Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope
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- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
- Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
- Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
- 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
- Accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
- 5 x 24 finderscope
- Comes with aluminum tripod and accessory tray
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Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
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Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
What's in the Box?
- PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope
- Eyepieces (three): 20 mm, 4 mm, Barlow lens
- Aluminum tripod
- TheSkyX – First Light Edition astronomy software
Open up the wonders of the Universe to aspiring astronomers of all ages with the PowerSeeker 127EQ. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power.
Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year round, and Celestron’s PowerSeekers are the ideal choice for an affordable and high quality telescope that will provide many hours of enjoyment for the entire family.
Celestron wants you to see the stars…and quickly! With a no-tool setup, the PowerSeeker telescope is ready for use with minor assembly. Simply remove the telescope and tripod from the box, attach two pieces, insert the desired eyepiece, and celestial objects begin to come in clear.
Enhance the View
Fully coated optical glass with high transmission coatings creates stunning images with increased brightness and clarity. This telescope also provides correctly-oriented images, making it an ideal choice for both terrestrial and celestial viewing. The PowerSeeker 127EQ comes with a 3x Barlow lens which triples the magnifying power of each lens. PowerSeeker 127EQ’s equatorial mount makes it easier to track objects as they move across the night sky.
Download Celestron’s free SkyPortal app for iOS and Android devices and you’re ready to take a tour of the universe. Hold your phone up to the sky and identify thousands of objects with a simple tap. Or, use the telescope’s included software to print out paper star charts for your exact time, date, and location.
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horrible, same piece sending again with a 4mm bad eye piece with ghost image occure when fine focus done for an object. paking is worse and torn like a dustbin item.(really) and open box partially.
screws are loose even on focusing mirror and metal plate are hanging on the focuse mirror.itmay be crash the focusing mirror.
surprisely no styro foam use for paking and accesery main box easily jerk with two pieces of heavy weight round metelic balacer of telescope on the way which could damage telescope reflector mirror.how many time jerks the sensitive item on the way dont know? i got maxm item from amazon thats are nicly packed.so i hope from amazon in future to take care for such optical item paking sincierly for prevent further damage of such costly product.but honestly three things i like ie.
1.easy replacement of amazon
2.tslescop with1000 mm fl and big apparture for good light.(highest selling celestron t.scope)
3.fantastik customer care support.
I feel disappointed with the quality of the product.
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Me parece un producto con una muy buena relación calidad/precio, obviamente hay mejores equipos en el mercado pero por el precio que tiene, es de lo mejor que se puede conseguir. Una buena opción entre telescopios newtonianos pero si se es muy novato en la astronomía yo recomendaría comprar antes unos binoculares potentes para comeenzar o un galileano más básico, antes de tratar con un reflector, aunque tampoco es demasiado, es bueno también para principiantes.
En general estoy muy satisfecho con la compra y sin duda se lo recomendaría a cualquiera.
This telescope can be collimated easily by eye, if you want to collimate with a laser, you'll have to remove the corrective lens in the focuser tube. If you love to tinker knock yourself out however, this isn't the most powerful scope you can buy so, eye collimation is more than enough to be happy.
2) The finder scope is unusable
While I agree, it's not the best finder scope out there and lining it up with the telescope can take a long time but, it is possible with time and patients. It's also replaceable so if you don't like it, get another one. (note: it is a scope and not a finder, the image is reversed in the finder)
3) I can't see anything out of this thing
You need to collimate the scope and line up the finder scope, the instructions are in the manual for eye collimation (tip: back the focuser tube all the way out when you collimate, doing this will let you see both the secondary mirror and the primary, also note, this went through shipping and if it arrived with all the mirrors aligned and ready to go, get a power ball ticket because you'd be the luckiest person on the planet
4) The Barlow is useless
Please google and youtube what a barlow is and how to use them, it's not a true lens and once you find out its true purpose, it'll make more sense
5) The 4mm lens is useless
See my comment on the barlow, using the barlow with the 4mm will tame things a bit, also, get a lens and filter kit with a 15mm and a 9mm lens.
6) The Telescope doesn't stay put on the tripod.
The counterweight on this telescope is not for looks, you need to use it to balance the telescope on the eq mount. when the counter weight is properly balanced, you can put the telescope in any position on the right ascension axis and it'll stay put. The Telescope itself also has to be balanced front to back in the mounting hoops (youtube it, there are a billion tutorials on how to do this.) One last comment on this issue is, do not try to push the telescope into position with the clutches locked, use the controls on the tripod to position the scope, if you need to make big adjustments, loosen the clutches (should be OK because your telescope is balanced) position the scope to the general area of viewing, lock the clutches and use the controls to fine tune. If you push the scope around with the clutches locked you're manhandling the gears that the controls are attached to and you can push them out of whack, don't do this.
Here's the deal, this is a marvelous telescope for UNDER 200 American green backs!!! When properly set up, balanced and overall ready to view, it's a great scope and it's a lot of fun. Buying upgrades for the scope will add to your viewing pleasure. Yes you can see our planetary neighbors, the moon looks fantastic, in a dark place, you can see some deeper space stuff.
Is this a good scope for beginners? Yes I think it is, backyard astronomy is not a plug and play out of the box and looking at Jupiter kind of deal. A telescope is a pretty sensitive thing that takes a little love. If you're just starting out and collimation, calibration and generic tinkering is not your thing, this may not be your hobby, heck aside from sitting on the couch, I don't know what hobby doesn't require a little hands on setup and tinkering.
Finding stuff in the sky is hard, small movements at the scope have a huge impact on where you're looking in the sky, youtube is your friend, so is google.
When the package arrived, I could tell that the telescope would be quality - the box weighed over 30 pounds. Almost everything is made of metal - the telescope body, clamps, mount, tripod, eyepieces and adjusters. There are few plastic pieces here and there, like the flexible adjuster extensions and some parts of the tripod, but otherwise, everything feels sturdy and well-made.
The main point of contention with an equatorial-mount telescope is the setup. If you follow the quick setup guide closely, you should have no problem getting everything put together - just take your time. The trickiest part of the setup is lining up the small finder scope with the main telescope. Here's a tip: during the daytime, find a distant object somewhere on the horizon. Try to line the object up the best you can with the main telescope. Next, locate the object in the finder scope and centre the cross-hairs on it. It may take a some fine tuning, but once you got both scopes lined up, it's much easier to point the telescope at something in the sky.
Once the scopes were lined up, I was able to point the telescope at the moon for some amazing views. I recommend looking at a partial moon so that you can see variations in the shadows; the 127EQ is very capable of spotting craters and fine details with its default eyepiece - my girlfriend and I were very impressed! We have yet to try the included 3x Barlow eyepiece, but it should offer up some incredibly-detailed views.
We haven't learned how to properly set up the EQ mount in order to track stars and constellations yet, but it doesn't seem to be too difficult if you're willing to learn something new. There are lots of videos on the internet about how to properly align the telescope with the stars, but I could see that being a turn-off for someone who wants something instantaneous or automatic.
Overall this is a great telescope, but it might be a bit intimidating to use for some. Put the effort into though and it's well worth it.
La calidad del telescopio es buena con relación al precio, aunque si me gustaría que fueran de mejor calidad las perillas y del buscador (Finderscope), ya que es muy pequeño y un poco complicado de usar ya que las imagenes están invertidas.
Si pretendes sacar el telescopio de la caja sin estudiar previamente como alinear la montura ecuatorial, resultará casi imposible enfocar algun objeto en el cielo. Recomiendo leer primeramente como alinear la montura ecuatorial y si cuentas con un laser (de color verde) es muy sencillo localizar objetos en el cielo.
Tengo unas semanas con el telescopio, he conseguido observar a Jupiter (con sus 4 lunas más grandes), Marte (con una de sus lunas) , Venus, la nebulosa de Orion, las Pleyades, la luna, entre otras estrellas.
Si tienes poca experiencia en localizar estrellas en el cielo, Celestron te da una suscripción a Starry Night (Edición básica) programa para PC o MAC, la cual te muestra en tu computadora las estrellas visibles en el cielo del lugar donde te encuentres y permite localizar de manera rápida constelaciones, estrellas, planetas entre otros. También existen otras aplicaciones para Android como SkyPortal (de Celestron), Star Walk 2, Skymap (de Google), entre otras.
Había leído que antes de comprar un telescopio recomendaban la compra de unos binoculares para localizar las estrellas y constelaciones. Yo compré el telescopio primero y he podido observerbar varios objetos, pero,estoy por comprar unos Celestron Skymaster 15x70 para ayudarme a localizar más objetos en el cielo para después poder observarlos a detalle con el telescopio.
Para concluir, recomiendo en gran manera este telescopio, llegó una semana antes en excelentes condiciones y bien colimado. La calidad con que puedo observar los objetos es muy buena, se pueden ver con gran claridad los crateres de la luna y demás astros. Recomiendo el uso de un laser para localizar las estrellas ya que como mencioné el buscador me resulta complicado de usar. Si pueden adquirir unos binoculares 10x60, 12x60 o 15x70 serán de gran ayuda para explorar el cielo, para después observar a detalle con el telescopio. También recomiendo una brujula y nivel para alinear correctamente el tripie y la montura ecuatorial.
Disfruten del cielo.
Calibrate your finderscope first with the 20x lense. Look for a video on how to do this. so that at night everything is ready to go.
I also watched a video on how to set it up as reading the pamphlet didn't show everything.
If any one know what i would need to attach my phone to this would be great :D
In my opinion the telescope is good value for the price. Yeah, it uses a bird-jones design with a corrector lens to correct spherical aberration, but I have to say it produces some good results when coupled with good eyepieces. The focal ratio (f/8) makes it a good all rounder for looking at the moon, planets, and deep space objects.
Collimation isn’t impossible with this telescope as most people say - you will need to remove the corrector lens from the focuser before laser alignment. I have found the focuser to be sloppy i.e. it does not sit firmly in the focuser tube making collimation difficult. However, you can use more teflon strips in the focuser tube to fix this problem
The mount itself is pretty good, though the RA slow motion control is difficult to turn probably because the telescope is slightly too heavy for the mount.
To conclude, this telescope is probably not for a beginner - it’s more suited for those that don’t mind a bit of tinkering and want to cut their teeth with an equatorial mount. Yeah, it’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good for the price and gives pleasing results.
The 20mm eyepiece is still the one I use first to find my objects, before zooming to a smaller one.
But, the provided 4mm eyepiece is just unusable, too small, too much blurry zoom, and very hard to align your eye on it. The 3x barlow can be used with the 20mm, by I only tried it once and the image was not as good as looking directly to the 20mm.
So, to have a better experience, you should buy another eyepeace. I strongly suggest to buy the variable 8-24mm https://www.amazon.ca/Celestron-93230-24mm-1-25-Eyepiece/dp/B0007UQNV8.
Then, the tripod... after only a few hours of use, it started to be very hard to use slow motion controls, these are too hard to turn.
Finally, I found the solution: You need to always bring with you a 11/16 ratchet, and
tighten the nut almost every time you use it, and it should need to be tighten a lot of times on the same night.
So, I still suggest the PowerSeeker 127eq, but with the 8-24 eyepeace, and don't forget your ratchet!