What can you see with a 50mm telescope?

What can you see with a 50mm telescope?

With a 50mm telescope, the Moon will look great and you will be able to see al the major craters and geological features. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will be visible as long as the orbits allow it. You might be able to see a bit of detail out of Mars, but the rest will mostly be shown in one single color.

What happened to the Meade telescope company?

Meade Instruments, based in Irvine, California, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on December 4, 2019, following its loss of a multi-million dollar antitrust lawsuit brought by Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. The filing claims Meade’s debts range between $10 million to $50 million.

Can a telescope be repaired?

Typical repairs for telescopes are to incoming lenses that have suffered from poor design of the housings, misalignment of lenses or mirrors , tampering and violation of seals, and exposure to harsh environments.

How do you tell if your telescope is broken?

As long as there are no big dents in the tube you are probably fine. If it didn’t fall on the focuser, you are probably fine. Either of those could put the secondary mirror or the focuser out of alignment. If the primary mirror is not moving around that is probably fine too.

How much does it cost to repair a telescope?

How Much Should Telescope Repair Cost?

Repair/Service Cost
Lens or mirror realignment $75 to $150, depending on model and size
Motor repair $100+ – $1000+
Cleaning $125 to $200, depending on model and size

Can you replace a telescope lens?

A Barlow lens may have arrived along with your starter telescope. After testing it with a replacement eyepiece, you may decide to also replace your Barlow. Good ones are available starting at about $40 new, and as low as $20 used.

How do you check if a telescope is working?

To carry out a star test you need to observe a bright star with your telescope and a high-magnification eyepiece, looking at the star when it’s in focus, when it’s inside focus and when it’s outside focus. The patterns of concentric rings that the star makes reveals the state of your scope’s optics.

Which brand of telescope is best?

The Best Brands of Telescope

  • Orion. Orion is one of the most popular brands out there and they are known for putting out very good telescopes at a decent price.
  • Meade.
  • Celestron.
  • Sky-Watcher.
  • Unistellar.
  • Tele Vue.
  • Vixen.
  • Gskyer.