Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope – Product Description:
CES1071 Features: -Telescope. -PowerSeeker collection. -Color: Black. -Material: Aluminum. -127 mm (5”) Newtonian reflector. -3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece. -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. -Enhanced image brightness and clarity. -Accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories. -”The Sky” level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database. -Dimensions: 11” H x 17” W x 33” D.
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Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope – Review:
VERY GOOD STARTER SCOPE WORTH THE MONEY!
My telescope was unbroken and had all the parts, the collimation was dead on, assembly straightforward.
The EQ mount is not made well but is serviceable, the problem is it’s designed for up to a 7 pound scope the 127eq weighs 17 pounds so yes the whole assembly is shaky. (edit) the eq mount has two bolts at the top and at the rear, behind a plastic cap, tightening these nuts greatly improves the stability of the mount. The tripod is fine.
Finderscope has a single holder bracket making it extremely difficult to line up with the telescope, I recommend buying an aftermarket finderscope or modifying the one Celestron provides.
I found the eyepieces to be satisfactory even the barlow.
For the price this is a great scope in my opinion, my first view of Jupiter was crisp and clear and the moons were sharp and bright.
I have heard it is hard to collimate a scope of this design as it has a corrector lens at the bottom of the focuser. I have read that if you remove the focuser tube (the silver part, take out the two screws holding the knob in place and pull it out) then remove the retaining ring and remove the corrector lens you can collimate like a normal reflector scope. Be sure to put the lens back in the same way meaning don’t flip it over and reassemble. I included that for anyone having trouble with their scope being out of collimation.
I’m glad I bought mine, now if the weather would only cooperate.