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Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope

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Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

This Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope is great for the young astronomer looking to explore the skies above. You can discover the Moon, Planets and many more celestial sites.

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Features

  • View objects at 26.9x or 72x magnification
  • Refractor technology makes the telescope simple for aspiring astronomers to operate
  • Optic Tube Length: 30 inches; Tripod Height: 43 inches (fully extended)
  • Sturdy aluminum tripod comes pre-assembled and ready for use
  • Includes a telescope, a full-length tripod, 2 precision eyepieces, a star chart, educational software, and an instruction manual

Additional Info

700993

DD60BCD5

812257012992

5F5F60C

9.6 pounds

31.5 x 10.9 x 7.2

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Average Customer Rating:

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Toys R Us 1001325Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope
 
3.0

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (29)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Easy to assemble (20)
  • Promotes learning (17)
  • Fun (13)
  • High quality (11)

Cons

  • Flimsy (15)
  • Unstable (13)
  • Does not work well (9)
  • Difficult to focus (8)
  • Difficult to use (8)

Best Uses

  • Home (24)
  • Outside (16)
  • Gift (13)
  • Astronomy (10)
  • School (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (40), Casual/ recreational (15), Education oriented (8), Enthusiast (4), Teacher (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (59), No (16)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

needs tweaks out of box, not bad.

My son received this as a birthday present. Out of the box the elevation adjustment appeared to be broken (felt like stripped gears, wouldn't stay in place), which appears to be a...Read complete review

My son received this as a birthday present. Out of the box the elevation adjustment appeared to be broken (felt like stripped gears, wouldn't stay in place), which appears to be a common problem. However, after disassembling the mechanism, all the components were loose and needed to be tightened. A few turns here and there with screwdrivers and an Allen wrench, and it was remedied. The adjustments also seemed to get smoother with more use. Once the red dot scope was dialed in, it was surprisingly accurate. Finer adjustments through the big scope were mostly a matter of fudging here and there. I think this scope is great for what it is. I'm not into astronomy. It's a cool hobby, but I'm not willing to invest in quality equipment. That being said, this unit was good enough for me, my son, and a few adults to say "WOW!" looking at the moon during a cub scout meeting. Not a precision instrument, but good enough for casual use.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Very disappointing.

I bought this telescope for my science-loving brother's ninth birthday present. We were both really excited when it was opened. We read through the very confusing instructions and put it together. We went...Read complete review

I bought this telescope for my science-loving brother's ninth birthday present. We were both really excited when it was opened. We read through the very confusing instructions and put it together. We went outside when it got dark only to get incredibly disappointed. The telescope's images were very blurry and we couldn't see much out of it. We brought it back inside and read through the instructions again, but my brother told me to go ahead and return it for another model, which I did. Also, the telescope tripod was okay, though it suddenly slid down as we were transporting it. The telescope was plastic, and I feared that if it was bumped into and fell, it wouldn't stand a chance.

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4.0

My grandson loves it

By Grammy

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

    Loves to see the stars

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    pefect for little scientists

    By Nermin

    from Cary, NC

    About Me Parent, Teacher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Home
      • School

      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

      It's the perfect birthday present for little scientists

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Yes

      By Josey's

      from College Station Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

      it's great

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Cheaply made, & NO instructions

      By Not Happy Daddy

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Parent

      Pros

        Cons

        • Does Not Work Well
        • Flimsy
        • Inaccurate
        • Poor Demonstration

        Best Uses

          Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

          So, I got my kids this awesome telescope for their birthday & upon opening, there are no instructions. Okay, I can do this. Everything assembled except for 2 odd pieces. No DVD about the constellations. Red dot finder doesn't work. And then the male end that goes into the tripod breaks. Little bitty plastic piece holding this big telescope that moves, into the tripod just snaps dang it. GRRR

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Terrifically awesome

          By T

          from Delaware

          About Me Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fun
          • Promotes Learning

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

            Amazing how close up things look. In addition to looking at stars and the moon and sky, I can read small signs across the street on poles. Planes look amazing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not so satisfied...

            By Susan

            from NJ

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Poor Demonstration

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

              I am not so happy with the product considering the price...

              I would not recommend.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              dope

              By j

              from indy

              Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

              we just bought it yesterday. I was fixing it and adjusting it late at night and I became very frustrated because it was fuzzy (full moon and couldn't make out anything) but after awhile I got the hang of it and was able to focus it. the moon showed up perfectly in great detail. a little disappointed that the stars still look like- stars but my child didn't mind. it excited her. and I looked into getting a Barlow x2 so I think overall for the price it was okay.

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              5.0

              This product is amazing!

              By Angel face

              from colorado springs co

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Promotes Learning

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

                Since he has gotten the scope we all have been able to have more fub outside at night. We never thought that it would be so amazing. Thank you.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Not a bad scope

                By JS

                from 'Merica

                Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

                To start our scope had no mechanical flaws. To address some that I read about this telescope: you must make sure set screws are backed off and use the x and y axis controls to move it. Otherwise yeah, it's gonna strip and/or randomly stray. That aside, the eyepieces are decent but I'd suggest some additional ones or maybe a 2x Barlow lense to use with the existing ones. What can you see with it? We can see craters on the moon pretty well with this little scope. My 8 year old loves it. Mars is just too small for the scope as it comes out of the box. It's bright at at a parent magnitude of -1.8 or something like that, but small so we can never get any detail. Jupiter is tough but not bad. Can easily make out the Galilean satellites (moons), and if the weather here is right you can tell there are two weather bands running across the planet. It's small, and takes some observation and patience, but you can see it. Saturn has been our highlight with this telescope. Not much detail, and it's small, but you can make out the planetary mass and the rings. It is all the same color, but you can tell the rings go around the object - the black space between rings and planets sides is fairly easy to discern this time of year. Overall? Had I read these reviews first I would have never bought it. But I'm glad we did. At 70mm objective lense it's not bad at collecting light, and a refraction scope is much easier to learn on for a child than a reflector type Newtonian scope where everything you do is inverse how it appears through the eyepiece. For the optics be better? Yeah they could be better...but for the price it's not bad. If you're looking for a whole lot more resolution out of a telescope you probably need to jump up to the 6 inch objective lens range. Just remember planets will be small unless you get a larger scope or pick up some new eyepieces or a Barlow 2x.

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                4.0

                Nice telescope!

                By The dudes

                from Newburgh,NY

                About Me Collector, Hobbyist, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fun
                • Interactive
                • Promotes Learning

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Home

                  Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Gazer 700 Young Astronomer's Refractor Telescope:

                  Teaching my boys about astronomy, hoping to watch some spectacular things in the sky

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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