The Celestron 21037 PowerSeeker 70EQ is a high quality telescope created to provide hours of astronomy fun for children and adults alike. It is a fantastic way to inaugurate the universe to wannabe astronomers. It features a 70mm diameter refractor and focal length of (2.8”) the same measurement. It comes with assortments of eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens (-1 -1/4”) to grant amplification in the viewing power over hundreds of times greater than that of the unaided eye. Equatorial mount with RA and DEC slow-motion controls and setting circles are included. It also comes with a 20mm (35x) and 4mm (175x) -1 -1/4” eyepiece and a flexible aluminum tripod with an accessory tray for storage. It has proven to be the best way out for everyone to see and explore the solar system and more without any sort of technical assistance which might not have been possible if not for Celestron.
It has a classic design and is made of very good quality. The instructions are thorough and the invention is fully tested by product experts and so it is reliable. It is easy to set up without the help of any tool and is interesting to operate – even for the apprentice. The sturdy equatorial mounts are just the thing for tracking objects in the dark sky. It features erect image optics that are just right for earthly and sky-high use, implying that images are not inverted. The set is designed with quality and availed at an affordable price. The heat waves stars giving off heat and craters on the moon are clearly visible. The Sky Level 1 CD – ROM is included in the box for locating and spotting thousands of celestial objects on the PC. Both tripod and telescope are study and durable.
On the downside, setting the telescope at the desired position and focusing might be difficult for beginners, as it would sometimes come down on its own. The product is mostly gives the feel of plastic material. Few find the 3x Barlow tricky to focus. The sighting scopes present the view upside down which is confusing while sighting on land based views.
Largely, this set is just right for amateur astronomers and casual stargazers. It is a perfect mix and match of quality, affordability, features and supremacy. For those who are not on a budget, the additional accessories pack with extra filters and eyepieces is highly recommended for a more powerful result. This telescope is reliable and has a great value for money.