Discovery Kids – 40mm Astronomical Telescope: View the moon and other planets and stars or land-based animals and scenic views with this variable eyepiece 30-60X magnification telescope. Let little ones dive into the deeper realms of space with the Discovery Kids 40mm Astronomical Telescope. A great starter telescope for kids, it features a variable 40mm magnification that can help your aspiring astronomer view planets, stars, and other scenes from a more in-depth perspective. Built from tough and sturdy materials, and featuring an aluminum tripod to enhance long-distance viewing, this telescope is perfect for watching the world pass by! You can also view animals and scenery with this dual eyepiece telescope.
The perfect gift for curious minds and little explorers! A fantastic STEM activity and a great way for children to learn about the world around them.
Features of Discovery kids 40mm Astronomical Telescope:
Two eyepieces (16.6mm and 8.3mm), 30-60X magnification objective lens, Aluminum tripod, Erector lens, Diagonal mirror, and instruction leaflet.
How do telescopes work?
Optical telescopes allow us to see further; they are able to collect and focus more light from distant objects than our eyes can alone. This is achieved by refracting or reflecting the light using lenses or mirrors. Refractive telescopes contain lenses much like those found in our own eyes only much larger. Inside the telescope, light first reaches a primary lens. Primary lenses are convex – rounded – and are able to bend the captured light and aim it onto a secondary, focusing lens. This second lens is then responsible for focusing that light to produce a clear image of the object.
Reflective telescopes work in a similar way to refractors but by reflecting, instead of bending, light using curved mirrors. In both cases, more light captured in the primary stage means more power to see faraway and a more efficient focusing stage produces clearer images.
Suitable from 8+ years