Summary: This scope has 50mm objective with 2 eyepiece. The 1st eyepiece provide low magnification, image is sharp, high contrast but dim. Second eyepiece is useless. Poor overall optics peformance for 50mm telescope. Bad included eyepiece, but good tripod & compact.
Summary: When I got this scope, I had a good impression of external look. Elegent glossy black finishing. Tripod was good, comes with a handy bag. But optics was bad. The achromatic doublet has single coated lense, another lense was just... normal glass? I saw some dust within the lense (what? new things have dust inside? Celestron must improve their quality control) Magnification was only useful until 18X (20mm eyepiece provided), 8mm was useless as image becomes too dim.
Excerpt: This 50mm Refractor is just what the Dr. ordered! It's component parts tuck away nicely into a back-pack, as well as assemble & disassemble easily! As far as viewing is concerned, you can view the moon with the 20mm eyepiece in great detail, as well as the planets Saturn, Jupiter, Venus etc. I was also able to see Jupiters 4 main moons. Orion's Nebula M43 was a snap! Overall, i highly recommend this telescope because it offers you a lot for under $100.
Excerpt: I actually have a lot of Celestron gear and like it, but I bought it so I could look at the moon etc while away from my good gear, while on work assignment in Calgary. This stuff is worth $2.00 total for astronomy and I was not expecting much since it was cheap. I figured the moon world be Ok with the gear......NOT. Only one eyepiece could focus on the moon and the Barlow was a real waste of time. The unaided eye is better than this stuff. Do not waste your money.
Summary: Celestron ist ja schon bekannt als Hersteller hochwertiger Astrogeräte. Aber dieses Fernrohr ist nicht gerade ein Überflieger; billige Plastiklinsen, instabiles Stativ (ein Bein ist schon gebrochen)...ein Fernglas leistet wesentlich bessere Dienste. na gut, was will man für diesen Preis auch schon groß erwarten. Lieber etwas mehr ausgeben, dann bleibt auch der Spaß erhalten.