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Average Ratings
Overall rating
3.8 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.5 / 5
Usability 3.8 / 5
Features 3.7 / 5
Value for your money 4.2 / 5
Meets expectations 3.6 / 5

Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Equatorial Reflector Telescope, New - 31045 Review - Page 2 - Reviews from 11 to 13 out of 13

Good Telescope

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: richardg434 (verified customer) , I live in rural Virginia and enjoy astronomy as a hobby., from Boydton, VA on May 9, 2008
Pros:  Telescope has sharp images
Cons:  Red dot finder useless, mount is weak
Would recommend:  yes

richardg434 wrote:

I purchased this telescope as a step up from toy scope my son bought at a school book fair. The scope is good for the money however the red dot finder is too bright to be useful. The mount is not as sturdy as I hoped it would be. I purchased this scope on sale and consider it a very good value for money. Optics Planet has been a good company to do business with.

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No better value for the money

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

Author: jians5 (verified customer) from London Ontario on Apr 14, 2008
Pros:  Large Aperature for the cost, portable
Cons:  Star finder's useless, stand is only moderately stable
Would recommend:  yes

jians5 wrote:

The telescope itself is quite good. The optics are great, and it's useful that it comes with a correcting eyepiece. I suggest getting the Celestron Accessory Kit, which includes 5 eyepieces + 2x Barlow, and 7 Colour Filters to get some great results. Unfortunately the telescope's red-dot star finder is useless. It's too bright to see through when turned on, and since it has no zoom, you can't get close to the object. Also, the slow motion controls seem to wobble the whole telescope when you touch them, when using high manignications. Overall it's a great product, and for the money, you can't find anything better

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This telescope is definitly worth 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: K Kelly from Bozeman, MT on Nov 4, 2007
Pros:  solid, high quality, short tube length, very clear images
Cons:  have not found any yet
Would recommend:  yes

K Kelly wrote:

I picked up this telescope about a month ago for myself and my daughter. We are just starting into astronomy. This telescope was very easy to set up. It only took me about 10 minutes to set it up out of the box. It is very solidly built. The tripod is rock solid, as is the EQ mount. We have been out looking at Jupiter and the Comit 17p/Holmes. The telescope is easy to aim with it's red dot finder. The images have been very clear. We were able to bring Holmes in close enough that you could see it's dust cloud in 3D. We are looking forward to many years of observing with this telescope. I would definitly recommend it to anyone looking for a very solidly built telescope!

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