Reviews and Problems with Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ
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Value for money 10
Ease of use 10
Ease of setup 10
Excellent choice for any astronomer
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
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!
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.
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.
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.