Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Reflector Telescope (Used) £49.00 delivered @ Maplin
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Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Reflector Telescope (Used) £49.00 delivered @ Maplin

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Found 20th Jul 2016
Been looking at various telescopes for a while now and this seems half decent. Was looking at the Skywatcher Heritage and Celestron first scope, but this seems good too.
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Well it is a good deal. Only thing is that I in beloved country of our wee only get to use it to see stars about twice a year!
tinca

Well it is a good deal. Only thing is that I in beloved country of our … Well it is a good deal. Only thing is that I in beloved country of our wee only get to use it to see stars about twice a year!



​So true, you get bored of the moon after all (amazing though it is).
Would not look at stars. They're pretty dull. Look for Venus
MAdam98

​So true, you get bored of the moon after all (amazing though it i … ​So true, you get bored of the moon after all (amazing though it is).Would not look at stars. They're pretty dull. Look for Venus



Especially as you can observe the phases. Other good targets are Jupiter with the 4 galilean moons and the The Pleiades and Beehive cluster through a low power eyepiece.
Just ordered one ! Thanks
been after one for a while anyone know if it's any good?? I'm a beginner so ain't got a clue
How much are they new
fruit_bat

been after one for a while anyone know if it's any good?? I'm a beginner … been after one for a while anyone know if it's any good?? I'm a beginner so ain't got a clue


Good thing to start with, big enough size to be worthwhile, and an equatorial mount.
This will make small blobs into very,very,very slightly bigger blobs.
Can you attach a Nikon DSLR to this?
Someone has attached a camera to one of these.

youtube.com/wat…Xic

Edited by: "captainbeaky" 21st Jul 2016
great find for decent telescope normally only get 76mm for this price
They have also got this one if anyone looking for cheap go to telescope
maplin.co.uk/p/u…8qh
I've umm'ed and ah'ed for years whenever I've seen a decent deal on a telescope but have never pulled the trigger......until now! Ordered as, for £50, it's a lot of scope with a decent reputation as a starter scope.

My apologies in advance to everyone living in the North West for the impending 3 months of completely cloudy skies as I wait impatiently to try it out.
I've got this and yes it's great for looking at the moon but when it comes to stars it's just not powerful enough I paid this price about a year or so ago and it's definitely worth the money as long as your aware of what u can see through it. my older children love looking at the moon and learning more about it as well.
bakerpaul1977

I've got this and yes it's great for looking at the moon but when it … I've got this and yes it's great for looking at the moon but when it comes to stars it's just not powerful enough I paid this price about a year or so ago and it's definitely worth the money as long as your aware of what u can see through it. my older children love looking at the moon and learning more about it as well.



​Im not sure what you expect stars to like like through any telescope. They'll look exactly the same. You'd be better looking for galaxies nebulae or planets!
I bought a Skywatcher 200p dobsonian (or 250p, I can't remember) about 6 months ago and really enjoy using it. With any telescope, especially if it's your first you need to really lower your expectations of what you're going to be able to see to not be disappointed. Even with a high power 5mm eyepiece on the 300mm dobsonian things like Jupiter are barely even the size of a pea. Nebulae and things like the ISS are the same - all pea sized at best. The only thing you're ever going to look at which looks large and fills the entire view is the moon.

I'm going to buy this scope though probably since I want a cheap, small, lightweight backup as it's impossible to lug around a 40kg dobsonian on the train to different locations and this is much easier to grab and run out to the garden with on a whim. It see like a typical sub £120 scope so at £50 it's good value for a beginner or intermediate user.
"USED" Does anyone know what sort of condition this would be in? Any previous buyers of used stuff from maplin?
MAdam98

Would not look at stars. They're pretty dull. Look for Venus



I thought stars were the opposite of dull being giant balls of fire.

Zuulan

I thought stars were the opposite of dull being giant balls of fire.



​Meant to look at!
They are just so far away they will appear as marginally larger light blobs.

Planets however are much closer and you can see details (though not sure how much through this one).
and in how much detail will this allow me to see Uranus?
Really shouldn't be funny but totally is.
red23

and in how much detail will this allow me to see Uranus?



not much..

http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Hubbles-Uranus-580x450.jpg
Uranus, as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA/Hubble
skykid3

not much..Uranus, as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: … not much..Uranus, as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA/Hubble



That is a nice picture of Uranus.
red23

That is a nice picture of Uranus.



There's more HERE
Thanks, got one. Seems like a good entry level starter telescope.
Haruhi

I bought a Skywatcher 200p dobsonian (or 250p, I can't remember) about 6 … I bought a Skywatcher 200p dobsonian (or 250p, I can't remember) about 6 months ago and really enjoy using it. With any telescope, especially if it's your first you need to really lower your expectations of what you're going to be able to see to not be disappointed. Even with a high power 5mm eyepiece on the 300mm dobsonian things like Jupiter are barely even the size of a pea. Nebulae and things like the ISS are the same - all pea sized at best. The only thing you're ever going to look at which looks large and fills the entire view is the moon. I'm going to buy this scope though probably since I want a cheap, small, lightweight backup as it's impossible to lug around a 40kg dobsonian on the train to different locations and this is much easier to grab and run out to the garden with on a whim. It see like a typical sub £120 scope so at £50 it's good value for a beginner or intermediate user.



I think you'd be much better with a refractor as a mobile scope. Get an 80mm that will be easier to carry around, is completely enclosed, the whole 80mm aperture ,or near enough, is usable and no/few collimation or diffraction spike worries.
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I ummed and aaad for so long I ended up missing out on the deal. Oh well
Edited by: "Hiptobesquare" 22nd Jul 2016
DEALofaLifetime

I ummed and aaad for so long I ended up missing out on the deal. Oh well … I ummed and aaad for so long I ended up missing out on the deal. Oh well


So did i , i was more curious why they had so many returned / second hand ones
Back in stock for those interested
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Worked for me
Didn't bother with a new post as bet they don't have many
Oh , and 30 days to return for a refund if your not happy
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