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Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Reflector Telescope

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Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Reflector Telescope is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
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  • Explore the universe and the world around you with this Newtonian reflector telescope
  • Capable of up to 300 times magnification (using Barlow lens) to see to Saturn’s rings and beyond
  • Comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm) and a 3 times Barlow lens to customise your telescope for the best view

Product details

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Reflector Telescope

• Explore the universe and the world around you with this Newtonian reflector telescope
• Capable of up to 300 times magnification (using Barlow lens) to see to Saturn’s rings and beyond
• Comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm) and a 3 times Barlow lens to customise your telescope for the best view
• Get a clear, bright image with a 127mm aperture
• Lower the magnification down to 18 times ( 45 times with supplied eyepieces)

Special features
• Comes with an Equatorial mount and its own tripod for stability

Download the free Celestron Skyportal app on Android or IOS

What can I see with this template?
See the solar system with up to 300 times magnification or discover the world around you. This powerful Newtonian reflector has an aperture of 127mm, can gather 329 times the light of the human eye and has a fully coated lens to give you an amazing clear, bright image. This telescope comes with two eyepieces, one with 45 times magnification and one with 225 times magnification. There is also a three times Barlow lens which can be used with any of the eyepieces to increase their magnification.

Why choose a reflector telescope?
Reflector telescopes are open at one end and use mirrors to collect and focus light for the image. Typically, the apertures of reflector telescopes are larger than their refractors. This means they can see further and fainter objects and have a wider apparent field of view. The bodies of the reflector telescope can be made smaller, all while maintaining the same level of magnification. Reflector telescopes don’t suffer from chromatic aberration, colours appearing around an image, like some refractors. Reflector telescopes display the image upside down. This is normal for astronomical telescopes, but will be noticeable with terrestrial viewing.
How easy is it to assemble?
Easy to use, you can assemble this telescope without tools. It even comes with a stable tripod and counterweight system. There is a tray under the telescope to store your alternative eyepiece and other essentials. Smooth controls mean that it’s easier to track objects across the night sky. The finderscope can help you position your telescope to the right orientation. The Barlow lens can be attached between the focuser and the eyepiece and triples the magnification of each eyepiece.

How easy is it to align my telescope?
The PowerSeeker comes on an Equatorial mount which can be adjusted to a wide range of positions. By aligning the latitude scale and the setting circles using known points in the sky you can use these to pin point other objects in the night sky. The telescope comes with The Sky X – First Light Edition astronomy software. This includes a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images so you can see exactly what it is you’re looking for. Discover the universe or explore the world around you with this great telescope.

Telescope model number Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ (21049)
Telescope type Newtonian reflector
Technical specification
Aperture 127 mm
Focal length 1000 mm
Focal ratio 7.87
Focal length of eyepiece 1 20 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 1 50 x
Focal length of eyepiece 2 4 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 2 250 x
Barlow lens 3 x attached eyepiece
Optical features
Highest useful magnification 300 x
Lowest useful magnification 18 x
Magnitude 13
Light gathering power 329 x
Apparent field of view 0.8
Linear field of view 43 ft (13 m) @ 1000 ft
Optical coating Fully coated
Alignment procedures Manual latitude scale and setting circles
Power N/A
Physical Dimensions
Product weight 10.0 kg
Total content weight 12.8 kg
Telescope diameter 127 mm
Telescope length 508 mm
Tripod height 1400 mm
Mount type Equatorial
Screen No
Supplied assembled No
Package Contents Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ
EQ mount
Counterweight and bar
Slow motion cables
2 x eyepieces
1 x Barlow lens
32 mm Erect image
The Sky X CD
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great scope! Excellent scope, easy to align, very well built. only bad point is the rubbish finder scope.
Date published: 2015-07-01
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Can l buy instruction booklet for the Celestron powerseeker 127EQ

Asked by: Tony Wilson
http://www.celestron.com/media/795756/1128363029_powerseeker_127_setup.pdf http://www.celestron.com/media/795679/PowerSeeker_127eq_21049.pdf http://www.celestron.com/media/795984/1297801919_telescopemainte.pdf http://www.celestron.com/media/795983/1297801757_telescopebasics.pdf http://www.celestron.com/media/795981/1297798410_astronomybasics.pdf http://www.celestron.com/media/795982/1297801590_celestialobserv.pdf
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-12-23

I want to buy adult son good quality telescope for sky and earth viewing. Can you recommend suitable?. 

Asked by: Jude
Thank you for contacting Maplin. This service is open for frequently asked questions, In order for us to best assist you with any issue you may have with a product please contact our technical team on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-04

Please would you explain focal length and aperture, many thanks.

Asked by: Izzy
This is quite a complicated answer so please bear with me, if at any time you at all unsure please feel free to give us a call: typically you divide the focal length ... lets say 1000 mm by the eyepiece size ... lets say 20 mm this would give a magnification of a factor of 1000 / 20 = 50 a smaller eyepiece like a 10 mm would give 1000 / 10 = 100 magnification Remember that the eyepiece size is the hole you are looking through so smaller eyepieces will give much higher mag but you are looking through a much smaller hole limiting the image you see. If you then introduce a barlow lens it will make the image larger by a factor, barlows come in many forms 2, 2.5 and 3 x they will increase the overall magnification but this is done at the expense of available light for example a 3 x barlow will make a 100 mag image up to 300 mag .. You can even plug a barlow into a barlow so 100 mag x 3 = 300 x 3 again = 900 mag ... but the reduction in light would make the image so dull it would be practically unusable. This is where aperture size comes in ... the wider the aperture the greater the light gathering power of the scope It is possible to increase the magnification of any scope exponentially using a combination of lenses and barlows but you reach a point where the amount of light lost during the magnification process exceeds the scopes light gathering power. This is known as the scopes highest useful magnification Aperture size on reflecting telescopes gives greater light gathering power ... it does not affect magnification If the customer is interested in a telescope, then I'd advise contacting a local club for advice as to what would be the best to buy, then cross reference that to our range. The Celestron 114EQ is an excellent starter scope and comes with a fantastic mount .. it has been voted best beginners telescope for the last 5 years running. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-astromaster-114eq-a04na I'd also recommend a good selection of lenses and filters. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-powerseeker-telescope-accessory-kit-r42tn
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-11-02

Can I attach my digital camera to this telescope

Asked by: Bigman
You would need a suitable "T" adaptor to connect it to the telescope.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2016-07-18

can this telescope be mounted to a nexstar SLT motorized mount using a dovetail

Asked by: stevba
hi I purchased this on 31 august , yes you can after adjusting the rings closer together you can add the dovetail using the same screws to secure it to the mount of the motor and tighten , works very well, thank you for getting back to me but had to try it . hope this helps with other people who might want to do the same
Answered by: stevba
Date published: 2015-09-03

What is the lowest and highest useful magnification for this telescope to compare with the 130eq?

Asked by: djj156
Highest useful with a 4mm lens = x25 Lowest depends on the lens size but with a 25mm wide field it would be x40
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-08-29

Can you take photos with this and what would you need?

Asked by: Curious starter
You would need a good quality DSLR camera with a suitable "T" adaptor to connect it to the telescope, ideally for astro photography a motorised mount to track the object is desirable.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-18

Dear Sir or Madam It says it includes "mount" does this mean tripod? It not what would be the cost of a suitable tripod? I have a tripod for a SLR camera would this be suitable? Thank you Yours faithfully John Sullivan
Asked by: Anonymous
The product is supplied with a tripod : “Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector• Aperture: 127mm• Focal Length: 1000mm• Focal Ratio: 7.87• Finderscope: 5×24• Includes; Mount - German Equatorial, Eyepiece: 20mm - (50×), Eyepiece: 4mm - (250×), Barlow Lens: 3×, Aluminium Tripod and Accessory Tray• "TheSky®" Level 1 software also included FREE”
Answered by: NG
Date published: 2016-07-18
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A09UC Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Reflector Telescope (1+) £129.99

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