>A customer was purchasing a Celestron C65 Mini Mak Waterproof spotting scope for some backyard spotting the other day and wanted to know if it could be used for star gazing. The answer is a resounding YES! Although the quality is not the best, even this $60.00 compact unit can be used to look at celestial objects, especially the moon. If you’ve never pointed your target spotting scope or even binoculars to the sky you’ve been missing a lot. So many folks have never looked at the moon with magnification it’s hard to believe. Often, all it takes for someone to get hooked on astronomy is a little push, even if it be with an inexpensive spotting scope or dad’s old binocular that has been gathering dust in the basement. These items are easily transported and readily available, as opposed to a large astronomical telescope. Kids are thrilled with their first opportunity to view the moon up close and you’ll hear a lot of WOWs and see a lot of smiles. Many adults will appreciate the opportunity as well.