Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope
If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky.
The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.
Celestron 21037 PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope
70mm (2.8") diameter refractor, 700mm focal length (f/10), German equatorial mount with RA and DEC slow-motion controls and setting circles, 5x24 finderscope, 20mm eyepiece (35x) - 1-1/4", 4mm eyepiece (175x) - 1-1/4", erect image diagonal - 1-1/4", Barlow lens 3x - 1-1/4", adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory tray, "The Sky Level 1" CD-ROM. Metallic charcoal black tube color.
Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope
If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.
Celestron NexStar 5 SE Telescope This type of telescope is in the class of some of the finest astronomical instruments and what they are is a combination of lens and mirror - they have both. There are several variations of catadioptic and the most popular is called the Schmidt-Cassegrain. Light comes into the tube corrected by a lens at the front then bounces off a mirror in the back. It then hits another mirror then goes to the eyepiece. So this telescope is a fine astronomical instrument and is of the quality that will give you an absolute lifetime of amazing star gazing and discovery. What it also gives you is much better performance than a reflector of the same size. This 5 inch telescope will outperform, quite significantly any 5 inch reflector telescope. You can also use it to take photos. But it does come at a cost. A five inch scope of this type can easily run over a thousand dollars. This is an investment you make when you want to experience the best in astronomy. One more important thing about this type of telescope is that the configuration of lens and mirror makes for a very manageable sized telescope. This whole thing fits in a suitcase and is easy to throw in the passenger seat of the car and take anywhere quickly. It is quite a bit convenient when you compare it to the dobsonian which is a big telescope.
Celestron NexStar 8 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope, Special Edition - with Deluxe Accessory Kit (5 Celestron Plossl Eyepieces, 1.25" Barlow Lens, 1.25" Filter Set, Accessory Carry Case
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.
Will's thoughts - This is a "wish I had" telescope. The kind of thing you get if you are seriously into astronomy and know what you are doing. I don't recommend it as a first telescope. This is something you work up to after spending a year or more with another telescope.
Celestron CPC 1100 StarBright XLT GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain 2800mm Telescope with Tripod and Tube
Internal GPS receiver automatically downloads the date, time and location from satellites SkyAlign system offers incredibly simple alignment; just point the scope at three bright objects and it does all the rest! Included NexRemote software package lets your scope be controlled by your personal computer Beefy dual-fork type mount with ultrawide gliding base Well suited to astrophotography thanks to a low-magnification secondary mirror & internal baffling which improves image's peripheral brightness Cords and cables will not become tangled upon the base 16-Channel GPS receiver guides with 9 slew speeds at its disposal Light gathering capacity 1593x greater than the human eye, with magnification range from 40-660x Limiting stellar magnitude of 14.7 with 12% secondary mirror obstruction
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