For amateur stargazers, getting adjusted to the complexity of most high-quality telescopes can be frustrating and lead quickly to a lack of interest. If you’d like to enjoy the outdoors and use a professionally-designed, dual-purpose telescope for astronomy beginners that is powerful and user-friendly, Celestron offers an exceptional option. The AstroMaster Series 130EQ Newtonian Telescope for adults or kids to be used together is a powerful yet user-friendly reflector telescope built with a lightweight frame and fully-coated glass optics. This telescope is powered by a fully-coated 130mm glass optic objective lens. It also features an AstroMaster German Equatorial manual mount that includes two easy-to-manipulate slow-motion control knobs that permit precision adjustments for viewing terrestrial and celestial objects in exceptional quality. We’ve included two eyepieces, a 20mm eyepiece that has a 45x magnification, and a 10mm eyepiece that can zoom up to 90x. This allows you to focus on distant objects with amazing clarity and perception. Celestron AstroMaster telescopes are designed with high-quality materials that provide crystal-clear and bright images of Saturn, Jupiter, and the Moon, along with galaxies and nebulae. You can also use this telescope for viewing land-based objects during daytime hours. The telescope is quick to set up and requires no tools. The kit includes a rugged, pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inch steel tube legs, which provide a stable platform for hours of safe use. As a bonus, download our BONUS Starry Night Basic Edition astronomy software for interactive sky simulations that include a 36,000-object database. You can download printable sky maps, research thousands of celestial objects, and plan your next observing session. Buy with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a two-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.