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Celestron-powerseeker-80-eq.34139182
7.4 out of 10

Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ

Optical Design : Refractor Aperture : 80 mm (3.15 in) Focal Leng Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ

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Excellent choice for any astronomer

Tbmichael, opticsplanet.com
5 January 2014
  • Summary: This is an excellent little scope. I own several larger reflector and catadioptric scopes, but they're a pain to take outside sometimes, especially in the cold. This one is dead simple to use, and although the mount is pretty shaky the price and low weight make up for the drawbacks. I bought this to share with my 7 year old daughter, and she loves it.
  • Pros: simple, big diameter, great price, sturdy scope
  • Cons: cheap mount, tripod, finder
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Good Beginner Scope

Sebastian, opticsplanet.com
2 November 2013
  • Summary: Refractor are always good choice for beginner. Simple to use, great optics, the celestron 80mm powerseeker is an average medium sized telescope. 80mm optic is not much. but it will still allow you to see better than what galileo can see 350 years back. In fact you can see surface of jupiter's detail, mar's surface detail and also saturn's ring and it track well with the motor drive, if you set it up correctly. If you are on bugdet, this is always a 1st recommendation!
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Nice telescope.

Anonymous, wayfair.com
19 August 2013
  • Summary: The telescope has been very nice. We didn't have any problems assembling it. It was a good value for our money.
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Refractor Telescope

Peepr, opticsplanet.com
29 June 2013
  • Summary: My grandson absolutely loves his new telescope.
  • Pros: Excellent value!
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Mount is terrible

Citabria7, opticsplanet.com
14 June 2013
  • Summary: Mount is loose and hardmtomlock in place, causing wobbling. Finder scope comes out of adjustment if you breathe on it. While the optics are good, the mount and finder make it very frustrating to use.
  • Pros: Good optics
  • Cons: Terrible mount and finder scope
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Good scope

Bonanza7, opticsplanet.com
10 June 2013
  • Summary: Mount difficult to set up. Not the sturdiest tripod.
  • Pros: Good optics
  • Cons: EQ mount not the best
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Good First Telescope

geochem, opticsplanet.com
24 March 2013
  • Summary: Vast improvement over my previous 70AZ telescope. Bands on Jupiter and Galilean moons are distinct, waiting on Saturn to get high enough to try out on the rings. Little disappointed in the eyepiece selection, 20 and 4 mm EPs have limited magnification options with 3x Barlow lense, would be nice to have a midpoint EP.
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Great First Telescope

ES Maestro, opticsplanet.com
23 March 2013
  • Summary: This is my first telescope as I have recently located to an area where the sky is clear enough to make one practical. I have had an interest in astrology for several years and now as a retiree I have the opportunity to pursue this hobby. The Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ seemed a good value to me and I am not disappointed. The set up was not difficult even though I had no previous experience. I am just now learning the operation but so far am very satisfied.
  • Pros: Value, quality, ease of set up.
  • Cons: Somewhat large.
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RT from Medway, MA

RT, opticsplanet.com
16 February 2013
  • Summary: Purchased for 7 year old grandson. Telescope is not complex to use but a 7 year old will need supervision. This is a fine instrument for a beginner and intermediate user.
  • Pros: clear instructions, easy to use, portable
  • Cons: finder scope and barlow lens could be better
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Xmas gift

john, opticsplanet.com
3 January 2013
  • Summary: my wife bought this very nice looking scope as an axmas gift.We have a nice back year to view the clear night.Love the view of the moon.im not sure if its good enough to see jupider,i hope so
  • Pros: Not Bad....lots of fun
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