Computerized (GOTO) Telescopes
Starting to learn the night sky from a light polluted area is quite easy; only a few stars to learn and see. Viewing from a dark sky for the first time can be startling but confusing. With the assistance of a GoTo Computerized Telescope, the amateur astronomer can have their telescopes guide them through the night sky through a few basic initial steps (these steps can differ depending on what alignment system the telescope mount accepts). With a simple computerized hand controller, time and date must be entered (if there is no built in GPS system) and the observer must slew to two named stars so the computerized GoTo mount can calculate coordinates accurately. Always make sure the mount is properly balanced prior to alignment; helps in accuracy. Some of the most common alignment systems include the Celestron All-Star, Two-Star, Sky-Align, Meade AutoAlign, and Vixen's StarBook Ten.
Celestron's C8 has been a best-selling optical system for decades. Combining a repuation for optical excellence with lightweight portability and great value, the C8-SGT is the perfect choice if you're looking for an advanced computerized telescope... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 11026-XLT(48 States)
The optics of the C8-NGT telescope are manufactured to Celestron's uncompromising standards. The C8-N uses diffraction-limited parabolic primary mirrors for razor sharp star images across a wide field of view.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 31062(48 States)
The C6S Advanced puts a new 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube on a robust German equatorial mount. It provides 44% greater light gathering capacity than competitive 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain optics... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 11079-XLT(48 States)
An excellent choice for the serious astronomer, the C6-R is the largest telescope in its class with over 6 times the light gathering ability of a 60mm. This deluxe quality 1200mm focal length, f/8 German Equatorial mounted achromatic refractor is an incredible value... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 21020(48 States)
Newtonian Reflector telescopes like the C10-NGT from Celestron are often praised for their light gathering power due to the mirrors. In the case of the C10-NGT, the light gathering power is 1317x more than the human eye!... Learn MoreModel#: 11048