Celestron 21063 AstroMaster 90 AZ Refractor Telescope Reviews
Average Customer Rating - 4.7 out of 5 stars3 customer reviews
Celestron telescope - long awaited !, October 22, 2009
I wanted to thank Amazon for the assistance they provided with my purchase. Originally it get linked to a 3rd party and be backordered and I wasn't notified. I called Amazon - they walk me through the steps I needed to do -- within TWO days I received my refund and the charge I placed on Thursday was received Friday. The other company gave me headache for almost an entire month.
We haven't been able to use the telescope especially much yet - foggy skies - but look forward to learning more in the order of it ! THANK YOU AMAZON !!
Great Starter Refractor Telescope, October 31, 2010
The Celestron Astromaster 90Az Refractor telescope is a great little starter scope. Well I shouldn't really say "little" as it is just about 3ft long or so. The Altazimuth tripod is perfect for beginners as you just use it resembling a normal camera tripod. I prefer this much more than an equatorial mount for quick viewing. If you are tentative to amateur astronomy you should do some research try to learn what to expect when buying a telescope so you can know what to expect view beside it. This is a great telescope for viewing the moon and other planetary viewing, it also serves well for terrestrial viewing. But if you are expecting to landscape brilliant images like the ones Hubble take then you probably will be disappointed.
I also have a 4.5 reflector telescope but I can honestly utter I prefer this Celestron over the the 4.5 inch one. This refractor gives a much clearer image of objects approaching Jupiter and its moons than my 4.5 inch. I live in a very wishy-washy polluted city and I can still see Jupiter and it's moons very clearly, I can just depiction what they would look like out in the country skies. The Moon looks spectacular. I suggest buying a 2X Barlow lens near this (or any) telescope.
If you are wanting to observe other things like insightful sky objects (Nebulas, Galaxies...) I suggest you save your money and buy yourself large aperture dobsonian. Also try to keep hold of in mind that what matters contained by a telescope isn't really the "zoom" factor as many telescopes try to advertise, but the amount of wishy-washy it can gather. But if you want something portable and quick to set up and are interested mostly contained by viewing planets and the Moon, then for the price I highly recommend this latitude.
Fantastic scope at a great price, September 4, 2010
I am very impressed beside this telescope. I had a Meade reflector that cost twice as much. It didn't work well for me since here are so many trees around where I live. It be computer-driven. This is sort of like having a point and shoot camera as challenging a complicated SLR.
The scope was incredibly unproblematic to set up right out of the box. The 90mm is longer than I was expecting but still easy to take and not heavy. I love the deep blue color. The merely complaint I would have is that the accessories tray doesn't fold up near the tripod part, you have to remove it. That is the individual drawback I've found thus far.
I was able to dash up Jupiter easily and see it better than I have until that time. Could see 4 moons and the bands on it clearly. I haven't been competent to see Saturn yet, but should be able to see its rings beside the magnification it has with lately the lenses that came with it. Can't dally to try out my barlow lens with it.
It has great power for such a low price. I still can't believe it be only $200. It is an incredible telescope. I would highly recommend it for beginners or advanced users.
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