If you want to get into astronomy, check out your neighbours, or to legitimately use the line 'do you want to come back to my place to see my telescope?' then this might be the budget refractor telescope for you. This item was previously posted as $79 but at $49 delivered it represents a monumental price breakthrough.
This telescope will not give Hubble a run for its money let alone other 'proper' telescopes but for less than $50 delivered it is a good entry telescope, another toy to play with, or a gift for your kids that will enhance your chances of winning parent of the year whilst on a budget. You get a fair bit of kit for less than $50, manufactured to an exquisite Chinese quality. The set includes:
1 x Refractor Telescope 700mm x 70mm 3 x Eyepieces (SR4mm, H12.5mm, H20mm) 1 x Barlow Lens (3X) 1 x Erector (1.5X)
It also includes a tripod, a red dot finder, and it is packaged in a rectangular cardboard box.
The image quality is average and it might suffer from chromatic aberration but on the positive it introduces an element of colour into your images. The lightweight design does mean the telescope vibrates in the wind but this just makes your images more 'dynamic'.
With up to 175x magnification you can see bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, and other 'heavenly bodies' that can be gazed at and studied for hours!
This scope is also available on the Kogan eBay website for $49.98 delivered.