Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ

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Brand and Model:Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
Price ($USD):149.99
Type:Bird Jones Reflector
Attributes: un-checked Go-To un-checked PEC
f Ratio:7.87
Focal Length:1000mm
Electric Power:no
Mount:German Equatorial
Weight (lbs):17
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:PowerSeeker 127EQ - General Features

* Easy to assemble 127 mm German Equatorial reflector
* Pre-assembled aluminum tripod and accessory tray
* Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
* 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
* Finderscope: 5x24
* Includes two 1.25" eyepieces
* Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software

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Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
Good scope, actually yields a good image if you have good eyepieces, but the mount is kind of flimsy and not motorized when for the same price you can buy a used Meade 4.5 inch with a Goto, or buy a dobsonian Orion 6 inch for a little more.

I actually pushed Saturn to about 600x on this, which only enlarged the image of course, but I could see details on the planet, including rings on the planet itself (not the rings orbiting around the planet), and all of this using the 3x barlow and 4mm kelner? eyepiece provided. Yes, the image was blurry and the Cassini division was coming and going, but hey those eyepieces are supposed to be crap. Great scope if you just want to get your feet wet or give as a gift to someone who has a mild interest or wants to get into stargazing, especially if you can get it for $125 or less.

I have used an Orion 100Ed, Meade 4.5 goto and a Coulter 13.1, and this guy was about as good as the Meade and at low powers (150x) the Coulter, if not a little better than both but significantly worse than the ED100 at low powers (150x)

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:7 Mount:5 Ease of Use:5 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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