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Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Newtonian Telescope 21049
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Most Helpful Positive Review Great value for first scope and price
I was enthralled by astronomy at age 14 and had a Tasco 60mm scope at that ...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Things you should know before buying
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Celestron 127eq telescope

by Mije, from United States, OR Written on September 8, 2014
It's an awesome telescope for the price I bought one about 12years ago not as big and paid $300 this is the best telescope for money you can buy. It's a great telescope if your just starting out with astrology. It was very simple to assemble instructions were easy to follow . It's light weight easy to move around only 25lbs it cones with sturdy tripod and a handy tray that fits in the middle of the tripod it holds extra lenses etc., celestron telescopes are among some of the most popular and reasonably priced telescopes on the market ....
Would recommend: Yes
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Things you should know before buying

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, AL Written on July 18, 2012
This telescope comes with several very low quality eyepieces including a SR4mm which is useless with a scope of this quality. The equatorial mount is cheap and difficult to use. The scope has a Bird-Jones (spherical) lens which cannot be collimated using a laser. Typically, quality scopes use parabollic optics which tend to be more expensive since they are harder to manufacture. Celestron recommends that this scope be sent back to the manufacturer for recollimation. This is highly impractical since recollimation in a reflector type telescope is required frequently and is generally pretty easy. This scope is not 1000mm. It's actually about 1/3rd of that with a corrector (barlow) lens built into the focuser. This also limits image quality. I would highly recommend going to something like a Dobsonian 8in aperture which you can get for about $350. Good brands are Zhumell and Orion. You'll definitely be happier with you're purchase.
Pros: Easy setup
Cons: Bird-Jones (spherical) lens and cannot be collimated by standard methods....
Would recommend: No
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Handy dandy!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, KY Written on May 17, 2012
After lugging around a 6" and 10" set of Newts this is a real treat and I am very pleased with the optics for the price. Used previously owned eyepieces and purchased a different finder. A good backpack scope!
Pros: Portability, access to controls, accessories available.
Cons: finderscope okay for fun, lenses marginal....
Would recommend: Yes
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by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on July 23, 2010
me parece una marca con una muy buena optica y variedad de productos...
Would recommend: Yes
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Excellet for starters

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on April 25, 2010
Excellet for starters in astronomy. Great value for the money spent. ...
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Newtonian Telescope

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on April 8, 2010
this was the easiest,quickest way to buy a telescope.the detail in the description was detailed and assurate.The deal was great.
Pros: sight is beautiful
Cons: a bit aquired to move around....
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron PowerSeeker good optics & easy to use

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, PA Written on March 22, 2010
I purchased this for my grandsons who live in San Diego. The oldest is 9 yrs old, he & I assembled it in less than 15 minutes. That evening we were looking at impressive close up views of the moon. On a clear California night you can view the rings of Saturn. A very nice piece of optics for the serious amateur astronomer
Highly recommended.
Pros: light & portable, yet still powerful
Cons: none...
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Newtonian Telescope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on January 23, 2010
As a beginner I really needed a diagram of my specific telescope not diagrams of similar telescopes. More explicit directions on how to focus the scope to the lens. I had to go online to get a better understanding of how to accomplish that.
Pros: Easy assembly, clear optics, stable tripod
Cons: needs better instructions for beginners,include diagram for specific model - not similar models...
Would recommend: Yes
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Great value for first scope and price

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on January 13, 2010
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...
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Would recommend: Yes
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Good Scope for the price

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, GA Written on November 26, 2009
The tripod is very flimsy and the focuser gets loose and seems to need constant tightening. The 3X Barlow lens is complete garbage. The 20mm lens is great but the 4mm is good but not great. The mount worked a lot smoother once I disassembled/cleaned it then regressed it. I expected the collimation to be off but it was dead on when i got it. The finder scope is hard to use and is easy to knock out of alignment, I plan to buy a new one when finances premit. Overall the scope is a great value and is turning out to be a great first scope.
Pros: Inexpensive beginner scope, Easy to setup, Collimation was not out
Cons: Equatorial mount is hard to use, Focuser needs constant tightening, 3X Barlow Lens is garbage, Tripod is not stable...
Would recommend: Yes
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