Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope

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  • $169.95
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  • Newtonian Refractor telescope with finderscope is great first scope
  • Powerful 250x magnification
  • Sturdy German Equatorial mount for smooth astronomical tracking
  • Quick and Easy set up with no tools required
  • Fully coated optics provide enhanced image clarity
  • "The Sky" Astronomy Software included
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  • Description

    The Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope is a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer. The PowerSeeker Series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power.  Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year round, and Celestron’s PowerSeekers are the ideal choice for families looking for an affordable and high quality telescope that will provide many hours of enjoyment for children and adults alike.


    • Quick and easy no-tool setup
    • Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
    • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
    • Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
    • 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
    • Accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
    • The Sky - Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images

    Celestron 2 Year Warranty

    Celestron warrants your product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Celestron to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Celestron together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Celestron.  

    About Celestron

    In the late 1950s, Tom Johnson, founder of Valor Electronics, built a telescope from scratch to introduce his sons to the wonders of stargazing. What began as a hobby soon grew to be Johnson’s driving passion, and in 1960, he formed an Astro-Optical Division within his company. That department eventually became Celestron.

    Prior to Celestron, skilled opticians painstakingly produced high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes one by one, hand-figuring the glass for hours. Johnson wanted to bring observatory-grade optics to the masses, but achieving his dream required streamlining the manufacturing process. Johnson’s solution was developing ultra-precise match plates, allowing for mass production of the Schmidt corrector. With this groundbreaking new technique, Johnson created Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes of unparalleled quality, and brought them to market at a surprisingly low price. Celestron telescopes were an instant smash success that catapulted the hobby of astronomy to new heights.

    In 1970, Johnson unveiled his landmark product: the Celestron 8, with its standout orange tube, high-end optics, and $1,000 price tag. Armed with the “C8,” thousands of amateur astronomers observed celestial objects previously seen only in professional observatories. The C8 cemented Celestron as an industry game-changer and the world’s premier telescope brand.

    For more than 50 years, Celestron has continued to lead the market, creating dozens of revolutionary new products including telescopes, sport optics, and microscopes. With more than 80 employees around the world, Celestron remains guided by our founding principles as we commit to ever-increasing global growth. Today, we still produce our flagship product—the 14-inch Edge HD optical tube—at our headquarters in Torrance, California, using Tom Johnson’s signature method.

    What's Included

    Celestron Powerseeker 127 EQ Telescope, Tripod, Accessory Tray, 5x24 Finderscope, 3x Barlow Lens, 4mm Eyepiece, 20mm Eyepiece, "Sky" CD ROM Software

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design:

    Newtonian Refractor



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    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial



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    Resolution (Rayleigh):

    1.1 arc seconds

    Resolution (Dawes):

    0.91 arc seconds

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    Linear Field of View:

    43 ft @ 1000 yards

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    Complete Weight:

    31 lbs


    Celestron 2 Year


    Download Celestron Powerseeker Telescopes User Manual
  • Product Guarantee

    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

Customer Q&A

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  • Q1: Can I see the crators on the moon up close.

    A: The great thing about astronomy is just about any telescope can view the moon in amazing detail.  The crators of the moon are very visible and the moon is a great target for this telescope.  Even Jupiter with its moons and Saturn and its ring structure are all very visible in this telescope.

  • Q2: Can the Celestron Power seeker be connected to our home computer?

    A: Not likely.  The Celestron PowerSeeker series telescopes are an entry-level telescope that is great for beginners getting started in astronomy.  For connection to a computer - you would want to look for telescopes featuring GoTo technology - many of them offer software packages that will allow you to connect directly to your computer.  Check out the Celestron NexStar SE series telescopes - they include the cables and software for connection to a PC.

  • Q3: Will the images in this telescope be upside down?

    A: Yes. As the Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope is a reflective telescope, it will project images upside down.

  • Q4: Would I be able to view from inside our home? Our windows are double glazed and also tinted.

    A: Yes, you would be able to use the Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ telescope to some degree inside your home. Bear in mind, though, that magnification magnifies EVERYTHING, including imperfections in window glass. That means you'll want to use lower magnification levels inside.

  • Q5: Can you connect this to a pc in any way?

    A: The Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ is completely unautomated and cannot connect to a PC in any way.   It does come with tutorial software on how to use your new telescope and some basic tips.

  • Q6: Could this scope be mounted on a smaller "table-top" tripod. I am looking for a nice beginner table-top sit down scope to look out an open 2nd story window and show my son the moon and planets.

    A: Unfortunately, the Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Reflecting Telescope cannot be mounted on a tabletop tripod.

  • Q7: Does this telescope come with a tripod? Is this a good choice for viewing planets (i.e. good enough to get good pictures of Saturn's rings)?

    A: The Celestron PowerSeeker 127 DOES come with a tripod. You should be able to get fairly nice, short-exposure photos of Saturn's rings through a short-focal-length eyepiece, using a digital camera. You'll need an adapter, though. Zhumell makes a good one, the Universal Digital Camera Adapter (small).

  • Q8: I am a first-time telescope buyer and am not sure if I want to purchase this scope or the Celestron Starhopper 6in Dobsonian. Is the extra $100 really worth the improved quality of the Dobsonian? Which would you recommend?

    A: The PowerSeeker 127 EQ is a good beginner's scope. However, the 6-inch aperture of the Starhopper will give you brighter, crisper views. It's worth the extra money.

  • Q9: I was wondering if I can equip the "Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/PowerSeeker EQ Telescopes" with this telescope (Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope)?

    A: Sure can!  The motor drive is a fantastic accessory for this telescope.  The motor drive will allow you to automatically track objects in the sky.  No more will you need to constantly adjust the mount to keep objects in your field of view.  The motor drive will do that for you - a simple upgrade that can make a big difference in your telescope

  • Q10: Is their a solar filter for this telescope?

    A: The Solar Filter for C5, N5, etc., should fit and work just fine.

  • Q11: What is the size of the star diagonal in this scope Is the star diagonal included

    A: This telescope does not come with a star diagonal. It will accept any 1.25inch diagonal.

  • Q12: Will I be able to experience decent views of nebulae and galaxies with this scope? Is there a motor drive available?

    A: Yes, with the Powerseeker 127EQ you will be able to see many nebulae and galaxies. There is no motor drive available, however.

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