and GP2 Mount
The VMC200L mounted on the GP2 mount allows the owner of this package to get started in high quality observing. The VMC200L is a unique catadioptric optical system. It incorporates a primary mirror and a meniscus corrector just before a secondary mirror. By doing so, light is corrected twice on the optical path. With the optical correction placed before the secondary mirror, the VMC200L avoids the necessity of having a corrector plate and all the dewing problems associated with a closed optical tube.The VMC200L on the GP2 mount is economical and versatile. The views through the VMC200L are sharper than you might expect in a mirrored optical system. When you are ready add the Go To Starbook-S system for star chart navigation.
Vixen Optics 32751 50mm Telescope
Start your adventure observing the stars with this easy to use telescope. Providing everything you need to begin your journey, this telescope will show you craters on the moon and views of planets.
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New Excellent Performance (TASCO) 49070800 SPACESTATION 70AZ REFRACTOR TELESCOPE (BINOCULARS) High Quality
TASCO 49070800 SPACESTATION 70AZ REFRACTOR TELESCOPE.Manufactured to the Highest Quality Available. OBJECTIVE LENS DIA: 800MM.EYEPIECE: 25MM (32X), 10MM (80X), 4MM (200X).PARTIALLY PRE-ASSEMBLED.STURDY DESIGN. 70MM LENS. 0X MAGNIFICATION. SINGLE FORK ARM ALTAZIMUTH MOUNT. RED DOT STARPOINTER FINDERSCOPE. FOCAL RATIO: F/11.4. DJUSTABLE ALUMINUM TRIPOD. WEIGHT: 18.5 LBS. INCLUDES TASCO SKYWATCH CD-ROM, 3X BARLOW LENS, MOON MAP & MOON FILTER.
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Discovery Exclusive Sky & Land Telescope
For those that love gazing at outdoor wonders in the sky or in nature, this 70mm refracting, short barrel telescope is a must-have that will give the naked eye a much need boost. Equipped with a precision-ground glass lens, the SL70 also includes 1.25′ Kellner eyepieces in two sizes (9mm and 25mm), along with a removable spotting scope to provide absolutely crystal-clear views of craters on the moon, Saturn’s rings, even distant quasars and nebulae! The aluminum tripod equipped with anti-slip rubber feet extends to a comfortable viewing height of 55”, but also quickly collapses to fit into a lightweight, padded shoulder bag with a sling style strap that allows for exploration on the go. Kids and adults alike will delight as they discover the mysteries of the universe with this user-friendly design that includes illuminated dials, a star chart light and a hinged lens cover that’s impossible to lose! Additional features include: Altazimuth mount to provide smooth, precise motion. Magnesium fluoride anti-reflective coating on lenses for superior visual clarity. 45-degree erecting prisms to ensure objects always appear right side up. Illuminated adjustment dials, azimuth dial and liquid bubble level. Red night-vision map light that won’t dilate eyes. Adjustable, soft rubber eyepieces; also accepts other manufacturers’ 1.25′ eyepieces for limitless options. Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award; Parents’ Choice Approved; National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. Two-month manufacturer’s warranty. Warning: Never look directly at the sun or a solar eclipse. Doing this, even for a brief moment, can cause permanent damage to your eyes. Safety warning: This product contains small parts that may present a choking hazard for young children.