If you’re a newcomer to the hobby of astronomy, you want a telescope built with beginners in mind, like the Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ. This telescope will show you the rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s four brightest moons, the region where new stars are born in the Orion Nebula and so much more—all without breaking the bank!
The Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ’s German equatorial mount helps you track objects smoothly as they move across the night sky by simply turning the slow motion control knobs. This 80mm refractor made with high quality coated glass lenses brings in lots of light for bright, crisp views. This telescope kit includes a 20mm eyepiece for wide angle views and a high-power 4mm to punch in on details. Plus, Celestron has included a 3x Barlow lens, which triples the magnification of each eyepiece. It’s like having four eyepieces!
This telescope makes it easier than ever to become an amateur astronomer. In addition to the eyepieces and Barlow lens, you’ll also receive a sturdy, full-height aluminum tripod and an optical finderscope to help you locate and center objects.
The PowerSeeker 80EQ sets up in just minutes and breaks down into several lightweight pieces for easy transport. It’s perfect for taking along on a camping trip or setting up in the backyard for a tour of the Solar System. With the Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ, get ready to create memories that last a lifetime as you share the night sky with your family.
Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ Fast Facts
- All glass coated optics
- Sturdy equatorial mount for easy tracking
- 20mm (45x magnification), and 4mm (225x magnification) eyepieces
- 3x Barlow lens triples each eyepiece
Telescope, full-height aluminum tripod, 4mm eyepiece, 20mm eyepiece, 3x Barlow lens, star diagonal, astronomy software
Dimensions & Specifications
Highest Useful Magnification
Objective Lens Size Code
Viewing the Planets
Viewing the Moon
Celestron PowerSeeker Telescopes
For the Beginner
DocumentationDownload Celestron Powerseeker Telescope User Manual
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Q1: Can I buy and fix a motor drive on this telescope? If yes, can I buy motor drive from you?
Yes, there is a motor drive sold as an accessory
Q2: Can this be use to look at land and sky or planets? I'm looking for under $200 telescopes that can be use in both land and sky.
A: Unfortunately, the Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ's equatorial mount is not suited to terrestrial viewing. If you're interested in a "double-duty" scope, your best bet is probably the Celestron AstroMaster 90 AZ Refractor. It has nice, correct-image optics and an altazimuth mount that can be used as easily for viewing land objects as for stars and planets.
Q3: Does the mount & counterweight come with the telescope?
Yes. This telescope comes with everything you see pictured. It will include everything you need to get started.
Q4: How is the finderscope on this scope?
A: The Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ has a decent little finderscope. It's a good match for the 80mm aperture of the main scope.
Q5: How long is the scope?
A: The optical tube length is 38in.
Q6: How long is the shipping going to take? How much does it weigh?
A: Free shipping would take 7 to 10 business days to most locations within the contiguous USA. Shipping weight is 35 pounds, and the scope itself weighs approximately 28 pounds.
Q7: What is the weight in kgs and in pounds?
A: The Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ weighs 19 pounds, or 8.6 kg.