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Product Description

30x, 60x, 75x, and 150x magnifications both inquisitive young scientists and adults will enjoy investigating the universe through the precision optics of the Vega 600 Telescope. With magnifications from 30x to 150x and rack and pinion focusing, stargazers and nature watchers are rewarded with bright, clear images. This telescope is perfect for scoping out rare birds or animals, as well as the moon, planets, and constellations. Plus it's lightweight and simple to use-great for on-the-go observation. The Vega 600 Telescope is designed with high-quality components and features that make it appropriate for celestial and terrestrial discovery at any age.

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830979

E01B7837

086002052483

5248

4.2 pounds

33.7 x 11.7 x 4.3

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Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Fun (6)
  • Promotes learning (6)
  • Interactive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (6)
  • Gift (4)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good starter telescope for kids

By Sake Mom

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fun
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Home

    Comments about Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope:

    This product was nicely packaged and was ready to go out of the box with only a few steps required. Assembly took very little time for me and as the age recommendation is 8 and up (my kids are a little younger but I want to get them started), I could easily see how kids would have no problem (and would even enjoy) selecting and tightening all the pieces. One suggestion here would be to add a small bag (perhaps to tether to the tripod) which could hold the other pieces not in use while keeping them close enough to switch out. Here's the tricky part...the telescope and tripod are lightweight which is great for kids, but at the same time troublesome because the slightest tap knocks the alignment out of whack which can be frustrating for impatient, young scientists. However, I believe this is a good starter telescope and my girls are enjoying exploring the night sky (when Los Angeles' climate allows). :)

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    • Yes

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good value telescope

    By Eileen

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope:

      I received this product as a sample in exchange for my honest review. My husband was able to set up the telescope easily, and it worked well. No issues with the tripod either as some people have noted. My in-laws have a much heavier (and expensive) telescope in their living room. While this one can't see as far, for the price point difference this strikes me as a good deal if you are looking for a simple way to get children into astronomy.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Happy mom

      By Happy mom

      from Riverside, CA

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope:

      I think its a great things for kids but its just hard to look into.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      A great family Telescope

      By PamU

      from New York, NY

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fun
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

        Best Uses

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        Comments about Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope:

        This is a great family telescope! It is sturdy yet lightweight and great for use with kids, but attractive enough to reside in my living/dining room for stargazing indoors during the winter months. Set up was very easy - my kids (ages 6 and 8) barely needed the directions. Even my 3 year old figured out where the lenses went. The finder scope was a little tricky to set up, but now that we have it in just the right place it makes finding things much easier. The focus adjustment knobs are quite smooth. You do have to be careful while looking through the eye piece. Because the telescope is lightweight, it is easy to move or shake while looking and you could lose the image you were searching for and have to re-align. After reading several reviews on this product, I was very nervous about the tripod, but it seems the tripod must have been improved because we have not had any problems with the tripod. It is sturdy and is easily adjusted. Overall this is a wonderful telescope!

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Excellent telescope at a great price!

        By Dina

        from Cherry Hill, NJ

        About Me Parent, Teacher

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Home
          • School

          Comments about Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope:

          I have always worried about getting a telescope for my son. I was worried that it would be too heavy or cumbersome. I was worried that it would be hard to put together. I was worried that he would not be able to handle it because it would break easily. This telescope was the perfect thing to change my mind! The Vega comes with incredibly simple directions to follow for assembly. I was able to put it all together by myself in about 10 minutes. The directions were both clearly written and illustrated. The telescope is remarkably light and easy to adjust and handle. My 10 year old is able to adjust the tripod very easily on his own and can take the telescope outside at night with no problems carrying it. The other nice thing about this piece is that it comes with 2 different lenses so that you can try out different magnifications. It also comes with an attachment that allows for terrestrial (land) viewing as opposed to exploring the skies. My son has really enjoyed using this on clear evenings to view the constellations. Overall, this is a great quality piece for the price.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this again!!!

          By Sara

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Parent

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Home
            • School

            Comments about Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope:

            My seven year old son and I used this telescope to look at the moon and stars. He loved it as did I!

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            • Yes

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            (124 of 126 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great telescope for the price.

            By Chris

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Hobbyist, Parent, Student

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Promotes Learning

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope:

              Ok first off this is a telescope, used to view the sky, which is best done OUTSIDE. Normally you would use a telescope OUTSIDE. To complain that you were upset because you needed to use the telescope OUTSIDE is just ignorant. It would be like complaining that a pool raft is bad because you were forced to use it in a pool. Just dumb.

              The telescope is great for the price as it is for beginners. Will get you or your child into astronomy without breaking the bank in case you or they lose interest. Would not recommend if you are looking to see the flag on the moon...or if you are allergic to being outside.

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              • Yes

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              (7 of 67 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not a winter toy.

              By AlexDS

              from New Jersey

              About Me Parent

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              Comments about Educational Insights Vega 600 Telescope:

              I was so excited to be able to get this for my son, he's very interested in the sky, planets and so forth. It was disappointing to find out we have to use it outside (not useful in the middle of winter) and it takes a while for the lens to adjust to the outdoor temperature; needless to say...we'll be waiting a few months to use it. Christmas gift? NOT!

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