Give Your Child the Stars This Holiday Season

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With the original Edmund Scientifics Astroscan Telescope, the stars are within reach. Ideal for all astronomers, from beginner to expert, the Astroscan Telescope makes the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list. Together with numerous books, globes and guides, space exploration will be an adventure every time.

Give the gift of the stars this holiday season with the Edmund Scientifics’ Astroscan. The Astroscan (http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp?pn=3002001&SID=pr1124) is a high quality telescope perfect for beginners and experts alike. For beginners, the Astroscan provides a low-cost, easy-to-use, maintenance-free option with which to learn and grow. Expert stargazers, on the other hand, seeking a high-performance portable second scope will me pleased with the performance of this one-of-a-kind telescope.

A number of features make the Astroscan the Stargazers’ choice, among which is its unique prize-winning design. The creative design of the Astroscan has eliminated the cumbersome and complicated mounts of today’s typical telescopes. It can be placed on any flat surface and is instantly ready to begin scanning the skies. Its motions are positive and natural, with nothing to tighten or adjust, and it’s simple enough for a child to use the first time out.

A Newtonian Rich-Field reflector provides a breathtaking 3 degrees (or six full moons) of field, literally making this instrument an open window on the universe. The wide field-of-view makes finding objects of interest easier than with other telescopes and allows for the outstanding views of deep sky objects or groups of objects that can't even fit into the fields of other telescopes. In addition, the Astroscan’s 1/8 wave, overcoated primary parabolic mirror focuses all in-coming light rays to the same point. The result is images that appear crisp and clear without any of distorting effects of spherical mirror aberration. Several Astroscan accessories are also available at Edmund Scientifics, including a tripod, rubber base mat, tote bag and even a sun-viewing screen.

Edmund Scientifics (http://scientificsonline.com/default.asp?&SID=PR1124) doesn’t stop at the Astroscan, though. It is also a distributor of the highly respected Celestron and Meade telescopes. Outside the realm of telescopes, Edmund also carries astronomical viewing binoculars. These binoculars offer the greatest amount of portability and can be used for both astronomical and terrestrial viewing.

To help the struggling astronomer in your life, Edmund also carries numerous astronomical guides, books and nighttime navigators (http://scientificsonline.com/category.asp?c=421182&SID=PR1124). With safe and convenient online ordering, Edmund makes it easier than ever to give the gift of the stars this holiday season.

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