nexstar 4se good or rubbish

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RE: nexstar 4se good or rubbish

Postby lukeskywatcher » Mon May 18, 2009 12:10 am

[i][b]so I temporarily have bought a 2nd Hand Celestron 10" Dob and a skyscout riding piggyback which will do until I win the Lottery.

[/b][/i]I have both a Skyscout and a Celestron scope which allows me to piggyback the skyscout to the scope. I just cant imagine taking the time to tell the skyscout to find something and then manually turning the RA&DEC knobs on the scope to point it where the Skyscout wants to go.

I'd happily sell my Skyscout (as NEW) but i'd only get about £200 (if even) for it in todays market. Cost nearly 700 euros 18 months ago and has only been used for about 30 mins.
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Re: nexstar 4se

Postby BD515 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:03 pm

I got the Celestron 4SE on a Friday (July27/18) and I sent it back on a Tuesday the next week .The wedge would not lock , a poor design on the locking wingnut. My Gskyer scope is much better than this one, with only 80mm 400mm focal length and F5 can see objects much clearer. Saturn and Jupiter moons and the moon itself are much clearer with my Gskyer. Sent Celestron Support and email 5 days ago and haven't heard back . Not impressed with this scope at all .. very hard to line up .
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Re: nexstar 4se good or rubbish

Postby Graeme1858 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:11 pm

A relative of mine has a Gskyer AZ80400 and it's a nice piece of kit. An 80mm refractor is always going to be better than the Celestron 4SE with its 100mm mirror even if it is an SM.
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