Sky gazing can be a good hobby for children. For developing this hobby parents need to gift them a nice piece of telescope. While purchasing a telescope for children, the guardians should keep in mind a few important factors- the simplicity of handling the telescope, the price of the product and quality of the telescope. There are various telescopes suitable for the children are available in the market, the best five of them are Celestron Power Seeker 70AZ, TwinStar Astromark 50mm, Education Inside set, My First Lab Stargazer, and TwinStar Astromark Portable 80mm. Lets have look at all of these products to choose the right one for kids:
This is an excellent quality telescope of Celestron for kids. The price is tagged at $80.00 only, yet its few features are as fascinating as an adult telescope. The 70mm aperture, the eyepieces and Burlow 3x enhances its vision capacity and makes the experience of sky gazing more exciting. It has the highest magnification of 165x, which makes the views of the moon and planets amazing. The craters of the moon are vividly visible through this telescope. The SkyX Planetarium Software makes this telescope more attractive for children. The software enables the observer to locate the stars easily, thus learning about the stars are more interesting. The extreme light weight, the easiness in assembling the telescope and also the easiness in operation makes it an attractive “tool” for learning about night sky.
This telescope is very simple to assemble. Even a kid can handle it without getting confused. The 50mm achromatic lens with 600mm focal length gives the viewer magnification within the range of 30x to 75x. The telescope has a full size tripod with altazimuth mount, which enable the kids to handle the telescope comfortably. The height of the tripod even helps an adult to handle the telescope with bending down. This amazing telescope is perfect for stargazing, birds viewing and even watching distant objects clearly. Besides, the moon and solar planets the telescope enables to observe deep sky star clusters and nebulae and meteorites. The price of the telescope is fixed at $69.00 only.
This telescope is perfect for school children within the age limit from 8 years to 12 years. The 50mm aperture with 600mm focal length the telescope can magnify the objects to the range of 20x to 80x. The telescope is very light weight, easy to assemble and possessing learning aids to spot the celestial objects easily. The length of the tube is 14” and made of aluminum metal. The tabletop design and light weight makes it portable. The telescope comes with a fine microscope as a compact package. The price of the whole package is fixed at $80.00 only.
The telescope comes with 2x Burlow lens and two eyepieces 9mm and 20mm. The telescope has four levels of magnifications- 40x, 90x, 100x and 150x. The aperture is 45mm long. The metal tripod is very strong and easy swindling system makes it comfortable to handle even by the kids. The height of the telescope can be adjusted depending upon the height of the kid. This telescope is a perfect tool for the kids for their first experience of stargazing. The moon, solar planets and nearby stars can be distinctively observed through this telescope. The rings of Saturn and the moons of the Jupiter are also viewable through this scope. The price is tagged at $100.00 only. The telescope is perfect kids aged more than 4 years.
This is an excellent telescope for kids above the age of 8 years. The price is fixed at $99 (US Dollar). The 80mm aperture, 400mm focal length and f/5 foal ratio. The observation of night sky as also deep sky is spectacular through this telescope. The moon, the craters on the Venus, the rings of the Saturn and the moons of the Jupiter are very clear through this telescope. The light gathering capacity is also very advanced in this telescope, thus making it perfect for the areas where light pollution and fogginess is quite high.
These were the best telescope for kids. A good quality children telescope is available at budget prices. The telescope is a perfect gift for a kid that not only creates enthusiasm within the kid but also increases his or her knowledge on the space and astronomical matters manifold.