Reviews and Problems with Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ
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Great value for the price
21 July 2015
Summary: Very good achromat doublet refractor with an adequate German equatorial mount (GEM) but low cost/low quality accessories. The rack-and-pinion focuser is smooth and remained so in the 2 years I've used mine. The included eyepieces are low quality but long focal length refractors are forgiving.
Summary: We've never owned a telescope before so we don't have much info to compare this telescope with others. Bought it for our 10 year old son, so it seemed like a good place to start. We'll probably upgrade in the future...but for now this is good for him to "learn" on.
Summary: Assembly and setup were pretty easy, however getting it calibrated and adjusted properly were difficult. A basic knowledge of telescopes is essential to operating it. Take some time during the day to setup the finders piece and you should be good to go for some nighttime observations.
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.
Pros: simple, big diameter, great price, sturdy scope
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.
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.