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  #1

Celestron StarSense Automatic Alignment Telescope Accessory, Black (94005)

Model: 94005   |    Mpn: 94005   |    Ean: 0050234940054   |    PartNumber: 94005   |   Asin: B00EZILDLS

Compatible : Advanced VX , Astro Fi , CG-5 (with CG-5 Aux. splitter) , CGE , CGE Pro , CGEM II , CGEM, CGEM DX , CGX-L , CPC , CPC DX , NexStar Evolution , NexStar GT (2015 models and newer with Aux. splitter) , NexStar SE Series , NexStar SLT , SkyProdigy , . Not Compatible : NexStar i Series Ultima 2000 , NexStar GPS , Early generation GoTo mounts (such as Compustar) etc

Features

  • ENABLES automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope
  • No need to identify or locate any star in the sky
  • StarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes
  • Aligns in 3 minutes or less - Provides advanced mount modeling?
  • Any mount with 5.x or greater is compatible with the software
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 4.33 x 9.25 x 9.84 inches (11.0 x 23.5 x 25.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.4 x 9.3 x 9.8 inches (11.2 x 23.6 x 24.9 cm)

First Available: 2013-09-06

Amazon Price: $324.95 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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List Price: $349.95 | Used Price: $283.13

Warranty: 2-Year Warranty

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  #2

Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope

Model: 11068   |    Mpn: 11068   |    Ean: 4883033182907   |    PartNumber: 11068   |   Asin: B000GUKTDM

View the Universe s Most Impressive Celestial Objects The 6SE s six-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Cassini s Division in Saturn s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 6SE to a dark-sky site and you ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That s why Celestron s engineers created NexStar SE s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard. Of course, it s what s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible. Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself! Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. For planetary imaging, pair your NexStar 6SE with one of our Skyris cameras. Or, experiment with wide-field deep sky astroimaging by replacing the telescope s secondary mirror with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera with a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

Features

  • Celestron's iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike. Light Gathering Power compared to human eye is 459x
  • 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. Focal Length-1500 mm (59 inch). Focal Ratio-10. Apparent Field of View-0.83 . Linear Field of View (at 1000 yds)-44 feet (13 m)
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you're unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly..Optical Coatings:StarBright XLT. Star diagonal:1.25 inch
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 12 x 26 x 32.01 inches (30.5 x 66.0 x 81.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 11.5 x 26 x 31.5 inches (29.2 x 66.0 x 80.0 cm)

First Available: 2003-06-17

Amazon Price: $699.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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List Price: $799.00 | Used Price: $685.02

Warranty: 2 Years

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  #3

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - with Deluxe Accessory Kit (5 Celestron Plossl Eyepieces, 1.25" Barlow Lens, 1.25" Filter Set, Accessory Carry Case

Model: NexStar SE   |    Mpn: CNN8SEK1   |    PartNumber: CNN8SEK1   |   Asin: B00XVDQRFU

Astronomy made simple...Let a NeXStar SE help you find thousands of stars, planets galaxies and more at the touch of a button! In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NeXStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior coatings, the revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much more. With the NeXStar SE, you are in the driver's seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. Using the patented NeXStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view! Don't know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NeXStar SE give you a guided tour of the night sky! The Tour feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world! Not only can your NeXStar SE find objects, it can teach you about them as well. Information on the most popular objects can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control. Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NeXStar SE will help you take a closer look. Celestron's

Features

  • NexStar 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain - 25mm E-Lux (81x) Eyepiece - StarPointer Finderscope - Star Diagonal & 1.25 - Pre-assembled Steel Tripod - Software: NexRemote & The Sky L1 - Celestron Warranty - Note: Power Supply 8-AA batteries (not included & user supplied) - Bundle Items: - Deluxe Accessory Kit: 5 x Plossl Eyepieces: 6 & 8 & 13 & 17 & 32 mm - Barlow Lens 2x - Moon Filter - 6 x Wratten Filters: 12 & 21 & 25 & 56 & 58A & 80A - Aluminum Accessory
  • The worlds most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic orange tube design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster.
  • Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if youre unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Package Dimensions: 13 x 25 x 42 inches (33.0 x 63.5 x 106.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $1,059.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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  #4

Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

Model: 11049   |    Mpn: 11049   |    Ean: 0050234110495   |    PartNumber: 11049   |   Asin: B000GUFOBO

View the Universe s Most Impressive Celestial Objects The 4SE s four-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 4SE to a dark-sky site and you ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That s why Celestron s engineers created NexStar SE s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard. Of course, it s what s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible. Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself! Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. if you re interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 4SE with one of our Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

Amazon.com Review Celestron s NexStar 4 SE is the smallest and most portable telescope in Celestron s NexStar SE series. Using a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design, the NexStar 4 SE puts the magnifying power of a four foot long telescope into an optical tube only 13 inches long. The NexStar 4 SE features computerized finding and tracking of nearly 40,000 celestial objects, no-tool setup is easy, and planetarium software for your PC is included. The NexStar 4 SE delivers great views of the Moon, the planets, and bright deep space objects. The standard equipment 25mm E-Lux plossl eyepiece gives a magnification of 53X, enough to see the Lunar disk, Saturn s rings and the major cloud bands on Jupiter. It s easy to add optional eyepieces to zoom in for more detail. Using a 12.5mm X-Cel eyepiece for 106X magnification I can see several cloud bands on Jupiter and I can even pick out the small dark shadow as one of Jupiter s moons passes in front of the planet. On a good night I can push the magnification up to 230X with a 6mm plossl eyepiece while viewing the Moon and planets.

The NexStar 4 SE package also includes a sturdy adjustable tripod, a motorized alt-azimuth mount, and the NexStar hand held computer controller. I don t need star charts or a GPS reciever to operate this telescope. Celestron s patented SkyAlign procedure is easy to use, and experienced users will like the two-star align and solar-system align options because they are even quicker to set up. The steel tripod and alt-azimuth mount provide a solid base for the NexStar 4 SE. Vibration is not a problem, even while focusing at high power. The computerized tracking is also very good, easily keeping planets in the field of a high power eyepiece. The disadvantage of a computerized scope, of course, is battery consumption. I find that rechargeable NiMH batteries work very well in the NexStar 4SE; a set of batteries lasts all evening and I don t need to worry about electrical cords getting tangled in the dark.

The NexStar 4 SE is a great portable telescope, just right for visual observing or for taking short exposure pictures of the Moon and planets. It s only fair to warn you that a small telescope has its drawbacks, however; there are thousands of objects in the NexStar database that are simply too dim to see with a four inch telescope. -- Jeff Phillips



Pros: Small, portable and affordable Very good optics Easy computerized tracking Cons: Rechargeable batteries not included Small size limits deep space viewing

Features

  • Celestron's iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike
  • 4-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You'll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you're unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly. Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 13.4 x 27.2 x 32.4 inches (34.0 x 69.1 x 82.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 13.46 x 27.24 x 32.68 inches (34.2 x 69.2 x 83.0 cm)

First Available: 2003-06-17

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Warranty: 2 years warranty

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  #5

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

Model: 11069   |    Mpn: 11069   |    Ean: 0502341106392   |    PartNumber: 11069   |   Asin: B000GUFOC8

Big Mirror, Small Price With a full 8 inches of aperture, the 8SE reveals details in even the faintest celestial objects. With this much light-gathering ability, you ll clearly observe Cassini s Division in Saturn s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and the Great Red Spot. Beyond the solar system, your 8SE will show you hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. And don t forget the Moon you ll see craters and geographic features like never before. Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That s why Celestron s engineers created NexStar SE s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard. Of course, it s what s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with pushbutton ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible. Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself! Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Control your telescope using your iPhone or iPad with our SkyQ Link, or add GPS functionality with SkySync. If you re interested in astroimaging, the NexStar SE is Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. For planetary imaging, there s no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with one of our Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

Amazon.com Review Celestron's Nexstar 8 SE telescope combines excellent optics and computerized "GoTo" tracking in a package that's light, portable and affordable. The legendary performance of Celestron's orange tube C8 telescope has been updated with high performance Starbright XLT coatings, and the single arm Nexstar mount now includes Celestron's easy to use "SkyAlign" technology.

The Nexstar 8 SE upholds Celestron's reputation for quality optics. When I use an 11mm Plossl eyepiece (almost 200x magnification) for example, I can easily see the Cassini Division in Saturn's rings. When I look at Jupiter, the pale orange color of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot is visible, and I've even been able to identify the polar caps and spot dust storms on the planet Mars. A 20mm Plossl eyepiece (about 100x magnification) is a good choice for viewing galaxies and star clusters. When I look at globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules the high contrast XLT optics show me a glowing snowflake made of hundreds of tiny pin-point stars! And a low power 32mm Plossl eyepiece is a good choice for views of larger deep space highlights like the Andromeda Galaxy and the Orion Nebula.



Celestron's patented "SkyAlign" system makes the Nexstar 8 SE very easy to use. I just pick the nearest town from the built-in list, enter the date and time, and point the telescope at three bright stars. I don't need a star chart because "SkyAlign" identifies the stars for me. When I just want a quick look at the moon or a planet, I like to use the "Solar System Align" option. After entering the date and time, I just point the telescope at the moon and press the "Align" key. That's all it takes, the computer takes over and the telescope begins tracking quietly and accurately. At star parties I often have my Nexstar up and running while older computerized telescopes are still waiting for their alignment stars to appear in the twilight.

The Nexstar 8 SE comes with a simple red-dot finder scope and a basic 25mm eyepiece. You'll want to add a few good eyepieces to take full advantage of the Nexstar 8 SE's excellent optics. At the very least get Celestron's bargain priced Accessory Kit which includes high and low power plossl eyepieces, or treat yourself to some top rated Tele Vue eyepieces. At twenty-four pounds total weight, the Nexstar 8 SE is unusually light and portable for an eight-inch telescope. The drawback of course is that some people will find it too light. Like other Schmidt Cassegrain (SCT) telescopes there are plenty of optional accessories to upgrade this telescope with, such as heavy duty tripods and an optical finder scope. If you want to try astro-photography, however, check out Celestron's CPC 800 Telescope which features a heavy duty mount and tripod and an 8x50 optical finder scope right out of the box. -- Jeff Phillips

Pros:

Excellent optics Easy computerized GoTo tracking Light, portable and affordable Cons: Plastic accessories Short battery life Too light for astro-photography

Features

  • The world's most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike
  • Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster
  • Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. Alignment Procedures : SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you're unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects; Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.Apparent Field of View:0.63 .Dovetail:Vixen / CG-5 Dovetail bar
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 12.99 x 23.66 x 42.01 inches (33.0 x 60.1 x 106.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 12.8 x 24.25 x 40.91 inches (32.5 x 61.6 x 103.9 cm)

First Available: 2003-11-01

Amazon Price: $999.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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List Price: $1,199.00 | Used Price: $884.45

Warranty: 2 Years

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  #6

Celestron NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - with Accessory Kit (Night Vision Flash Light, Sky Maps, Moon Filter, Optical Cleaning Kit)

Model: NexStar SE   |    Mpn: 11049 K   |    PartNumber: 11049 K   |   Asin: B00N0RPB1S

Astronomy made simple...Let a NeXStar SE help you find thousands of stars, planets galaxies and more at the touch of a button! In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NeXStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior coatings, the revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much more. With the NeXStar SE, you are in the driver's seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. Using the patented NeXStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view! Don't know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NeXStar SE give you a guided tour of the night sky! The Tour feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world! Not only can your NeXStar SE find objects, it can teach you about them as well. Information on the most popular objects can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control. Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NeXStar SE will help you take a closer look. Celestron's

Features

  • NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - 25mm E-Lux (53x) Eyepiece - StarPointer Finderscope - Internal Flip Mirror Diagonal for Straight Thru or 90 Viewing Angle - Pre-assembled Steel Tripod with Built-in Wedge - Software: NexRemote & The Sky L1 - Celestron Warranty - Bundle includes: - - Night Vision Flash Light - Sky Maps - Moon Filter - Optical Cleaning Kit
  • Celestrons iconic orange tube design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • 4-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. Youll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if youre unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Amazon Price: $410.46 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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  #7

Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope

Model: 21024   |    Mpn: 21024-CGL   |    Ean: 0050234210249   |    PartNumber: 21024-CGL   |   Asin: B001UQ6E4Y

FirstScope pays tribute to the men and women who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us! In 1609, world-renowned Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, introduced an elementary telescope to the growing astronomy community which sparked interest into the mysterious night sky for centuries to come. Four centuries later, Celestron offers the portable FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of history s most notable astronomers and scientists by displaying their names around the optical tube. We honor the contributions of these men and women, who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us. The FirstScope is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy. This quality Dobsonian style telescope features a 76 mm aperture reflector optical tube. FirstScope is an ideal entry level astronomical telescope. It is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object, making the viewing experience a snap! The compact design makes it easy enough to take with you on your next outdoor adventure. FirstScope is also stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk.

Features

  • High quality Dobsonian style stand with a 76 mm reflector optical tube make FirstScope an ideal entry level astronomical telescope
  • Portable and lighweight table-top design makes it easy to store, transport and setup your FirstScope Telescope
  • FirstScope is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object
  • Stylish and decorative design makes FirstScope a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 16 x 9 x 9 inches (40.6 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 9.84 x 9.84 x 15.75 inches (25.0 x 25.0 x 40.0 cm)

First Available: 2003-06-17

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List Price: $49.95 | Used Price: $36.99

Warranty: 2-YEAR WARRANTY

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  #8

Televue 3x Barlow 1.25 inch (1-1/4 in.)

Model: Barlow   |    Mpn: BLW-3125   |    Ean: 0410000032305   |    PartNumber: BLW-3125   |   Asin: B0001GJCJ8

Tele Vue 3x 1.25" Barlow Offered in 2x and 3x magnifications, these 1 " Barlows perform identically. Simply choose either or both based on your eyepiece collection. Features include parfocal-ization, 1 " filter threads, captive lock screws that won't fall out and full multicoatings. Barlows Concept: I originally designed the Tele Vue Barlow line to complement the high performance of our eyepieces. Only 2 elements of high index glass were required to reduce all aberrations to well below the airy disc in an f/4 system. It has taken a good 15 years, but I think we're finally laying to rest the popular myth of the "degrading Barlow." In a 1997 Sky & Telescope review, Terrence Dickenson wrote "...Technology has erased the old objections. A modern Barlow will not degrade your telescope's optics. Anyone telling you otherwise is using outdated information. Moreover, the highly regarded Nagler eyepieces and their clones have built-in Barlows - ample evidence that the lens is not some detrimental intruder." Thanks Terry, I couldn't agree more. Al Nagler Properly designed Barlows do wonderful things: They amplify power, slow the telescope's f/# (improving eyepiece sharpness), and give designers the opportunity to compensate for eyepiece aberrations. Tele Vue Barlows use multi-coated high index glasses for optimum aberration correction, exceptional contrast with virtually no lightloss. Observed performance is aberration free, even

Features

Brand: Tele Vue   |   Manufacturer: Televue

Package Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.3 x 5.6 inches (4.8 x 5.8 x 14.2 cm)

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  #9

Televue 2x Barlow 1.25 inch (1-1/4 in.)

Model: BLW-2125   |    Mpn: BLW2125   |    Ean: 0410000032213   |    PartNumber: BLW2125   |   Asin: B0001GJCIE

Tele Vue Barlows: "An Optically Perfect Window" Properly designed Barlows do wonderful things. First, they amplify power while retaining the eyepiece's eye-relief. Second, they slow the telescope's f/#, which improves eyepiece sharpness. Third, the designer can introduce compensations for eyepiece aberrations. Tele Vue's 1 1/4" 2x and 3x Barlows were envisioned as magnification windows. Multi-coated high index glasses assure optimum aberration correction, exceptional contrast and virtually no light loss. Tele Vue Barlows achieve their design goals even when tested by the fastest scopes. The Tele Vue design approach includes mechanical conveniences. The Barlows are parfocal with Tele Vue eyepieces. The 2X Barlow is threaded for 1 1/4" filters.

Features

Brand: Tele Vue   |   Manufacturer: Televue

Package Dimensions: 2.1 x 4.2 x 5.6 inches (5.3 x 10.7 x 14.2 cm)

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  #10

Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope WiFi Kit - with Skyportal Wifi Module

Model: Advanced VX   |    Mpn: 12031 KW   |    Ean: 0192223001060   |    PartNumber: 12031 KW   |   Asin: B07646YPG4

Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD: truly the ultimate entry-level astroimaging package. This package combines the groundbreaking new Advanced VXmount with Celestron's best optics, the EdgeHD optical system. This setup offers the astroimager maximum versatility allowing up to 3 different f-stop configurations. Users can attach a camera to the rear of the telescope and shoot at f/10, or attach our 8-inchfocal reducer (coming soon) and shoot at f/7. Additionally, EdgeHD is Fastar/Hyperstar compatible, giving imagers the option to shoot at ultra-fast f/2. No matter which configuration you choose, EdgeHD technology gives you pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the CCD sensor. With an 8-inch optical tube and our portable Advanced VX mount, this setup can be easily transported and assembled by one person. You'll also have plenty of load capacity to attach your camera and other accessories. This setup is simple enough for a beginner to use, but can also provide years of enjoyment for sophisticated astroimagers. About the Mount The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You'll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advance

Features

  • 8" EdgeHD Telescope - Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount - 9x50 Finderscope - 40mm 1.25" Eyepiece - 1.25" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal - Tripod - NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ) - 2-Year USA Warranty - Bundle Item: - Celestron Skyportal WiFi Module
  • 8 (2032 mm) f/10 Edge HD includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • Edge HD optical design fully corrects for coma and field curvature, delivering a truly flat field
  • Built-in tube vents with integrated 60 micron mesh filters allow hot air to be released behind the primary mirror
  • Fastar compatible tube comes with removable secondary mirror for fast f/2.8 imaging
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Amazon Price: $2,149.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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Celestron NexStar 5 SE Telescope

Model: 11036   |    Mpn: 11036   |    Ean: 4883033182891   |    PartNumber: 11036   |   Asin: B000GUHOYE

View the Universe s Most Impressive Celestial Objects The 5SE s five-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 5SE to a dark-sky site and you ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That s why Celestron s engineers created NexStar SE s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard. Of course, it s what s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible. Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself! Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. If you want to explore the world of astroimaging, the 5SE is a perfect choice. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. You can even remove the telescope s secondary mirror and replace it with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera for wide field images captured at f/2 using a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. Or, if you re interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 5SE with one of our Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

Celestron's NexStar 5 SE computerized telescope combines excellent optics and easy computerized GoTo tracking in a convenient portable size. The standard equipment tripod and mount feature easy no-tool setup, and the package even includes a student version of "The Sky" planetarium software for your computer. The excellent optics of Celestron's classic C5 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope have been updated with premium Starbright XLT optical coatings. This telescope consistently delivers crisp, high contrast views of the moon, the planets, and brighter deep space objects. The standard equipment 25mm plossl eyepiece produces a magnification of 50x, powerful enough to show the rings of Saturn, the cloud bands of Jupiter, and the changing face of the Lunar disk. Optional eyepieces can be added to bring out significantly more detail. I like to use a 12.5mm plossl (100x magnification) or a 7.5mm Ultrascopic eyepiece (166x) for high power views of the planets. With the 7.5mm Ultrascopic eyepiece I can usually see the Cassini Division in Saturn's rings and cloud bands on the planet itself. I like to use a 32mm plossl eyepiece for great low power views of deep space highlights like the Orion Nebula or the Double Cluster in Perseus.

The NexStar 5 SE package also includes a sturdy adjustable tripod, a motorized alt-azimuth mount, and the NexStar hand held computer controller. You won't need a GPS receiver or star charts to operate this telescope. The SkyAlign procedure is easy to use, and experienced observers will like the two-star align and solar-system align options because they are even quicker to set up. The steel tripod and alt-azimuth mount provide a solid base for the NexStar 5 SE. Vibration is not a problem, even while focusing at high power. The computerized tracking is also very good, easily keeping planets in the field of a high power eyepiece. The disadvantage of a computerized telescope, of course, is battery consumption. I like to use a rechargeable Celestron Power Tank because the standard AA alkaline batteries only last a few hours.

This telescope is perfect for visual observing, and allowed me to capture some sweet images of the moon and planets using a Celestron NexImage web-cam. For long exposure deep space photography, however, I'd take a look at Celestron's Advanced Series equatorial telescopes such as the C6 N-GT -- Jeff Phillips

Pros:

Excellent optics Light and portable Computerized GoTo tracking Cons: Short battery life Too light for deep space photography Suggested Options: Celestron Nine-Piece Accessory Kit Celestron Power Tank Battery Celestron NexImage Webcam

Features

  • Celestron's iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike
  • 5-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You'll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you're unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.Power Requirements:8-AA batteries (not included)
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 12.99 x 27.01 x 32.01 inches (33.0 x 68.6 x 81.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 12.99 x 26.77 x 32.28 inches (33.0 x 68.0 x 82.0 cm)

First Available: 2003-06-03

Amazon Price: $598.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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Warranty: 2 years warranty

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Celestron CPC 1100 StarBright XLT GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain 2800mm Telescope with Tripod and Tube

Model: 11075-XLT   |    Mpn: 11075-XLT   |    Ean: 0050234107518   |    PartNumber: 11075-XLT   |   Asin: B000ARFND2

A rock-solid dual Fork arm mount and large aperture At an affordable price: that s what makes the CPC telescope series a favorite among experienced amateur astronomers. Celestron s revolutionary skyalign plus an internal GPS make alignment a snap. Use the Computerized hand control to quickly slew to over 40, 000 celestial objects, then track your target precisely as it moves across the night sky. Imagers can place the CPC dual Fork arm mount on an optional HD Pro wedge to polar align it for long-exposure astrophotography. Thoughtful ergonomic design makes setting up and breaking down your CPC quick and painless.

Features

  • 11" Schmidt-cassegrain telescope with celestron's Premium Star Bright XLT optical coatings
  • Fully Computerized dual Fork arm altazimuth mount with internal GPS and database of 40, 000+ celestial objects
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Ergonomic design-comfortablyy move the telescope from location to location
  • Heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2 Steel legs and accessory tray
  • Ergonomic design so you can comfortably lift and move the telescope
  • Star diagonal and 1. 25 eyepiece included
  • Convenient hand control holder allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 37 x 19 x 36 inches (94.0 x 48.3 x 91.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 30 x 33.5 x 38 inches (76.2 x 85.1 x 96.5 cm)

First Available: 2003-06-17

Amazon Price: $2,799.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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List Price: $2,999.00

Warranty: Two Year

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  #13

Orion 10022 StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

Model: 10022   |    Mpn: 10022   |    Ean: 0759270099091   |    PartNumber: 10022   |   Asin: B002JO06PO

Whoever coined the phrase "big things come in small packages", would have definitely applied that expression to our new StarMax 90 TableTop Telescope. This ultra-compact Maksutov-Cassegrain (Mak-Cass) gives surprisingly big views for an instrument of its modest size, making it an elegant first telescope or a great grab-and-go second telescope! The long, 1250mm (f/13.8) focal length gives the StarMax 90 TableTop some serious magnifying power - the included 25mm and 10mm 1.25" eyepieces yield powers of 50x and 125x, respectively. It collects over 25% more light than its GoScope 80 cousin, and up to 225% more light than a 60mm refractor telescope. So you'll be able to enjoy planetary delights such as lunar landscapes, Saturn's rings and Jupiter's moons. As you scan the Milky Way, you''l also be able to pull in some open and globular star clusters, as well as a nebula or two. The tube assembly of the StarMax 90mm TableTop Mak-Cass Telescope is attached to a stable swivel base, via a quick-release dovetail mount with adjustable altitude tension. The tube can easily be removed from the base and mounted on an optional photo tripod. The small swivel base itself can also be mounted on a camera tripod with a 3/8" screw. A red-dot view finder, internal focuser (which moves the primary lens back and forth) and included 90-degree correct image diagonal round out the features of this compact, yet surprisingly capable, Mak-Cass telescope.

Features

  • This grab-and-go TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope provides powerful views of the Moon and bright planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars
  • Weighing just 6.5 lbs. assembled, this compact telescope and base can be taken just about anywhere to provide great views of the night sky while on road-trips, camping, or the short trip out to the backyard
  • 90mm aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope gathers enough light for beautiful views of brighter deep space objects like globular clusters, nebulas, and many bright galaxies
  • Nifty tabletop base provides a stable viewing foundation you can set on any sturdy table, or even attach it to a field tripod with a 3/8 or 1/4-20 threaded post
  • Includes two 1.25 eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal lengths), EZ Finder II reflex sight for easy aiming, 90 degree mirror diagonal for comfortable night sky viewing, and more!
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Brand: Orion   |   Manufacturer: Orion

Item Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.5 x 19.5 inches (26.7 x 26.7 x 49.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 10 x 10.16 x 18.03 inches (25.4 x 25.8 x 45.8 cm)

Amazon Price: $209.99 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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Meade Instruments 0810-90-03 LX90-ACF 8-Inch (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope

Model: 0810-90-03   |    Mpn: 0810-90-03   |    Ean: 0709942370119   |    PartNumber: 0810-90-03   |   Asin: B002AK4N74

The patented Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offers the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. This system also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates the diffraction spikes found in classical Ritchey-Chr tien designs. No competing Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope can make those claims. The 8" LX90 has an 8 diameter f/10 ACF optical system (focal length 2000mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Electronics include the advanced Meade AudioStar computer system with over 30,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16 channel genuine Sony GPS receiver. The AudioStar is flash-updatable via free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable required). All LX90 models feature the solid and stable LX90 aluminum double fork mount, with fast slew speed adjustable from 1 to 7 degrees per second. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount also has mechanical locks in both axis allowing adjustment even without power. The LX90 comes fully equipped with a heavy duty height adjustable Meade Field Tripod, 1.25" diagonal prism, Series 4000 26mm 5-Element Pl ssl eyepiece, and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC and an 8x50 optical viewfinder with quick release bracket. Scope weight is 33 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Features

  • 8" / f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics - 2000mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • 26mm Series 4000 Super Pl ssl
  • Standard Field Tripod
  • AudioStar handbox with speaker and Astronomer Inside
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Brand: Meade Instruments   |   Manufacturer: Meade

Item Dimensions: 21 x 47 x 14 inches (53.3 x 119.4 x 35.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 13.5 x 32 x 38.25 inches (34.3 x 81.3 x 97.2 cm)

First Available: 2018-12-10

Amazon Price: $1,699.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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Warranty: Comes with a 1-year limited warranty

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Celestron CPC 800 XLT Computerized Telescope w/Tube and Tripod

Model: 11073-XLT   |    Mpn: 11073-XLT   |    Ean: 0050234107310   |    PartNumber: 11073-XLT   |   Asin: B0009XH79U

A rock-solid dual Fork arm mount and large aperture At an affordable price: that s what makes the CPC telescope series a favorite among experienced amateur astronomers. Celestron s revolutionary skyalign plus an internal GPS make alignment a snap. Use the Computerized hand control to quickly slew to over 40, 000 celestial objects, then track your target precisely as it moves across the night sky. Imagers can place the CPC dual Fork arm mount on an optional HD Pro wedge to polar align it for long-exposure astrophotography. Thoughtful ergonomic design makes setting up and breaking down your CPC quick and painless.

Celestron CPC 800 XLT Computerized Telescope with Tube and Tripod Celestron's CPC 800 XLT telescope combines excellent Schmidt-Cassegrain optics with a state of the art computerized mount featuring GPS technology and user friendly design. This telescope is a solid all around performer likely to please both the experienced observer and the new astronomer. After using older computerized telescopes, Celestron's new SkyAlign system seems almost like magic. I don't need to remember obscure star names or use a star chart, I just point the telescope at three bright stars or planets and the CPC 800 tells me the star names! SkyAlign is one of several alignment options, and some options can even be used during daylight.

The drive base and heavy duty CPC tripod are unusually solid, it's the same base and drive system used on the larger CPC 1100 telescope. When I rap on the telescope fork the vibration is gone in less than a second. In practice this means easier focusing even at high magnification. The solid base and precise tracking is a real advantage while viewing the planets and while photographing them. I've been able to image the planets at focal lengths of f/30 and f/40 which would be quite difficult without perfect tracking.





Mars as seen through the Celestron CPC 800 XLT computerized telescope. The excellent optics of the CPC 800 XLT telescope show me excellent views of the planets. When I look at Jupiter with a 12.5mm plossl eyepiece (about 160x magnification) I see multiple cloud bands and I can see the pale color of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot. One night when the air was unusually still and clear I used a 7.5mm Ultrascopic eyepiece with a 2x Barlow for a magnification of 533X. Jupiter's moons were plainly resolved as tiny disks that night. When I look at Saturn at 200X I can usually see the Cassini division in the rings and make out four or five moons. When Mars comes closest to Earth every two years I've even been able to spot dust storms blowing across the Martian dessert.

The CPC 800 XLT also delivers beautiful views of deep space objects. The CPC 800 is large enough that galaxies begin to reveal their structure and globular star clusters are well resolved. At a recent Astronomy viewing night at a local school, some of the students liked globular cluster M13 the best. They said it looked like a snowflake made of tiny stars! The well known Orion Nebula is a winter highlight. Most telescopes will show four stars in the Trapezium, the bright multiple star inside the Orion Nebula, but with the CPC 800 I can often pick out faint stars "E" and "F" as well.

The accessories with this CPC 800 XLT package include an 8x50 finder scope, a 40mm plossl eyepiece (50X magnification), the NexStar computer hand control, and a 12 volt car battery adapter. You'll also need a 12 volt power supply. An AC adapter is available, but I like using a 12 volt battery pack because I don't need to be near an extension cord to use the telescope.

A few good eyepieces help me take full advantage of the CPC 800's excellent optics. Plossl eyepieces like the ones in Celestron s Accessory Kit would be an economical way to get started, and of course premium eyepieces like the TeleVue 10mm Radian offer delightful views of the planets. If I were choosing just two eyepieces to add to the CPC 800, I'd pick a 10mm X-Cel eyepiece (200X for planet viewing) and a 21mm X-Cel eyepiece (100X for globular clusters and galaxies) to go with the standard equipment 40mm (50X) eyepiece.

The CPC 800 XLT is an excellent all around telescope. The C8 optics are large enough to give me delightful views of deep space objects, and the optics are powerful enough to show me amazing views of the planets. Even with all this power the whole system is portable enough that I can easily transport my telescope to the local high school and share the view on Astronomy night. -- Jeff Phillips



Pros:

excellent optics solid drive base easy computerized finding and tracking Cons: 12 volt power supply not included Suggested Options: Celestron Accessory Kit Celestron Power Tank battery Celestron NexImage web-cam

Features

  • Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
  • 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 2032mm focal length
  • Aluminum optical tube construction
  • Starbright XLT high performance optical system
  • SkyAlign alignment technology
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 30 x 19 x 36 inches (76.2 x 48.3 x 91.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 31.5 x 36.42 x 40.55 inches (80.0 x 92.5 x 103.0 cm)

First Available: 2005-06-01

Amazon Price: $1,617.48 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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List Price: $1,999.00

Warranty: Two Year

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Meade Instruments 205004 ETX90 Observer Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Tripod, Eyepieces, and Hand Carry Case

Model: 205004   |    Mpn: 205004   |    Ean: 0709942997514   |    PartNumber: 205004   |   Asin: B01CPW0A8M

Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX 90 Observer continues that legacy. Starting your astronomy journey with the ETX 90 is an excellent choice. Take advantage of 90mm of aperture to enjoy close-up views of the solar system and celestial objects anytime, anywhere. Packing your ETX 90 Observer and tripod at a moment s notice is a breeze with the carrying case and durable tripod bag. The ETX 90 Observer fully equips the modern explorer with a sophisticated, automated and portable telescope. Its dual-purpose design includes a removable OTA and includes exceptional features like AudioStar, GOTO technology, and large 30,000 object database. It s a perfect scope to accompany you during camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. Exploring and night-sky stargazing is made fun, easy and educational. With the ETX 90, you ll see planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae at the push of a button. The legacy of the ETX Series continues. The ETX90 Observer has a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation at high magnifications. The Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) give maximum light transmission, ensuring the brightest images and the highest contrast. It has a flip mirror included to let light focus to the rear of the telescope (instead of the mirror reflecting the light 90 degrees to the eyepiece), allowing attachment of a camera on the back of the scope (adapters not included). The ETX90 Observer comes with a bubble Level/Compass to make sure your tripod and mount are level. Includes a portable but extremely stable full size steel tripod, and comes with an equatorial tilt plate, allowing for polar alignment which is critical for long exposure astrophotography. Also includes a hard carry case for the mount/optical tube and accessories, and a tripod bag for the tripod.

Features

  • Apeture 90mm / Focal Length 1250mm/ Ratio: F/13.8, Ultra-High Transmission Coatings /Internal Flip Mirror System for dual viewing
  • Two 1.25 9.7mm and 26mm Super Plossl Eyepieces / Red-dot viewfinder
  • Removable optical tube assembly (OTA), allowing the user to take the scope off of the fork mount for customization
  • Vixen-style dovetail / Dual DC servo motors /Full Size Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray, 2 Tier
  • AudioStar Computer Hand Contriller with 30,000 object data base and 4 hours of presentation
  • Includes a hard carry case for the mount/optical tube and accessories, and a carrying bag for the tripod
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Brand: Meade Instruments   |   Manufacturer: Meade

Item Dimensions: 61.5 x 33.7 x 39 inches (156.2 x 85.6 x 99.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 11 x 26 x 34 inches (27.9 x 66.0 x 86.4 cm)

First Available: 2018-12-10

Amazon Price: $449.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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Warranty: Comes with 1-Year Limited Warranty

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  #17

Meade Lx65 6-Inch Maksutov-Cassegrain

Model: 228002   |    Mpn: 228002   |    Ean: 0709942998870   |    PartNumber: 228002   |   Asin: B07P163CDN

The LX65 series 6" Mak features a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design for pinpoint Star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnifications.

Features

  • Ability to hold two optical tubes at once
  • 26mm super plods (1. 25-Inch) eyepiece and Red-dot viewfinder included
  • 2 Vixen-style dovetail
  • Built-in handle for enhanced portability
  • Audio star hand controller
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Brand: MEADE   |   Manufacturer: Meade

Item Dimensions: 63 x 39 x 33.5 inches (160.0 x 99.1 x 85.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 19.8 x 35.2 x 56.4 inches (50.3 x 89.4 x 143.3 cm)

First Available: 2019-05-28

Amazon Price: $899.00 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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  #18

Lx65 8-Inch ACF

Model: 228004   |    Mpn: 228004   |    Ean: 0709942998894   |    PartNumber: 228004   |   Asin: B07NVXVDPP

The LX65 series 8" Act has an advanced coma-free (ACF) optical design offering the coma-free Pinpoint Star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes

Features

  • 26mm super plods (1. 25-Inch) eyepiece and Red-dot viewfinder included
  • 2 Vixen-style dovetail
  • Built-in handle for enhanced portability
  • F/10 focal Ratio
  • Audio star hand controller
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Brand: MEADE   |   Manufacturer: Meade

Item Dimensions: 62.5 x 39 x 33.5 inches (158.8 x 99.1 x 85.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 21.2 x 38.1 x 57.1 inches (53.8 x 96.8 x 145.0 cm)

First Available: 2019-05-28

Amazon Price: $1,526.66 | as of 07/23/2019(3:01am pst)
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  #19

Cstar DM-5 Periscope with Shatter-Proof Mirrors and Wide Angle Field of View (Green)

Model: DM-5   |    Mpn: VEMTONA   |    Ean: 0653233115241   |    PartNumber: VEMTONA   |   Asin: B003GAMQ1C

12x42 HD professional binocular - visual feast for wildlife viewing

vemtona was created to provide today s bird watchers with the highest level of performance birding binoculars with unique design. We blend quality, functionality, reliability and superior design in every aspect of our optics, to provide you with the ultimate bird watching experience. 3x to 5x for Theatre, 7x for sporting event, 8x to 10x for bird watching, and 10x to 12x for stargazing.

Features

  • 12x42 high power binocular vemtona professional binoculars - Generous light-gathering, wide-angled 42mm lens with 12x High magnification delivers best-in-class clarity and brightness. Streamlined and ergonomic design makes for easy handling in long distance viewing. (311 ft, 1000 yds)
  • Premium BaK4 FMC for superb visual clarity our compact binocular uses the finest available lead free glass and multiple layers Of anti-reflective coatings ensures that the image you view will be as bright and sharp as possible, delivering 92% total light transmission. Professional for all outdoor sports activities such as stargazing, hiking, camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, travelling, surveillance, concerts and more.
  • IP55 waterproof, fog-proof and anti-slip grip prevents moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular telescope - designed to inhibit internal fogging, fit for DAILY use and most outdoor environment. Moreover, the external non-slip rubber armor can absorb shock while provide a firm grip, offering you excellent user experience.
  • Dual focus capability & precise adjustment user-friendly and fine adjustment with focus knob and Diopter rings, an improved eye cup design and tethered objective lens covers accommodate a wide range of users while increasing Convenience. 3x to 5x for the Theatre, 7x for sporting events, 8x to 10x for birdwatching, and 10x to 12x for stargazing.
  • Durable material & Satisfaction guarantee well-made by selected high-quality materials, VEMTONA 12x42 binocular telescope comes with a Lifetime Warranty. Comprehensive pre-sales and After-Sales service within 12 hours, shop with confidence!
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Brand: CStar Optics   |   Manufacturer: CStar Optics

Item Dimensions: 18.25 x 3.5 x 10 inches (46.4 x 8.9 x 25.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.8 x 10 x 18.5 inches (9.7 x 25.4 x 47.0 cm)

First Available: 2019-05-01

Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty against manufacturer defects for parts and labor

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Meade ETX105EC Telescope w/ Autostar Controller (497) and Tripod (884)

Model: 0105-03-20   |    Mpn: VEMTONA   |    Ean: 0709942990560   |    PartNumber: VEMTONA   |   Asin: B00008IOVW

12x42 HD professional binocular - visual feast for wildlife viewing

vemtona was created to provide today s bird watchers with the highest level of performance birding binoculars with unique design. We blend quality, functionality, reliability and superior design in every aspect of our optics, to provide you with the ultimate bird watching experience. 3x to 5x for Theatre, 7x for sporting event, 8x to 10x for bird watching, and 10x to 12x for stargazing.

The Meade ETX-105EC is among the most advanced electronically controlled telescopes. Manufactured with an aluminum fork mount dedicated specifically to its size and aperture, the ETX-105EC Astro telescope moves effortlessly across the skies on ball-bearing axes, in either manual or electronic modes. The Autostar controller turns the ETX-105EC into an automatic celestial-object locating system. Just plug the Autostar into the telescope's HBX port in place of the standard-equipment electronic controller, do a quick telescope alignment, and you're ready to observe any object in the Autostar's 30,000-object database. The ETX-105EC yields 36 percent more light-collecting power than the ETX-90EC. The entire range of celestial objects--the eight major planets, the Moon, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters--as well as terrestrial objects, may be observed with a significant, and immediately apparent, increase in resolution and image brightness. At the same time, the ETX-105EC maintains most of the compactness and ultraportability of the smaller-aperture ETX-90EC. Use the standard pushbutton electronic controller at any of four dual-axis speeds: 8x sidereal for image centering in the main telescope at high power; 32x for image centering at lower powers or for pushbutton object tracking in the altazimuth mode; slow mode for image centering in the viewfinder or for terrestrial tracking of nature and sightseeing; or medium speed for fast slewing across the sky. The observer can instantly select any of these speeds simply by depressing the speed button on the controller. The telescope s ultraportable design allows the viewer to view from any flat surface, be it a window sill, car hood, or picnic table. The optional tripod will raise the telescope to any comfortable height.

Features

  • 12x42 high power binocular vemtona professional binoculars - Generous light-gathering, wide-angled 42mm lens with 12x High magnification delivers best-in-class clarity and brightness. Streamlined and ergonomic design makes for easy handling in long distance viewing. (311 ft, 1000 yds)
  • Premium BaK4 FMC for superb visual clarity our compact binocular uses the finest available lead free glass and multiple layers Of anti-reflective coatings ensures that the image you view will be as bright and sharp as possible, delivering 92% total light transmission. Professional for all outdoor sports activities such as stargazing, hiking, camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, travelling, surveillance, concerts and more.
  • IP55 waterproof, fog-proof and anti-slip grip prevents moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular telescope - designed to inhibit internal fogging, fit for DAILY use and most outdoor environment. Moreover, the external non-slip rubber armor can absorb shock while provide a firm grip, offering you excellent user experience.
  • Durable material & Satisfaction guarantee well-made by selected high-quality materials, VEMTONA 12x42 binocular telescope comes with a Lifetime Warranty. Comprehensive pre-sales and After-Sales service within 12 hours, shop with confidence!
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Brand: VEMTONA   |   Manufacturer: VEMTONA

Item Dimensions: 12.6 x 25.3 x 32.1 inches (32.0 x 64.3 x 81.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 12.6 x 24.2 x 30.8 inches (32.0 x 61.5 x 78.2 cm)

First Available: 2019-05-01

Warranty: Other

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