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Celestron 39-100x90mm Maksutov Angled Spotting Scope w/Tripod 52268-OP is currently on sale with fast shipping. Plus your total satisfaction is guaranteed when you purchase Celestron 39-100x90mm Maksutov Angled Spotting Scope w/Tripod 52268-OP and other Spotting Scopes by Celestron.

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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

At $154, this is a no-brainer

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: Donnie from Western KY on May 5, 2011
Pros:  Sharp and very compact
Cons:  A bit heavy, long focal length
Would recommend:  yes

Donnie wrote:

Very crisp views due to the Maksutov design. I don't know how you could better use $154 towards astronomy or a medium to long range spotting scope. I am an amateur astronomer but I also like to do some bird/nature viewing. Although this little scope doesn't keep up with my larger scopes, it performs admirably given its aperture. As for use as a spotting scope, I find it works very well. Of course it doesn't have the low end of power that a typical spotting scope does, so it best used for medium to long range work. I have found that with the addition of a .5x focal reducer screwed into a Celestron 8-24mm zoom, the scope works much better at low power. There is some vignetting with that combo at the low end, but it is not terrible and disappears once you increase the magnification. With the zoom the scope has become much more versatile. The tripod is really too light for this OTA. But I did find the tripod useful for my DSLR by itself. It handles that weight just fine. All in all, this is a great value at the normal price. But at $154 with a decent tripod for my DSLR thrown in, its a no brainer.

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