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Product Description

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

See more, see farther, with this state-of-the-art wide angle, high definition, 114mm telescope!

The Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope includes:

  • High definition wide-angle lenses

  • High definition plossl eye pieces that allow for full 52'' filed of view

  • Sturdy tripod

  • Easy assembly




Sold only at Toys'R'Us, Edu Science educates you in the science of saving money by providing quality telescopes, microscopes, chemistry and science kits for kids that are fun! By offering a wide array of value-driven learning and educational science toys, with Edu Science you don't need grant money to set up your own science lab. Whether you want to explore all of the natural sciences or focus on Botany, Astronomy, Chemistry or even alternative energy, Edu Science has a science kit for you exclusively at Toys'R'Us.

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Features

  • View objects at 38.5x or 103x magnification
  • Reflector technology provides a crisp, clear view of celestial bodies
  • Optic Tube Length: 22 inches; Tripod Height: 47 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

700998

DD60BED5

812257012985

5F5F60D

14.4 pounds

32.0 x 14.8 x 7.4

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Average Customer Rating:

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Toys R Us 1001325Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope
 
2.6

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Promotes learning (9)
  • Fun (6)
  • Interactive (5)

Cons

  • Poor lens quality (10)
  • Difficult to focus (8)
  • Unstable (7)
  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Does not work well (5)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (5)
  • Gift (5)
  • Home (5)
  • Outside (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (16), Casual/ recreational (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (21), No (11)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

I FINALLY FIGURED THIS THING OUT!!

Ok, I had this telescope since November 2013 and just NOW, March 2014, figured this thing out. First off; set the Laser during the day. I focused the telescope (removing the...Read complete review

Ok, I had this telescope since November 2013 and just NOW, March 2014, figured this thing out. First off; set the Laser during the day. I focused the telescope (removing the entire Black Plastic Cover in the front of the Tube) on a back yard play set. Using a black piece of electronic tape to mark an "X" on a item on the play set. I found my mark thru the eye piece then turned on the laser all the way to the end (the most forward position of the laser switch). Right off the back I noticed the laser was WAAAAYYYYY off the mark so using the knobs on the laser (there's two; one for up and down the other for left and right) I adjusted the Laser to the black X on my play set.

My next step was to wait until night fall and look up at the moon using the laser pointer. Once the pointer was on the moon I went to the eye piece and saw the moon as if it was in front of my face. The smaller lens 9.7 mm is the better one to scan the surface of the moon while the 26mm is for looking at the entire moon.

WHY (4) Stars??? Well while the moon is a cool thing to look at with my daughters at night we can only see WHITE SPECS when it comes to looking at other planets like Venus and so on. It's also shaky TRUST ME once you have it focus you BETTER look quick or this telescope will move away slowly. I purchased a TEL VUE 1.25 Barlow (2x) tube but it didn't help looking at other planets...they still look like WHITE speckles. I will purchase stronger eye pieces and think we will be good to go.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Not as bad as the previous reviews claim

My mother purchased this telescope for my 8 year-old son. No, I would not have made the purchase myself, but since it was a gift I wasn't going to complain. Initially I didn't...Read complete review

My mother purchased this telescope for my 8 year-old son. No, I would not have made the purchase myself, but since it was a gift I wasn't going to complain. Initially I didn't expect much from a toy store telescope. However, I was surprised with the product.

In no way can an elementary school kid use the scope on her/his own. And even for an adult it requires some knowledge of telescopes. I would recommend that you give your kids something to play with while you're spotting and focussing on objects. At first it will take some practice focusing on objects.

On the first night, my wife and I used the telescope to get familiarized with it. Also, the spotting scope does not come calibrated. Save yourself some headaches and calibrate it by spotting a tree or any large object before aiming at the sky. This will make spotting smaller objects in the sky a breeze.

The following night, after some practice, we let the kids view through the scope. On a lit suburban street we had no problem spotting large craters on the moon (mostly along the rim of the moon) and Jupiter with 5 of its moons. Even with the entry level eye pieces that came with the scope, we were able to subtly see the stripes on Jupiter's atmosphere. Perhaps, in better darkness, the colors would look better.

The largest drawbacks were that the adjustment knobs hit the scope and with no counter balance, the scope shakes a lot with moderate winds.

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3.0

Pretty average and overpriced

By Astronomy

from Reading, PA

About Me Amateur Astronomer

Pros

  • Comes With 2 Lenses

Cons

  • No Storage Case

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

My husband got this telescope for me as a gift and I think he could have gotten a much better one for the money if he had shopped around. You can see the moon alright, but it is difficult to see much else with clarity. The directions are somewhat confusing, and as it was my first time using a telescope, I needed my husband to help set it up and calibrate the scope. We have only had it for two nights and we may or may return it for a "real" telescope or astronomy binoculars. I would prefer something that came with a case for travel.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great first buy for starting out

By Dad and son

from Panama city

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outside

    Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

    I bought this telescope for my son for Christmas. I thought it was a strange request that he wanted one. However we bought a few astronomy books to go with it. If your not sure about how to use this item I recommend that you look on youtube as to how to adjust the sight properly and learn how to use the telescope, there are a lot of good tips also. We have been able to see the andromeda galaxy as well as a few planets so far.. I think people think your gonna see it like the pictures on the internet but Andromeda looks like a faint blur of a light almost like a light shining through fog however its 2.5 mil. light years away, what do you expect with this scope its doing its job :P ... I do think it could have came with a few filters or eyepieces, you learn more about that the more research you do.. son loves this thing.. In closing good scope for someone starting out it lets you know if your going to like getting into this type of hobby or not.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Telescope

    By Grams

    from Port edwards wi

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lasting Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

      My granddaughter just loved it...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Good view of stars and moon

      By pops

      from Dallas

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outside

        Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

        Good to see stars.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Astronomy amazing!

        By Sandra viviana

        from Columbus georgia

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Outside
          • The
          • Travel

          Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

          Is amazing gift for my husband

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This thing is Awesome!!

          By The Perfect accessory for camping!

          from Fullerton

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective Demonstration
          • Fun
          • Interactive
          • Promotes Learning

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

            My son got this as a present. Within minutes we had this assembled and outside. We focused the laser and then waited on the moon to join the night sky. WHOA! Amazing!
            Not sure about those who gave 2 stars. Perhaps they need to read directions. It is not intuitive, but once you follow directions, this is a very amazing toy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

            By SAD MOM

            from WEST COVINA CA

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Does Not Work Well
              • Inaccurate

              Best Uses

                Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

                WE BOUGHT THIS TELESCOPE FOR MY SON AFTER HE GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. HE HAD MAJOR SURGERY AND WE WANTED TO SURPRISE HIM WITH SOMETHING SPECIAL. WE TOOK IT OUT TO THE DESERT TO GET A GOOD LOOK AT THE STARS. FIRST IT WAS A NIGHTMARE TO ASSEMBLE AND THEN IT DIDNT WORK. WE WERE ALL VERY DISAPPOINTED. WHEN WE TOOK IT BACK TO THE STORE THE SALESPERSON SAID THAT EVERYONE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THAT TELESCOPE. I WISH WE HAD NEVER BOUGHT IT.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                1.0

                Horrible

                By Dave

                from Chicago, Illinois

                About Me Parent

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Does Not Work Well
                  • Poor Instructions
                  • Poor Magnification

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

                    This product appears to be horrible. The directions are useless. The lens don't connect properly…not sure if a piece was missing in the box. The lower power lens did work (I guess) but I saw the stairs better without the telescope. Save yourself a bunch a headaches and don't buy this product. I have purchase many Edu Science products and have always been disappointed. This is definitely my last.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    cant figure it out

                    By dwilkes67

                    from Pittsburgh,Pa

                    About Me Parent, Student

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Does Not Work Well

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift

                      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

                      cannot figure it out. need some assistance and cannot find any. my son and i are stressed.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I FINALLY FIGURED THIS THING OUT!!

                      By Maddy Dad

                      from Suffolk VA

                      About Me Parent

                      Pros

                      • Fun
                      • I Can See The Moon
                      • Interactive
                      • Promotes Learning

                      Cons

                      • Buy Stonger Eye Piece
                      • Can't Observe Planets
                      • Shaky With Slight Wind

                      Best Uses

                      • To See Moon

                      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Astro Nova Reflector Telescope:

                      Ok, I had this telescope since November 2013 and just NOW, March 2014, figured this thing out. First off; set the Laser during the day. I focused the telescope (removing the entire Black Plastic Cover in the front of the Tube) on a back yard play set. Using a black piece of electronic tape to mark an "X" on a item on the play set. I found my mark thru the eye piece then turned on the laser all the way to the end (the most forward position of the laser switch). Right off the back I noticed the laser was WAAAAYYYYY off the mark so using the knobs on the laser (there's two; one for up and down the other for left and right) I adjusted the Laser to the black X on my play set.

                      My next step was to wait until night fall and look up at the moon using the laser pointer. Once the pointer was on the moon I went to the eye piece and saw the moon as if it was in front of my face. The smaller lens 9.7 mm is the better one to scan the surface of the moon while the 26mm is for looking at the entire moon.

                      WHY (4) Stars??? Well while the moon is a cool thing to look at with my daughters at night we can only see WHITE SPECS when it comes to looking at other planets like Venus and so on. It's also shaky TRUST ME once you have it focus you BETTER look quick or this telescope will move away slowly. I purchased a TEL VUE 1.25 Barlow (2x) tube but it didn't help looking at other planets...they still look like WHITE speckles. I will purchase stronger eye pieces and think we will be good to go.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

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