Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope

Item #CELE016-1

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  • $159.95
  • Your Price:
  • $149.99
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  • Refractor telescope with finderscope is great for beginners
  • Powerful 225x magnification
  • Sturdy German Equatorial mount for smooth astronomical tracking
  • Quick and Easy set up with no tools required
  • Erect Image optics are ideal for both terrestrial as well as astronomical use
  • "The Sky" Astronomy Software included
Questions? Let our experts help!
  • Description

    The Celestron PowerSeeker 80 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.

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    What's Included

    Celestron Powerseeker 80 EQ Telescope, Tripod, Accessory Tray, Erect Image Diagonal, 5x24 Finderscope, 3x Barlow Lens, 4mm Eyepiece, 20mm Eyepiece, "Sky" CD ROM Software

  • Dimensions & Specifications

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    Star Diagonal:

    1.25" Erect Image Diagonal

    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial



    Highest Useful Magnification:


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    Limiting Stellar Magnitude:


    Resolution (Rayleigh):

    1.74 arc seconds

    Resolution (Dawes):

    1.45 arc seconds

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    Linear Field of View:

    61 ft @ 1000 yards

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    Complete Weight:

    19 lbs


    Celestron 2 Year


    Download Celestron Powerseeker Telescope 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 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.

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