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Celestron AstroMaster 90 EQ Equatorial Refractor Telescope 21064
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Most Helpful Positive Review Celestron AtstroMaster 90EQ
Great Value for Money...bought as gift for my Dad, he is very pleased! Most...
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Most Helpful Negative Review A bad telescope in design and workmanship
The telescope's OTA is lightweight and the dew cap is coming removed in han...
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Celestron AtstroMaster 90EQ

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, WA Written on January 21, 2012
Great Value for Money...bought as gift for my Dad, he is very pleased! Mostly beginner status with telescopes, pretty easy to set up and easy to use, brilliant view...everything looks great and we haven't even taken it off our back porch yet. Excited for summer to go stargazing in a dark field. It's bigger and more sturdy than I had gathered from the picture online. I wanted a telescope that looked hi-tech, and originally found this one to be the best for our needs, but thought it was simple. It looks and works great!!! I absolutely recommend this! I researched telescopes for days and hours on end, looked at a few more expensive celestron scopes (can't remember exactly which models) but am soo happy that I got this one. Great price, great deal, great telescope! Also, if looking at the skies, definitely get the EQ mount!! It's not hard to use and you'll be grateful that you don't have to keep readjusting every few minutes as the earth rotates
Pros: Creat picture, very sturdy, a bit bigger and more professional looking than I had thought from pictures online, easy to set-up and easy to use, DEFINITELY reccomend the EQ model
Cons: So far...no cons. I read in other reviews that the star-finder wasn't the best, but I really haven't tried it and haven't heard any complaints from my Dad. It's not like you can't use other means to locate stars either...in my opinion....
Would recommend: Yes
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A bad telescope in design and workmanship

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on October 8, 2011
The telescope's OTA is lightweight and the dew cap is coming removed in hand completely whenever I remove the lens cap. Instead of pressure fitting this dew cap, Celestron must have fixed it firmly to the OTA. The counterweights have a pin stuck at the middle and it's certainly annoys me everytime when I load them to the shaft. But, Celestron says that, it's the way they produce the telescope. There is no rigidity on the mount and the Planetarium software CD included works only with graphic drivers and softwares on your PC. Unless having these things, better don't buy the scope. Also, the telescope doesn't has much quality and I guess it's selling only because of Celestron's reputation. The product packaging was also not appropriate for the counterweights inside the large box. I would say that my overall experience is pathetic. Be sure, that this scope will not look the same as you see it in the Celestron setup videos and other photos and it will surely disappoint you in one or the other way in regard with the design. I think Celestron's products will have quality only when we go beyond $500 in our purchase. I am certainly regretting to have bought this one. If you want a heavy scope then go for the Omni XLT 120 or 127 which are perfectly rigid in construction.

Pros: Bad
Cons: Bad...
Would recommend: No
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Excellent beginner telescope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on November 26, 2010
An excellent telescope for anyone just starting out their adventures in astronomy. Easy to setup. Fairly easy to move around, although I recommend closing the tripod first and removing the counterweights if being used by children to prevent tipping.
Pros: Sturdy and portable
Cons: A bit heavy for children...
Would recommend: Yes
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Great Starter Scope!!!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, IL Written on December 21, 2008
If your looking to get into ameture astronomy for the first time, this is a great choice for your first telescope. Easy to use and is at a great price. You really get more then what you pay for. I saw Jupiter and it's 4 visible moons and the moon looks great at 50x and 100x (you can see mountain ranges). Still trying to find saturn and with this scopes 90mm apeture, I will be able to see it's rings. If you want a good start with a new hobbie, than this is the telescope for you.
Pros: Easy to use, great value for the price!
Cons: Good for beginners, may want to upgrade eventually....
Would recommend: Yes
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