- Great shopping experience Review by Mario
I´m overseas right now but have access to a FPO address, I contacted other online stores and all of them deny to send the telescope to that address because they said it was too big package but telescopes.net did they work with usps and sent me the telescope wich I received this week and it came in perfect conditions. It's a nice telescope, big box indeed and they also included two additional vixen eyepieces and a celestron red led flashlight.
The telescope feels solid, well constructed, the optics are very nice and the goto simplifies seeing at my light polluted place.
I'm very happy with my new telescope and with telescopes.net, thank you to the Woodland hills team, special thanks to June Trajano. (Posted on 3/8/2014)
- So simple to use! Review by John
Being very new to viewing the cosmos, I was concerned about the alignment process. I had looked at the LS 8 due to the flip of a switch auto align. The price however was a deterrent. I looked at many reviews of the 8 se and after speaking with Jeff at Woodland Hills I decided to save 800 dollars and go with the Celestron 8se.
First time I tried sky align it matched and I was viewing things I never dreamed of seeing. Optics are great, sky align is extremely simple and the price was great as well. I have been enjoying many nights of viewing with this scope, although at the expense of sleep! I can't stop slewing to new objects. The sky tour is a great feature as well.
Well two weeks after I bought the 8 se for $1199, Celestron started the 10% rebate deal. Woodland Hills Camera and Telescope was great about giving me credit for the difference. Living in Las Vegas there is a large amount of light pollution to say the least. I had planned on buying a filter, but W.H. is sending me a Lumicon filter for free to make up the difference in the scope price!
For anyone worried about alignment, this scope is a great way to go. The people at Woodland hills were helpful, polite and knowledgeable. They helped me make a choice I am extremely happy with. Thanks Jeff and all at Woodland Hills Camera and Telescopes for bringing me what I'm sure will be years of enjoyment! (Posted on 5/8/2013)