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    $399.99
    1. Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium
    $207.44
    2. Celestron Firstscope 114EQ 114mm
    $69.98
    3. Meade POLARIS 60AZ-AM Telescope
    $59.99
    4. Celestron Powerseeker 60 Telescope
    5. Celestron Firstscope 76EQ 76mm
    $14.99
    6. Cstar TT-330 Educational Series
    $78.83
    7. Celestron 94304 Nine-Piece Accessory
    $69.81
    8. Celestron Firstscope 60AZ 60mm
    $58.64
    9. Celestron Explorascope 80mm Reflector
    10. Konus Konustart EQ 60 x 900mm
    $439.99
    11. Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized
    $69.99
    12. Cstar All-in-One Series 60 x 300mm
    Too Low To Display
    13. Meade ETX125AT Telescope w/ UHTC,
    14. Konus 114 x 900mm Motor Electronic
    $399.99
    15. Celestron NexStar 114 SLT Computerized
    $130.39
    16. Celestron Powerseeker 114EQ Telescope
    $601.17
    17. Meade ETX90AT Telescope w/884
    $9.99
    18. C-Star Educational Series Periscope
    $154.98
    19. Bushnell Voyager 570 x 60mm Rotary
    $279.99
    20. Celestron NexStar 60 SLT Computerized

    1. Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $439.99 -- our price: $399.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000CNPAAA
    Sales Rank: 127
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Locates and identifies over 6,000 stars, planets, and constellations from built-in database
    • Red LED backlit display for easy-to-read information
    • Accepts SkyTour SD multi-media cards for interactive tours of the night sky
    • Includes USB port for easy download of database updates
    • Measures 7.4 x 2.5 x 4.0 inches (W x H x D)

    Reviews (15)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great idea, too bad it doesn't work
    I have a 15 year old Garmin GPS that can capture GPS satellites quickly in my backyard. I have a new Garmin Nuvi that can capture GPS satellites inside my house! For some reason the Celestron engineers decided to use some ancient GPS technology that can only capture the GPS satellites if you are in outer space actually sitting on one of the GPS satellites.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Too many conditions
    We have enough open sky for DirectTV, but apparently not enough for this item to pick up the GPS satellites.I manually entered my latitude and longitude only to get a big M for magnetic interference.Yes, we have electricity and power lines near our house, and this thing won't work with them there.I would have to drive a long way to find an open field.I got this thing for my backyard!If I could see the entire sky, I could figure out where objects are much easier and would not need it so much.I agree it really sucks batteries.I've been through 1 1/2 sets and haven't even gotten to work yet.The store I bought it from has only a seven day return policy, so I can't even send it back.Very disappointed.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Clever but not stellar!
    It really sucks batteries, they should have used at least 4 AA cells.The GPS resolution only goes down to minutes, no seconds.It's all plastic and for $400 I expected higher quality.It won't help you find man-made satellites as I suspect the processor is too slow and there is not even a way to display the present elevation and azimuth although it must know them for internal calculations.Updating the firmware is way slow.Under "Tonight's Highlights" it may show from the menu that Jupiter for example is visible but when I tried to locate it, it has me point the unit into the dirt since if the object was not above my horizon.Maybe they could highlight menu objects that are truly visible? You're much better off with Starry Night and a laptop. ... Read more


    2. Celestron Firstscope 114EQ 114mm Reflector Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $358.00 -- our price: $207.44
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    Asin: B000051TN3
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Celestron Firstscope 114 EQ is a Newtonian reflector telescope packaged with two eyepieces and a sturdy equatorial mount. Invented by Sir Isaac Newton, reflector telescopes provide more light gathering power per dollar than any other telescope design. The Firstscope 114 EQ, with 114mm (4.5 inches) of aperture, provides images that are twice as bright as 80mm telescopes, and more than three times brighter than 60mm beginner scopes. Read more

    Features

    • Manual slow-motion controls
    • Newtonian reflector optics
    • 900mm focal length
    • Comes with adjustable aluminum tripod
    • 227.5x maximum magnification

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Off to a great start!
    I recently purchased this scope from amazon.I read many reviews and suggestions and decided to go with the Firstscope 114 because it seemed to be the most scope I could get for the least price.I considered some cheaper models with the same features, but I'm glad I chose this one because the differences in quality would have ruined my experience.It took about 2 weeks to receive my scope from Amazon, but you can't beat free shipping!The scope was well packaged, the only casualty during shipping was a wingnut on the tripod with a broken wing.I contacted Celestron, and they immediately sent me another wingnut.Great customer service!
    4-0 out of 5 stars Terrific telescope for a really pleasant price
    I've had this scope for about 4 months now and I have been very pleased with it.Firstly, I received it in only three days from Amazon.Secondly, I was genuinely pleased that all components are made of an alloy or other metal, unlike a particular Meade unit, which I used that had lots of plastic screws and other parts.Even the tightening screws for the lens mounts and red-dot sight are metal on this Celestron.The aluminum tripod is quite sturdy and adjustable; good for the little guys and girls that star-gaze too.The housing tube is black aluminum and sturdy as well.The red-dot sighter works well, especially when looking at stars/planets with a high-power lens, with less eye relief.The magnification and clarity of the views are really good.I've seen the rings of Saturn and Jupiter quite clearly with this scope.I also purchased the Celestron eyepiece kit that offers additional plossy lens (varying power) and a pretty good set of filters (including a moon filter).The only down side I can think of would be that the lubricant used by the company for the rotating axis' is quite sticky if you get it on ya.For the money, you're not going to regret the buy and you'll probably be glad you went with this quality model over lesser ones, that might even cost more.Celestron has a good product with this one.Hope this helps some.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is my first telescope - so far, so good
    Okay, I am new to the world of stargazing.I purchased this telescope based on recommendations here at Amazon.com.I have been completely satisfied.I am especially impressed with the clear, crisp viewing of the moon.I can see a few planets, but they are of course very small through the eyepiece.
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    3. Meade POLARIS 60AZ-AM Telescope with Microscope
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $99.99 -- our price: $69.98
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000BZ8LZU
    Sales Rank: 3421
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    4. Celestron Powerseeker 60 Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $59.99 -- our price: $59.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002CTZAC
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Celestron's value priced Powerseeker 60 telescope takes a basic "just the facts" approach to affordable entry level telescopes. The package includes an adjustable aluminum tripod with an alt-azimuth mount and stabilizer, a Kellner type K20 eyepiece, a Ramsden type SR4 eyepiece, a 3x barlow lens, and a 5 power cross-hair finder scope. Read more

    Features

    • Affordable telescope for beginning astronomer; portable yet powerful
    • All-glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
    • Refractor optical design with a 60mm aperture and 700mm focal length
    • Altazimuth mount suitable for terrestial viewing as well as astronomical use
    • Includes 3x Barlow Lens (1.25"), 20mm eyepiece, 4mm eyepiece, aluminum tripod with accessory tray

    Reviews (3)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Too Small, Poor Mount, Useless for Astronomy
    This scope is not a good starter scope for anyone interested in astronomy.Here's why:
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Lot of Scope For The Bucks!
    The first thing everyone comments on in seeing this scope and then learning what I paid for it is: "Wow- that's a lot of scope for the bucks!". Indeed, it's got all the attachments for a well rounded amateur's scope not only for star gazing, but also for terrestrial viewing.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great starter telescope
    I am pleasantly surprised by the telescope I got for the price. It was intended for casual observing and I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of it. It has all the accessories needed for viewing. High powered eyepiece, low powered eyepiece, adjustable tripod (stable for this size) and fine adjustment control for easy panning. I have shopped telescopes before and noticed that the tripods and eyepieces aren't too good in quality. But this one is different. I love the way it is easy to use for land viewing and gives nice views of the moon and its craters, specially when I use the high powered eyepiece. Its pretty lightweight so I can take it outside easily. It assembles easily and in my opinion is a very easy to use telescope. Overall, a nice telescope at a great price. ... Read more


    5. Celestron Firstscope 76EQ 76mm Reflector Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $249.99
    Asin: B000051TM2
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Celestron FirstScope Series of telescopes is designed with the first-time telescope buyer in mind. Offering exceptional value, these scopes feature compact and portable designs with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy. Each telescope has its own design characteristics to help you choose which is best for you. The smaller FirstScopes feature refractor optical designs while the larger apertures feature Newtonian reflector optical systems. Read more

    Features

    • Slow-motion control rod
    • Newtonian reflector scope
    • 2 eyepieces (35x and 70x)
    • Adjustable tripod
    • German equitorial, CG-2 mount

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great scope for new comers
    I highly recommend this telescope for newcomers to astronomy.Assembly is simple and fast.Within 45 minutes of opening the box, I was observing the moon in fantastic detail.I would also recommend that you search the internet for a starmap.I found one on google that shows interesting objects in my local night sky in real time. ... Read more


    6. Cstar TT-330 Educational Series Table-Top Refractor Telescope
    by CStar Optics
    Electronics
    list price: $14.99 -- our price: $14.99
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    Asin: B0007YR660
    Sales Rank: 484
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    Features

    • Small enough to carry
    • Strong, durable construction
    • Perfect for children interested in the outdoors
    • Great for use day or night
    • Small enough to carry just about anywhere

    7. Celestron 94304 Nine-Piece Accessory Kit
    by Celestron
    Electronics (01 August, 2005)
    list price: $149.99 -- our price: $78.83
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000B13Q72
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Celestron 94304 Nine-piece Accessory Kit will help you get the most out of your telescope. While most telescopes come with one or two eyepieces to get you started, this kit will greatly improve the enjoyment of your new scope with additional eyepieces, color filters, and an extremely handy 2x Barlow lens. There's also a red LED flashlight to help identify pieces and move around in the dark, while preserving night-vision adaptation. Read more

    Features

    • Four color filters in orange, green, blue, and neutral density
    • 2x Barlow lens
    • 32mm and 12.5mm Plossl eyepiece lenses
    • Self-charging Celestron Enduro LED flashlight
    • Comes with aluminum case with die-cut foam interior

    Reviews (4)

    4-0 out of 5 stars .
    Well , let's start with the free shipping , this item arrived to my house in 3 days after i have placed my order , that was fast..
    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Quality - Great Deal!
    I am very pleased with the quality of this set. Everything is multi-coated and is well made. The case is heavy duty and has room for other eyepieces. The 2X barlow lens doubles the eyepieces turning the 32mm into a 16mm and the 12.5mm into a 6.25mm eyepiece. You'll get plenty of use from the red LED flashlight as it will save your night vision when looking over your star chart.This is a great starter set for a needed upgrade from .965 eyepieces. The amazon price beats other online retailers by a mile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good set, even BETTER price.
    Amazon is selling this at nearly 50% off! The eyepieces are great for a beginner and the great case has room for more when you add them. The filters are really cool. ... Read more


    8. Celestron Firstscope 60AZ 60mm Refractor Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $79.99 -- our price: $69.81
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000051TMT
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Celestron Firstscope 60 AZ is a great value as starter scopes go, in fact it's just what I purchased for my own ten year-old grandson.Instead of wildly exaggerated claims of 500X magnification, Celestron packages the Firstscope 60 AZ with the basics: two decent eyepieces, a finder, and a simple alt-azimuth mount. Read more

    Features

    • Slow-motion control rod
    • Great for terrestrial and space viewing
    • 2 eyepieces (35x and 70x)
    • 700mm focal length
    • Adjustable tripod

    Reviews (9)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Poor Starter Scope
    This scope is not a good starter scope for anyone interested in astronomy.Here's why:
    2-0 out of 5 stars Not for serious stargazing
    Celestron makes some of the world's greatest telescopes, but this is not one of them.It's fine for peeking into the neighbor's window across the street or looking at the a large, bright object in the sky like the moon.But for serious stargazing, one shouldn't expect much from this telescope or any telescope in this price range.No telescope in this price range is much good for looking at stars or other faint objects.A really good pair of binoculars for around the same price would probably give you more enjoyment and be more versatile.Just lie on the ground and look through both eyes at the moon or constellations, and then take them to the ballgame the next day.And try to get away from city lights.If you do get binoculars, make sure that the second number is at least 7 times the first number (e.g., get 7x50 binoculars, but not 7x35) and that they have fully multi-coated lenses.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Its just so-so
    I wouldn't recommend this.Its very blurry and can't even focus on the cows out in the field let alone all the way to Mars. ... Read more


    9. Celestron Explorascope 80mm Reflector Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $79.99 -- our price: $58.64
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001M2AXC
    Sales Rank: 489
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 11% more light gathering than a 76mm telescope
    • Tripod adaptable
    • Carrying strap included
    • Allows for collimation adjustments
    • Erect Image eyepiece for terrestrial use

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Compact telescope
    Incredible for the price and size.Very clear and secure.
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    10. Konus Konustart EQ 60 x 900mm Motorized Refractor Telescope
    by Konus, USA
    Electronics (01 May, 2004)
    list price: $275.00
    Asin: B00028CDKK
    Sales Rank: 1672
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Perfect introduction to the world of astronomical observation
    • Electronic motor allows the user to track an object at the same speed it moves across the sky.Electronic motored telescopes are a necessity for astronomical photography
    • EQ mount provides easy 360 degree tracking of an object across the sky
    • Great for observing stars and planets - look for upcoming astronomical events for your telescope in the product description below
    • Includes image rectifier, moon filter, red dot finder scope and superior 1 1/4" eyepieces

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Camping Telescope
    We bought a travel trailer this summer.Along with the great camping, we noticed the stars are so brilliant and seem so close!We were going to buy binoculars but my husband found this telescope on Amazon.com and we were hooked!We are taking it camping this weekend and hope to really learn and enjoy!The ordering and fast shipping were also a bonus!E. Klick ... Read more


    11. Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $717.95 -- our price: $439.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007UQNNQ
    Sales Rank: 1422
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    Features

    • Computerized hand control with 4,000-object database
    • SkyAlign allows you to align on any 3 bright celestial objects
    • Motorized Altazimuth mount
    • Focal ratio: f5
    • Focal length: 650mm

    12. Cstar All-in-One Series 60 x 300mm Refractor Telescope
    by CStar Optics
    Electronics
    list price: $99.99 -- our price: $69.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007YY6MC
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    Editorial Review

    Are you looking for a great telescope at an affordable price? If so, look no further than the Cstar P-50 "All In One" series 60 mm refractor telescope. This optically engineered system features a large, 60-millimeter objective lens that delivers bright, sharp images with no blurry edges around the viewing area. The aluminum alloy tube is lightweight and durable. You'll be impressed by the low color aberration from the multi-coated glass lenses.Read more

    Features

    • Delivers bright sharp images
    • Features a right-side-up finder scope for low power scanning
    • Large, 60-millimeter objective lens delivers plenty of light
    • Aluminum alloy body provides lightweight strength
    • Includes a 10-inch, table-top tripod

    13. Meade ETX125AT Telescope w/ UHTC, Autostar Controller (497) and Tripod (884)
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $1,564.00 -- our price: Too Low To Display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008IOVZ
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The ETX-125EC permits a broad range of astronomical study. In deep space, the ETX-125EC's larger aperture enables the observation of galaxies and nebulae in much wider extension and permits the resolution of celestial objects as faint as magnitude 12.5. The entire Messier listing of 110 objects is now not only visible, but, in addition, every object takes on a readily discernible structure. The Autostar controller turns the ETX-125EC into an automatic celestial object-locating system.Read more

    Features

    • Includes AutoStar controller and deluxe field tripod
    • UHTC coatings are on all optical surfaces for enhanced detail
    • 500x maximum magnification
    • Maksutov meniscus corrector lens of Grade-A BK7 optical glass
    • Includes a Meade Series 4000 Super Plvssl 26 millimeter eyepiece for 48 times magnification

    Reviews (5)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice for a beginner
    I've bought mine when I did not know anything about astronomy. It is an amazing toy for an intelligent person. I thought that my 10 year old son will play with it, but it is over his head, I am actually playing with it. It is a completely automatic scope, i.e. after alignment is complete, it will guide you through the sky, and show you anything which is in it's database and above the horizon. The scope comes with a hand-held device "Autostar" which is a computer with a built database and 2-line alphanumerical display. It is menu-driven, and very easy to understand and operate after reading a manual for 10 minutes.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Meade EXT125EC /uhtc w/ autostar
    A novice to astronomy i bought this unit with extra bells and whistles, thinking it would be a good intro to astronomy.I am completely disappointed and would never recommend it to anyone for any purpose other then a door stop.Unless you already have some knowledge of telescopes avoid it at all costs.Set up is difficult to impossible, and what eventually appears is not much better then what you can already see on a clear night.As far as i am concerned this purchase was awaste of money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Telescope!!!!! Beginner or Expert!!!!!
    This is an awesome scope that is so much fun to use and makes it easy as can be to learn about astronomy.It comes with everything you need to see some of the most amazing outerspace objects, nebulas, other galaxies,and more.I can not say enough how easy and fun you will have with this scope.You can use it for terrestrial or space exploration.The only negative to the scope is do not expect to get many hours out of the AA batteries.Some things to do: first is buy an electronic focuser or a focus extender (flexible kind), I have the electronic focuser because it was just easy to use.Next, buy rechargeable batteries NiMH, or build you a 12volt power supply like I did with a lead-acid battery and small battery box.It will last you for several weeks of viewing and plenty of power.The price is not cheap, but remember you get what you pay for these days.I started with a lesser scope and had to upgrade a month later to this one.Just do it right the first time and get the ETX-125 now instead of wasting your time and money with other smaller scopes.Again, this is an awesome scope you will be proud you purchased and impress your friends! ... Read more


    14. Konus 114 x 900mm Motor Electronic EQ Reflector Telescope
    by Konus, USA
    Electronics (01 May, 2004)
    list price: $195.99
    Asin: B00028CDLE
    Sales Rank: 3927
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    Features

    • Great telescope for the more advanced astronomical explorer
    • Provides 361% more light gathering ability than a standard 60mm telescope
    • Electronic motor allows the user to track an object at the same speed it moves across the sky.Electronic motored telescopes are a necessity for astronomical photography.
    • Great for observing nebulas and galaxies - look for upcoming astronomical events for your telescope in the product description below
    • EQ mount provides easy 360 degree tracking of an object across the sky.Plossl eyepieces also included

    15. Celestron NexStar 114 SLT Computerized Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $677.95 -- our price: $399.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007UQNNG
    Sales Rank: 3738
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    Features

    • Computerized hand control with 4,000-object database
    • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects
    • Motorized Altazimuth mount
    • f9 focal ratio
    • 1000mm focal length

    16. Celestron Powerseeker 114EQ Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $167.95 -- our price: $130.39
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000Y8C2Y
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    I love bargains, so I was eager to try out Celestron's new Powerseeker 114 Newtonian reflector telescope. With its 4.5-inch mirror, Celestron's Powerseeker 114 gathers three times more starlight than popular 60mm refractors. The Powerseeker package includes two eyepieces (K20 and SR4), a plastic 3x barlow, and a lightweight equatorial mount. Read more

    Features

    • Affordable telescope for beginning astronomer; portable yet powerful
    • All-glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brighness and clarity
    • Newtonian optical design with a 114mm aperture and 900mm focal length
    • Equatorial mount for tracking the sky
    • Includes 3x Barlow Lens (1.25"), 20mm eyepiece, 4mm eyepiece, aluminum tripod with accessory tray

    Reviews (6)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A good value for the $$
    I bought this scope as a b-day gift for my hubby who has never owned a telescope before. It was fairly simple to put together, and we found the directions to be very helpful and accurate.
    1-0 out of 5 stars There are better scopes
    My recent Christmas experience with the Celestron Powerseeker 114EQ, my first "real" telescope, was a great disappointment. The assembled telescope looked very impressive but functioned poorly. It came without a detailed instruction manual making it difficult to set up, balance, and aim even for a mechanically inclined novice. The plastic finderscope was very cheap, blurry, and hard to align with the main scope. The "equatorial" (EQ) mount knobs moved the scope with jerky motions at times and the scope itself seemed a bit vibration prone on its tripod. Stellar images were blurry and unimpressive (possibly due to mirror misalignment in shipping and/or manufacturing defect) thus other individual scopes may do better than mine in this category. Newtonian reflector type telescope mirrors go out of alignment ("collimation") fairly easily and this scope came without instructions for how to realign them. I returned the telescope within the 30 day refund period and am looking for a better quality and sturdier one like the highly praised Orion Skyquest series or possibly the smaller and more portable Edmund Scientific Astroscan.
    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent beginning scope.
    I received this telescope for Christmas and I must say after waiting two nights to use it I am impressed.My first target was M42 Orion's Nebula and the K20 eyepiece gave me a mesmerizing view of this amazing stellar nursery.The mount does have some shakiness to it but, it's nothing that can't be overlooked.I have the updated scope so it came with a metal focuser which is a big plus.The 3x Barlow is okay with the 20 but is useless with the 4 as is the 4mm eyepiece itself.If you are thinking of getting a more expensive scope of this size I recommend getting this and buying a 25mm Plossl eyepiece and a 2x Barlow and possibly a 7.5mm eyepiece (planetary and moon viewing) for the extra money you would spend on a more expensive scope. ... Read more


    17. Meade ETX90AT Telescope w/884 Tripod and Software
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $850.00 -- our price: $601.17
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008K7N7
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Meade ETX90EC is a compact telescope with excellent optics, packaged with a sturdy tripod and the remarkable Autostar computer control. Even though I own several telescopes and belong to an Astronomy club, the first night I took out the ETX, it showed me objects I'd never seen before. The ETX90EC is the computerized version of an affordable Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope first introduced by Meade in 1996. Every reviewer since then has commented on the excellent optics. How excellent? When I presented a session on optical testing at my local Astronomy club, I brought my ETX90 so that everyone could see what a "textbook" star test actually looks like. Read more

    Features

    • Includes Autostar controller and deluxe field tripod
    • Cordless motor drive for fully automatic tracking
    • Equatorial fork mount, flip-mirror system
    • Maksutov meniscus corrector lens of Grade-A BK7 optical glass
    • Includes a Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 26 millimeter eyepiece for 48 times magnification

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars!
    Okay, I know nothing about telescopes. But my husband and I bought this last summer because he thought it'd be fun to star gaze. When we did, it was truly one of the most wonderful experience ever! It allows you to observe celestial objects in brilliant resolution. It wasn't complicated and simple to use. But you do have to read the manual.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Meade Does It Right
    The Meade ETX90EC lives up to its billing.It's a high-quality piece of gear that exudes craft and workmanship.The bundled package w/Autostar and Tripod gives you most of what you need.If you have any intent of doing terrestrial viewing, you should consider the 45 degree erecting prism.Also, the package does not come with any power adapters.If you plan to be out for a long evening of star gazing, you will probably want the adapter that lets you plug into a cigarette lighter.I wish Amazon had the UHTC version available, but no luck.Finally, I haven't been able to find the correct T-mount adapter for this scope on Amazon.I do want to use it for photography eventually.The main thing I would say is that this is not a toy, but it is ideal for beginners to intermediate enthusiasts.I've had more fun in just a couple sessions than I've ever had before.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed in Meade
    This was my husband's big present for Christmas, something he has always wanted.While unwrapping and unpacking, he heard a rattle in the spotting scope.Upon investigation, he fished out a broken set screw and discovered that it had sheared off the outside of the spotting scope.Another screw was badly damaged.The eyepiece covers had all been left off when shipping.Also, all the settings were loose and had to be reset.Meade does not have an 800 number and you are put on hold interminably when you try to contact them.All in all, he likes the scope BUT was very disappointed in the quality of the manufacturer and lack of customer service.What a disappointment for Christams day! ... Read more


    18. C-Star Educational Series Periscope
    by CStar Optics
    Electronics
    -- our price: $9.99
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    Asin: B000CE9GF4
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The CStar Optics DM-3 toy periscope is handy for those hard-to-see areas and can easily be used as a clubhouse look out. The lightweight and durable plastic construction includes shatterproof mirrors and easy-to-grab handles. ... Read more

    Features

    • Teach kids about reflection and how the human eye works
    • Durable, lightweight plastic
    • Shatterproof mirrors

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Periscope for help around the house
    This is sold as a toy but I bought it to help me peek into a ceiling of my condo for a repair project. It turned out to be a tad too large for the vent I wanted to poke it into, my error in not measuring accurately.But it seems sturdy, well made, light weight, has large mirrors.Will find other uses for it, I am sure.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Star periscope
    I work on manufactured housing and on many occasions I have to cut into the belly of the home to try to find a leaky water line or to figure out how some pipes are configured or what ever. Normally I would have to cut a hole in the belly paper and insulation and then stick my head up through the belly paper and insulation, and with the aid of a flashlight, try to find the object of my desire. Now, with this periscope, all I have to do is cut the hole big enough to stick the periscope through and search for the problem. What helps a lot is that I secured a three led light to the side of the periscope, and can see pleanty good and don't have to get myself full of insulation. This little unit was probably made for kids, but it is pleanty sturdy for what I need it for and what is so amazing is that it is so clear, also. You don't loose anything to the lack of depth perception or anything. With a bit of TLC, this baby will last me for a long time. Being made of plastic, it seems to be suprisingly sturdy also. The best thing is that you can't beat the price with a stick. I even let my little princess play with it, If I'm not!!
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    19. Bushnell Voyager 570 x 60mm Rotary Refractor Telescope
    by Bushnell
    Electronics
    list price: $219.99 -- our price: $154.98
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    Asin: B0000A0AJ3
    Sales Rank: 4444
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    Features

    • Ideal for night sky and land-based viewing
    • Rotary power turret for accessory changes
    • Compact adjustable aluminum tripod
    • Magnification: 570x
    • Objective lens: 60mm

    20. Celestron NexStar 60 SLT Computerized Telescope
    by Celestron
    Electronics
    list price: $437.95 -- our price: $279.99
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    Asin: B0007UQNMM
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    Editorial Review

    The Celestron NexStar 60 SLT Computerized Telescope is a highly affordable yet advanced telescope that can turn starry nights into space odysseys for aspiring astronomers. The telescope's 60-millimeter refractors come with a fully computerized hand control with a database of over 4,000 celestial objects. With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 60 can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Celestron's SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze. With the NexStar 60, you can see breathtaking views of the lunar landscape, Venus and its phases, Jupiter and its four moons, and much more. Weighing only 9.5 pounds, this telescope can be easily moved to your favorite observations point. ... Read more

    Features

    • Telescopes 60-millimeter refractors feature a fully computerized hand control
    • Includes database of over 4,000 celestial objects
    • Pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod makes set up quick and easy
    • StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze
    • Weighs only 9.5 pounds

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