New Telescope

Quite some time back, my wife bought me a telescope – a Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ*. After reading online about how horrible it was with needing collimation out of the box, and needing constant adjustments, I drug my feet about pulling it out and doing the adjustments, because I just want to enjoy the thing without a ton of effort. Fast-forward to last weekend, when I decided to pull it out at 12:30am, and I’m kinda mad that I didn’t do it sooner. Two things: first, I REALLY need to learn to use an EQ mount, since I’ve only ever used refractors on cheap Alt-Az mounts before, and second, I must have gotten lucky with this scope. I pointed it towards Jupiter and was able to focus in and just make out the bands in its atmosphere, along with 4 or so of its moons. Then I pointed it towards Saturn and easily made out its rings and several moons. This scope is amazing for the price point. Now, to find the other lense that came with it and learn how to properly us the mount đŸ˜‰

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