Celestron PowerSeeker 127eq Review

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Check out our full PowerSeeker 70eq review here.

The PowerSeeker is generally lower priced than the 114eq and the 127eq, unless it's bundled with some additional accessories that bump up the price. Because it's a refractor without any internal light folding, the PowerSeeker is also a bit longer and more cumbersome to transport. It does come with a full German equatorial mount, but can also demonstrate some stability issues. The PowerSeeker is an all-around good beginner scope.

We did a full review of the StarMax 90mm here. Check it out.

The StarMax 90mm offers greater stability because of its tabletop mount. The trade-off is that it doesn't offer some of the flexibility of the 127eq. Because of its Mak-Cass design, which "folds" light within the tube, the StarMax also offers a smaller package, which is a boon for those looking for a grab-and-go scope, or for one that they can travel with.

Here's our full review of the AstroMaster 114eq.

The 114eq has a smaller aperture than the PowerSeeker, which results in a slightly smaller field of view and reduced image brightness. The 127eq also offers a more stable tripod. That added stability means it could be a much better option for those looking for a scope they can use for astrophotography.

Our full review of the GoScope is here.

The GoScope, just like other the other tabletop scope on this list, offers good stability and supremely easy setup. The trade-off is the flexibility it lacks because it doesn't have a full mount and tripod. The 127eq might appeal more to you if you're looking for that flexibility, or if you're looking to do some astrophotography. In the final analysis, it's hard for the beginner astronomer to beat the GoScope's optics at such a good price.