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Celestron-astromaster-130eq.1087541
6.5 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

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. You'll need them as the instructions aren't the most complete. Big con is the equatorial mount. The mounting screw that attachs the mount to the tripod effectively failed after a week.
  • 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

GOOD PRODUCT

Sandra, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
17 March 2014
  • Excerpt: A BIT CONFUSING TO PUT TOGETHER, USE THE LONG DIRECTIONS AND NOT THE QUICK VERSION TO SPEED IT UP.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor Lens Quality
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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. The scope dismounted, itself, is very mild in weight.
  • 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

AstroMaster 114 EQ to AstroMaster 130 EQ

Herbert, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
26 November 2013
  • Excerpt: It's time I got back into Astronomy and Celestron was the telescope I decided to purchase..I had ordered the AsteroMaster 114 EQ and it arrived as promised..Upon examination there were two defects with this unit...Defects were from shipping (packaging shifting causing a set screw to snap off)) and manufacturing (mirror coating flaking off)...Called for return label and at the same time I placed a order(upgraded)for the AstroMaster 130 EQ.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses
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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. Star finder on the scope seemed difficult to use at first but made adjustments to it focusing on a distant terrestrial object in the day and then it was much better at night. Tripod is decent but wobbles a bit under the weight of the telescope. I wish they made the legs a bit sturdier.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 10
10

Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector

William, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
10 October 2013
  • 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. eyepiece and filter kit (they also arrived the same day). It was very easy to assemble the telescope, and balance it according to the instructions.
  • Pros: Accurate, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No cons so far
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