This was posted 4 months 9 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

Dobson Telescope at Aldi $49.99

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Do You want to see Dobson? Now you can.

This kind of telescope is usually around $80. So this is a good brand. It seems to be national geographic brand based on the picture.

18x - 157x magnification with an integrated compass
76mm lens diameter
350mm focal length
31.7mm ocular diameter

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  • +1 vote

    I was looking at this in the Aldi app before. Just wondering if it's actually any good though?

    • +1 vote

      These guys seem to think it's worth $50:
      http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=100645&p...

      There are some complaints - the one the last writer received was faulty, but Aldi have a decent money-back policy so you wouldn't be out-of-pocket - but overall, if you're not an expert astronomer, it looks like it's worth $50.

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    I googled and the reviews are really bad. I had wanted to get one but decided not.

  • +2 votes

    "Do you want to see Dobson?" Lol

    • +1 vote

      i want to see Dobby

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    I bought one for the kids for christmas last year…and returned it.
    Very small image from eyepiece, and nothing spectacular could be seen with this other than the moon.

    • -3 votes

      and nothing spectacular could be seen with this other than the moon.

      you must have really bad eyesight if you need a telescope to see the moon…

      • +2 votes

        it is the wrong type of telescope to be looking at the moon anyway, you'd want a refractor telescope.

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    If you have a good lens it will be better. Costs more than the telescope though

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    Can I see UFO's using this Dobson?

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      Not before they see you !!!

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    If Dobson wasn't still alive, he'd be rolling over in his grave…

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      Rolling in his grave because National Geographic is using his style of telescope to encourage all 'sidewalk astronomers' to look to the stars?
      I thought if anyone were to appreciate looking from the earth to the moon it would be you. As for this one, I've been burnt by cheap telescopes before and even if I could afford an expensive one I couldn't justify the spending.

      • +9 votes

        I've been burnt by cheap telescopes before

        shouldn't use them to look at the sun.

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    How can I possibly use it?

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    I might have missed the memo but when did National Geographic brand telescopes become known as the 'good brand'?

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    Can I use this to spy on neighbours?

  • +1 vote

    It's $50… c'mon be realistic about the performance. For $50 I am sure it'll perform well for the price:performance.

    If you actually want to get in to astronomy then look at a 6", 8" or 10" dob,
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/123292
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/121134

  • +1 vote

    Quality of National Geographic stuff in my opinion is terrible.

    • +2 votes

      not really, their documentaries are pretty good. :p

  • -2 votes

    the brand on the telescope is National Geographic? so does that mean the instruction manual has photos of exotic animals and topless African women? schhwing…