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Celestron Starsense Explorer. Quick overview.

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Not a proper review, just so people have an idea about the quality of this scope. I bought it for the Starsense bits, but no review of that here.  :smiley:


The claim is that the whole set up is about 4.17 KG, but I would have to say it is probably even lighter than that, an easy one hand carry altogether. The tripod and mount are not the best, but do the job OKish. The scope was surprisingly good, with only a little CA, which is not so surprising considering the Focal ratio, F11. The views of the moon were pleasing enough and it is certainly better than my first scope, not too shocking as that was only a 50mm F12! The eyepieces are basic, but again will do the job to start with, certainly I have seen worse. I was going to get more photos, but our 5 year old grandson descended to claim it!  The OTA was almost longer than him! He was made up, as I suspect would be any other young beginner. For that matter even older folk should find it interesting. 

Hope that helps someone. :smiley:

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Sounds like a winner for most beginners.  For more advanced users, it's like getting a two-fer deal.  The Starsense unit for use on more advanced scopes, and the actual scope/mount/RDF/eyepieces for beginners like your grandson.

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