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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:53 pm 
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Bought a scope today for a laugh, or a joke. I have always looked at the Celestron cheapie travel scopes with the feeling MOST will associate with these scopes that, like me have what we call "real" scopes.

Last months I got a Celestron mount on ebay £25 as a sling in the boot for my PST, yesterday I saw a 50mm Celestron for £35 on offer IN CARMARTHEN, I offered £20, they said £25 so I got it, even then I had to think about it.

MINT, just one eyepiece, no worries, got it home.

The JOKE is/was on me, it is AMAZING. I can not believe just how good it is. It has made me feel a complete fool. Sitting in the garden the sharpness of the scope (with a cheap William Optics) 20mm is incredible, in fact as good as my low cost £100 binoculars from Opticron.

This has shown me never judge a book by it's cover or cost. Ok the supplied tripod is flimsy to say the least BUT with a weight it is more than usable.

To conclude, if you see a Celestron travel scope with back pack on ebay at a good price GET IT, believe me I will not part with it. Oh and also works with the diagonal that came with my Edge HD in photo but not worth bothering with.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:11 am 
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I have a similar 'scope Skyhawk. As you said, some of them can be surprisingly good. Mine is a secondhand "Jessops" 70mm/f.5 achromat that I bought for a song on a flea-market.
Despite the 'scope's short focal length, there's virtually no chromatism, even at higher powers. It would be even better if the objective were coated.
These are mass-produced 'scopes, so the quality might vary drastically from one to the other.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Yes they are amazing for what they are Ill never under estimate a bargain on ebay again, though a cheap chinese £25 scope will still be carp so steer clear

I was wrong, the advert on ebay said 50mm I got the 70mm the person selling it listed it wrong :) :) :)

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