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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
 
2.9

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Easy to assemble (20)
  • Promotes learning (13)
  • High quality (11)
  • Fun (10)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home (21)
  • Outside (16)
  • Astronomy (10)
  • Gift (10)
  • School (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (36), Casual/ recreational (15), Education oriented (8), Enthusiast (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (54), No (15)

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

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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    3.0

    Would not buy again

    By B

    from Houston Tx

    About Me Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

    • Home

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

    My daughter only used it once, the resolution isn't very good

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Taking back to the store

    By Maggie

    from Dickson, Tn

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

    Bought this for our son's 10th birthday, brought it home and put it together, only to get to the point where you mount the telescope onto the tripod and find that it doesn't fit into the pre-shaped hole. Major disappointment

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    5.0

    Telescope Highlights

    By Grandsons

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me grandparent

    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:

      My grandsons were very happy to see and use their telescopes. It gives them
      something to view and see without being a computer device. Thanks for something
      interesting and different to learn with.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      I would bye this product for all my grandchildren.

      By Vil

      from Puerto R

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fun
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Home

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

        We can learn touguether and have fun at the same time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        2.0

        Not worth the money

        By Anatayw

        from Houston, TX

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

        My son has been really getting into space and the planets, so I was thrilled when he received this for Christmas! However, that thrill was erased after setting it up.

        It was easy to set up and the instructions were fine, however my first indication of a problem was when I aimed it and walked away. When I returned, the scope was pointed much lower than I'd left it. It appears that it doesn't hold the position even when everything is screwed tightly.

        The second issue is obviously the biggest...I couldn't ever see anything! I tried switching the lenses and every adjustment I could, but no dice. I'm disappointed to have to return this. I'll just get my son a telescope from an educational outlet and skip the "toys".

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        3.0

        It's ok

        By KristinC

        from Victorville, CA

        About Me Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Interactive
        • Promotes Learning

        Cons

        • Does Not Work Well

        Best Uses

        • Home

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

        We were super excited to get this for our son's 8th birthday. The unboxing was easy. We set it up and its just ok. Things look pretty much the same with or without the scope. Details are lost. We believe one of the eye pieces may have a hairline crack in it which distorts the view. The good thing was the tripod is very tall so not alot of hunching over.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        1.0

        Poor design

        By JohnG

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Parent

        Pros

          Cons

          • Does Not Work Well
          • Flimsy
          • Inaccurate

          Best Uses

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

            The mechanism that controls the adjustments of the angle of the telescope are not strong enough. The length of the telescope puts too much torque on it. They stripped the first time we tried to use it. Took it apart, repaired it, then immediately stripped again. We found it extremely tedious to try to get the scope pointed at anything in the sky. Have only used once in the year since we got it. Would not recommend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            1.0

            Poor quality ruined this purchase

            By Mark

            from NJ

            About Me Parent

            Pros

              Cons

              • Does Not Work Well
              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Garbage

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

              The telescope seems OK. However, the tripod is awful. It was loose out of the box and would not hold the telescope steady enough even to focus it without wobbling. I checked why it was so bad and found the central bolt at the top had stripped its thread during assembly at the factory. Very poor quality. Not fit for purpose. Don't waste your money like we did.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              telescope

              By oma

              from oroville, ca

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              Verified Buyer

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

              delivered to my grandson in san diego

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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