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    Question How good is the barska #70076 telescope?



    Hello Everyone,
    Just wondering if anyone can provide some information on the Barska #70076 telescope. I did a search for reviews and couldn't find anything on this particular model. Any/ all help is appreciated.
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    Default Re: How good is the barska #70076 telescope?

    Pretty low quality optics on a flimsy mount with no slow motion controls. Not anything I would be interested in at all.
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    Default Re: How good is the barska #70076 telescope?

    At 76mm of aperture with a 700mm focal length (f/9.2) it would perform reasonably well for some lunar and bright object viewing.
    The mount will most likely be the most frustrating part of using it as these tend to be a bit unstable/ wobbly.
    From what I can see it has only a 1.25" focuser, the supplied 3x barlow will not be worth using and the two supplied eyepieces will be alright on-axis but will most like not give a good edge to edge performance.
    That can be corrected with a couple of decent Plossl eyepieces though.
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    Default Re: How good is the barska #70076 telescope?

    It would be a waste of money. If your strapped for cash, the Meade Infinity line is a nice beginners scope.
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    Default Re: How good is the barska #70076 telescope?

    Hello Ozman 13/Gabby76/Wire,
    Thanks for the information. The reason I asked about it was because my daughter bought this for me for Christmas. Since I didn't know anything about telescopes I went looking for reviews. Since I couldn't find any, I asked her if she would be willing to return it and allow me to have whatever money there was from the refund. She was willing to do that and so that money was the seed for my telescope fund. That's when I came here and asked for help concerning the different scopes. Glad to know that I made the right decision .
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    Default Re: How good is the barska #70076 telescope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psalm 19 View Post
    Glad to know that I made the right decision
    Yeah, I would say good call.
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    Default Re: How good is the barska #70076 telescope?

    Hey Ozman 13,
    Thank you. Always nice to get a good word from someone with experience in the hobby.
    God Bless You,
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    Default Re: How good is the barska #70076 telescope?

    Hello Joe,

    feeling happy that you've got fixed.
    Some of our people are pretty straigtforward when helping, ha, ha.

    Clear skies,

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    Default Re: How good is the barska #70076 telescope?

    Hello JG,
    Yes, I've found the folks here very helpful. there are times when I don't understand everything being said , but it will help me to grow in the long run.
    God Bless You,
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