The Celestron PowerSeeker 127 AZ is a Newtonian reflector telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The PowerSeeker can view the planets, the Moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night. The erect image star diagonal also makes the optical tube ideal for using as a spotting scope during the day.
Setting up the telescope is a breeze, so you can begin observing in no time. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table.
Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track your object in the eyepiece.
Accessories Included with the PowerSeeker 127AZ:
- Smartphone adapter
- Moon filter
- Two eyepieces (20 mm and 4 mm)
- 5x24 Finderscope
- 3x Barlow lens
The two eyepieces offer different magnifications to view your intended object at low or high power. The 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece. The finderscope will help you quickly centre an object in your eyepiece for easier observing. Lastly, the Moon filter reduces glare and increases contrast on the surface of the Moon.
Smartphone Adapter – Image celestial or terrestrial objects with this smartphone adapter. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to any telescope eyepiece with an outside diameter of 45 mm or smaller. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This smartphone adapter installs easily by clamping over the top of an eyepiece. The smartphone is held in position with the help of tightening knobs that securely lock your phone in place. Some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter.
Starry Night Software-Your telescope includes a free download of Celestron’s Starry Night Basic Edition Astronomy Software. This powerful program will help you learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond.
- Large 127 mm Newtonian reflector telescope with a lightweight frame
- Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup
- Accessories include: two eyepieces (20 mm and 4 mm), a 5x24 finderscope, a 3x Barlow lens, a Moon filter, and a smartphone adapter
- Slow motion rod control for smooth and accurate pointing
- Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray
- Includes a free download of Starry Night Basic Software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps, and 75 enhanced images
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Aperture: 127 mm (5")
Focal Length: 1000 mm (39")
Focal Ratio: f/7.87
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 50x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 4 mm (0.16")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 250x
Barlow Lens: 3x
Highest Useful Magnification: 300x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.1 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.91 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 329x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 41 mm (1.6")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 32%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 10%
Optical Coatings: Aluminium
Optical Tube Length: 508 mm (20")
Accessory Tray: No-Tool Tray with Eyepiece holder
Software: Starry Night Basic Edition
*Smartphone show is not included.