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|Average Rating (95 Reviews): |
Thursday, 16 May 2019 | Steven
Sadly returned. was nowhere near meeting my expectations. Firstly, the packaging was excessive in the extreme. Secondly, there was no supplied Dovetail, and I'm not convinced my tripod could have coped anyway. Lastly, and most annoyingly, my new desiccant cap bought specifically didn't fit anywhere at all.
The manual was hugely impressive however.
Where do you put the eyepiece?
Thursday, 25 April 2019 | Robert
Was very annoyed to discover that there was no where to put my eyepiece - future buyers please note, this is NOT a visual scope! Thanks FLO for their speedy response in swapping for a much more useful Heritage 130P.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | John
Firstly can I say it has potential.
On arrival I discovered three immediate problems; a complete lack of oxygen; sub zero temperatures (though I did bring a dew shield); and no diagonal that accepted 2 inch eyepieces.
The lack of any sort of flooring was soon overcome with a tether and a willingness to view upside down rather than rotate the scope within its tube rings. This was slightly hampered by my corneas glazing over. As for a tripod, it would appear the previous owner had completely omitted this from the sale particulars so I guess ‘bought as advertised’ kicked in.
As for the plus points;
Polar alignment wasn’t an issue.
Celestron hadn’t any involvement with auto star align.
PEC wa basically zero.
The wife turning on the house lights couldn’t be seen from my current altitude.
Overall this has great potential. I just need a lift back home now.
Saturday, 12 January 2019 | Trevor
The ground support at this time is very poor due to pending contract disputes of a vertical barrier nature
Amateur abberation issues
Thursday, 10 January 2019 | Ira
When I first got it, I immediately tried to image a galaxy, but I was greeted with blurry images and concluded it was from spherical aberration. Really?? at this price, i cannot accept a stupid amateur mistake. Did you not do a simple focus test? Surely you had a lot of time to check it before shipping it. I gave it 3 stars because the included the tracking system and spectrogram was pretty neat. I am looking forward to your James Webb telescope (been waiting for a long time to image the first galaxy of our universe)
Brilliant Images after initial issues
Monday, 31 December 2018 | Steve
Has some serious issues with obtaining sharp focus so needed to return for repair. As it happened the manufacturer sent a team out to repair on site so now very happy.
If it had not been for this issue would have given it 5 stars.
Now had this some years and wanting to upgrade but not sure what I can upgrade to.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | Robert
PHD, Backyard Nikon, Cartes Du Ciel or any of the software we have come to rely on in our search of the extra-ordinary. No drivers I can find anywhere, and I even had a look on Astronomics. So can't recommend.
Can't remember where I left it.
Monday, 10 September 2018 | Mike
My wife tells me where I left most things when I loose them but on this she is no help.
It never seems to be where I last found the damn thing.
You would think that such a big scope would be easy to find.
I think SWMBO keeps moving it.
Can I return it and exchange it for some binoculars and one of those tags that beeps when you whistle.
Al. T. Zeimer (Mr)
Monday, 4 June 2018 | William
I really awaited this scopes arrival. I wanted amazing views of the cosmos and this scope did not hesitate to please. The only issue I really found is its not good for visual use. While the scope is optimized for imaging and it works well there, for visual it's a problem. No one seems to carry the 353 mile long ladder to reach the eyepiece or a 353 mile long extender for the focussor . They really need to include these as part of the kit.
Sunday, 29 April 2018 | Henry
I phoned up and said it would cost $4.7 Billion a bit over budget but my wife said no So I had two problems That I was a bit short on cash and then my wife would not let me get it, So the solution was to sell her to some Mexican dude so it was a win win I got the telescope and got rid of my wife. But then another issue occurred since I had to sell my house so I cannot store it but on the bright side I could stare at other galaxies looking for a new home 10/10 Would sell wife again
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