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Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope

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4.5

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  • Excellent refractor telescope for a beginner
  • Enhanced image brightness and clarity
  • 78% brighter than a 60mm telescope
  • Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
  • Suitable for celestial and terrestrial viewing
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What's Included?

Telescope, Tripod, 2 Eyepieces, Star diagonal, Astronomy software

Description

PowerSeeker telescopes are an excellent way to open up the wonders of the universe to the aspiring astronomer!


The Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ telescope is designed to give the first-time buyer a fine combination of quality, value, features, and power. Offering exceptional value, the PowerSeeker 80 EQ is portable yet powerful, offering a full 80mm of optical performance to turn on any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy.


The PowerSeeker 80 EQ comes with high-quality, all-glass optical components and high-transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity. It offers the light-gathering power needed to resolve hundreds of celestial objects, including some deep-sky star clusters and galaxies. 

High Performance Features:

  • Sturdy equatorial mount for easy tracking
  • 20mm (45X), and 4mm (225X) eyepieces

The Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ: it's a stellar choice for star-minded children and families!

 

About Celestron
Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world’s leading telescope makers, enjoying brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron is also a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of other high-quality optical products, including binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes in addition to their computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories. Their innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader’s Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, Calif.

Supplier Sku:
21048
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Warranty

2-Year Limited

Features

Equatorial Mount

Brand

Celestron

Weight Complete

19 lbs.

Finderscope

5x24

Lens Coating

Standard

GPS

No

GoTo

No

Telescopes Series

Celestron PowerSeeker Telescopes

Optical Design

Refractor

Aperture

80mm

Focal Length

900mm

Focal Ratio

f/11

Mount Design

German Equatorial

Eyepiece 1

20mm (45x)

Highest Useful Magnification

225x

Star Diagonal

1.25 inch

Objective Lens Size Code

80

User Level

For the Beginner

Component

1.45 Arc Seconds Resolving Power , 1.73 Arc Seconds Resolution , 12 Limiting Magnitude , 4mm (225x) Eyepiece 2

International Shipping

Canada

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Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope
 
4.4

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (23)
  • Accurate (22)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Quality lenses (21)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (29)
  • Bird watching (9)
  • Bright conditions (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (26), Avid adventurer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Scope

This is a great telescope for both a beginner and professional. The lens are great and it sets up easy. The only flaw I found was the viewfinder. I ordered a new view...Read complete review

This is a great telescope for both a beginner and professional. The lens are great and it sets up easy. The only flaw I found was the viewfinder. I ordered a new view red dot view finder because I found that the one that it comes with is very sensitive to the touch. The telescope comes with a great set of lens and if you have another telescope as I do then you will find interchanging extremely satisfying.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

pretty good.

I recieved this is a gift from my parents for christmas. I was really excited to start using it,but I found that it wasn't as easy as I thought that it would be....Read complete review

I recieved this is a gift from my parents for christmas. I was really excited to start using it,but I found that it wasn't as easy as I thought that it would be. When I first started, I couldn't see anything,I really don't know why. Setup was a brease,I set it up probably in about 45 minutes.One thing I really didn't like about it was that the 3-times Barlow Lense that comes with it doesn't work at ALL with the telescope,not even when I used a very low power lense,a 32-mm. Pretty good views of Jupiter,couold see the bands. And pretty decent views of Saturn. I could Even see the Orion Nebula. All in all a good scope.I would recommend it too probably anyone.

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4.0

Nice scope, with afew issues

By Bonanza7

from phoenix, AZ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Quality Lenses

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

    Fairly easy to set up. Nice, crisp optics. However, the motorized tracker is useless, and the 3 power Barlow lens does not work at all. Impossible to,focus with any lens.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Patricia

    from CLIFFSIDE PARK,NJ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

      This is a great peoduct and in a great price
      Has everything a begginrer needs .

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      celestron 80 eq

      By Faneal

      from FAYETTEVILLE,NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bird Watching

        Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

        Good telescope for learning. User guide is not very helpful

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        easy telescope to use

        By Burt F

        from GLENDALE,AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bird Watching

          Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

          nice telescope for price easy to use

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          ordering and delivery

          By Barbara

          from OWASSO,OK

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

                We purchased item for a fund raiser at our children's elementary school. We originally purchased from another company but after 3 weeks and the item did not ship, we turned to Telescopes.com. We opted for the 2 day delivery and it shipped and was delivered without a hitch. Disaster adverted!!!

                We can't comment on the product itself because it was given away as a gift but I have purchased Celestron products in the past and have been happy with all of them.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Missing Parts

                By Steve

                from Vacaville, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Inconclusive Couldn't Us

                Cons

                • Missing parts

                Best Uses

                • Inconclusive Missing Par

                Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

                This telescope was a birthday gift. We couldn't use it because it was missing some mounti

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Best telescope ever

                By Obj wan kenobi

                from Nigara falls on

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Bright Conditions
                  • Hunting
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

                  I've been doing lots of yard work and cleaning snow, doing washes finally I earned 400$. So I've been doing some reaserch and I found this website. I was so amazed at the telescopes I found. So Ifound this telescope. And bravo !!!!. Itwas the best! Best looking, also fit perfectly in my room and very good lenses I love it!^|^

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very Good For The Price

                  By Southernman

                  from East TN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good optics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy
                    • Bird Watching

                    Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

                    I already own an Astromaster 114 reflector and wanted a refractor for it's crisper views of planets and for terrestrial work. Being on a limited budget, this fit the bill. The optics on this scope are very good for what you pay however to really unlock it's potential, you need good eyepieces. I have the Zhumell eyepice kit that came with my Astromaster bundle package and had no problem pushing this scope to 250+ power while maintaining clear views under less than perfect conditions. Saturns rings were clear, crisp with just a hint of the Cassini division. Splitting double stars was also no problem. I suspect it to work well on brighter deep sky objects when I have more time. Mine came with a 3x barlow lens that is really rather useless on this scope. A 2x barlow is perfect.
                    The finder scope is doable; I recommend adjusting it in the daylight on some distant object. An upgrade to a red dot is in the future.
                    The mount, like most low dollar scopes, is just enough to get the job done however it works quite well.
                    The tripod on the other hand is weak. Vibration is a problem whenever you touch the scope. A careful tightening of all nuts, bolts helps in this department.
                    The focuser and drawtube was a pleasant surprise, firm but smooth with no slop or play.
                    I would highly recommend the motor drive for this scope. I have one on my Astromaster and it makes life good; the less you touch the better.
                    While this is considered a starter scope, the optics are right up there with some of the higher end models. This is going to make a great companion to my reflector- it's a keeper. One other note, while not heavy, this is a large scope comming in at about 38 inches. Quite impressive.
                    As always, customer service was top notch and delivery was a day early. Get some good eyepieces and get ready to have some fun.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    First timer!

                    By Catherine

                    from Glendale, AZ

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy

                      Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

                      Bought this as a present for my nephew. And he totally loves it! This is his first telescope. I'd recommend for anyone who is a beginner. He had no problems. :)

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Good telescope

                      By Ricardo

                      from CHICAGO,IL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy
                        • Bird Watching

                        Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope:

                        It was a good purchase.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        Q1: What is the weight in kgs and in pounds?

                        A: The Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ weighs 19 pounds, or 8.6 kg.

                        Q2: Can I buy and fix a motor drive on this telescope? If yes, can I buy motor drive from you?

                        A: Yes, there is a motor drive sold as an accessory

                        Q3: How long is the shipping going to take?  How much does it weigh?

                        A: Free shipping would take 7 to 10 business days to most locations within the contiguous USA. Shipping weight is 35 pounds, and the scope itself weighs approximately 28 pounds.

                        Q4: How is the finderscope on this scope?

                        A: The Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ has a decent little finderscope. It's a good match for the 80mm aperture of the main scope.

                        Q5: Can this be use to look at land and sky or planets? I'm looking for under $200 telescopes that can be use in both land and sky.

                        A: Unfortunately, the Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ's equatorial mount is not suited to terrestrial viewing. If you're interested in a "double-duty" scope, your best bet is probably the Celestron AstroMaster 90 AZ Refractor. It has nice, correct-image optics and an altazimuth mount that can be used as easily for viewing land objects as for stars and planets.

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