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Celestron PowerSeeker 50 AZ
6.5 out of 10

Celestron PowerSeeker 50 AZ

Optical Design : Refractor Aperture : 50 mm (1.97 in) Focal Leng Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Beginner Telescope!

Lyle G., Newegg
3 January 2012
  • Summary: This is a great starter telescope, though don't base your opinions on those highest magnifications. The 'scope just isn't big enough for them. In it's stock trim, it's just able, in my experience, to see the moons of Jupiter on the included medium eyepiece.
  • Pros: This telescope is inexpensive and great for viewing planets and the moon, as well as terrestrial objects. It's very light, which makes it incredibly easy to haul around, and the user manual is thorough for newbies, and even with my physics background, made finding the magnification of various len...
  • Cons: This telescope effectively maxes out around 80x. The equipment included can theoretically hit 225x, but the aperture size is much too small to let in enough light to use that. It makes the choice of high-power lens somewhat baffling, as even the moon doesn't put off enough light for good contrast...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value for the money

Paul, B&H Photo
12 July 2010
  • Excerpt: This was purchased as a gift for my nephew. He is a beginner in astronomy and I wanted to get him a telescope that was easy to use and would last him a few years. It was very easy to assemble and the instructions were straight forward.
  • Pros: Accurate
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Robert, Amazon
24 May 2015
Overall 6
6.0

Quite difficult to use, but a very good price. It arrived quickly and was well packaged.

Suzy Lucker, Amazon
11 May 2015
  • Summary: Quite difficult to use, but a very good price. It arrived quickly and was well packaged.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great scope for the price, unfairly criticised.

Richard "richard.harris@hsbcib.com", Amazon
13 February 2015
  • Summary: It seems that this telescope has come in for a fair bit of flak. I'd like to put the record straight. To use it to see the moon, it is great - an amazing level of detail. I can also see Jupiter as a round white disk with this PLUS its four moons! For a telescope at this price, I think that's great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

P Flynn, Amazon
14 January 2015
Overall 6
6.0

disappointed.

M. Michael Miles, Amazon
17 December 2014
  • Summary: Have not yet got to grips with this. The telescope is very Sharkey and really needs the stay fitted to the next model up.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Pat Rice, Amazon
27 November 2014
Overall 10
10

My sons birthday was a huge success thanks to the ...

louisa2180, Amazon
13 November 2014
  • Summary: My sons birthday was a huge success thanks to the purchase of this telescope! He loves it & regularly looks at the moon etc through it. Would recommend
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

william campbell, Amazon
10 November 2014
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