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Costco Members: Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ w/ Eyepiece Kit & Smartphone Adapter EXPIRED

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Costco will have Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope Bundle Kit $40 off starting from 11/24.

Features:
German Equatorial Mount with a Quick and Easy No-tool Setup
Fully-coated Glass Optics for Clear, Crisp Images
Includes 4 eyepieces: 20 mm, 15 mm Kellner, 10 mm and 9 mm Kellner
Includes 3 filters: #80A Blue Filter - 1.25", #25 Red Filter - 1.25" and Moon Filter - 1.25"
Includes a Smartphone Adapter so you an Capture Images and Video Through the Scope Instantly

https://www.costco.com/celestron-...73974.html

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Yes, I have them in my "save for later" . It's been there for about 5 years...

Except for the moon, you wont' see anything "bigger". You'll see a whole bunch of stars you can't see with naked eye.

... and it takes practice to find anything at all. Not for kids or the impatient.

It's fun and it looks great. Great gift, unless you expect the person that receives to actually use it. My wife lets it stay in the living room. I was surprised by that...
I bought the StarSense Explorer 114mm for $179 but it came with only 2 lens and no filters , so I think this one you get more out of it. BUT I just saw the actual link it this one doesn't have that app that would navigate your sky objects. The mount is to take pics and vids from your phone, which is very hard to center and take a good picture but doable. The one I have tells you how much to move up or down and pin points the sky objects to the precise spot once your align it correctly. Look the StarSense model and compare their features and go from there. I would definitely go for the StarSense models since both almost the same price.
Well you mount your phone to the telescope and it finds your position once you align it with the StarSense app by celestron. Once you use the app, mount it and align it, it tells you exactly how much to move your scope and whatever you're looking for, it will appear on your eyepiece

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I have the celestron model, with the same features and its so awesome and easy to use. Just need a smart phone, download the app, follow simple instructions and you can look at whatever is available to see your area. (YMWV in light pollution areas)
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I have the celestron model, with the same features and its so awesome and easy to use. Just need a smart phone, download the app, follow simple instructions and you can look at whatever is available to see your area. (YMWV in light pollution areas)
What app do you use? I got one about a month ago and although planets are easy, DSO are pretty to find for me.
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What app do you use? I got one about a month ago and although planets are easy, DSO are pretty to find for me.
Well you mount your phone to the telescope and it finds your position once you align it with the StarSense app by celestron. Once you use the app, mount it and align it, it tells you exactly how much to move your scope and whatever you're looking for, it will appear on your eyepiece
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I have the celestron model, with the same features and its so awesome and easy to use. Just need a smart phone, download the app, follow simple instructions and you can look at whatever is available to see your area. (YMWV in light pollution areas)
Awesome, my LO has been wanting a telescope, and the computerized ones are so expensive. Would love to get a manual starter one to see if she keeps using it and this sounds like it fits the bill. Especially if there's an app that tells you where to move to see stuff. Sounds like I should pick it up. Which model do you have? How is it different from this one?
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Awesome, my LO has been wanting a telescope, and the computerized ones are so expensive. Would love to get a manual starter one to see if she keeps using it and this sounds like it fits the bill. Especially if there's an app that tells you where to move to see stuff. Sounds like I should pick it up. Which model do you have? How is it different from this one?
I bought the StarSense Explorer 114mm for $179 but it came with only 2 lens and no filters , so I think this one you get more out of it. BUT I just saw the actual link it this one doesn't have that app that would navigate your sky objects. The mount is to take pics and vids from your phone, which is very hard to center and take a good picture but doable. The one I have tells you how much to move up or down and pin points the sky objects to the precise spot once your align it correctly. Look the StarSense model and compare their features and go from there. I would definitely go for the StarSense models since both almost the same price.
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Well you mount your phone to the telescope and it finds your position once you align it with the StarSense app by celestron. Once you use the app, mount it and align it, it tells you exactly how much to move your scope and whatever you're looking for, it will appear on your eyepiece
Damn that is so cool
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Damn that is so cool
Do a quick youtube search on this StarSense telescopes... basically a kid can find any deep sky object by picking something some the database and then the tells you to move it and then stop..and it appears in your eyepiece. It's very very precise. The only downfall about this is that you can't mount a camera to take pics. You can only mount a adapter for a simple smart phone have both phone lense and telescope lense align perfectly (which is not easy) and then take pics from your phone.
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Do a quick youtube search on this StarSense telescopes... basically a kid can find any deep sky object by picking something some the database and then the tells you to move it and then stop..and it appears in your eyepiece. It's very very precise. The only downfall about this is that you can't mount a camera to take pics. You can only mount a adapter for a simple smart phone have both phone lense and telescope lense align perfectly (which is not easy) and then take pics from your phone.
I'll check it out for sure
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I bought this exact same model from Costco website in 2011. Obviously it didn't come with smartphone adapter. It only came with two eyepieces. I am looking for the adjustable eyepiece since a few years but they are always too expensive.
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Would these two items be all I need to connect a Canon DSLR to this telescope model? Seems exciting.

https://www.celestron.com/product...pter-125in
https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-...B000237C9M
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Yes, I have them in my "save for later" . It's been there for about 5 years...

Except for the moon, you wont' see anything "bigger". You'll see a whole bunch of stars you can't see with naked eye.

... and it takes practice to find anything at all. Not for kids or the impatient.

It's fun and it looks great. Great gift, unless you expect the person that receives to actually use it. My wife lets it stay in the living room. I was surprised by that...
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SkyView Lite, NightSky, SkyPortal are a few apps I've used to locate celestial objects. They are all free and I like all of them.
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If I buy now can I ask for the price match on Monday?
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