Celestron Powerseeker 80EQ Review

Here’s an inexpensive Telescope, the Celestron Powerseeker 80EQ. I review this telescope and show you features of the telescope. This Telescope is actually the same scope as an Old Orion 80mm F/11.7 telescope I use for Auto Guiding. This Telescope with its HIGH Magnification makes a good Auto Guider Scope if you decide to upgrade later on. Out of the box, this scope OK, a 2 star rating. Some areas I wish were upgraded and other items I wish they would have simply not included them. This Telescope is best used during the day because of its very high magnification; you could possibly use it at night as a planetary imaging scope. The night views are too wobbly combined with the HIGH magnification. I was able to see M45 (Pleiades) and M42 (Orion Nebula). This telescope comes with a 20mm and 4mm eyepieces…Also included is a 3X barlow. However, the only eyepiece you can use is the 20mm eyepiece…You’re actually better off using a 30mm or 40mm eyepiece. The eye relief on the included eyepieces is very small, and if you have glasses, you may not be able to get your eye close enough without hitting your glass lens.

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Paweł Pleskaczyński says:

I think reviews of entry-level equipment is nice idea, you could do one about a planetary camera like zwo asi120mc, altair gpcam2 imx224 or something similar

Funleak says:

does skywatcher 80ed or 100ed is good for deep sky astrophotography…??

Matthew Knight says:

Honestly the 80eq isn’t that bad it was my first telescope I did get some nice images from it you can call Celestron and get that set screw for the finder scope they will send you it for free.
I’ve done a few videos of the 80eq upgrades will help but when you start putting money into it if you’re not gonna stick with astronomy then your only gonna be throwing money away. I upgraded my 80eq because I knew I was going all in so I could use the upgrades with future telescopes.

Anthony Mistrulli says:

I had this model a few years ago. This is my opinion. Lousy finder, star diagonal, eyepieces and Barlow. Throw them out. I put in a Orion 6×30 achromatic finder which I did when I asked Celestron to send that set screw which they did for free. The screw is really solid. I had Meade 4000 series Super Plossl eyepieces to use. The mount is adequate and does the job and the tripod just good enough. The tube is really nice. Well made and the optics of the 80mm is the best part of this model. Actually the best part is the OTA and optics. Using the upgrades which I already had already gave me really nice views of the Moon, Planets and bright Clusters, Open Clusters, Nebulas. etc. Daytime viewing really sharp. If you can make these upgrades I mentioned this is a really nice model. I observe with a 6-inch refractor on a computerized mount. I’m thinking of buying this model again to use as a fast and quick and easy observing. I sold the first one on eBay. Can handle higher powers. I had no trouble with the mount for higher powers. It settles down fast. Just my opinion.

d Rodriguez says:

This tele probably made your nephew hate astronomy my ideal entry level telescope would be a Celestron 102 slt

Vincent Groenewold says:

Wouldn’t a Dobsonian have been better? They probably cost about that amount as well and are of way higher quality. Ofcourse, no motors, but might be more fun.

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