Celestron PowerSeeker 675 Telescope + Tripod £66.67 - £2 Quidco Cashback @ Tesco Direct
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Celestron PowerSeeker 675 Telescope + Tripod £66.67 - £2 Quidco Cashback @ Tesco Direct

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Found 15th Jun 2011
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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Probably about this money used.

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YouDontWantToKnow

Probably about this money used.



yeah and at least this way you have the full warranty

can you actually see anything other than just bright dots

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?

direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

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" 16th Jun 2011

Original Poster

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

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" 16th Jun 2011

I would say that's good value, especially that you're getting equatorial mount and a barlow lens

Can you see Ur ... , oh i cant be bothered.

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.

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.

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

lumsdot

Looking at Saturn with this telescope you will see it rings and some of … 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?

shafsharif

Would you be able to see colours through this. Also will the cloud belts … 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

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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