Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Celestron 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope Review

I recently moved houses, from a house with a view of a dead end street and lots of trees, to a house overlooking the beautiful Lake Washington, boats, hot air ballons, stores, float planes, and at night, neon signs. Me and my dad often spend the late part of the day outside on the deck, looking across the water, and recently, he said he was wondering what the large red neon sign across the lake said. Being miles away, it wasn't readable to the naked eye; it just appeared as a bright red blur. This got me thinking; could I purchase a telescope to use for terrestrial (land) viewing, rather than just the sky? Would it allow me to see that far away (2+ miles)? After getting an Amazon gift card, I had some extra money to spend, so I purchased the Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope from Amazon and got to try it out today.

Celestron telescope's official web page with specifications (lenses, zoom, etc.): click here
Amazon page: click here

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