Telescope

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Telescope

Telescope

A telescope for doing amateur astronomy. It's a relaxing hobby for a certain kind of person. Can only be used outdoors.


Base Stats

Type
BuildingsRecreation
HP
75
Market Value
350 Silver.png
Beauty
0
Mass
7.5 kg
Flammability
100%
Placeable
Yes
Size
1 ˣ 1
Recreation
120% Telescope study
Cover Effectiveness
15%
Technical
thingCategories
BuildingsJoy


A telescope is a recreation item that provides "Telescope study" recreation to a colonist using it, with a power of 120%. It can only be obtained through trade.

Acquisition

Telescopes cannot be crafted, instead they are only available through trade or as a reward from quests.

Analysis

While the description states that it must be placed "outside", a telescope can be placed on any unroofed tile. Indeed, a colonist using one placed inside an impressive room will gain the "impressive rec room" thought. Only the telescope tile itself needs to be unroofed; the interaction tile can remain roofed.

Colonists using a telescope will gain a small amount of Intellectual skill. A chair placed on the interaction tile will provide a colonist using it comfort.

A telescope is a useful item to obtain if you need to increase recreational variety. While all telescopes only have 100% recreational power, they provide a unique Recreation "study" type that cannot be obtained from any other item.

Trivia

Despite being uncraftable, there is a partial recipe defined for the telescope in the game files. Namely, Steel.png 50 steel and Component.png 1 component. It is possible this is used to calculate the amount deconstruction returns, or it may simply be cut content.

Version History

  • 0.10.785 - Added with the addition of Joy