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Celestron-astromaster-130eq-md.1087543
6.7 out of 10

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD

Optical Design : Reflector Aperture : 130 mm (5.12 in) Focal Len Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD

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Overall 10
10

AWESOME

LenArt, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Lots of parts but easy to set up works great
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Good 5in reflector on a solid equitorial

Uncle Tom, B&H Photo
30 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Tired of Go-To malfunctions. Go back to basics with this very good motorised equatorial mount. Very well constructed with a 130mm reflector at a price no one can beat. Perfect scope to learn the basics of the night sky. Celestron stands behind the product too. Great scope, great tripod, great service, unbeatable price(for now). Why buy a used problem. Make the best of your clear nights. Very portable, but not recommended for a camping trip.
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice first telescope.

Shamrocker98, B&H Photo
6 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Ever since I moved into a new house away from the bright city lights, I've been meaning to start learning more about astronomy. I researched different telescopes in this price range and felt that the size and value of this scope would make a nice purchase. B&H had a similar price to [@], but they were including a free red LED flashlight so I gave B&H a chance. The purchase was easy and the package arrived very quickly.
  • Pros: Affordable, Large Diameter, Simple
  • Cons: Heavy, Limited Motion, Unstable
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Overall 10
10

This is a great telescope

Konig, B&H Photo
22 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I brought this telescope for my daughter and I would recommend it to any one!
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

pleasantly easy to navigate seeing all of the things we have seen is great

djpope12, Ebay
11 January 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Looks pretty good for a beginner scope

Billy James, B&H Photo
31 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this telescope after doing quite a bit of research on several types of telescope. For the most bang for your bucks, this telescope could have been a very good choice. You get a relatively fast optic (F/5, i.e. brighter image for the same focal length) and a relatively long focal length. This would have been a pretty good application for planetary viewing and deep sky oberving.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight
  • Cons: Difficult to Use, Poor Lens Quality, Unstable
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Tube, Mediocre Mount

Diego, B&H Photo
20 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Overall I think this telescope has a lot of potential for what it cost. However were I to go through the process again I might just buy the optical tube and get a sturdier mount, with better eyepieces. When you're buying a first telescope, you always go in with dreams of Hubble in your head. You won't get that with this, but that doesn't mean you can't see some cool stuff. The 20mm eyepiece it comes with is... mostly useless. Cheap plastic.
  • Pros: Good Tube, Good value
  • Cons: Difficult to Use, Poor Lens Quality, Unstable
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Overall 10
10

Just the thing for a beginner like me

Scyter, B&H Photo
27 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I am just a beginning astronomer, and this is just perfect. I use it on the back deck on clear nights, and it is excellent in the optics department.
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Overall 10
10

Excelent product

Paola Pavez, Adorama
9 November 2011
  • Excerpt: My houseband use every nigth this product.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

Great Scope For The Price paid

scovig, opticsplanet.com
18 November 2010
  • Summary: Great for the kids to learn the basics
  • Pros: Relatively straight forward setup
  • Cons: image shake even on concrete slab
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