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Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Newtonian Telescope - 21049 is currently on sale with fast shipping. Plus your total satisfaction is guaranteed when you purchase Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Newtonian Telescope - 21049 and other Telescopes by Celestron.

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Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.3 / 5
Usability 4.0 / 5
Features 3.9 / 5
Value for your money 4.5 / 5
Meets expectations 4.0 / 5

Great value for first scope and price

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 5 / 5

Author: aharfo56 , amateur astronomer, full time university faculty, from Arkadelphia, Arkansas on Jan 13, 2010
Pros:  Price, quality of telescope tube and major parts
Cons:  Supplied eyepieces and finder scope need replacing but after that it's a great scope with NO complaints for price
Would recommend:  yes

aharfo56 wrote:

I was enthralled by astronomy at age 14 and had a Tasco 60mm scope at that time, quickly replaced with a Meade 6600 6" reflector (that I'm kicking myself for selling at the age of 20). The Celestron 127mm Powerseeker is what I WISH I could have had as a first scope instead of the cheap department store refractor. The tube, mirrors, and EQ mount are solid, and I have no complaints on the quality and value of these parts. The parts of this scope that absolutely need replacing if you plan on going any further with astronomy are the eyepieces, barlow lens (come on Celestron, they KNOW better than to give out plastic 3X barlow lenses....), and finder scope. What I can understand is that the scope was shipped to me for a grand total of $127.00 and they had to cut costs somewhere. I suppose they cut costs on the most easily upgradable parts because Celestron sells an awesome kit with 6 4-element Plossl eyepieces, filters, a real barlow lens, and metal case for under $200. The finder scope works but after gazing through a 8" Schmidt scope with a illuminated red circle type finder (don't know the actual word for it), I don't see how anyone could go back to the dark, unfocused finder scopes like the one Celestron supplied. I can't wait to upgrade my eyepieces, get a better finderscope, and take this little gem of a telescope out to a dark site. I live in rural Arkansas, which is already fairly clear in terms of light pollution and air pollution, but I think this scope will be well worth the $127 spent on it, even with the $138 for an upgraded eyepiece kit and new finderscope; it would still be a deal.

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