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Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.7 / 5
Usability 4.6 / 5
Features 4.6 / 5
Value for your money 4.9 / 5
Meets expectations 4.8 / 5

Reviews for Celestron 39-100x90mm Maksutov Angled Spotting Scope w/Tripod 52268-OP - Page 6 - Reviews from 51 to 60 out of 64

Celestron C90

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:2 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Clyde (verified customer) from Encinitas, CA on Feb 14, 2010
Pros:  Good optics for the price
Cons:  Poor tripod
Would recommend:  yes

Clyde wrote:

I am using the C90 as a substitute for my Questar at a second home. The optics are very good for the price. The flimsy tripod that comes with this is unusable. Plan on using a better one.

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AAA+++ for the money

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: david from 37821 on Feb 14, 2010
Pros:  good views,big eyepiece 32mm,quality made free tripod and bag
Cons:  may need little aligning but probably not most of time
Would recommend:  yes

david wrote:

works great had to look through front do a few screw turns on the back to align a little better but worked great otu of boc good tripod for it loved the 32mm eyepiece came with it handy portable but an 80mm refractor will beat it out with enough focal length but no way you can lug around a big refractor as easy as you can this

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Optics good, tripod dreck

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:3 / 5
Value for your money:4 / 5

Author: Shmuel Goldstein from Los Angeles, California on Jan 31, 2010
Pros:  Package offers good value, with scope, ep's and bags
Cons:  Tripod
Would recommend:  yes

Shmuel Goldstein wrote:

Look at the other reviews and do this: DO NOT USE THE TRIPOD. After a few days of viewing with the enclosed tripod, the gears stripped, due to the stress of supporting the scope, which is too heavy for this disposable tripod. Too bad. OK, beyond that, though, it is a decent value, taking into account the high quality scope, and even the eyepieces were more than adequate. Don't forget the erecting prism, too. So, I would recommend this package, with the caveat of using a different tripod.

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Great multi-purpose scope

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Jim Leslie (verified customer) , Technical person who likes nature, optics and computers, from Marriottsville, MD on Jan 29, 2010
Pros:  great resolution and magnification
Cons:  a little heavy
Would recommend:  yes

Jim Leslie wrote:

This scope is very nice and very well made - pretty heavy duty. It is very sharp and the focus operates very smothly. It is quite a good deal at the package price of $139. The included eyepieces give 39X and 100X and the lack of multicoating on the eyepieces and correct image diagonal seems to make no difference with daylight viewing. (The eyepieces seem to have single layer coating.) It shouldn't make any appreciable difference at night either on fairly bright objects such as the moon and planits and was a reasonable way to cut cost. (The scope itself is multicoated.) With additional eyepieces you can boost the power a lot more. The included backpack is a good way to cary this scope and has enough room for accessories - including a small tripod of up to almost 14 inches tall. The scope has a standard thread bracket for mounting on the tripod. The tripod that comes with the package is much too large to fit in the backpack and is too flimsy to hold this scope as steady as it needs to be ...
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Celestron 90mm Maksutov Spotting Scope/Telescope w/Tripod

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Joseph A Sholtis Jr (verified customer) , Aerospace engineer; avid hunter & star gazer., from Tijeras NM on Jan 17, 2010
Pros:  1. Two separate eyepieces with different magnifications (~30x & ~100x) permit use as a spotting scope and a telescope. 2. Large objective lens (90mm) ensures large field of view. 3. Duffle carrying bag, which contains scope, eyepieces & tripod, is a real plus.
Cons:  Scope appears to be somewhat fragile, which is fine when used as a telescope, but a limitation when used as a spotting scope in the field (e.g., when sighting-in a rifle).
Would recommend:  yes

Joseph A Sholtis Jr wrote:

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Celestron 90mm Maksutov with tripod

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: dudpete (verified customer) from Turlock, CA on Jan 17, 2010
Pros:  Very sharp optics, no built-in "flip" mirror
Cons:  Long focal length, normally small field of view
Would recommend:  yes

dudpete wrote:

I have been very satisfied with this spotting scope. I find it very attractive and love that it is so compact. This model has no built-in flip mirror or rear lens to seal it so it will be waterproof. These only take away from the inherently sharp optics. I bought a 2" mirror diagonal and an inexpensive Rini 2" 32mm eyepiece. Not knowing for sure if the small optical path at the rear of this scope would pass enough of the image to make this worthwhile, I was surprised to find that it made a big difference. In side-by-side trials, I found the view thru the 2" 32mm to be about a third wider than thru the supplied 1.25" 32mm eyepiece. I was also surprised to find the included tripod was better than I expected. I now have it mounted on one of the mini-dob tabletop mounts from Orion. I got the one which came with a GoScope 80mm short-tube refractor, which I removed. I also use a 55% FL reducer to yield an effective focal length of 688mm, which gives my 2" eyepiece an almost 3 degree field ...
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Astronomy Scope

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:3 / 5
Features:3 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:3 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Divot (verified customer) from Virginia on Jan 13, 2010
Pros:  OTA good
Cons:  Tripod bad
Would recommend:  yes

Divot wrote:

The 52268 has a Vixen-style dovetail mounting plate with 1/4-20 threaded holes which allow it to be mounted on many astronomy and photography tripods. However, for some reason known only to Celestron and OpticsPlanet, as of January 2010 this all-metal scope is being sold as a "spotting scope." It comes with: a 45-degree image-erecting prism; two eyepieces; a 1.25 inch / T-adapter (for a camera); a thing made almost totally of plastic one may, with foolish optimism, call a "tripod"; a tiny 6x21 finder scope; a backpack for the scope and eyepieces; and a very tight bag for the tripod. To convert the 52268 into an astronomy scope one needs to buy a 90-degree 1.25 inch star diagonal, and I suggest adding a red dot finder, a moon filter, and some astronomy books. Additional eyepieces are not required as the included Plossls are adequate and give you 40x and 100x--two very useful powers. What else? Adding A REAL ASTRONOMY TRIPOD AND MOUNT--something like the Vixen Porta-II or the Astro Tech ...
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Celestron 90mm

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:4 / 5

Author: jj from DFW on Jan 11, 2010
Pros:  Very clear
Cons:  was a little difficult for 7 year old to use
Would recommend:  yes

jj wrote:

Liked the telescope very well! Although we had a hard time with the focus...user error most likely.

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Great Package

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: edwardbd (verified customer) from Riverside, CA on Jan 6, 2010
Pros:  Optical Quality, good accessories
Cons:  Tripod is usable but a bit wobbly.
Would recommend:  yes

edwardbd wrote:

I was most impressed with the quality and features of this set-up. The optics are excellent, even the finderscope is good. The tripod is nicely featured but a bit light and tends to wobble a bit. It's better if everything is tightened up though. The package is still very good value for money.

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GREAT SCOPE - GOOD STARTER OR GETTING BACK VIEWING THE HEAVENS OR BIRDING!

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Thread Bender (verified customer) , Professional Embroidery Engr. Getting back into looking into the heavens., from Temple,PA on Jan 4, 2010
Pros:  BEST BANG FORE THE BUCK!
Cons:  TRIPOD is basic.
Would recommend:  yes

Thread Bender wrote:

GREAT SCOPE!. If you wnat just go basic scope to do both land and astro... this one can't be beat!. Tripod ... well go to start with.. looking for a "ROCK' tripod . This one is a GREAT grab-and -go pkg. I added a 90 angle and adding a 8 to 24 mm zoom eyepiece. Sooooooooo this one is a Excellent Scope pkg.

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