This instrument is a very nice, extremely well made beginner's telescope. The high quality of the optical elements employed offers an unusually sharp, high-contrast image for this class of telescope. The permanently mounted red dot finder allows you to quickly and easily find object you wish to observe. The 1.25" rack and pinion focuser lets you smoothly adjust the focus. The telescope is ideal for the natural watching and terrestrial observing as well as for astronomical applications such as lunar and planetary observing. The OTA fixes onto the mount using the usual dovetail rail. The instrument can be completely assembled within a few minutes, without any specialist knowledge and without needing any tools.
The Celestron LCM mount:
This fully computerized mount is an affordable entry-level introduction into the world of the GoTo telescopes. The LCM (Lightweight Computerized Mount) combines the proven NexStar control with extremely low weight and sufficient stability for smaller telescopes. At the click of a button you are taken to any location you desire from the internal database of 4,000 stored objects with the mount then taking over the tracking for you. In other words, it automatically compensates for the rotation of the Earth, so that you always have the object you want to observe in the middle of field of view. Alignment is carried out by the simple 3 point method for example: you point the telescope at any 3 celestial objects, one after the other, and the software then calculates your exact location independently.
Included with the mount:
- Celestron LCM altazimuth single-arm GoTo mount
- NexStar hand controller, flash-upgradable
- aluminium tripod with eyepiece rack
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We provide extra help:
- We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
- We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
- Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.