Celestron NexStar 127 SLT (5") Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Motorized Altazimuth Mount & 4 000+ Object Database

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Celestron NexStar 127 SLT (5") Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Motorized Altazimuth Mount & 4 000+ Object Database -

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. With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! Most NexStar SLT's can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.
Intelligent Design.
Powered by 8 AA (user supplied) batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18778) these NexStar GoTo's love to travel. The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs.
With the NexStar's ergonomically designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.
Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign.
Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign (patent pending), simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. You do not need to know the names of the stars you can even pick the Moon or bright planets!

Features:

  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
  • Fully computerized Altazimuth mount
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
  • High quality 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no toolset up
  • Includes CD-ROM "The Sky"; Astronomy Software which provides educationa bout the sky and printable sky maps
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
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Alignment Procedures:SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Database:4,000 Object Database
Dawes Limit (arc sec):0.91 arc seconds
Field of View (degrees):0.83º
Finderscope:StarPointer
Focal Length:1500mm F/11.81
GPS Compatible:Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
Hand Control:Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Highest Useful Magnification:300x
Light Gathering Power:329x unaided eye
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:13
Linear FOV (ft@1000 yds):44 ft.
Mount:Single fork arm, Motorized Altazimuth
Optical Coatings:Fully-Coated
Optical Design:127mm / 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain
Power Supply:8-AA batteries (user supplied)
Resolution: Rayleigh (arc sec):1.1 arc seconds
Slew Speeds:Nine slew speeds: 3½sec, 2½sec, 1½sec, 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
Tracking Modes:Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Tracking Rates:Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod:Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray

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