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Celestron's PowerSeeker 127EQ telescope is 30% off for Prime Day

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
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Looking for the perfect beginner's package for a telescope? The Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ is on sale now for $132.49 for Amazon Prime Day, a 30% deep discount. You'll also get some astronomy software for free, which makes the deal even more notable.

The entry-level Newtonian telescope includes a manual equatorial mount that is designed for smooth and accurate pointing. It's also easy for a beginner to the sky to operate, as you just need to pivot the telescope where needed and tighten it with a knob.

Included in this package are other accessories you'll appreciate, including two eyepieces (20 mm and 4 mm), a 3x Barlow lens to increase your magnifying power, and a copy of the software "Starry Night."

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ $189.00

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
$189.00 $132.30 at Amazon
This entry-level Newtonian reflector telescope features a powerful 127-millimeter lens and a manual German equatorial mount. It comes with a 20 mm and a 4 mm eyepiece as well as a Barlow lens that can triple the magnification of both. Get 30% off for Prime Day.

The telescope is designed for portability and to take on a range of outdoor conditions. The compact design is meant to let you take it in a car to nearby campsites or dark-sky areas, or even just to move it easily between the garage and the backyard. Everything is coated in aluminum for durability.

Celestron has a large range of products available now on Prime Day sales. Check out the definitive guide to binoculars and telescopes in this roundup, and happy observing.

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Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a contributing writer for since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she tackles topics like spaceflight, diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to help others explore the universe. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University. Her latest book, NASA Leadership Moments, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday.