Save 10% on a great beginner astronomy gift: Celestron 76mm Signature Series FirstScope

 Celestron – 76mm Signature Series FirstScope
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Find your way around the sky with this perfect beginner-friendly telescope bundle.

The Celestron 76mm Signature Series FirstScope is just $64.86 at Amazon, allowing you to obtain a beginner telescope, astronomy software and an illustrated moon e-book for 10% less.

Celestron is one of our most trusted telescope brands and this telescope is perfectly optimized for preteens, teenagers or beginners in astronomy. We especially adore the wraparound moon packaging on this telescope, as the moon is one of the perfect targets for beginning scopes. You can easily find the moon in the sky and track it, along with examining craters, mountains and ancient lava flows.

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Celestron 76mm Signature Series FirstScope bundle: was $71.95, now $64.86 at Amazon
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on the Celestron 76mm Signature Series FirstScope telescope bundle. It includes astronomy software to find your way around the sky, and a stunning lunar landscape book by astrophotographer Robert Reeves.

Weighing in at less than 5 pounds (2.2 kg), the Celestron 76mm Signature Series FirstScope is a portable option for camping or for just moving about your residence to get the best look at the sky. It's small enough to bring on your balcony or in your car trunk, at an impressively compact 10 inches deep, 10 inches wide and 15 inches high (25 x 25 x 38 cm).

The 76 mm scope is big enough to image the moon, Milky Way, star clusters and get a glimpse at Saturn's rings or the Orion nebula, which are all bright and easy targets to source in the sky. It also comes with two eyepieces to slightly expand your viewing options. Moving around the sky is as simple as rotating the axis where you want to go.

The custom wrap includes 10 lunar features you can try to find during your first nights with the telescope, such as the mighty Tycho and Copernicus craters. The included ebook by Robert Reeves will get you started on craters, the history of the moon and other interesting facts about our neighbor.

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Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: