Celestron GPC-102ED
The pinpoint stars are nice int this scope. But, the items you will see are very limited by the small size of lens. Do yourself a big favor and buy at least a 10in. or bigger scope with high quality optics. Remember the old rule of astronomy, the bigger the scope the more you will see! I have been to many star parties over my 20 years in astronomy and the big scopes always have the BIG lines behine them!! Save yourself some money and get a large scope now.

Overall Rating: 5
Optics:7 Mount:8 Ease of Use:5 Value:4
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: Staruser
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>The pinpoint stars are nice int this scope.  But, the items you will see are very limited by the small size of lens.  Do yourself a big favor and buy at least a 10in. or bigger scope with high quality optics. Remember the old rule of astronomy, the bigger the scope the more you will see!  I have been to many star parties over my 20 years in astronomy and the big scopes always have the BIG lines behine them!!  Save yourself some money and get a large scope now.

I totally disagree with this remark. in my suburban garden, with local light pollution, i have owned everything from 80mm short tube to 12 inch dob, and my most pleasing views have been in this celestron 102ED.  You get crisp, sharp,contrasty views which you dont see in an SCT, or a big dob.  size does dont always win, this gives beautiful images, and at public viewings I get the most compliments at the views in this scope.  I'm keeping this and the 12 inch dob is sold!

don't be put off by comments like this one, if you can find one of these theyre a steal and so portable too!

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