Celestron Scopes

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Celestron Scopes

Postby pbholmes » 02 Jan 2007, 23:39

My friend Val asks if anyone has any gen on Celestron 130GLT or C6NGT scopes.

If you've used one of these, please let me know what you thought of it - I'll pass on the advice.

Paul.

adt175

Postby adt175 » 18 Jan 2007, 20:28

Have a look at www.cloudynights.com There might be something there. It's a good site and convinced me to get the Mirage.
Cheers
Andy

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Celestron

Postby cometcob » 17 Dec 2007, 16:36

got a Celestron Powerseeker 675 Reflector

absolutely no idea if its any good and have no clue how to work it yet ...hoping its going to a good enough starter piece of gear though

got it from Argos for £179.99 will post more details as soon as we suss out how to use it :)
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Celestron Powerseeker 675 Reflector

Postby cometcob » 26 Dec 2007, 16:45

First night out with new telescope.

Managed to find and see the moon without too much problems.
Tried the 3 different eyepieces
Eyepiece 20mm-1.25in (x45).
Eyepiece 12mm-1.25in (x75).
Eyepiece 4mm-1.25in (x225)

Was well impressed with the detail on the moon after managing to get it focused.

Played around with the finderscope made my eyes go all funny couldnt seem to calibrate it with the moon.

Had a wee scan and tried to find Mars ..finderscope was a bit hard to use for this and was probably way off the mark. Couldnt get any clear images at all but will try later.

First stage done managed to look at the moon in good detail, after first outing I am now going to try and get Mars

As far as the telescope goes, moon looked great, will need to see how it goes with farther away stuff :)
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Postby bwh » 01 Jan 2008, 20:11

http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=1479

has review for this specific model - but its very critical.

Also be careful when observing moon near full - you may want to consider £5 moon filter (usually green) which cuts down light as full moon is very very bright object
bwh

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Postby cometcob » 01 Jan 2008, 23:04

thanks for the link but think its the wrong model or something

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5803680/Trail/searchtext%3ETELESCOPE.htm
link to argos page with the correct image

The only thing Ive managed to see is the moon everything else just looks as it does with naked eye :( i.e. looking through the eyepiece i can see blue dots and thats about it (apart from the moon)

Thought I had Mars but not sure basically looked like a frying pan until i focused then basically looked like a small sphere couldnt make anything out at all :(

Will try out some filters although the moon looked great and as you say very bright :)

Tried putting digital camera up to the lense and at one point could see a clear image of the moon, focused and everything but by the time i pushed the button the camera had moved etc etc so didnt get any clear images, totally dying to take a pic of the moon (just so I can say "I took that")

Will keep on trying dont have any tripods but will try gaffa taping the camera to a mic stand until i get some funds for more equipment.

hoping for clear skies ............
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Postby cometcob » 01 Jan 2008, 23:15

Image
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apparent specifications...........

Maximum magnification 675x.

Optimum magnification 225x.

Full size equatorial mount with fine tracking controls.

Fully adjustable aluminium tripod.

Precise rack and pinion focussing.

Spherical aluminised mirror.

Micro altitude control.

Accessory tray.

114mm (4.5in) objective diameter.

900mm focal length.

Focal ratio:8.

Red dot finderscope for pin point accuracy.

Eyepiece 20mm-1.25in (x45).

Eyepiece 12mm-1.25in (x75).

Eyepiece 4mm-1.25in (x225).

3 x Barlow lens 3 x-1.25in giving 135 x used with 20mm eyepiece, 225 x with 12mm and 675 x with 4mm.

CD rom of the sky.

Size (H)188, (W)86, (D)86cm.
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