What are the best telescopes?

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    #1Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

    Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

    The Celestron NexStar 4 SE is a catadioptric telescope by Celestron, that comes in the iconic orange-tube color with a 4-inch aperture that provides excellent light-gathering and fully automated GoTo mount at an affordable price.

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    Randy Hanson
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "I dreamt of being an astronomer when I was a child. However, I ended up on a different path and became a businessman. Now that I have a kid and he asked me to buy him a telescope so he can observe the skies, I was more than surprised to think that he can fulfill my dream on his behalf. Ofcourse I looked for easy to use telescope for sale and I'm lucky to bump into this thing so purchased it right away. Today, watching the universe became our qualtiy bonding moment together."
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    #2Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope

    Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope

    The Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope is a suitable telescope for kids and beginners. It features excellent glass elements for crisp images, smooth functioning in an azimuth mount, and it is also easy to focus.

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    Rachel Owens
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "My mom bought me one of this to help me for our astronomy class. The software included has sky simulator with info on constellations so you have idea what to find in the sky. This telescope for kids like me helps a lot I swear!"
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    #3Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

    Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

    The Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT4.5 is a classic Dobsonian Telescope used for traveling or home-use. It has 4.5 inches aperture and 900mm focal length providing plain sight of the moon and other planets in the universe.

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    Hugo Navarro
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "This telescope is very light and I can carry it wherever I like. I bring it during our hiking it did not add much weight on my belongings. Though it is light, the base is sturdy and it does not easily fall if a strong wind blows up in the mountains."
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    #4Celestron NexStar 6 SE

    Celestron NexStar 6 SE

    This Celestron NexStar 6 SE is a telescope with a 1500mm focal length and a 6-inch aperture. It has a fully automated GoTo mount that tracks more than 40,000 celestial objects and also has the SkyAlign Technology.

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    Liu Hou
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Using this computerized telescope is easy-peasy. It aligns quickly so the objects an in the sky are easy to be located. It is somewhat the best telescope for stars gazing coz it tracks them for you."
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    #5Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

    Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

    The Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 has a 6-inch aperture and 6-inch diameter f/8 parabolic mirror. It is a classic Dobsonian reflector telescope with simple navigation tool for nebula, moon, stars, and planetary views.

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    Xiang Wu
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "This telescope is great for looking at moon and planets but not that clear for focusing at the galaxies. Nevertheless, it cost less and you will have your money's worth."
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    #6Celestron NexStar 127SLT

    Celestron NexStar 127SLT

    The Celestron NexStar 127SLT is a computerized 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. It has the StarPointer finderscope used for alignments and accurate locating of objects. It also includes a tripod made of stainless steel and accessory tray.

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    Rakesh Bhatnagar
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "My first impression is that its quite heavier than other telescope I used. But the best thing is that it is easy for me to use. I also got to take pictures of the objects Ive seen using this."
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    #7Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST

    Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST

    The Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST is an equatorial reflector telescope. It features a 5.1-inch aperture, 24-inch long optical tube design, and an EQ-2 mount on a tripod that allows manual tracking of heavenly bodies in slow-motion.

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    Catherine Medina
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "The timing of my purchase to this item is really perfect right when the moon color appears to be pink. I cherished that moment as there are also meteor showers and I get to see it in slowmo. How amazing was that? 😃"
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    #8Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ

    Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ

    This Celestron 127EQ has a 3x Barlow Lens and a German equatorial mount. It also has 20-inch optical tube length, 127mm aperture, and a 1000mm focal length. It comes with an accessory tray and an aluminum tripod.

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    Howard Holmes
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "This precious thing is kinda fragile so you might take care of it specially in dusty locations. So far, that's the only negative I see on this scope. Overall, I dont have a hardtime using it and it has clear view of the starz. "
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