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(based on 3 ratings)
Brand: Celestron
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PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the universe to the aspiring astronomer!

The Celestron PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time buyer the perfect combination of quality, value and features. Offering exceptional value, these telescopes feature portable yet powerful designs with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy. All PowerSeekers come with a 2-Year Warranty!

  • Easy to assemble 127mm German Equatorial reflector
  • Pre-assembled aluminum tripod and accessory tray
  • Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
  • 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
  • Finderscope: 5x24
  • Includes two 1.25-inch eyepieces
  • Includes CD-ROM The Sky Astronomy Software
The PowerSeekers come in a choice of refractor or reflector, equatorial or altazimuth mount design. The PowerSeekers come with all coated glass optical components with for enhanced image brightness and clarity. The Newtonian reflectors offer larger aperture and greater light gathering power needed to resolve the faint detail of hundreds of deep-sky and other celestial objects.

All PowerSeekers come on either sturdy equatorial mounts for tracking the sky, or collapsible altazimuth mounts suitable for terrestrial viewing as well as astronomical use.

The PowerSeekers come with a full range of eyepieces plus a 3x Barlow lens, allowing an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of an unaided eye!

A great choice for children and families.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Strong construction(3)
Best Uses:
Astronomy(3)
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ recreational(3)
 
Great first-time telescope, Great Value
By Jake OblongVerified Purchaser from Laguna Niguel, CA on 1/4/2009
Pros:
Accurate, Assembly Instructions, Comfortable Eyepiece, Strong Construction
Cons:
Portability
Best Uses:
Astronomy
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope:

Great first-time telescope, got it assembled quickly with great instructions and got the kids to see the Jupiter-Venus combo last month (Dec-2008). The software provided "The Sky" has poor instructions and is non-user-friendly, but Google Earth has been helpful so far. Great value, with nice aperture that has not been too diminished by Christmas light pollution from neighborhood, still can see the moon's surface.

 
Excellent value
By BrianVerified Purchaser from Houston, Texas on 1/2/2009
Pros:
Accurate, Comfortable Eyepiece, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Astronomy, Low Visibility
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope:

I was very pleasantly surprised by the high quality level of this telescope for the price. No doubt one could improve on the optics and mechanisms, but not without a substantial increase in cost. I would rate this as a superb starter telescope and a moderate enthusiast device. Quite a value.

[24 of 24 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great scope for the money
By voggy_dog from Oviedo, FL on 1/12/2008
Pros:
Good aperture for price, Great Value, Strong Construction
Cons:
Poor Lens Quality
Best Uses:
Astronomy
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope:

I've had the scope for about 2 weeks...and I am very satisfied with what I got for the price.

The scope has decent light-gathering capacity (329x) and has proven sufficient for viewing deep space objects such as the Orion and Rosette nebulae.

Decent German EQ mount, a little shaky when focusing, but quickly stabilizes. Finder scope is underwhelming, but gets the job done. The included 20mm Kellner lense is pretty useful, but the 4mm SR lense is barely adequate. The 3x barlow is ok at low power, but there is significant chromatic aberration and smearing at high power.

I think this is a good starter scope... the beginner will get a lot out of this scope, enough to keep him or her going for a year or two. You'll want to purchase some nicer eyepieces and a higher quality barlow, but those are good investments for any telescope owner.

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