Quick “laypersons” review of this cool telescope.
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@fatema fazal As mentioned in video, I bought it on Amazon as a used model. It was listed as “like new.”
I’m not sure I set mine up right the slow motion wire cables what ever they are, they don’t move all the way…?
wouldn’t recommend this telescope cheap telescopes will possibly disappoint new astronomers and if you do buy a cheap one and question yourself if I just spend $400 maybe I’ll get better views and then the bug bites you and you start buying and selling telescopes. Best advice is find an astronomy club near you and attend a star party check out the telescopes they bring out and see which one you like and which one is in your price range and go shopping for it online. I bought the 80eq model of this telescope sure it works but a EQ mount can be hard for new users to use correctly the issue with a dob is collimation making sure the mirror is facing the right way :B
I’m thinking of getting one should I?
I have the same one. Was only able to see the Moon because I live close to the city, but I’m glad to know that it’s capable of viewing Mars/Saturn/Jupiter as well! Good review!
I got it for free on Craigslist lol some guy gave it to me 🙂 I also have an astromaster 114eq and the lenses are interchangeable so it’s awesome.
where did you find this for $60?