Fisher Price Telescope
Discovery Projector and Telescope
Young astronomers love a good telescope, and Fisher-Price has teamed up with the Discovery Channel to provide one. This durable model comes with an adjustable tripod base--a plus for active young stargazers, who might have trouble getting the view set just so--and it has a magnification power of 17.5x (this means that objects appear 17.5 times larger than their normal size). Although the telescope moves easily up and down. However, with less movement, the telescope is more stable, and this stability makes it easier for the viewer to find and focus on a target. The unit also features a projector option, and there are three View-Master disks of space scenes, courtesy of the Discovery Channel. The images are impressive. All in all, this is a fine toy that will get young eyes looking away from the television and up to the stars. The Discovery Projector Telescope provides two distinct play patterns, one projecting Viewmaster images and the other as a working telescope. It allows kids to view the stars with a 17X power telescope. Also includes three reels of Secrets of Space. Features include storage area for up to 15 reels, tripod legs and built in handles for easy portability.