National Geographic Telescopes
Most people only know National Geographic as an incredible magazine that brings pictures and stories of people, places and animals from around the world to the reading public, images and stories that the public can't get with most publications. However, the publication also has a line of products that range from books, DVDs, clothing, maps and other items. These sales of these items provide funding for scientific study around the world. Along those lines, one of the product lines that National Geographic offers are telescopes.
What are some of the telescopes National Geographic has to offer?
Although National Geographic telescopes can be used by anyone, most are suitable for kids older than age 9. Some of the telescopes National Geographic offers are:
- 70mm Alt-azimuth Telescope
- 70mm Slo-mo Mount Telescope
- Automatic Telescope
- Telescope with Equatorial Mount
These telescopes are suitable for viewing things that the naked eye cannot see in the celestial sky, including faraway stars, planets, galaxies and more.
What are some of the features of National Geographic telescopes?
National Geographic telescopes come with many amenities to consider, such as:
- Maximum magnification of between 80x to 100x or more than 100x
- Objective lens diameter of between 61 to 100 millimetres or 101 to 140 millimetres
- Alt-azimuth or equatorial mount types
- Aperture opening of either 76 millimetres or 114 millimetres
Some other features include coated or uncoated lenses, lens cover and quick-release mounting. Each telescope comes standard with a tripod as well. There are also many replacement telescope parts available as well.