Are Tasco telescopes any good?
The main reason Tasco telescopes perform poorly is that they often come with poor quality eyepieces and an equally poor quality star diagonal. Fortunately, the Tasco objectives (or primary mirror for reflecting telescopes) still seem to be of decent quality.
How do I set up a Tasco telescope?
Select a target (begin with the moon) and gently move the telescope tube to align it with the target by sighting down the length of the telescope. When you get the telescope roughly aligned, use the small finder scope on the side of the telescope to make any fine adjustments to the alignment.
Who makes Tasco telescopes?
Tasco is a recognized consumer sport optics brand with roots in telescopes. For over 50 years, they’ve offered quality products at prices for any family’s budget. Tasco operates under Vista Outdoor Inc., a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of outdoor sports and recreation.
Is Tasco a good brand?
For the money, Tasco binos are worth it. You get good lenses, great magnification and a wide selection to hit almost any budget. This is why I recommend Tasco binoculars as they produce a variety of binoculars at an economical price point so that you can try several pairs to see for yourself how they perform.
What does a star diagonal do?
A star diagonal, erecting lens or diagonal mirror is an angled mirror or prism used in telescopes that allows viewing from a direction that is perpendicular to the usual eyepiece axis. It allows more convenient and comfortable viewing when the telescope is pointed at, or near the zenith (i.e. directly overhead).
What is a Barlow lens for a telescope?
A Barlow lens is the astronomy accessory that keeps on giving! Insert it between your eyepiece and your telescope to get double the magnification instantly. Let’s say you have two eyepieces in your accessory case, a 10 mm and a 25 mm.
Is Tasco owned by Bushnell?
Bushnell Performance Optics announced July 5 that it has acquired the Tasco trade name and all intellectual property of Tasco Worldwide Inc.
Is Tasco going out of business?
Telescope giants Tasco Worldwide and Celestron International are once again in the news following yesterday’s announcement that Tasco is liquidating its assets after defaulting on nearly $30 million in loans.
Why can’t I see anything in my telescope?
If you are unable to find objects while using your telescope, you will need to make sure the finderscope is aligned with the telescope. The finderscope is the small scope attached near the rear of the telescope just above the eyepiece holder. This is best done when the scope is first set up.