Comparing Celestron PowerSeeker and Celestron NexStar

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Celestron PowerSeeker

Celestron NexStar

Lowest price found: $108.43
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  • PERFECT BEGINNERS TELESCOPE: The Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ is an easy-to-use and powerful telescope. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features, and power.
  • MANUAL GERMAN EQUATORIAL MOUNT: Navigate the sky with our refractor telescope. It features a German Equatorial mount with a slow-motion altitude rod for smooth and accurate pointing. Adjust rod to desired position, then easily secure by tightening cross knob.
  • COMPACT AND PORTABLE: This telescope for adults and kids to be used together is compact, lightweight, and portable. Take the telescope to your favorite campsite or dark sky observing site, or simply the backyard.
  • MULTIPLE ACCESSORIES: The Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope features 2 eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), erect image diagonal, finderscope, plus a 3x Barlow lens to triple the power of each. Accessories also include a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world's #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You'll also receive a 2-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.
  • Surprisingly good optics
  • Correct image diagonal included
  • EQ mount with slow motion controls
  • High and low power eyepieces
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  • COMPUTERIZED STAR LOCATING TELESCOPE: The Celestron NexStar 130SLT is a computerized telescope that offers a database of more than 40,000 stars, galaxies, nebulae, and more. The telescope locates your object with pinpoint accuracy and tracks it.
  • COMPACT AND PORTABLE: This telescope for adults and kids to be used together is ideal for weekend camping trips or excursions to dark sky sites. Its compact form factor makes it easy to transport and assemble just about anywhere.
  • NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR OPTICAL DESIGN: The NexStar 130SLT is the largest in the SLT family. The 130mm aperture gathers enough light to see our Solar System and beyond. View Saturn's rings, Jupiter's cloud bands, and the Moon in brilliant detail.
  • FAST SETUP WITH SKYALIGN: Celestron's proprietary SkyAlign procedure has you ready to observe in minutes. Simply center any three bright objects in the eyepiece and the NexStar SLT aligns to the night sky, ready to locate thousands of objects.
  • BONUS FREE STARRY NIGHT SOFTWARE: The NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope includes a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs for an interactive sky simulation.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world's #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You'll also receive a two-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.
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14 Sep 2004
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2-YEAR WARRANTY
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Key features
  • Refractor optical design
  • 700mm focal length
  • 60mm aperture

Celestron PowerSeeker is a very popular option in the middle of the telescopes price range. It has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Solomark 76700 or Meade Polaris 70 EQ .

Celestron PowerSeeker was released in 2004. There are a lot of newer telescopes on the market. Show newer Telescopes

Celestron PowerSeeker is $11.56 less expensive than an average telescope ($119.99).

Key features
  • SkyAlign
  • Motorized Altazimuth mount
  • Focal ratio: f6
  • Focal length: 660mm
  • 4,000-object database

Celestron NexStar is a top selling and one of the more expensive options. It's a #1 bestseller in telescopes category and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Orion StarBlast 62mm or Meade StarNavigator NG .

Celestron NexStar is $283.45 more expensive than an average telescope ($119.99).

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