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|Average Rating (119 Reviews): |
Wednesday, 30 June 2021 | Sean
From what I have read, this model is pretty good. Alas, no returns policy.
Might wait for the new version before I commit
Should mention the broken computer
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 | William
No idea how the broken onboard PC can be replaced. USB tethering to my laptop probably impractical. These RC designs are not easy to collimate either. I'd still give it 5 stars if it was working and came with a maintenance contract. Nebulas often seem to come out in funny colours that bear no relation to reality though. I'd need to sort that out. There is no green in space.
Saturday, 12 June 2021 | Paul
Does not even come with a cheap eyepiece. Very disappointing when considering the asking price.
Excellent views of the moon, planets and distant galaxies
Thursday, 6 May 2021 | Tudor
This telescope is an excellent bit of engineering. It is a little old, but it does the job. The setup of this scope is far from easy, as is the initial assembly (had to order a new mirror as the first one supplied was blurry). Other than that excellent scope! Expect YEARS of localised torrential rain and thick cloud once you buy this though...
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 | Andrew
Get this and we’ll never have clear sky’s again !! 😄
Disappointed with the HST
Friday, 9 April 2021 | Jonathan
FLO were brilliant but I couldn’t get any dew straps to fit. Will have to return it
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 | Matthew
I bought this for some solar viewing, couldn’t find where to put the celestron starter eyepieces and some how managed reflect the sun on mine and the neighbouring 6 houses which caused some major charing! Please handle with care!
1.7 waves of spherical aberration detected in the star test
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 | Gregory
I am hopping mad. For the money I paid I expected to get research grade optics, but this is completely unusable for astronomical purposes. There should never be an RCT made with such a poor optical figure. The weird thing was the previous owner had lots and lots of excellent astrophotos he claimed to have with this scope, but as soon as I fit a custom 4" visual back and put in the 105mm Super Plossl I knew that was a frabrication. I went up to 2400x and the star test was a mess. Well, I did some digging, and it turns out that instead of fixing the figure of the mirror and recoating it, the previous owners refigured the lens and mirror surfaces on their cameras and sensors to correct for the spherical aberration. Well dag nabbit I'm not an ATMer, I have no idea how to build a corrector lens for my visual back. If anyone wants to take it as a project scope be my guest.
1.7/5 Stars. Excellent colorful views of the Orion Nebula, but hopelessly blurry.
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | Nadeem
Do not buy this ! Cannot be handled.
You cannot collimate this with a Cheshire or a Howie Glattor collimator. It's too bulky and due to be discontinued.
Not what I was expecting!
Saturday, 9 January 2021 | Ian
Turns out I can't use this for visual astronomy, some gubbins about focal lengths and ratios and suchlike. Was going to use it for bird watching in daylight, but it's not exactly portable is it? Also a few bits melted on delivery, sure Bob's Knobs must do replacements.
Very disappointed anyone wants it pre pre owned it's going on Astronomy Buy and Sell and ebay tomorrow!
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