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( 5 / 5 )
Recently received the telescope as a Christmas present, unfortunately it arrived with a dent in the optical tube. Do not despair, customer service to the rescue... Long story short, customer service helped and provide full assistance. Service is 5 stars, e-mail is a bit impersonal but the the results speak for themselves. If you are looking for a reliable shop, Omegon is the answer. As for the telescope for amateur or beginner observer excellent choice. highly recommended.
( 4 / 5 )
I got this telescope as a birthday present and I love it. As of writing this it is my only telescope and I often just bring it outside on to the porch and just sweep the night sky. I'll just list the pros and cons:
-Telescope is high quality and as long as it is collimated, it makes for a beautiful view of the sky.
-Tripod is lightweight and easily transportable
-Tripod wiggles a lot and isn't that stable
-Setting circles on mount slide so you have to calibrate it every time
-Altitude setting is very hard to get just right and you have to account for weight of telescope
-Setting circles are very hard to get just right
So there are a lot more cons than pros and I'd recommend a telescope with GoTo but this still makes a good beginner telescope.
P.s. Nebulae and galaxies don't look like they do on pictures. They're grey and you need colour filters and a GoTo mount to get pictures like those.
( 2 / 5 )
If you haven't read my previous review, I suggest you read that first.
Although the telescope is amazing, the mount/tripod is absolute garbage. Everything from before still applies but after a few months with it a few more issues have come up:
-The azimuth screw comes undone when the telescope is moved.
-The RA axis occasionally locks and needs a push, often undoing everything you've done to align it.
-The RA fine-adjust occasionally doesn't work.
-The RA axis... I can't describe this. It shifts, it goes off axis. If I could put a picture of it in here I would but I can't.
The telescope is amazing but the mount is garbage. I only use the finder (which works well if it's calibrated) which can only find objects visible to the naked eye. Even with this, you can see some amazing things (Orion Nebula, the Pleiades, the Andromeda Galaxy if you have very dark skies).
Although we've had some good times together, I wouldn't recommend it. I recommend just spending 10 EUR more on a Celestron Telescope N 130/650 Astromaster EQ-MD (but it has a smaller aperture) or even better
an extra 200+ EUR for a GoTo mount with a similar telescope.
P.s. If you're anywhere even remotely near a city, I would recommend a city light filter (E.g. Omegon Nebula/ city light filter 1.25 ''). They get rid of most light pollution and increase contrast, otherwise, everything you see will be a disgusting shade of orange.