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Celestron-powerseeker-114eq.1087551
7.0 out of 10

Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ

Optical Design : Newtonian Reflector Weight : 19 lbs (8.62 kg) C Read more

Great Deal: $99.99

Reviews and Problems with Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ

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Overall 10
10

Great product.

tydas, Ebay
10 December 2012
Overall 6
6.0

Good beginner scope

Mike, B&H Photo
6 June 2012
  • Excerpt: For the price it is much better than a junk department store refractor. Uses real glass for optics and not plastic. As for the first review that states could not focus the telescope was probably out of collimation and mirrors were not aligned properly. I have been in the hobby for a while and have had several telescopes. It provides beautiful crisp view of the planets and a wow for the moon.The Ring Nebula and Bode's galaxies are within reach of this scope as well.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Poor mount
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Telescope for the Price

Mason, B&H Photo
7 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I have owned this telelscope for 7 years. Although we don't have much time to use it, I got it out last night and we were looking directly at the moon in minutes. It is sharp and bright at the moon's distance, but I haven't spent the time to locate much else. Anyone expecting to open the box and start getting Hubble images are just naive. Anything further than the moon is going to take work to locate and focus on. Buying this telescope will not make you an astronomer.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Lightweight, Optical Quality, Price, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Cheap Hardware, Not the best tripod
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Overall 8
8.0

A pretty good telescope for the money.

striker1953, Ebay
10 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought this for my girl friend for Christmas. So far, because it's been cold out, I've only used it once, just to look at the moon (in the daytime no less). Seems like a pretty good telescope, except for one thing...the long rods that move the telescope gradually left to right and up/down could not be of poorer quality. They are cheap plastic and somewhat fragile. However, the rest of the telescope seems to be of pretty decent quality, and very affordable.
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Overall 10
10

Great product for what I paid for it..

pyanta830, Ebay
15 December 2011
  • Summary: This thing is amazing, really a good product. Brings the moon and stars right up to your doorstep. I am really surprize on how clear eveything is. This is one powerful telescope for the size it is. My kids and friends love it also.....
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Overall 2
2.0

Better off used as a decoration

moose, B&H Photo
1 December 2010
  • Excerpt: I did a lot of research before buying this scope and finally decided on this one because it seemed like a good beginner scope and had overall good specs. Assembling the telescope was just fine. It took about 30 minutes and was pretty easy. But, when we brought the telescope out on our deck for viewing, we just didn't see much at all. We started with the most obvious, the moon. We were able to get it into view, but the focus was just horrible.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Bulky, Difficult To Focus, Difficult to Use, Hard to use, Poor Lens Quality, Unstable
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Overall 10
10

Nice product

robertsixguns, Ebay
7 January 2010
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 6
6.0

Good beginning for the price

JohnGee, opticsplanet.com
28 November 2009
  • Summary: This is my first telescope. After reading other reviews I expected to buy new eyepieces but was still disappointed with the 4mm one Celestron included. It is practically useless. I have had fun with it and am learning every time I take it out. The RA and Dec adjustment cables both broke within a week and rather than mess with Celestron I repaird them myself. Overall, the scope is good, but Celestron cut corners on the small things which is irritating.
  • Pros: Bright clear views, easy to polar align, good price
  • Cons: Poor 4mm eyepiece, adjustment cables broke quickly
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Overall 10
10

Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope

peterbuilt58, Ebay
13 October 2009
  • Summary: This product was much better than the description. I have looked at this product in catalogs for a higher price, and even they didn't do it justice. This is a great product for the beginner.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

2nd Powerseeker114 buy

EA3Bskywarrior, opticsplanet.com
17 August 2009
  • Summary: Bought a second for a gift... Declination worm gear on mount was stripped out and plastic clamps on tripod legs were all cracked (should be made of metal!!!!). Instead of returning and not having a gift ready I decided to give my telescope and deal with Celestron's warranty/support department. BAD IDEAL! You think calling a telescope dealer's Tech/Warranty department they would have a clue about basic telescope mount parts...not!
  • Pros: Affordability
  • Cons: Celestron Support/parts,Lens set,mount,viewfinder
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