Celestron PowerSeeker 675 Telescope + Tripod £66.67 - £2 Quidco Cashback @ Tesco Direct - HotUKDeals
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Great scope from quality manufacturer

£81.67 less £15 (TDX-K7AR voucher code) = £66.67

plus a possible £2 Quidco cashback

plus 162 Clubcard Points
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1 Like #1
Probably about this money used.
1 Like #2
YouDontWantToKnow
Probably about this money used.


yeah and at least this way you have the full warranty ;)
#3
can you actually see anything other than just bright dots
#4
Ive always wanted a good telescope but i always get confused with the magnification, Had one a long time ago and loved it till it broke :( i could see the rings of saturn through my one though saturn was very titchy through it...i take it this could show me the same thing if not better? any advice would be great...

and how is this one in comparison?

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.202-9432.aspx

is it cheaper due to power of lense? or clarity of view? (refractor etc? i always get confused once we get into this area lol

Edited By: Rou on Jun 16, 2011 01:02
#5
royals
can you actually see anything other than just bright dots


lol... yeah you can make out different bits and pieces if you know what you're looking for, but you need to be way out in the countryside away from urban light 'pollution' combined with as little cloud cover as possible
#6
It was too tempting not to try, but the voucher code has expired. I could not find any other code valid at the mo. So it's the original price now.

Edited By: kiorhassan on Jun 16, 2011 06:44: Correction
#7
I would say that's good value, especially that you're getting equatorial mount and a barlow lens :)
1 Like #8
Can you see Ur ... , oh i cant be bothered.
#9
royals
can you actually see anything other than just bright dots

You'll be able to see the moon when it's up. You'll be able to see Mars, Jupiter and Saturn when they're up - but these will take a GREAT DEAL of patience and a fair bit of practice: first of all to find them in the sky and then to get them in the field of view of the telescope (from which they will quick disappear as the sky rotates a full circle every day) and then to keep them there.
However, never forget that most of the time the skies in Britain are far too cloudy to see much through a telescope. Maybe once or twice a month for a few months, until you lose interest and put it in a cupboard under the stairs - as is the fate of most telescopes bought on a whim.
#10
The equatorial mount is good but the only specification which really matters is the mirror diameter which they don't give. They don't give it because it's about three inches which is half of what you really need. Yes, this will show more than bright dots but I strongly suggest that you buy one with a larger mirror and do make sure that it has an equatorial mount, an alt-azimuth mount is useless for astronomy.
#11
Looking at Saturn with this telescope you will see it rings and some of its moons (as bright tiny dots). I have a similar telescope and never get bored looking at Saturn
#12
lumsdot
Looking at Saturn with this telescope you will see it rings and some of its moons (as bright tiny dots). I have a similar telescope and never get bored looking at Saturn

Would you be able to see colours through this. Also will the cloud belts of Jupiter be visible?
#13
shafsharif
lumsdot
Looking at Saturn with this telescope you will see it rings and some of its moons (as bright tiny dots). I have a similar telescope and never get bored looking at Saturn

Would you be able to see colours through this. Also will the cloud belts of Jupiter be visible?

The cloud belts of Jupiter will not really be visible colours also are faint i.e jupitor may look a bit like a orange blob about 2 or 3 mill's in diameter in the eyepiece. Saturn looks best due to its huge rings and moons
#14
You'll be able to see Jupiters (up to) four largest moons going through their phases, just as Galileo did when he first used a 'scope. It'll probably blow your mind though.

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