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Celestron PowerSeeker 50 AZ Refractor Telescope
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- Optical Design - Refractor
- Aperture - 50mm
- Focal Length - 600mm
- F-Number - 12
- Finderscope - 5x24
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|Item Dimensions||8 x 5 x 33 inches|
|Item Display Weight||7.6 pounds|
|Item Weight||5 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||5.1 pounds|
|Style Name||50AZ Refractor|
From the Manufacturer
PowerSeeker 50AZ Refractor Telescope
The PowerSeeker 50 AZ is portable yet powerful, making it the perfect option for a newcomer into the world of amateur astronomy. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power. Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year round, and Celestron’s PowerSeekers are the ideal choice for an affordable and high quality telescope that will provide many hours of enjoyment for the entire family.
Celestron wants you to see the stars…and quickly! With a no-tool setup, the PowerSeeker telescope is ready for use with minor assembly. Simply remove the telescope and tripod from the box, attach the telescope tube to the tripod, and insert an eyepiece. In just minutes, celestial objects begin to come in clear.
What's in the Box?
- PowerSeeker 50AZ Telescope
- 3x Barlow lens
- Eyepieces: 20 mm, 12 mm, 4 mm
- Aluminum tripod
- TheSkyX – First Light Edition astronomy software
Enhance the View
Fully coated optical glass paired with high transmission coatings creates enhanced images with increased brightness and clarity. This telescope also provides correctly oriented images. This feature makes it the ideal telescope for both terrestrial and celestial viewing. The PowerSeeker 50AZ comes with a 3x Barlow lens which triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece. The equatorial mount of the PowerSeeker 50AZ’s Altazimuth mount makes it easier to track objects as they move across the night sky.
Top Customer Reviews
It came with a few different lens atachments with varying degrees of magnification. I used the first lens to look down a long street and could clearly read the street sign and people's licenses plates over on the next street.
I used the next lens atachment, and I could see even further down that street and pick up details in the grout of their brickwork.
Once nightfall hit, I used the 3rd and most powerful lens in combination with the 3x barlow lens, and was lucky enough to have a full moon that night. The detail available in the moon was really incredible. I could see many craters and holes and different peaks and vallys, it really made me form a closer connection with our moon. Yes you can look at pictures, and some take with far more powerful zoom... but actually beholding it with your own eyes personally is a completely different experience, it's a little tough to understand unless you've actually done that yourself.
Anyways, I live in the city and there's not much to look at other than other people's houses, and since I'm not a peeping tom / voyeur, or some kind of spy, I decided to pack this up and send it to my mother as a gift. She lives in Florida on a lakefront, and she has a very nice view across a very large lake. So she can watch wildlife, and there is much less city lights in her area so even celestial viewing I'm sure would be better.
She called me and was very excited to receive this out of the blue, she didn't mind that I had already used it. I figured she would get much more use out of this than I could.
The included tripod isn't anything fantastic, but it gets the job done.Read more ›
I regularly use a higher end 10" Dobsonian reflector, so there is no comparison, but I wouldn't take my expensive scope over to the beach at night and expose it to sand and salt either ( no light pollution over the ocean ). The lenses supplied are better than expected, except that a 9 or 10mm might be more appropriate than a 4mm, but once again....consider the price. The tripod and fork mount are rather stable and the views are great ! I think that the contrast and clarity are great as well as the overall construction of the main tube. The focuser is not the best, but works, and with a little TLC will get you where you need to be.
I was lucky enough to grab mine last week when Amazon had them for only $59.00, so I really lucked out !!!! If you are looking for a solid yet simple beginner, travel, super portable, or backup scope and don't want to spend a fortune - BUY THIS !!!! - You will not regret it.
* Easy assembly. Only took about ten minutes before it was up and working as pictured.
* For the price, this scope has a great clear image of the moon and a decent one of Jupiter and other planets.
* Swivel works well, as long as you tighten everything properly.
* Eye pieces and entire scope seem to be well-made with only a few pieces being plastic.
* Fast shipping and everything was packed extremely well. Came inside of a box, inside of another box!
* Tripod is actually above the quality I would have expected and it sits a good four feet above the ground unlike some other scopes that sit too low.
* Comes with a DVD to show you how to find the stars and other objects.
* Can be used to view night objects, and also to see what your neighbor is doing down the road!
* The screws on the scope seem to come loose easily and I have to adjust them.
* The finder's scope is plastic, and this does not bother me, but if everything else is made well, why is this piece made with any less integrity?
* Does not come with a moon or planet filter like other telescopes of the same price, but an additional kit can be purchased.
* Instructions are a little complicated, but nothing a Google search cannot fix.
Overall this product is a solid 5 stars out of 5. If you are willing to spend a little more money, grab the Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This telescope was bought over 5 years ago and in that time nobody in our family could get it to produce any kind of upclose image except for a blur. Read morePublished 5 days ago by vic
Very disappointed. Could not get the lens to operate properly. Perhaps it was faulty. I just returned it today.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very good beginners telescope. I bought it for my 5 year old niece and she loves it!! Very easy to put together and the moons craters look crystal clear. Read morePublished 12 days ago by andy zavala
great for bird watching and looking at the moon. the 4 mm eyepiece is very difficult to find stars in and the Barlow lens does not focus. Read morePublished 15 days ago by pubudu
Great for the price! Bought for my 4 year old who wanted to learn about the stars! Will have to upgrade to a better one if this is something he gets into when he is older but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kerri Tremblay
Wonderful gift for people with a slight intrest in astronomy. Great views of the moon, and even things like Mars, Jupiter's moons, Saturns rings, and eclipses are visible with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this on a limited budget as I'm new to astronomy with the hopes of being able to see Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim Cook