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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ
6.3 out of 10

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ

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

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Reviews and Problems with Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ

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Overall 6
6.0

Muy bueno

TM, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Es muy buen Telescopio! pero personalmente el acabado no me gusta! tiene muchas piezas plásticas, y el trípode no es muy estable. Me gusta mas los Orion y los Meade
  • Pros: Lightweight, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 10
10

Absolutely love the telescope.

Norman, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
22 December 2014
  • Excerpt: The telescope arrived a day early! Well pleased and excellent service. Thank you
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Best over all purchase!

Big Al, B&H Photo
5 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I am an amateur astronomer by hobby. This is the third telescope that I have owned, the first Newtonian. It has been an absolute joy to have on a clear night. The aperture is great, sturdy tripod, as well as the easy set up.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Needs Storage Case
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Overall 6
6.0

Recommended with caveats

DavidinAZ, Costco
24 June 2014
  • Summary: My wife bought this for me for Father's Day. For the money, I think the telescope is really great. The large aperature really captures light. Aligning and using an equatorial mount is hard. There are good youtube videos that really help you with alignment and use.
  • Pros: great aperture and light-gathering for the price easy enough set up
  • Cons: non-functioning equatorial mount poor instructions -- youtube will save you here. poor finderscope
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Overall 8
8.0

Fun to use.

Rick, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
10 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Pretty easy to set up. Great beginner scope.
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 10
10

Pro

Jan, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
16 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this telescope for the family. It was easy to assemble but temporarily lost one of parts for the counter-weight. Everything went smoothly and the directions were easy to follow. Orienting the Star Finder was the hardest part.
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Very Nice

David, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
8 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The Scope gives me excellent light capture and giving a very nice view of planets and dim stars surrounding the objective that 114 EQ does not do as well. Some have said its too heavy but I can carry it around (a little muscle, yes) by removing the counterweights first.
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Arrived well packaged

Brenda, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
7 December 2013
  • Excerpt: A
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

New telescope!

Chris, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
2 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Of all my shipping orders thus one came first. Less than 48 hours from order to delivery.
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great scope for the price!

Avalanche, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
15 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I have had this for about a month now and like it a lot. The setup was fairly simple, about 20 minutes. Instructions were easy. Then about another 10 balancing the EQ mount weights.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Unstable
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