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White TwinStar AstroMark Refractor Telescope Review

Last Updated: 09.12.21


Main technical features


This refractor telescope is designed to be easily portable so you can take it with you wherever you go.

Since it comes with a full coated achromatic 80mm primary lens and a focal length of 400mm it is versatile and powerful.

It comes with two eyepieces so you can get started right out of the box. The 1.25 inch focusing tube also allows you to add more eyepieces as you go.

You will appreciate the included carrying case that is even large enough to hold the mini tripod, and there is even a padded strap to ensure your comfort.


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In-depth information


Thanks to its compact design this telescope is easy to take with you when you travel. It is also amazingly lightweight, considering its high quality construction. To ensure the telescope is well protected during travel it comes with a sturdy case. Not only will it hold the telescope, but also the eyepieces and mini tripod. This way everything is conveniently stored together so setup is a breeze. Best of all the case comes with a padded shoulder strap so you can easily carry it on hiking and camping trips.

This portable telescope is powerful and versatile due the 80mm primary objective lens and 400mm focal length. It is designed to quickly gather light so you can see clear views of birds and other animals that might be hiding back in shaded areas. This also allows you to get great views at night of distant nebulae, deep space objects, along with Jupiter’s moons and the rings around Saturn. Of course viewing the details on the surface of our own moon isn’t a problem with this telescope from Twin Star. To make it easy for even beginners to aim a 6×26 finding scope is also included.

Since this telescope comes with a 10mm and 20mm eyepiece you can get started right out of the box. When you want to see a wide view of the sky or a cityscape insert the 20mm eyepiece into the focusing tube. This is also ideal when you want to get a panoramic view of the ground. When you want to focus on a planet or the moon, the 10mm eyepiece will ensure that every detail is crisp and clear. Since this telescope does come with a 1.25 inch focal tube it is easy to add more eyepieces as your proficiency increases.

Not only does the telescope come with a mini tripod, its standard mount is compatible with most full size models. This way you can have more stability when you are on uneven ground. It can also be used with most photographic mounts for added versatility. Whether you want to use it as a compact deck telescope or as a full size model this telescope will deliver the power and performance you need no matter what you are trying to view.


Known issues

It has been mentioned that the mini tripod can be difficult to position when it is not on a hard level surface. Since the telescope comes with a standard mount you can easily use a full size tripod when stability is needed.


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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana’s professional experience in the optics field has helped her understand the value of passing her knowledge forward. Her curious personality helps her gather useful information for her readers and her goal is to make technical information fun and accessible to everyone.

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