Summary: Small long-focal length reflectors such as this one have a reputation for being good planetary and double star performers. I didn't know what to expect with the Celestron Astromaster 76EQ, but when I saw that this scope had a collimatable primary mirror at a camera store in Dublin, my hopes ran high...
Pros: excellent optics good eq mount price is right
Cons: the star pointer the 20mm erect-view eyepiece
Summary: Awesome telescope! Bought it for my 13 year old son. He loves it but the whole family loves to use it too. It is easy to assemble and it provides great clarity. The seller also went above and beyond to ensure that we had this in time for Christmas. Great purchase and buying experience.
I would purchase this product again, easy to use for a beginner
8 September 2012
Summary: I bought the Celestron Telescope because it was a top rated brand for beginners. I had a telescope years ago and wanted to replace it. Unfortunately we have had such smoke filled skies that we cannot see any stars yet, but our time will get here.
Summary: I did a lot of research on telescopes before I made my purchase. This was a Father's Day present for my husband from my son. I didn't have a ton of money to spend on one, but I didn't want to buy a piece of junk either. I was very happy with this purchase, as was my husband.
Excerpt: We use it mostly for planet and star gazing, but we love checking out the moon. We have also done some bird watching.it works wonderfully. It's a little heavy but otherwise we are extremely happy . What a great value.
Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction