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Celestron 9.25 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
$2,499.00
Celestron 9.25 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
CPC 925 GPS XLT — Unique design, advanced features, GOTO accuracy, and superb optics. You get the picture.   Celestron’s 9.25” optical system has enjoyed a loyal following since we first introduced it with our Ultima 9.25” in 1995. Now the 9.25” optical tube is coupled with Celestron's newest computerized telescope family — the CPC GPS series.   The 9.25” was already a favorite among astrophotographers and discerning visual observers and it offers 33% more light gathering than our 8'' model. The CPC 925 GPS XLT was specifically designed for visual infinity focus when using 2'' eyepieces and has an optimized baffle system to benefit astrophotography by minimizing vignetting at the edge of the field of view. Its longer primary focal length and lower magnification secondary mirror contribute to a flatter field of view at the focal plane and helps to further reduce optical aberrations.   This feature packed model comes standard with Celestron's renowned StarBright multi-coatings. The CPC 925 GPS is compatible with the complete line of Celestron photographic and visual accessories.   What makes the CPC 925 GPS XLT great for astrophotography? Longer focal length primary and lower magnification secondary— Contributes to a flatter focal plane with less coma and off-axis astigmatism. Baffle design —Optimized for astrophotography. Minimizes vignetting at the edge of the field of view. This reduces light drop off at the corners of your film plane. Hand Figured Optics — Just like all other Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, the CPC 925 GPS optics are individually matched and hand figured to ensure the highest optical quality in every telescope. Focus mechanism — At the heart of Celestron's Schmidt-Cassegrain focus mechanism are pre-loaded ball bearings, not bushings, minimizing focus shift. Heavy-duty die cast aluminum fork arms —For maximum rigidity. Unique roller bearing design bearing and shaft —The telescope base rotates around a wide 9.5” track for maximum stability; especially important when equatorially mounted for imaging. Autoguider port — For interfacing an autoguider or a drive corrector for long exposure imaging or astrophotography. StarBright coatings — High quality multi-layer coatings maximize transmission of light to the film plane. Celestron's new CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign Alignment Technology re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for — quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerization and, most important, affordability.   Internal GPS The CPC Series' internal GPS receiver automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude and latitude.   Cel
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Celestron CGEM 9.25 Inch Edge HD Optics Telescope
$3,499.00
Celestron CGEM 9.25 Inch Edge HD Optics Telescope
The Celestron CGEM 925 HD combines Celestron's newly designed CGEM Computerized Equatorial mount with its new EdgeHD optical system. With over 9 inches of aperture and our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGE Pro 925 HD gives you over 1000 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.  Designed to give difraction limited performace, the CGEM 925 HD has established itself as a premier astro-imaging telescope.   New Optical Design   The EdgeHD optical system combines all the compact power popularized by the SCT and combines it with an improved high definition optical system for wide field, astrograph quality images. As a visual instrument  EdgeHD optics delivers pinpoint images even with your widest field eyepiece.  You can search for all of the Messier Catalog objects, and see hundreds of other equally interesting NGC, IC and Caldwell objects with amazing clarity. For astroimaging, the EdgeHD optics produce aberration-free images across your favorite CCD or DSLR camera. All EdgeHD optics are designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane precise enough to match the strict tolerances of the largest commercial ccd detectors, allowing all stars to be in tight focus to the very edge of the chip.   Diffraction Limited   Some companies boast that their telescopes give diffraction limited stars in the very center of the field of view.  EdgeHD optics not only produce diffraction limited stars on axis, but maintain diffraction limited stars across the entire field of view of many of the most popular astrophotography cameras. Even at the very edge of a DX format camera chip, the EdgeHD 9.25'' delivers star sizes of only 1 arc second.   Along with the newly designed optics, the  EdgeHD also has re-designed mechanics guaranteed to help you get the maximum performance from your instrument.   Features Include:   Mirror Locks – To hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging.   Tube Vents - Each vent has an integrated 60 micron micro-mesh filter allowing hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror   Fastar Versatility – All EdgeHD optical tubes are equipped with a removable secondary mirror for fast f/2 ccd imaging. Not only does imaging in the FASTAR configuration allow for exposure times that are 25 times faster than at f/10, but also yields a field of view five times wider. A perfect combination for imaging your favorite wide field objects in a fraction of the time. (FASTAR imaging requires a third party lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror).   CGEM™ Mount   The CGEM™ mount has a fresh, attractive, bold appearance and is capable of carrying Celestron’s higher-end SCT optical tubes (up to 11'') securely and vibration free which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing.   Ergonomic Design - CGEM was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and
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Meade Series 6000 115mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
$1,999.00
Meade Series 6000 115mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
Enjoy the heavens like never before with the Meade Series 6000 115mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope. This professional grade telescope will please the initiated while proving to be accessible to even the most unskilled user. Let your inner astronomer rejoice. Meade Series 6000 115mm ED Triplet APO Refractor #4507-00-05. For crisp wide field observing and imaging nothing can beat a true triple-element Apochromatic Refractor (APO). Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are among the finest available optically at any price. This large and impressive 115mm (4.5”) f/7 refractor has a focal length of 805mm making it ideal for observing and advanced astrophotography. Features a fully multi-coated triplet objective lens made from the highest quality FK61 ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or color fringing. Features a super precise dual speed 3 Crayford focuser with 10:1 gear reduction for ultra fine focus control. Standard equipment also includes a Meade Series 5000 2 diagonal with 99% reflectivity built in sliding dew shield 8x50 viewfinder and an aluminum hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use. Also includes aluminum cradle ring assembly with dovetail compatible with many commercially available mounts including the Meade LX80 Multi-mount. Mount and eyepieces sold separately. Optical tube measures approximately 31” long by 5.5 diameter and weighs 17.5 pounds. Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.
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Meade 20 Inch MAX2-ACF Telescope on MAX2 Robotic German Equatorial Mount
$35,999.00
Meade 20 Inch MAX2-ACF Telescope on MAX2 Robotic German Equatorial Mount
Meade is introducing the all new MAX2 Mount featuring the 20 ACF Optical Tube. This new MAX-2 Mount offers features and value not found anyplace else. Whether its for a college or research institution trying to maximize their budget or a discerning amateur astronomer looking to expand their astrophotographic aspirations into true science the MAX2 is the ideal platform for someone who wants a complete package for the price of competing optical tubes alone. Observatory-class performance 20 (full half meter) of aperture StarLock full time autoguiding with 1 arcsecond accuracy Ultra-High Precision Pointing StarLock Assisted Drift Alignment Advanced Coma Free f/8 optics 13.625 Drive Gears 250 pound total payload Clutchless fully enveloped permanently precision loaded worm gears Electronic front focusing Carbon fiber/kevlar optical tube Electronic collimation Internal cabling Local network control Remote web control ASCOM compliant This specialty telescope drop-ships directly from Meade Instruments. Availability & quoted time frames of delivery are subject to change. We will always provide you with the best possible estimate of time frames for your order. Call us for specific details if you are purchasing. We will provide you with the best known time frame of delivery. For Permanent Pier option please speak with us so we can fullfill your specific needs. So in other words don't order the Meade MAX2-ACF 20 telescope 5 days before your next star party and expect it to be there - of course we will always try!
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Meade LightBridge 12 Inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
$949.98
Meade LightBridge 12 Inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
In spite of its impressive size the Meade LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian - Deluxe is remarkably portable. This unique and lightweight telescope breaks down and sets up in just minutes and is designed to fit in virtually any size of car. Although it offers many advances including premium components and the high-quality optics for which Meade is known this scope is priced to compete with ordinary entry-level Dobsonians. This deluxe telescope comes complete with a 26mm QX wide-angle eyepiece with a 2-inch optical design and impressive 70-degree field of view. Other features include advanced 4-reticle red-dot viewfinder and steel RA roller bearings. It has a solid laminated base that is built to last resisting dew and the elements. This telescope features aluminum coatings with a magnesium fluoride overcoat provide bright crisp images full of detail and contrast. The included 2-inch Crayford-style machined aluminum focuser with 1.25-inch adapter enables smooth and precise focusing. The addition of a focus tension knob and lock design means that you have complete control over focus. A battery-powered built-in primary mirror-cooling fan brings the scope into thermal equilibrium both quickly and efficiently. It is located near the rear of the vented primary mirror cell for speedy cool-down. Originally founded in 1972 as a small start-up Meade Instruments Corporation is a world leader in both the design and manufacturing of telescopes for amateur astronomers. Meade combines innovation technological advances and a commitment to customer satisfaction product quality and value. Supplier SKU 1005-05-02 12 LightBridge (f/5) Truss-Tube Dobsonian
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Celestron NexStar 4SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle
$649.98
Celestron NexStar 4SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle
Celestron Power TankAC Adapter for power near an outletThe Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit for getting all magnifications levels. 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 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 and much more. Requires 8 AA batteries (user-supplied). 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 our 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. Celestron NexStar SE Key Features Computerized hand control with nearly 40 000-object database and motorized altazimuth mount Quick-release optical tube for easy no-tool setup StarBright XLT enhances coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity Flash-upgradable hand control; update your telescope's software via the Internet Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use Includes NexRemote telescope control software for advanced control of your telescope via computer THE SKY Planetarium software - with 10 000-object database printable sky maps and enhanced images About Celestron Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes Celestron's Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes are similar to Schmidt-Cassegrain models in regards to ease durability versatility and minimal maintenance but trade smaller fields of view for better resolution in planetary observation. The Maksutov-Cassegrain is similar to the Schmidt-Cassegrain with essentially the same advantages and disadvantages. It uses a thick meniscus correcting lens with a strong curvature and a secondary mirror that is usually an aluminized spot on the corrector. The Maksutov secondary mirror is typically smaller than the Schmidt's which gives it slightly better resolution for planetary observing. Advantages of Maksutov-Cassegrain Compared to Schmidt-Cassegrain Smaller secondary obstruction results in a slight increase in planetary detail and contrast Less expensive to manufacture Longer focal lengths resulting in higher magnifications for planetary viewing Disdvantages of Maksutov-Cassegrain Compared to Schmidt-Cassegrain Slightly heavier because of the thick meniscus correcting lens Increased time to reach thermal stability in larger apertures over 90 mm Longer focal lengths resulting in smaller field of view Let the astronomer in your life take their star gazing to the next level with this amazing NexStar telescope bundle. This bundle includes everything someone could need to see far off galaxies in an up-close and personal way. The telescope will allow views of up to 40 000 galactic objects. It can also give someone a guided tour of the stars and provide someone with the opportunity to learn about the galaxy in which they live. The kit comes with everything needed to see the galaxy in a whole new way.
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Authentic Models Vaugondy 1745 12.75-Inch Diameter Tabletop Globe
$249.00 $212.00
Authentic Models Vaugondy 1745 12.75-Inch Diameter Tabletop Globe
12.75-inch diameter; 19.75-inch height. Black oceans and continents with white outlines and text. Black solid hardwood stand with chrome finial and feet. Accurate replica of 18th-century original globe. Dramatic color scheme for modern, eye-catching style. History and modern style combine in the Authentic Models Vaugondy 1745 12.75-inch Diam. Tabletop Globe which features the construction and details of an 18th-century globe in a striking black and white color scheme. The papier mache core is similar to the original construction techniques of the time and hand applied paper gores replicate cartography from the original ancient globes. This striking all-black globe uses thin white lines and type to display the historical information and is offset by a simply modern stand made of black solid hardwood with shiny chrome feet and finial. This distinctive globe can be a great conversation piece a stylish accessory or an educational tool.About Authentic ModelsAuthentic Models strives to create and distribute a comprehensive collection of historic and fine art reproductions worldwide. Haring Piebenga founded the company in 1968 and today AM is a European wholesale manufacturer with warehouses and corporate offices in Oregon and Amsterdam. AM pursues original items at auction and uses these models for their design ideas. Each hand-made item appeals to the human need for nostalgia intrigue and beauty by evoking a story from the past. High-quality construction using only the finest materials ensures that these charming pieces will become treasured heirlooms in their own right.
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Meade 10 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC
$2,449.00
Meade 10 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC
Meade 10-Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC The LX90GPS can locate over 30000 objects including itself. Turn it on and the built-in Sony GPS receiver immediately determines your precise date time and location. In just minutes your scope is ready to give you a tour of the most spectacular sights in the universe with GPS precision. With all the features of a legendary LX90 plus the ability to track satellites Meade's new LX90 GPS has it all. When you consider competing methods of alignment (synchronizing your telescope's computer with the night sky) nothing is easier than Meade's AutoAlign. Not even competing three-object alignment methods. That's because LX90GPS telescopes are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. When it comes to industry leading optics oversized primary mirrors depth of features and value for your dollar the LX90GPS is the best Schmidt-Cassegrains on the market. The 10 LX90 has a 10” diameter f/10 optical system (focal length 2500mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Electronics include the advanced Meade 497 AutoStar computer system with over 30000 object library multiple guided tours High Precision Pointing capability and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. All LX90 GPS models feature the solid and stable LX90 aluminum double fork mount with fast slew speed adjustable from 1 to 7 degrees per second. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount also has mechanical locks in both axis allowing adjustment even without power. The LX90-ACF comes fully equipped with a heavy duty height adjustable Meade Field Tripod 1.25 diagonal prism Series 4
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Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Ultimate Bundle
$3,299.00
Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Ultimate Bundle
With the largest aperture of the Celestron CPC GPS line, the CPC 1100 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope delivers the most light gathering power and a limiting magnitude of nearly 15. The CPC 1100 GPS takes full advantage of its vast database of thousands of NGC and Abell galaxies and provides a new level of detail to all your favorite deep sky objects.    Celestron CPC Telescopes are available in three aperture size choices: The Celestron 11-Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain with StarBright XLT Coatings offers innovative technology that will allow you to look deep into space. This scope combines new SkyAlign alignment technology, advanced engineering, and a bold new design, all at an affordable price.   In fact, Celestron's Professional Computerized (CPC) Series with revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology redefines everything that amateur astronomers are seeking. They offer quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of setup and use, advanced ergonomics, enhanced computerization, and value for money. The 11-inch CPC truly has it all.   The Celestron CPC Series includes an internal GPS receiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites, pinpointing the telescope's precise location. This eliminates the need for you to input the date, time, longitude, and latitude manually.   Thanks to SkyAlign, alignment is a breeze. Simply locate and manually point the telescope towards three bright celestial objects - even the moon and bright planets will work. Celestron's NexStar software technology will then model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet, and celestial object above the horizon.   Once aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its remarkably user-friendly database. The CPC's database contains more than 40,000 celestial objects, including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, as well as NGC Galaxies, nebulae, and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. When using the ''filter limits'' feature, only those objects that are above the horizon at your exact time, date, and location will be displayed.   The new CPC Series telescopes feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems manufactured in Celestron's facilities in Torrance, California. In addition, the CPC is available with StarBright XLT high-performance optical coatings. These use state-of-the-art, thin-film, vacuum-deposition technology. To ensure consistent optical coatings of the highest quality, the process is tightly monitored and controlled by highly trained technicians. The result is image clarity so stunning it must be seen to be believed.   This telescope includes the NexRemote software, enabling you to operate it remotely from a PC or laptop. NexRemote supplicates all of the functions and features of the NexStar software on th
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SkyProdigy 6SCT Computerized Telescope
$1,074.99
SkyProdigy 6SCT Computerized Telescope
"A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology; SkyProdigy is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view! It’s that easy. Features include: Nearly Three Times the Light Gathering Power of the SkyProdigy 90 Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition Astronomy Software That Provides Education About the Sky Battery Pack Providing Over 30 Hours of Power Computerized Mount features include: Proven Computer Control Technology Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process With No User Intervention Required Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet Dimensions: 18"" L x 38"" W x 55"" H Weight: 23 lbs."
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