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Celestron Powerseeker 127 ?

Started by Lee_S, 01/12/2006 07:18AM
Posted 01/12/2006 07:18AM Opening Post
The Celestron Powerseeker 127 Reflector on a Equatorial mount seems to offer a lot of aperture (5" shocked ) for very little money. The main drawbacks that I can see might be inexpensive eyepieces and finder. If those are the main ones, I would think they would be very easy to overcome.

Is this reflector a good choice for observers on a budget?

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I have several telescopes, but none are semi-APO, APO, or in anyway valuable.
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Posted 01/12/2006 05:36PM #1
A reflector is a great buy! I'm not sure what not a lot of money is, but if it includes the equatorial mount, you'd get more bang for your buck with a Dob. For about the same amount of money, you could get an 8" Dob, which would have a more stable mount, significantly more aperture, and probably better eyepieces and finder. You would keep the 8" and be happy with it much longer than the 5" would keep you satisfied.

Hugh Bartlett

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