Reviews and Problems with Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD
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Nice gear, although not easy for dSLR imaging
14 April 2013
Excerpt: I'm a total beginner, I read some great reviews of this gear, and those reviews are fairly accurate - once you get your head around how the mount works, it starts to come together. I did buy this telescope under the impression that the standard t-adapter and ring would allow me to jack my Canon EOS 550D camera into the telescope and start taking amazing shots.
Once set up correctly, beautiful, crisp and clear image of the night sky
1 January 2013
Excerpt: The item arrived promptly with Christmas around the corner. Great present to a friend who is has an interest in astronomy. Very satisfied with the image quality along with the fact that a camera can be mounted with appropriate additional purposes. Very happy with quality of images given the price. Overall, very satisfied with the quality of the telescope.
Pros: price, Accurate, Good price, great first telescope, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: Little bulky to wear, Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected
Great first telescope for people interested in learning to do things manually
26 December 2012
Excerpt: I bought this telescope back in September, after much research online. I'd become interested in astrophotography, and was looking for an entry-level telescope that would be suitable for starting on that. I wanted a manually operated (rather than computerised) scope, because I figured this way I'd be forced to learn how to do things properly. This is true, but be warned that it's a big learning curve which has involved several very frustrating evenings!
I don't know if my son will get this for Christmas.... I may just keep it for myself!
25 November 2012
Excerpt: This is the first "real" telescope I've bought besides the little kiddie ones. It is intended for my 10yr old son who is highly inquisitive about space. So, because it is for Christmas, it has not been opened and set up as yet. I have opened the box and checked that everything is intact (which it is) and I have to say that I am SO excited to give this to my son! I did some research and found that this telescope was the best in my price range for what we are after.
Pros: price, user friendly, Good price, great first telescope, quality +++
Excerpt: Great service and fast deliveryfrom Ozscope. Here in Adelaide has been cloudy most nights but managed to score a clear night and observed Saturn's rings with the 10mm Eyepiece. Still have to peform the polar alignment and set up the equitorial mount and motor drive. Keen to hook up a webcam and capture images on my computer. Will I improve the image quality with a bettwe quality eyepiece? Will Saturns rings be larger/clearer and show any colours?
Excerpt: I found it a little difficult at first, but with practice got better. The star finder is at the wrong end of the tube in my opinion and not easy to use if you wear glasses and have astigmatism, so don't use it, a bit of hit and miss at first. Pity it does not come with a more powerful eye piece, guess thats why it was cheaper. The software that came with it is excellent for the kids and their school science assignments.
Pros: light, portability, Good price, great first telescope
Excerpt: Very prompt delivery, very easy setup. First morning, stunning views of the waning moon. First evening, moons of Jupiter show very clearly, even low in the sky. I still need to work on aiming it better to get at what I want to see quicker. But then, it's my first telescope. The finder scope doesn't find much, or still needs a lot of manual scanning - I'm sure I'll get better at it, but I also think the design could be more helpful.
Pros: price, user friendly, Positive adjustments, great first telescope
Excerpt: The telescope arrived in two packages on different days, but within a week of the order and just before Xmas too! Can't beat the service! We have had an enormous amount of pleasure viewing the skies in the SW of WA, even watched the Kangaroos on the hill - upside down, but you could even see the fur on their ears. Saw Jupiter and her 4 moons and enjoyed views of our own magnificent new moon. Still have so much to learn!
Pros: portability, user friendly, Good price, great first telescope, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!