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Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
Easy To Set Up 3.0 / 5
Usability 3.0 / 5
Features 4.0 / 5
Value for your money 4.5 / 5
Meets expectations 4.5 / 5

Konus Konusmotor Electronic 500 Newton 114mm (4.5") Telescope 1781 Reviews - Reviews from 1 to 2 out of 2

Good for someone who is just learning--but know what you're buying

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:3 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:3 / 5
Value for your money:4 / 5

Author: specterdragon , Amature stargazer since winter 2005. Amature astrophotography since 2006., from Yongstown, FL on Apr 4, 2011
Pros:  Good optics for 4.5" reflector; lightweight and easy to move in and out of the house
Cons:  Unbalanced; loose mount; learning curv (beginners will need to learn about equatorial mounts and polar alignment)
Would recommend:  yes

specterdragon wrote:

I have owned an older model of this telescope for over 5 years (since winter 2005). It has been a good beginner scope given the price and quality; however with that said, there are a few points to consider before purchasing this telescope. First, the tripod is acceptable, but the equatorial mount leaves a great deal of room for improvement. The OTA (optical tube assembly) is not properly balanced with the included counterweight. This makes the system top-heavy and wears on the gear system. In particular, I find the RA axis loose, which means the OTA feels less stable and requires rather hard tightening (and additional wear) of the clutch screws. Second, the motor is a variable drive, meaning that a knob must be adjusted manually each time the motor drive is used. This is not an accurate way to track. With patience, the user can adapt, but it will take time if youre not used to making these types of adjustments. Regarding the scope, for a 4.5 Newtonian, I find its very adequate. ...
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Works great where it counts

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:3 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:3 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Dave (verified customer) , beginner+, from Lawrence KS on Apr 16, 2010
Pros:  optically great, many features, affordable
Cons:  makes me want a more expensive setup
Would recommend:  yes

Dave wrote:

It really works great for what it is and what it costs. Some of the features, such as the motor drive, aren't really perfect, but they work, and so it's still a positive over similar options in the price range. with a little DIY work, most of the minor issues are fixable. and: the core scope is really good. for what I paid, I'd be happy just getting the scope itself, so all the extras are just that, free extras. The main annoyance for me was that the tripod was not really designed to be portable. from the factory it was a major chore to fold it up to put in the trunk because the leg bracing was attached by lots of tiny wing nuts. I fixed this by replacing the bracing with some cable and wood blocks.

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Reviews - Konus Konusmotor Electronic 500 Newton 114mm (4.5") Telescope 1781 - UPC: 698156017814