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Celestron NexStar Evolution 8
Celestron NexStar Evolution 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope # 12091
5.0
Terrific scope
Excellent ota coupled with on board battery and software controlled goto is a great combination. Quick setup. Sturdy tripod. Excellent quality.
Meade LX70 M6 6
Meade LX70 M6 6" Mak-Cass Telescope OTA # 270023
5.0
Good buy
I like it. As with everything man-made it can be improved upon nothing is perfect. Too bad Meade doesn't market this telescope anymore I would buy another. It does what it is designed too do. Weak points aer focuser, terrible 2" diagonal.
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
5.0
Great telescope, great product!
I'm an amateur and Agena recommended this product. They were spot on. I know others who had it too. I'm having a great time with it and everything was perfect when I received it. Will definitely buy again from here.
Celestron C90 Mak Spotting Scope # 52268
Celestron C90 Mak Spotting Scope # 52268
5.0
Great scope
I've had mine for a couple of years.... Major caveat. Although you can see a very few major deep sky objects... most dimly see, this scope is only good for nature.... double stars, the moon and bright planets. Optically, mine is very good and I ...
Sky Watcher 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope # S11540
Sky Watcher 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope # S11540
5.0
They can't be beat!
I placed my order for this scope around 1:30 pm CST on a Friday, it was delivered to me in Texas the following MONDAY! Of course this is a fine OTA, same kind of views as a long tube refractor. Best for Lunar and planetary viewing. If you get one, ge...
Celestron EdgeHD 1400 OTA # 91060-XLT
Celestron EdgeHD 1400 OTA # 91060-XLT
5.0
14" Edge SCT
I owned a Celestron C14 SCT for a few years (along with a 9.25" SCT, a 6" triplet APO refractor and a 10" Newt). I've been a visual astronomer for 42+ years. I've always wondered how much better the views would be with an Edg...
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
5.0
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Incredible value --- offers some decent aperture and loads of capability for a very reasonable price. IMO one of the very best 'bangs for the buck' there is in intermediate amateur astronomy scopes. F10 with 2000mm focal length provides plenty of ...
Celestron 11
Celestron 11" CPC 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope # 11075-XLT
5.0
Celestron 11" CPC 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope # 11075-XLT
I have been really enjoying using this scope. Optical quality i give a A. Star testing inside and outside of focus show the images are very close. I can, when seeing permits (rare) use a 6mm expanse eyepiece (466x) and the optics handle the power wit...
Meade ETX-90 90mm f/13.8 MAK Telescope # 3514-04-15
Meade ETX-90 90mm f/13.8 MAK Telescope # 3514-04-15
4.0
Recommended Starter Scope
This ETX90 was given to me as a birthday present from my wife last October and I was very happy with the quality of the scope. I also have a Celestron C8 on a Vixen polaris mount which does not have any GoTo capability. The ETX90 has now become the s...
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 80 MAK Telescope # 30075
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 80 MAK Telescope # 30075
5.0
Pro 80 works fine for me
It's my second scope, the first a $90 Orion, which works well but, has only a tripod mount and for on the go. (go scope) The Pro 80 has a very fine Alti-Azimuth mount on a great tripod, which is much better to aim and observe with. The telescope opti...
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
5.0
Very happy camper!!
I highly recommend this scope. I love the orange tube. This thing is compact enough to carry around but large enough in aperture to see all the stuff I want to see. I've taken this scope camping a few times and it has performed great. Moon views are ...
Celestron 8
Celestron 8" CPC 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope # 11073-XLT
5.0
I heard good things about Agena, reviews
Purchased Nov. 2013 and it's been cloudy and or cold constantly since then. I did attach my nex5n camera and shoot the moon from the garage door and tried a mock allinement which seemed to work ok. This is a very nice scope, shipping was quick and it...
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
5.0
Another great Celestron product, thanks Agena!
I have a large observatory scope, but wanted a "go to" to find new, more challenging objects. And find them more quickly! I've also become involved with an astronomy club, so portability was important. This scope fits the bill perfectly. Alignment i...
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
5.0
Great service selling a great scope.
The 6SE is a great scope. Dealing with Agena has been great. I have dealt with them in the past and my experience then was just as good. Free shipping and a sale price was all it took.
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
5.0
Amazing views
This telescope is just an amazing piece of engineering. I have had this scope for 3 years and have enjoyed it just about every day. It has traveled on vacations to various dark sites and 3 star parties. This is all possible due to it light weight abo...
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
5.0
Great Telescope
I have only had this telescope for a few days and am already very pleased with it. The first night I had a chance to observe I set it up outside, leveled the tripod, plugged in the AC Power Adapter and begun the alignment process. I chose three brig...
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
4.0
The Fun Has Just Begun.....
No 8SE reviews on this site since '09....time for a fresh look. Looks like this scope is a favorite of folks returning to the hobby.....that's my story as well. I've owned an 8SE for well over a year (or is it two?). Having up to that point in my...
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope # 11069
5.0
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
I purchased my Nexstar 8SE approx two years ago. It is my second scope. I am very happy with my purchase. Celestron had a $200 rebate in effect when I purchased but even if they hadn't I feel the scope would still be a great value. I would consider m...
Vixen VMC200L 200mm f/2.5 Modified Maksutov Cassegrain Reflector Telescope
Vixen VMC200L 200mm f/2.5 Modified Maksutov Cassegrain Reflector Telescope
4.0
Good Imaging Scope
I owned my Vixen VMC200L for about a year and used it quite often. I bought it mainly to use for planetary imaging with a webcam. The VMC uses a 200mm diameter fixed F2.5 primary mirror and has a 3.9x magnifying secondary mirror with a meniscus corre...