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Celestron PowerSeeker 60AZ Refractor Telescope 29.99 @ Amazon

£29.99 @ Amazon
This is the 60AZ. Comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm) and a 3 times Barlow lens. Looking at the moon and being able to see more stars is probably all this will be good for. Read More
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7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago
This is the 60AZ.

Comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm) and a 3 times Barlow lens.

Looking at the moon and being able to see more stars is probably all this will be good for.
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#1
Good price, but reviews not to good, pity.
#2
haggisheid
Good price, but reviews not to good, pity.

The reviews are for all sizes of the scope.

It would be better to try to find a review of it on a another website or possibly look to see if somebody has mentioned it on Stargazers lounge.


Edited By: Bashstreet on Sep 18, 2016 12:23
#3
A great price for a first telescope, will be good enough to show good detail on the moon, Jupiter's banding and moons and Saturn rings should also be visible, weather permitting obviously.
#4
There are 19 reviews specific to this item - filter them by following link to see all reviews, then under the Formats dropdown select this item. They're mostly positive, bar two or three from the those who seem unable to read the manual or use Google.

Does anyone know how this compares to the Celestron Travel Scope 70 (Amazon Exclusive) that was an HUKD for ~£39 in June 2015: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006MCYAH4/ ?

Lastly, this is a good price, historically, for this item:

http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B0002CTZAC/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

Edited By: Ajibee on Sep 18, 2016 12:40
#5
Out of interes, roughly what camera lens focal length would this telescope's magnification be the equivalent of?
1 Like #6
was looking at one for my little ones 8th birthday.....then popped into Smyths toys and found a kontiki telescope in their clearance section down from £75 to £25 :0) it's like the god of shopping was perched on my shoulder ;) This one though would also make an ideal first scope for a youngster....heated up and thanks for posting :)
1 Like #7
Ajibee
There are 19 reviews specific to this item - filter them by following link to see all reviews, then under the Formats dropdown select this item. They're mostly positive, bar two or three from the those who seem unable to read the manual or use Google.

Does anyone know how this compares to the Celestron Travel Scope 70 (Amazon Exclusive) that was an HUKD for ~£39 in June 2015: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006MCYAH4/ ?

Lastly, this is a good price, historically, for this item:

http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B0002CTZAC/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en


70 mm will let in more light than a 60mm
1 Like #8
I'm no telescope snob, nor do I expect people to spend a couple of hundred quid on a first/child's telescope.
For £30 this is a bargain, though keep in mind it will lead to frustration that can stifle the first forary into astronomy. Optically it will be fine, the tripod however will be wobbly at best. Doesn't sound bad but when you are magnifying someone by say 50times. 1mm of movement turns into 50mm at the far end. So images can be unclear and constantly moving.
As a tip weight up the tripod with a school bag hung from the middle. The weight will help steady it quicker.
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notos
Out of interes, roughly what camera lens focal length would this telescope's magnification be the equivalent of?
The focal length of this 'scope is 700mm. The 'scope doesn't magnify the image at all, it's job is to gather light and focus it. The eyepieces do the magnification. Good quality eyepieces start at £30+, so I doubt that this 'scope will be able to provide very pleasing images without a serious upgrade. The mount looks insubstantial and is AZ not EQ so objects will quickly pass out of the field of view. Buy a pair of 10x50 binoculars and you get 10x magnification, almost twice the light gathering power, can mount them on a sturdy camera tripod and use them for daytime use as well.

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