Edmund Scientific Astroscan Telescope

As a boy I dreamed of one day owning an Edmund Scientific Astroscan telescope.  As I grew older, and my tastes became more mature, I discovered that no serious astronomer would be caught dead using one.   

The Astroscan is considered to be little more than a plaything.  Not only do the optics leave a lot to be desired, the design is toylike.  But perhaps that’s the point.   Every time I’ve ever seen a Astroscan at a star party the people using it seem to be having more fun than anyone else. 

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Taken: June 3, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
    Edmund Scientific Astroscan Telescope