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Konus-konusmotor-130.5022730
7.6 out of 10

Konus KONUSMOTOR-130

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Konusmotor 130

MaDDoG, opticsplanet.com
10 July 2013
  • Summary: For the price this is a quality instrument and it just looks sharp. I looked at dozens of scopes with this aperture size and none met my needs like this one. This is my second telescope (my first a Meade 70 go-to refractor)so I was not ready to go big cash-wise, so price was a major factor, picked this one up for just under $200.00 U.S.(on sale & coupon code)so I'm very pleased with that.
  • Pros: quality,features,& price
  • Cons: instructions,mount,tripod
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Superb Tracking Telescope

Spacefan, opticsplanet.com
8 July 2013
  • Summary: This telescope has got to be one of the best buys under 200. It is very easy to set up but the real bonus is the extensive kit list! A tracking equatorial mount and an electric focuser for this sort of cash is unheard of. The eyepieces are also plossls rather than the usual Kellner or (worse still) Huygens ones. It also comes with a set of useful carry cases. Optical quality of the 130mm mirror is very good at this price point.
  • Pros: Electric Focuser, Solid Tracking from Motor Drive
  • Cons: Not much wrong at this kind of money. Instructions could be better.
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Overall, Very Fine Telescope for the Money

A.F. Hicks, opticsplanet.com
7 October 2011
  • Summary: Seriously, for the Price Range, this is a great telescope for amateur astronomers. The size of the aperture is the key to this telescope, as the larger diameter allows for more light-gathering power for better optical quality, and the 1000mm focal length allows for more magnification than you will find in many telescope with this price range. The compact size of the tube also allows for relative ease of transport, and the overall unit is about less than 40 lbs to carry.
  • Pros: Optical Quality, Magnification, Ease of Transport
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Value for money 10
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konusmotor-130 telescope 1786

dollar dave, opticsplanet.com
12 July 2011
  • Summary: i looked at a lot of scopes before i made this selection. the 1786 offered the largest aperture and focal length for the money.an all around very good telescope!
  • Pros: very good scope for the money
  • Cons: should make a solar filter to fit this scope
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Value for money 6
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Features 4
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Ease of use 4
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Performance 4
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Ease of setup 4
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Not much money, so.........

FOWG, opticsplanet.com
30 December 2009
  • Summary: I still have questions about assembly and usage, not good for a novice. e.g.I don't know how to use the tracking motor. Decent overall quality except one axis is loose and will not tighten. The optic quality is what is expected for the money, I guess. This unit is not for a serious amateur. I should have spent more money.
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: Inadequate printed info.
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