A telescope for doing amateur astronomy. It's a relaxing hobby for a certain kind of person. Can only be used outdoors.
- 1 × 1
- Cover Effectiveness
- 120% Telescope study
A telescope is a recreation item that provides "Telescope study" recreation to a single colonist using it, with a power of 120%. It also slowly increases the Intellectual skill. It can only be obtained through trade.
Telescopes can only be used if the tile that they are placed on is unroofed. Note that the interaction spot need not be unroofed.
A pawn must have a Sight capacity above 0% to use a telescope.
A telescope is a useful item to obtain if you need to increase recreational variety. While all telescopes only have 120% recreational power, they provide a unique Recreation "study" type that cannot be obtained from any other item. This means the lack of accrued boredom more than makes up for a base recreation power between tier one and two recreational items and unaffected by quality modifiers.
Colonists using a telescope will also gain a small amount of Intellectual skill, however this is generally not enough to warrant specific action from the player.
While the description states that it must be placed "outside", a telescope can be placed on any unroofed tile. Furthermore, only the telescope tile itself needs to be unroofed; the interaction tile can remain roofed. Thus, a colonist can be kept both indoors and out of the weather by simply unroofing a single tile inside the usual rec room and even gain the usual "impressive rec room" mood buff. A chair can also be placed on the interaction tile to provide comfort to colonist using it.
Despite being uncraftable, there is a partial recipe defined for the telescope in the game files. Namely, 50 steel and 1 component. It is possible this is used to calculate the amount deconstruction returns, or it may simply be cut content.
- 0.10.785 - Added with the addition of Joy