Product Comparison: Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ vs Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ


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General Specifications
Brand
Celestron
Celestron
Model
PowerSeeker 127EQ
PowerSeeker 80EQ
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ! You’ll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup. The 127EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ! You’ll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup. The 80EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.
Key Specs
Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
Refractor
Aperture
127 mm
80 mm
Focal Length
1000 mm
900 mm
Focal Ratio
f/7.87
f/11
Highest Useful Magnification
300 x
189 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
18 x
11 x
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope - Manual German Equatorial Mount
  • The image I got out of this telescope was beautiful. At the lowest level of magnification, the moon barely fit in the view, and allowed for crisp viewing of craters, mountain ridges, and other lunar features.
  • The fact it has 2 eye pieces and a barlow is great for a kid or this is your first scope
  • This is an excellent telescope for the value, a great starter telescope for the young and old alike, but not too young, as it does require a certain degree of care and strength to move.
  • The finder scope is really crappy. I can't get it to aim at anything that the scope is pointed at.
  • Collimation is a nightmare! Most importantly
  • Have not figured out how to match the sighting scope to the main viewing scope
Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ Telescope
  • While I agree, it's not the best finder scope out there and lining it up with the telescope can take a long time but, it is possible with time and patients.
  • The scope is still perfectly collimated since almost a year ago, last time I did the collimation with a laser.
  • This is a great telescope for the price, you probably won't find much better than this.
  • This is a perfect scope for the price range! The whole assembly is moderately heavy.
  • I purchased this Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ Telescope with the separate single axis driver. I was surprised at the quality, crystal clear from the start.
Size & Weight
Height
33 in.
38.6 in.
Width
17 in.
12.6 in.
Depth
11 in.
9.6 in.
Weight
21.38 lbs.
19 lbs.
Features
Optical Coatings
Aluminum
Multi-Coated
Finderscope
5x24 finderscope
5x24 finderscope
Optical Tube Length
508mm (20")
965mm (38")
Accessory Tray Included
Yes
Yes
Extras
Manual German equatorial mount with setting, Quick and easy no-tool setup, 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece, No-Tool Tray with Eyepiece holder, 2 eyepieces: 20mm and 4mm, Starry Night Basic Edition software
No-Tool Tray with Eyepiece holder
Software
Starry Night Basic Edition
Starry Night Basic Edition
Star Diagonal
1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
What customers say about "Features"
Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope - Manual German Equatorial Mount
  • Easy setup and easy to travel with. It works when it works.
  • Sturdy metal fasteners and supports.
  • Easy to align the mirrors and focus on a distant object if you follow the manual
  • I got this one as a Christmas gift. It seemed like a good telescope for basic astronomy, with many nice features.
  • A decent scope with many features. Optics were good not great and it was just too unwieldy portability-wise. T
Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ Telescope
  • You also get wonderful software with this and it very well could replace the need of buying star charts
  • The Starry Night software that is included helps to plan well. I'm sure that those who have much nicer telescopes will disdain this one, but for those who want simple enjoyment, it's worth it.
  • The scope is nice and easy to set up, but heavier then I expected, with the balance weights.
  • This thing is great if you take the time to set it up correctly. The moon looks amazing and even with the eyepieces that come with it, you can see Saturn and rings in a clear night.
  • I like it but I like my Meade ETX-90EC with autostar much better for quick set up and portability.
Mount Information
Mount Type
German Equatorial
German Equatorial
Tripod Material
Aluminum
Aluminum
Dovetail
No
Equatorial mount
Maximum Height Adjustment
8 in.
What customers say about "Mount Information"
Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope - Manual German Equatorial Mount
  • Very impressive in quality. Reasonably strong tripod, although not tubular.
  • The tripod legs are not very rigid but if you tighten the top screws it will help alot.
  • The tripod is a little bit shaky for the size of telescope but it still works appropriately.
  • Tripod feels flimsy, although it does hold the weight
  • The counterweight on this telescope is not for looks, you need to use it to balance the telescope on the eq mount.
Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ Telescope
  • The tripod legs are not very rigid but if you tighten the top screws it will help alot.
  • I do like the lightweight aluminum mount as well, it is solid if the legs are not completely extended, and it is light enough to carry around without getting a hernia.
  • The eq mount is solid and tracks very good at 180x magnification. The replacement came quickly and seems to not have any major issues.
  • Pretty sturdy equatorial mount. Haven't fully exploited everything you can do with it yet.
  • The tripod and mount is the real weak point here. The slightest breezes will cause shaking.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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