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.
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
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.
Excerpt: I ordered the Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector Telescope on a Sunday night and it arrived 4 days later with the free ground shipping well ahead of the original time estimate, I was very pleased with that. I also ordered a collimation eye piece and Zhumell 1.25 in.
Pros: Accurate, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction