PowerSeaker 50AZ telescope features quick and easy no-tool setup to view the skies. Slow motion controls for smooth tracking. Erect image optics - ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use. Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
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Customer Reviews for Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ Telescope
Review 1 for Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ Telescope
Location:Barrie, ON, Canada
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A waste of money
Date:May 6, 2013
"My Son gave me this Travel Scope for Christmas, what a disappointment. I spent 2 hours trying to view a gorgeous moon over Kempenflet bay in Barrie and never could get the image to stay focused.
I'm not sure how they can sell a product this inferior. If you can't get an object to stay clear on a solid floor how do they expect to get it to work while traveling - i.e. a Travel Scope???."
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Review 2 for Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ Telescope
Ease of use
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Date:December 11, 2011
"I looked through a few and unfortunately these small refracting telescopes will make it very hard to love astronomy. The common reaction when looking through a semi-decent telescope for the first time is something like: Wow! This telescope will be met with silence as you try really hard to aim a shaky mount, focus soft lenses and see what is in the colour-shifted image. Canadian Tire sometimes does stock a nice 6"+ aperture reflecting telescope. Look for those instead! With an instrument like that there hundreds of space objects ranging from cool to jaw dropping within reach. Celestron is not a bad brand for Astronomy, they do make some good and excellent scopes as well. Here are some tips for first time telescope buyers:
- Visit a free local astronomy club star party, say wow as you count rings on Jupiter and learn some about what to get.
- The colourful pictures on the box of a telescope are not what you see through your scope, almost any scope. Those are long exposure photographs. The night sky is dim, gorgeous, but dim and mostly in black and white, some planets excluded. Get an idea of what you can see with what telescope on a site called 'Astronomy Sketch of the Day'
- Small telescopes will often boast very high magnifications (600x etc.). The weak optics and shaky mount will never actually make you be able to use these kind of magnifications. Aperture or diameter of the telescope is much, much more important. Most things in the sky are dimmer than they are small. No serious scope is flaunting high magnification...
- If you are on a budget, consider getting binoculars instead of a telescope. Again, aperture is much more than magnification. Look for something between 7x and 9x, 50mm and more aperture."