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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too small and wobbly to be useful, November 20, 2012
This review is from: Celestron PowerSeeker 50 AZ Refractor Telescope (Electronics)
This scope has two critical flaws:

1. The 50mm (2") objective is too small to be useful. You'd be better off getting a pair of 7x50 binoculars.

2. The mount is unsuitable for astronomy use. It's far too wobbly, and the design, which puts the center of mass far above the pivot, makes it impossible to track objects.

There are two far better choices in a beginner's telescope that are not only more stable and have a bigger objective- they're cheaper, too! One is the Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope, which is currently under $30. Another is the FunScope 76mm Tabletop Reflector Telescope for under $40. Both are more rugged, easier to use, have more light gathering power, and will provide much more satisfaction and enjoyment for the beginning astronomer.
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