Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope

 best telescopeCelestron  127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope


Aspiring and beginner astronomers of all ages can explore the wonders of the planets, stars and beyond with this fantastic telescope, the Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ. The PowerSeeker telescopes from Celestron are designed to give anyone who has never used a telescope before the perfect combination of simplicity and quality, as well as very satisfying magnification power.

The most important feature is that the PowerSeeker range is designed to be quick and easy to set up – even for the novice. The set up can be done by using easy access thumb wheels and quick release hinges so that no tools are required for assembly or for adjustments on the go.  That keeps things as simple as possible so that you can enjoy astronomy, and not hassle with the device.

The sturdy equatorial mounts are perfect for tracking objects in the night sky, and the extendable azimuth mounts are perfectly suited for land viewing as well as astronomical viewing.

The Celestron PowerSeekers include a range of eyepieces for varying degrees of magnification, plus a 3 times Barlow lens that provides an increase in viewing power that is truly impressive.

The Celestron PowerSeekers are designed and manufactured using high precision glass components with excellent transmission optical coatings which are designed for the best optical performance.

This telescope and the design of the optics produces an upright image orientation which means you can use this device for terrestrial and astronomical viewing.  Maybe you don’t always appreciate this simple fact, but for viewing the planets and the stars, there is not a big requirement for the image to be viewed in its correct orientation, which is okay for stars, but quite useless for overland magnification.  In other words this telescope keeps things the right way up, and feet to the ground.

Locate and target hundreds of celestial objects on your computer with “The Sky” software which is  included FREE with every PowerSeeker model.  I believe amateur astronomy is a such a great family hobby that can be shared with your whole family, and the joy that your kids get when they first see the universe is incredible!  Celestron telescopes are an excellent choice for an affordable and high quality telescope that can be easy to use, and a great way for you to connect with your whole family.

Here are the Key Features of the Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ:

  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture: 127 mm
  • Focal Length: 1000 mm
  • Focal Ratio: 7.87
  • Eyepiece number 1: 20 mm magnification = 50 times
  • Eyepiece number 2: 4 mm magnification = 250 times
  • Barlow Lens: 3 times magnification
  • Finder scope: 5 x 24
  • Mount: German Equatorial tripod mount
  • Tripod: Aluminum
  • CD ROM: “The Sky” Level 1
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.1 arc second
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.91 arc second
  • Light Gathering Power: 329 times
  • Angular Field of View: 0.8 degree
  • Optical Tube Length: 20 in (508 mm)
  • Weight: just over 7.7 kg

I recommend this telescope and I hope you will be very happy with it. I can see how someone could become impatient and get frustrated with it but you will always need some patience to fully appreciate this hobby.  In any case, all telescopes need to be operated with care to get the best results, so have some patience or perhaps astronomy is not the hobby for you!

Read these reviews of current users who have enjoyed using the Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope.


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3 Responses to “Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope”

  1. Chuck

    Jan 03. 2017

    What are your thoughts on these “short tube Newtonians”? I’m waiting for my (similar) scope a Meade Polaris 127eq to be delivered in a few days and from the things I’ve been reading on forums these have a bad rep. Is this justified? Maybe I should exchange it with a Meade polaris 130

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    • Telescope Review

      Jan 13. 2017

      Hi Chuck – I apologise for not seeing your question during the Christmas break. I hope you have had time to receive and familiarise yourself with your new telescope! I have not been able to use alongside another to trial them, but for the price, these are excellent telescopes with an excellent wide aperture. According to the Amazon comments, there is quite a difference in focal length – check here.
      But in terms of stability, portability, and easy to use, either of these scopes will give you an excellent viewing experience.
      Good Luck!

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