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Celestron 93970

Celestron 93970
alaScore 80

14 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

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Must have for urban astronomers

 

I live in Washington D.C., so I relate well to the joke in "Madagascar" when they say "Oh look - the star is out."  It's a challenge to identify some constellations when you can't really see all the key players due to light pollution.  This helps.

Easy to use.  Accurate.  Intuitive

I might put a "this end towards sky" arrow on it.  No comment.  :)

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Piece of junk-doesn't work

 

Got it out of box. Seemed simple enough, powered on. Got immediate error message. "GPS hardware problem. Contact technical support." I called their 800 number. As I write this I've been on hold 15 minutes. "A brief delay" as far as they are concerned....

A good idea in concept

It doesn't work. Horrible technical support

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO R&D??

 

Looked like a fantastic piece of kit to help students I teach and also allied with a spotting scope would make thing much easier to find, a great furore was generated with fantastic reviews and recommendations therefore it was surely going to be an...

Good sales pitch and colourful box

Don't waste anymore time or money (especially on batteries)

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Not bad but...

 

I am going to assume that the reader already knows about the SkyScout from the other reviews and the marketing literature. I won't repeat those here but will make a couple of comments on what is not immediately known.

It was fun and informative to use

Had some accuracy problems but they are somewhat minor

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Wait for the next version

 

The one I was given as a gift could not find the GPS location. While trying I went through so many batteries I decided to return it. These are engineering 101 mistakes and while it is a great idea, someone should have put the brakes on and released it...

Great idea

Poorly engineered

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Great idea, poor execution

 

I read the initial product description of the SkyScout and bought one. I really liked the idea of combining the different devices into a new useful product. You point the instrument at a star or planet and it identifies it, without your having to input...

It names the indicated star/planet, without your entering your city or the date

Eats batteries. High error rate. Uninformed service representatives

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Brilliant engineering, cheap execution, poor support

 

I ordered a SkyScout the day it was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal. It seemed like such amazing technology that I had to have it.

Useful for astronomy students at any level, truly amazing technology, fun (when it works)

Cheaply made, no lens caps, eats batteries, unacceptable customer support from

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Some issues, but basically works as advertised.

 

Counter to some of the other reviews here, my SkyScout has performed almost exactly as advertised, and I am extremely pleased.

Works everywhere on earth, day or night. Identifies or locates every visible star or

Eats batteries for breakfast. Forgets location when powered off. Hard to see stars

Consumer review by:

Skyscout

 

I couldn't wait to buy this product!

Really great idea

Cheaply made, expensive, poor performance

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Thumbs down

 

I really wanted to like this product. It shows innovation at its best. Taking several existing technologies and blending them into something that never existing before.

Amazing innovation

Poor execution. No customer support

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