Celestron 21043 60mm Equatorial PowerSeeker Telescope
Prices: $45.12 - $46.34
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- All-glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brighness and clarity
- Affordable telescope for beginning astronomer; portable yet powerful
- Includes 3x Barlow Lens (1.25"), 20mm eyepiece, 4mm eyepiece, aluminum tripod with accessory tray
- Equatorial mount for tracking the sky
- Refractor optical design with a 60mm aperture and 900mm focal length
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Review by John P. Curtin : absolutely excellent
This excellent, small, light, extremely portable telescope that I can carry for blocks on my fingers to set up in the darkest place is something I've been waiting to find ever since I bought my first telescope in 1986, 21 years ago for Halley's Comet. I wish I had bought this Celestron then but I didn't know anything about telescopes then, about different mounts, tripods, optical quality, or brands. This is the greatest first scope for anybody and it has enough real quality to be used interestingly for decades.
Review by John P. Mcdermott : Great beginner scope!
I bought this scope for an amazing bargain of just $30 at a Christmas tree shop. I had read lot about it and was sure that it was a great buy. As soon as I brought it home I took it out of the box and gasped in awe. It was a high quality peice that looked great. This model has an equatorial mount so you can synchronize it with the celestial pole(poloaris) and it gives you the ability to track objects across the sky.It has a large solid tripod that can be adjusted easily. The two lenses it comes with can magnify objects either 45 or 125 times. When I first took the telescope out with my dad we found the moon and I was amazed at what I could see on the lunar surface at just 45 times magnifacation! The moon took up nearly the entire field of vision at lowest magnifacation and the detail was amazing!Using the other lens was even better I could see craters the maria and all sorts of amazing things. Just a few days ago I used my Night Sky magazine(which is a great magazine by the way) and was able to find Saturn for it is high in the sky right by the beehive cluster and close to Gemini right now. After a few minutes of searching through the low power eyepiece I found it. A bright blob of golden light in the eypiece.Hands trembling I carfully adjusted the focusing nobs and I saw it. Saturn in all its glory was in my eypeice. I could just make out the rings and though it was small it was clear and sharp. I hurredly popped that lens out and put in the more powerful one and I saw Saturn in even more detail. I could see the Cassini division! Fortunetly the atmosphere was coraperating so I could see somthing most would need a large reflector to see. I was amazing and I could see it with so small a telescope. And in my Night Sky magazine it says in the March/April issue that you can see nebulae,galaxies,clusters and amazing things in just low magnifacations such as 30 or 50 times. I can even see M41(the beehive cluster) in just binoculars! I saw that cluster when I was looking for saturn.So if you see this telescpope even at 50 or a 100 dollars buy it and you wont be disapointed.
Review by Jon Reed "Copper" : Awesome.
AWESOME telescope. Especially for the price. Get the case of lenses too. $119.00 more, and worth every penny. Quality all the way. Don't forget to get the adjustment levers on the telescope, or if you can afford it, the auto tracking system. The tripod itself, is so high quality,(made in Germany) and it is nice to be able to fold it up without unscrewing it, and taking it all apart. Just fold it up, put it in the car, and your off.Knowing what I know now, I would have tried to get a better price on both together.Wish I could have spent more on the telescope, and known about the lenses, but for $89.00, I got a GREAT deal.Wish someone had told me to spend maybe a little more on the telescope, or look for both the lenses and telescope sold together.I have NEVER seen such quality at such a low price.Jupiter and it's moons looks AWESOME!!!!