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.
The NexStar 90SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope is an excellent beginner scope for planetary observing. Maksutov-Cassegrains use a meniscus lens, causing them to have a very slow focal ratio.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 22087(48 States)
The popularity of our previous short tube refractor models inspired us to go a step further with the introduction of our NexStar 102 SLT. You'll find that astronomical viewing is a delight with this large, powerful 4" telescope... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 22096(48 States)
Regular Price: $479.00
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Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 22097(48 States)
With 30% more light gathering than the 114mm telescope and 345x more than the human eye, the Celestron NexStar 130SLT Newtonian Reflector has the shortest focal length of the entire NexStar SLT series... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 31145(48 States)