Celestron Star Hopper 4 1/2

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Brand and Model:Celestron Star Hopper 4 1/2
Price ($USD):395
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Aperture:114mm (4.5")
f Ratio:f/8
Focal Length:914mm
Electric Power:
Weight (lbs):18 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:Comes with 25mm SMA eyepiece.

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Celestron Star Hopper 4 1/2
Bright, contrasty images. The minimal star test i performed revealed an excellent OTA. The focuser seems to be entirely metal and is quite sturdy. The supplied EP is adequate, but not great. The mount, on the other hand, brings the rating down 3 points. Were but the attachment from the canvas or something ring that holds the tube to the mount more stable. If you tighten it to stabilize it, you can't easily slew (it squeaks if you do that. LOUDLY. VERY LOUDLY ;). Other than that, a great value. Optics=incredible, i've seen 8 or so bands on jupiter w/out a filter. Cassini's division easily seen a ocuple times at 182x. Buy it for the OTA, stick it on a better mount, or re-engineer the supplied one (probably quite easy, just haven't taken the time.

Overall Rating: 7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.82.7)
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Celestron Star Hopper 4 1/2
Fantastic optics with useless 5x24 finder and useless dob-type mount.Tube assembl a fantastic value,superb star tests and images.I own one.Tube assembly alone would rate rating of 10.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.88.113)
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Celestron Star Hopper 4 1/2
Okay optically, but the mount is very shakey. Not terribly well engineered.

Overall Rating: 6
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.25.24)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=37387

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