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Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope Lowest new price: $149.00
Lowest used price: $126.79
List price: $169.95
Brand: Celestron
Model: 21049

Celestron PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer. 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.

PowerSeekers are quick and easy to set up – even for the novice. No tools are required for assembly!

Their sturdy equatorial mounts are perfect for tracking objects in the night sky, and the collapsible alt-azimuth mounts are perfectly suited for terrestrial (land) viewing as well as astronomical use.

All of Celestron’s PowerSeekers include a full range of eyepieces plus a 3x Barlow lens that provides an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of the unaided eye!

PowerSeekers are designed and manufactured using all fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity.

Erect Image Optics are ideal for terretrial (land) and astronomical (sky) use.

Locate and identify thousands of celestial objects on your laptop or PC with “TheSky®” Level 1 software included FREE with every PowerSeeker model.

Features:

  • 3x Barlow Lens
  • German Equatorial Mount. Optical tube length is 20 inches
  • 127mm Aperture
  • 1000mm Focal Length. Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
  • Comes with aluminum tripod and accessory tray.Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in).Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 4 mm (0.16 in)

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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope Lowest new price: $429.86
Lowest used price: $349.88
List price: $499.95
Brand: Celestron
Model: 31145

The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger! We are proud to introduce NexStar 130SLT. The NexStar 130SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than our 114 mm telescope. And the 130SLT, like the other models in the SLT Series, comes with a fully computerized hand control. The computerized hand control gives you the ability to automatically slew to any of its 4,000+ objects, including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 130SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Our new SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED, makes aligning a breeze. View the details of the lunar surface, the rings of Saturn, the polar ice caps on Mars, the cloud belts on Jupiter or a number of the Messier objects such as the globular cluster in Hercules (M13), or the Great Nebula in Orion (M42). Begin to explore some of the fainter Messier objects using the additional light-gathering capabilities of the 130SLT’s 5" primary mirror. Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.

Amazon.com Celestron’s computerized NexStar 130 SLT adds affordable "Go-To" technology to a compact Newtonian reflector telescope. By using mirrors instead of lenses, the Newtonian optics of the NexStar 130 SLT produce an image nearly five times brighter than the NexStar 60 SLT refractor telescope. The package includes everything except the batteries, and features easy no-tool setup, two good eyepieces, and even includes a student version of "The Sky" planetarium software.

The Newtonian design of the NexStar 130 SLT is optimized to produce bright images over a wide field of view. When I use an optional 32mm Plossl eyepiece, the famous Double Cluster in Perseus looks like a display of celestial fireworks with streamers of stars trailing across the 2 degree field of view. The standard equipment 25mm eyepiece magnifies the image about 26 times, with a wide field of view just right for viewing deep space objects like star clusters or the Orion Nebula.
Celestron NexStar 130
The included 9mm eyepiece (72x magnification) offers great views of the Lunar disk and globular star clusters like M13. And when I add a 2x Barlow lens to the 9mm eyepiece for a total magnification of 144x, I can easily see cloud bands on the planet Jupiter and pick up detail in Saturn’s rings.

The NexStar 130 SLT also features Celestron’s patented SkyAlign technology. With SkyAlign I don't need a star chart or a compass to align the telescope, I just enter the date and time then point the telescope at three bright stars. SkyAlign tells me the star names, and allows the telescope to find over 4,000 stars, planets, and galaxies by just pushing a button. The accurate tracking makes it easy to get high power views of the planets, and allowed me to take some great pictures using a Celestron NexImage webcam. I also like the "Two-Star align" and "Solar System align" modes because I can often get the NexStar system up and running while older scopes are still waiting for their alignment stars to appear in he twilight.

Reflector telescopes offer more light gathering power per dollar than any other design, but that value is balanced by the fact that the mirrors may need to be aligned or "collimated" occasionally. Using Celestron’s Collimation Eyepiece
Celestron NexStar 130
I had no trouble fine tuning the optical alignment, and I was rewarded with sharp views of Lunar craters even when I pushed the magnification up to the theoretical limit of 300x. The other drawback of a computerized telescope, of course, is battery consumption. An optional PowerTank battery is a handy way to power the NexStar 130 SLT, and I like to keep the tripod legs short and observe while seated because this gives me a solid and comfortable view. --Jeff Phillips

Pros:

  • Wide field views
  • Computerized go-to tracking
  • Light and portable
Cons:
  • Short battery life
  • Sensitive to vibration

Suggested Options:

  • Celestron Accessory Kit
  • Celestron PowerTank battery
  • Celestron Collimation Eyepiece

Features:

  • Aperture: 130mm; focal length: 650mm; compatible with 2 inch eyepieces
  • Focal ratio: 5; focal length of eyepiece 1/2: 25mm/9mm.Before you can begin observing, you must setup your hand control, align your finderscope and align your telescope
  • Magnification of eyepiece 1/2: 26x/72x; finder scope: star pointer; mount type: motorized altazimuth
  • Highest/lowest useful magnification: 307x/19x; light gathering power: 345x
  • Apparent field of view: 1.7 degrees; Linear field of view (at 1000Yds): 91ft
  • Computerized hand control with 4,000+ object database including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any 3 bright celestial objects
  • Motorized Altazimuth mount
  • Focal ratio: f5
  • Focal length: 650mm

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Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter Lowest new price: $73.23
Lowest used price: $51.16
List price: $89.95
Brand: Celestron
Model: 71009

Celestron’s SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use - especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BaK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

Binoculars come in a wide range of shapes and sizes these days, and an even wider range of prices. It's easy to spend less than $100 or more than $500 for what may appear to be, at least outwardly, comparable models. While they may look the same, they are probably quite different on the inside.

Recently, the binocular market has seen a flood of giant binoculars at prices that were unheard of just a few years ago. In general, giant binoculars are defined as those that magnify the view 10 times or more and have 70-mm or larger front (objective) lenses. It used to be that the least expensive giant binoculars cost in excess of $150, even $200. All that changed not long ago, when the bottom fell out of the price cellar. Now, several companies import giant binoculars that sell for half that, or less.

Celestron's 15x70 SkyMaster binoculars are one of the leaders in the low-price giant binocular arena. They certainly sound good on paper. The SkyMasters include multicoated optics and BaK-4 internal prisms, two features that promise brighter, better images, and key points to look for when judging a pair of binoculars. They also come with an adapter for attaching them to a photo tripod, which is a must to use them to their fullest, and a soft carrying case. But just because they are cheap doesn't always mean they are worth the price. Would it be better to save up for a more expensive pair?

To find the answer, I had an opportunity recently to judge the SkyMasters against a pair of Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX binoculars , one of the finest pairs of giant binoculars sold today. Like the SkyMasters, the Fujinons feature BaK-4 prisms, but also have fully multicoated optics. As a general rule, superior coatings mean superior image sharpness and contrast. But then, that should be expected, given that the Fujinons cost many times more than the Celestrons.

While the Fujinons were clearly the better performer, the Celestron SkyMasters held up admirably. Image brightness, quality, and contrast were all remarkable considering their bargain price. Although images were a little soft across the outer 25% of the Celestron's field, the overall view was impressive nonetheless.

Some inexpensive binoculars have very sloppy focusing, causing the eyepieces to tilt and shift. Not so with the SkyMasters. I found that their center-focusing mechanism worked smoothly, with no apparently backlash or wobble. Eye relief (the distance you hold your eyes away from the eyepieces to see the full field) is stated to be 18 mm, a good distance for higher power binoculars and an important consideration if you must wear glasses when viewing. The SkyMasters are also light enough to support by hand for short periods of time, although buyers would be well advised to mount them on a sturdy photo tripod.

The bottom line is, if you are considering a pair of giant binoculars, whether for bird watching, stargazing, or another recreational use, and have a limited budget, Celestron's giant 15x70 SkyMasters represent an excellent value. --Phil Harrington, author of Star Ware and Star Watch

Pros:

  • Exceptional value for the price
  • Light enough to support by hand
  • BaK-4 prisms
  • Multicoated optics
Cons:
  • Outer 25% of the field is soft and a little blurry
  • Requires a tripod to use for extended periods

Features:

  • Multi-coated optics
  • Large aperture perfect for low light conditions and stargazing
  • Tripod adapter. 13 mm (0.51 inch) long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers
  • Diopter adjustment for fine focusing. Angular field of view 4.4 degrees
  • Large 70 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions

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Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit – 14 Piece Telescope Accessory Set

Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit – 14 Piece Telescope Accessory Set Lowest new price: $129.00
Lowest used price: $103.33
List price: $138.95
Brand: Celestron
Model: 94303

The Celestron 1.25” Eyepiece and Filter Kit is a great way to expand the functionality and enjoyment of your telescope. Inside the metal, foam-lined carry case you’ll find these accessories:

32 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
17 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
13 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
8 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
6 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
2X Barlow Lens - 1.25”
#80A Blue Filter - 1.25”
#58 Green Filter - 1.25”
#56 Light Green Filter - 1.25”
#25 Red Filter - 1.25”
#21 Orange Filter - 1.25”
#12 Yellow Filter - 1.25”
Moon Filter - 1.25”
Eyepieces - All five Plossl eyepieces can be used in any telescope with a 1.25” focuser. Each eyepiece features a four-element design with a 52º apparent field of view. The optics are fully multi-coated to improve light transmission and protect the optics. The 32 mm Plossl eyepiece offers a low power, wide field view in most telescopes, the 13 mm & 17 mm focal lengths are good medium-power oculars, and the 8 mm & 6 mm eyepieces provide high magnifications, great for the Moon and planets, especially when seeing conditions are good.

2X Barlow Lens - The included, and very versatile 2X Barlow doubles the magnification of any 1.25” eyepiece. Since this kit includes five (5) eyepieces, you will be able to use them with and without the Barlow, giving you a total of ten magnification options in all. Any other 1.25” eyepieces you already have will also work in this desirable accessory, giving you even more magnification choices. Remember, high magnifications do not always produce clear, sharp results, especially on evenings of poor or moderate seeing conditions. Experiment to find the magnifications that are best for your telescope on a particular night.

Filters - Colored filters can be used to bring out certain details on a planet’s surface or its cloud structure. All of the planetary filters included in the 1.25” Eyepiece & Accessory Kit, as well as the Moon filter, can be used on any 1.25” eyepiece with the proper filter threads, so they are very versatile. Just screw one onto your eyepiece of choice and slide it into the focuser.

The Moon filter is one of the first accessories most new amateur astronomers buy, and for good reason! It helps block out a portion of the light the Moon sends into your eyepiece so that you can see details better. You can also try this filter on Venus; it blocks enough glare so you can observe the planet’s phases more easily.

Metal Case: The sturdy metal carry case has die-cut foam inside to protect and cushion your accessories. Store each one in its appointed place when not in use and you’ll keep them looking and performing like new. The case is even large enough to carry a few extra accessories. Just pull out enough of the foam cubes to make a nest for your eyepiece, camera adapter, etc. A tight fit is better, so remove the least amount of foam possible before testing the fit. You can always remove more if you need to.

Features:

  • Five superior grade Plossl eyepieces, all fully multi-coated for maximum contrast and resolution
  • 2x, 1.25-inch Barlow lens gives you a total of ten power combinations
  • Six colored eyepiece (planetary) filters.A tight fit is better, so remove the least amount of foam possible before testing the fit
  • 1.25-inch Moon filter provides maximum enjoyment of the moon especially during the brighter phases
  • Items in this kit are valued at over $700.00 if purchased separately

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Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope

Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope Lowest new price: $89.00
Lowest used price: $74.24
List price: $149.95
Brand: Celestron
Model: 21061

TE3)CELESTRON ASTROMASTER 70AZ SCOPE

Features:

  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer
  • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
  • Optical Tube Length 36 inches (914 mm).Resolution (Rayleigh):1.99 arc seconds
  • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch - for smooth and accurate pointing. Optical Lens Diameter 2.6" (70mm)

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Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope

Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope Lowest new price: $749.99
Lowest used price: $656.24
List price: $799.00
Brand: Celestron
Model: 11068

General Features 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SE series combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images Computerized Mount Features Proven NexStar computer control technology 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar systems objects and asterisms Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

Features:

  • Celestron's iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike. Light Gathering Power compared to human eye is 459x
  • 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. Focal Length-1500 mm (59 inch). Focal Ratio-10. Apparent Field of View-0.83°. Linear Field of View (at 1000 yds)-44 feet (13 m)
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you're unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly..Optical Coatings:StarBright XLT

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Celestron 31045 AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector Telescope

Celestron 31045 AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector Telescope Lowest new price: $195.99
Lowest used price: $179.51
List price: $279.95
Brand: Celestron
Model: 31045

31045 Features: -German equatorial mount (CG-3) with RA and DEC slow-motion controls and setting circles. -Built-on Star Pointer finderscope. -First light edition CD-ROM ''Sky X''. -Telescope Type: Reflecting. -User Level: Beginner. -Magnification: Eyepiece 1: 33. Color: -Blue, Black. Dimensions: -Adjustable height 1.25'' steel leg tripod with accessory tray. Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -35". Overall Width - Side to Side: -19". Overall Depth - Front to Back: -11". Overall Product Weight: -41 lbs.

Features:

  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope
  • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup,Focal Length of Eyepiece:0.79 Inches
  • German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
  • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images

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Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom Eyepiece

Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom Eyepiece Lowest new price: $65.00
Lowest used price: $56.88
List price: $77.97
Brand: Celestron
Model: 93230

Super-premium 1.25-inch zoom eyepiece Focal length of 8 to 24 millimeters Allows for expanded magnification options 40 to 60 degree field of view, 15 to 18 millimeter eye relief Fully multicoated optics

The Celestron 93230 8 to 24 millimeters 1.25 inch zoom eyepiece allows you to zoom instantly with your scope from 8x magnification to 24x magnification.

Features:

  • Super-premium 1.25-inch zoom eyepiece
  • Focal length of 8 to 24 millimeters
  • Allows for expanded magnification options
  • 40 to 60 degree field of view, 15 to 18 millimeter eye relief
  • Fully multicoated optics

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Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars

Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars Lowest new price: $149.95
Lowest used price: $93.74
List price: $149.95
Brand: Celestron
Model: 71018

Celestron’s SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use - especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BaK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

Features:

  • 20x magnification porro prism binocular
  • Giant 80 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions
  • Ultra sharp focus across the field of view
  • Multi-Coated optics for sharp, clear views
  • Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing
  • Protective rubber covering for ultra-firm grip
  • Long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers
  • NOTE : Kindy refer the User Manual [pdf ] Specification Sheet [pdf ] Warranty [pdf ] which is available below

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Celestron Power Tank

Celestron Power Tank Lowest new price: $65.00
Lowest used price: $45.03
List price: $69.95
Brand: Celestron
Model: 18774

For any Celestron computerized telescope. Now you can take your telescope anywhere with this portable rechargeable power supply. Whether you have a computerized telescope or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind -- this model is packed with useful features. Not only useful for setting up and powering your scope, this model can also be useful as an emergency roadside accessory as it includes an emergency light, and booster terminals in place to start weak car batteries.

Features:

  • 7-amp hour
  • Two 12V output cigarette lighter ports
  • Built-in flashlight with red filter cap
  • Built-in (2) USB ports for charging portable devices
  • Energy efficient LED spotlight
  • Built-in Circuit Breaker for safety
  • Cigrette lighter and 110 V/220 V switchable universal AC adapter included

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