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Barska 15-45x50 Anchormaster Brass Telescope
$489.99
Barska 15-45x50 Anchormaster Brass Telescope
The Barska 15-45x50 Anchormaster with Floor Tripod is powerful yet elegant. It features 15x to 45x variable-zoom magnification power and 50mm objective lens diameter. Part of Barska's timeless Classic Connoisseur collection, the Anchormaster telescopes express traditional sophistication with exquisite mahogany and brass construction. The precision-made optics are in a class by themselves, as functional as they are beautiful. They boast fully coated achromatic lenses for crisp, brilliant images, and have been structured in a refractor design with helical focusing rings. Brass mounts allow you to move the scope smoothly in all directions. This telescope comes complete with a standing mahogany tripod that has extendable legs and polished brass joints. It is ideal for both celestial and terrestrial viewing. Barska is a worldwide sports optics company offering an extensive line of precision products. Known for combining innovation, advanced technology, and cutting-edge design, Barska provides customers with high-quality products at exceptional value. Each is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
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Zhumell Alexander Brass Zoom Telescope
$299.98
Zhumell Alexander Brass Zoom Telescope
With its brass construction, the Brass Zoom Telescope expresses classic elegance and traditional sophistication. Beyond beauty, this telescope features an arc-mounted, refractor design with helical focusing rings. Fully coated achromatic lenses provide brilliant images, while the brass mounts allow you to move the telescope in all directions for ideal positioning. An internal image-correcting lens provides right-side-up images, making this telescope suitable for both celestial and terrestrial viewing. With its combination of elegant brass and handsome mahogany wood, this telescope will make an eye-catching accent piece in any setting.   About The Classic Connoisseur Collection The Classic Connoisseur Collection is in a class by itself. These precision-made, high -quality brass optics products make a stunning addition to any décor and are as functional to use as they are beautiful to behold.  
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Barska 80mm Anchormaster Brass Telescope
$1,099.99
Barska 80mm Anchormaster Brass Telescope
36x magnification power. Fully coated achromatic lenses for crisp images. Standing mahogany tripod with brass mounts. Elegant sophisticated and traditional design . Ideal for both celestial and terrestrial viewing. The Barska 900x80 Anchormaster with Floor Tripod is both elegant and powerful with a striking mahogany and brass exterior. This remarkable telescope features 36x magnification power and 80mm objective lens diameter. Part of Barska's timeless Classic Connoisseur collection the Anchormaster telescopes express traditional sophistication with exquisite mahogany and brass construction. The precision-made optics are in a class by themselves as functional as they are beautiful. They boast fully coated achromatic lenses for crisp brilliant images and have been structured in a refractor design with helical focusing rings. Brass mounts allow you to move the scope smoothly in all directions. This telescope comes complete with a standing mahogany tripod that has extendable legs and polished brass joints. It is ideal for both celestial and terrestrial viewing.Barska is a worldwide sports optics company offering an extensive line of precision products. Known for combining innovation advanced technology and cutting-edge design Barska provides customers with high-quality products at exceptional value. Each is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Gorgeous and classic in design, the Barska 80mm Anchormaster Brass Telescope is as functional as it is beautiful. Crafted from mahogany and brass, the telescope provides 36x magnification and is ideal for stargazing or terrestrial viewing experiences. Easily glide the scope in any direction you want it to go so you never miss a thing and can effortlessly find whatever you're looking for, whether it's the Crab Nebula in the constellation Taurus or the Black-Bellied Whistling Duck. You'll never be disappointed by what you see.
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Meade LightBridge 10 Inch Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope
$699.00
Meade LightBridge 10 Inch Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope
It's not just a big telescope. It's a big telescope that goes anywhere. New LightBridge Truss-Dobsonian from Meade sets up and disassembles quickly so you can take one of these massive windows to the universe out to your favorite dark-sky location with ease. The LightBridge gives you high-quality Meade optics premium components and ultra portability all for about the same price as an ordinary tube Dobsonian. So get a LightBridge Truss-Dobsonian and prepare to cross the universe. Diffraction Limited Optics Meade optics consistently outperform telescopes of similar and larger aperture. Consumers know that Meade Optics Inside means that what they see through our telescopes will be views that are detailed crisp and full of contrast. Meade Optical Coatings Aluminum coatings with magnesium fluoride provide bright images full of detail. 2-inch Crayford-style Machined Aluminum Focuser with 1.25-inch Adapter Smooth precise focusing is achieved with this classic design. A unique focus tension knob and focus lock design give complete control over focus. Built-In Primary Mirror Cooling Fan Bring the telescope into thermal equilibrium quickly and efficiently with the battery-powered cooling fan. The fan is mounted to the rear of the vented primary mirror cell for fast cool-down. Steel RA Roller Bearings Roller bearings make movements smooth and effortless. Four reticles and varying brightness controls allow this deluxe finder to adjust to your observing needs. Series 4000 26mm Eyepiece This is a premium four-element 1.25-inch eyepiece with a stunning 52-degree apparent field of view. Series 4000 26mm QX Wide-Angle Eyepiece This premium eyepiece has a two-inch optical design and boasts a whopping 70-degree apparent field of view. Easy to Assemble and Quick to Set Up Metal Front Secondary Mirror Tube with 2-inch Crayford Focuser A Crayford-style focuser is a premium focuser that allows fast acurate focusing. Designed for serious observing a Crayford focuser is us
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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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Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC
$4,499.00
Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC
Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC The most widely used research telescope on earth now comes with the most advanced optical system. Meade's LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) optical system like the Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own optics similar to what the professionals use. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS Primary Mirror Lock Oversized Primary Mirror SmartDrive™ Smart Mount™ AutoStar II and more. Plus the LX200-ACF comes with observatory-class optics and a Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece. The new LX200-ACF: It's the biggest news in astronomy since well the LX200. The advanced in Advanced Coma-Free.A traditional Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) is a type of reflector that delivers a coma-free flat field of view via hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. RC telescopes (from a variety of manufacturers) are found in most of the world's top observatories and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. Fortunately Meade engineers developed a radical new Advanced Coma Free design by combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens-and-spherical-primary-mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element. This ACF design produces a coma-free flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes at a fraction of the cost. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism both of which are inherent in the traditional ACF design. When reviewing Meade's LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Sky and Telescope magazine said It does indeed perform like a Ritchey-Chrétien. The difference between the off-axis images (compared to a Sch
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Meade 8 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope
$2,599.00
Meade 8 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope
Meade 8 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC The most widely used research telescope on earth now comes with the most advanced optical system. Meade's LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) optical system like the Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own optics similar to what the professionals use. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS Primary Mirror Lock Oversized Primary Mirror SmartDrive™ Smart Mount™ AutoStar II and more. Plus the LX200-ACF comes with observatory-class optics and a Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece. The new LX200-ACF: It's the biggest news in astronomy since well the LX200. The advanced in Advanced Coma-Free.A traditional Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) is a type of reflector that delivers a coma-free flat field of view via hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. RC telescopes (from a variety of manufacturers) are found in most of the world's top observatories and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. Fortunately Meade engineers developed a radical new Advanced Coma Free design by combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens-and-spherical-primary-mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element. This ACF design produces a coma-free flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes at a fraction of the cost. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism both of which are inherent in the traditional ACF design. When reviewing Meade's LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Sky and Telescope magazine said It does indeed perform like a Ritchey-Chrétien. The difference between the off-axis images (compared to a Schm
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Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope
$168.49
Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Reflectors are a favorite of Amateur Astronomers providing the most light-gathering for the investment. Perfect for observing the Moon and planets like Saturn and Jupiter in detail. You can also view deep space objects like the Great Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy.Large 114mm Diameter Reflective Mirror Captures more light for brighter images and greater detailTwo Premium 1.25"" Eyepieces for superior eye relief and a wide visual fieldAutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software with Instructional VideoAssembles in MinutesA first look at the rings of Saturn or the craters of the Moon can inspire a lifetime of exploration. Go to any star party anywhere in the world and you'll see more Meade telescopes than any other.
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Meade 10 Inch LX600-ACF Telescope with StarLock & X-Wedge
$4,598.98
Meade 10 Inch LX600-ACF Telescope with StarLock & X-Wedge
All new Meade LX600 Telescopes Now you can have the most advanced imaging platform available. The Meade LX600 series telescopes feature StarLock for automatic alignment ultra-precision pointing and assisted drift alignment. The Meade LX600 telescopes are available with or without the all new X-Wedge for equatorial mounting the telescope. Now the LX600 telescopes feature an all new optical system featuring an oversized Low-Expansion Borsilicate primary mirror Schott Borofloat glass corrector plate diffraction limited optics and an f/8 focal ratio. And with the optional Meade LX600/800 focal reducer you can bring that down to f/5 for even faster imaging. Meade LX600 features: Advanced Coma Free Optics StarLock dual imager and full time autoguider GPS Receiver Internal Crayford-style focusing system with 7:1 focus control OTA tube balance weight system AutoStar II handbox with 145000 object library Smart Drive with Permanent Periodic Error Corrrection (PPEC) Patented Level North Technolgy (LNT) Alignment System 8x50 Viewfinder AutoStar Suite software Free AutoStar upgrades from Meade.com Meade StarLock High-precision autoguiding down to one arcsecond No need for separate guider or computer Captures field stars down to 11th magnitude Meade ACF Advanced Coma Free f/8 Optics New faster f/8 Advanced Coma Free optics Two-Speed Crayford-Style Focuser with 7:1 micro adjustment Optional f/5 field flattener/focal reducer available Meade X-Wedge CNC Machined Aircraft-Grade Aluminum 30% More Stable Smooth Accurate Adjustment
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Meade 14 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC
$6,999.00
Meade 14 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC
Meade 14 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC The most widely used research telescope on earth now comes with the most advanced optical system. Meade's LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) optical system like the Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own optics similar to what the professionals use. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS Primary Mirror Lock Oversized Primary Mirror SmartDrive™ Smart Mount™ AutoStar II and more. The new LX200-ACF: It's the biggest news in astronomy since well the LX200. The advanced in Advanced Coma-Free.A traditional Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) is a type of reflector that delivers a coma-free flat field of view via hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. RC telescopes (from a variety of manufacturers) are found in most of the world's top observatories and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. Fortunately Meade engineers developed a radical new Advanced Coma Free design by combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens-and-spherical-primary-mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element. This ACF design produces a coma-free flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes at a fraction of the cost. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism both of which are inherent in the traditional ACF design. When reviewing Meade's LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Sky and Telescope magazine said It does indeed perform like a Ritchey-Chrétien. The difference between the off-axis images (compared to a Schmidt-Cassegrain) was dramatic to say the least. f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Building from a classi
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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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Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC
$1,799.00
Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC
Meade 8-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 8 LX90 has an 8” diameter f/10 optical system (focal length 2000mm) 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 400
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Meade 10 Inch LX600-ACF Telescope with StarLock
$4,499.00
Meade 10 Inch LX600-ACF Telescope with StarLock
All new Meade LX600 Telescopes Now you can have the most advanced imaging platform available. The Meade LX600 series telescopes feature StarLock for automatic alignment ultra-precision pointing and assisted drift alignment. The Meade LX600 telescopes are available with or without the all new X-Wedge for equatorial mounting the telescope. Now the LX600 telescopes feature an all new optical system featuring an oversized Low-Expansion Borsilicate primary mirror Schott Borofloat glass corrector plate diffraction limited optics and an f/8 focal ratio. And with the optional Meade LX600/800 focal reducer you can bring that down to f/5 for even faster imaging. Meade LX600 features: Advanced Coma Free Optics StarLock dual imager and full time autoguider GPS Receiver Internal Crayford-style focusing system with 7:1 focus control OTA tube balance weight system AutoStar II handbox with 145000 object library Smart Drive with Permanent Periodic Error Corrrection (PPEC) Patented Level North Technolgy (LNT) Alignment System 8x50 Viewfinder AutoStar Suite software Free AutoStar upgrades from Meade.com Meade StarLock High-precision autoguiding down to one arcsecond No need for separate guider or computer Captures field stars down to 11th magnitude Meade ACF Advanced Coma Free f/8 Optics New faster f/8 Advanced Coma Free optics Two-Speed Crayford-Style Focuser with 7:1 micro adjustment Optional f/5 field flattener/focal reducer available
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Meade 10 Inch LX200-ACF Telescope Ultimate Bundle
$3,599.98
Meade 10 Inch LX200-ACF Telescope Ultimate Bundle
Meade 10 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC The most widely used research telescope on earth now comes with the most advanced optical system. Meade's LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) optical system like the Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own optics similar to what the professionals use. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS Primary Mirror Lock Oversized Primary Mirror SmartDrive™ Smart Mount™ AutoStar II and more. Plus The new LX200-ACF: It's the biggest news in astronomy since well the LX200. The advanced in Advanced Coma-Free.A traditional Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) is a type of reflector that delivers a coma-free flat field of view via hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. RC telescopes (from a variety of manufacturers) are found in most of the world's top observatories and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. Fortunately Meade engineers developed a radical new Advanced Coma Free design by combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens-and-spherical-primary-mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element. This ACF design produces a coma-free flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes at a fraction of the cost. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism both of which are inherent in the traditional ACF design. When reviewing Meade's LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Sky and Telescope magazine said It does indeed perform like a Ritchey-Chrétien. The difference between the off-axis images (compared to a Schmidt-Cassegrain) was dramatic to say the least. f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Building from a c
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Meade 130mm LX800 Telescope with StarLock
$9,994.98
Meade 130mm LX800 Telescope with StarLock
Meade Instruments introduces the latest in a long line of advanced astronomical products. The all new Meade LX800 Equatorial Telescope Mount featuring StarLock technology is the most exciting product to hit the astronomy community in a decade. Now available with the new Series 6000 3 element air-spaced f/7 apochromatic refractor! This finely machined and finish OTA features superior optical performance a 3 Crayford-style 10:1 focuser and an optional 3 field flattener. Meade LX800 - Precision Machined Solid German Equatorial Mount Constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum the Meade LX800 mount presents a rock-solid platform with precision roller bearings on both axes and a 1.75 inch stainless steel R.A. shaft. Its .68 diameter brass worms and 5.8 inch diameter 225-tooth aluminum gears deliver smooth precise movement with up to a 90 pound instrument load. Add to this internal cabling and the AutoStar II fully-computerized GoTo system with GPS with a database of over 144000 objects. All this sets atop a new ultra-stable tripod. Meade StarLock - Full-Time Automatic Guiding StarLock is the heart of the Meade LX800 Mount. Its the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core StarLock uses a 80mm f/5 optic and a super wide angle lens in a two camera system that automatically finds your target in high-precision immediately captures a field star as dim as 11th magnitude and then guides to an incredible accuracy of one arcsecond. StarLock achieves this amazing accuracy because unlike add-on guiders StarLock is integrated into the telescope control system and communicates directly with the motor controllers in real time with a maximum precision of 0.01 arcseconds. There's no need for a separate guider or computer and the StarLock requires no calibration no use
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Meade 12 Inch LX600-ACF Telescope with StarLock
$5,499.00
Meade 12 Inch LX600-ACF Telescope with StarLock
All new Meade LX600 Telescopes Now you can have the most advanced imaging platform available. The Meade LX600 series telescopes feature StarLock for automatic alignment ultra-precision pointing and assisted drift alignment. The Meade LX600 telescopes are available with or without the all new X-Wedge for equatorial mounting the telescope. Now the LX600 telescopes feature an all new optical system featuring an oversized Low-Expansion Borsilicate primary mirror Schott Borofloat glass corrector plate diffraction limited optics and an f/8 focal ratio. And with the optional Meade LX600/800 focal reducer you can bring that down to f/5 for even faster imaging. Meade LX600 features: Advanced Coma Free Optics StarLock dual imager and full time autoguider GPS Receiver Internal Crayford-style focusing system with 7:1 focus control OTA tube balance weight system AutoStar II handbox with 145000 object library Smart Drive with Permanent Periodic Error Corrrection (PPEC) Patented Level North Technolgy (LNT) Alignment System 8x50 Viewfinder AutoStar Suite software Free AutoStar upgrades from Meade.com Meade StarLock High-precision autoguiding down to one arcsecond No need for separate guider or computer Captures field stars down to 11th magnitude Meade ACF Advanced Coma Free f/8 Optics New faster f/8 Advanced Coma Free optics Two-Speed Crayford-Style Focuser with 7:1 micro adjustment Optional f/5 field flattener/focal reducer available
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Meade 10 Inch LX800 ACF Telescope with StarLock
$8,998.99
Meade 10 Inch LX800 ACF Telescope with StarLock
Meade Instruments introduces the latest in a long line of advanced astronomical products. The all new Meade LX800 Equatorial Telescope Mount featuring StarLock technology is the most exciting product to hit the astronomy community in a decade. Faster Sharper Optical System Building on Meade's award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics the LX800 employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that assures crisp pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. The all-new OTAs feature an internal Crayford-style zero image-shift focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 control that rigidly holds the primary mirror eliminating the need for a mirror lock. In addition with the LX800s optional large-format three-element f/5 focal reducer/field flattener you gain even wider fields faster exposures and a flat field even on larger sensors. Meade LX800 - Precision Machined Solid German Equatorial Mount Constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum the Meade LX800 mount presents a rock-solid platform with precision roller bearings on both axes and a 1.75 inch stainless steel R.A. shaft. Its .68 diameter brass worms and 5.8 inch diameter 225-tooth aluminum gears deliver smooth precise movement with up to a 90 pound instrument load. Add to this internal cabling and the AutoStar II fully-computerized GoTo system with GPS with a database of over 144000 objects. All this sets atop a new ultra-stable tripod. Meade StarLock - Full-Time Automatic Guiding StarLock is the heart of the Meade LX800 Mount. Its the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core StarLock uses a 80mm f/5 optic and a super wide angle lens in a two camera system that automatically finds your target in high-precision immediately captures a field star as dim as 11th magnitude and then guide
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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 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
$1,999.00
Celestron 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
The CPC 800 GPS XLT is the most portable of Celestron's top-of-the-line fork-mounted astronomical telescopes and includes Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings. This telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or, with optional wedge and CCD cameras, as a serious astrophotographer's tool. Turn this scope to planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassini's Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach. Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of only 42 lb., this telescope is portable enough to setup in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location.   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.   Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign Once the CPC's internal GPS has established the telescope's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply locate and use hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars — you may even pick the moon or bright planets! Celestron's NexStar® software technology will 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 user-friendly database.   Celestial Object Database The CPC database contains over 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. Filter Limits let you filter out objects that are outside of your local horizon (ie, if trees or mountains were in the way).   Identify feature tells you what you're looking at, but it can also be a very fun way to tour around the sky. Just point the telescope up somewhere and ask it to identify Messier objects (for instance) and it will show you the 5 nearest Messier objects to your position and let you GOTO them. You can keep doing this for different parts of the sky or for different object types -- it is a lot of fun.   There's also ''Solar Sys Align'' that lets you align on the sun or moon for daytime observing -- it is easy to use this to see planets or bright stars in the day.   Innov
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Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope
$399.98
Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope
The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger! We are proud to introduce the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope. The Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope has 30% more light-gathering power than our 114mm telescope.   And the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope, like the other models in the SLT Series, comes with a fully computerized hand control. The computerized hand control gives you the ability to automatically track to view any of its 4,000+ objects, including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters, and dozens of beautiful binary stars.   With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes.   Begin to explore some of the fainter Messier objects using the additional light-gathering capabilities of the 130 SLT’s 5'' primary mirror.   Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.   Portable, User-friendly Design Powered by 8 AA user-supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter, this NexStar telescope is ready 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.   General Compatible with 2-inch eyepieces High-quality 130mm reflector Fully computerized altazimuth mount StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube, and accessory tray for quick no-tool set up Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included Includes CD-ROM ''The Sky'' Astronomy Software, which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps   Computerized Proven NexStar computer control technology Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process Flash-upgradable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use   About Celestron Reflector Telescopes A Newtonian reflector uses a single concave mirror as its primary. Light enters the tube traveling to the mirror at the back end. Light is then ''bent'' forward in the tube to a single point, its focal plane. A flat mirror called a ''diagonal'' intercepts the light and points it out the side of the tu
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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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Celestron CGE Pro 11 Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
$6,999.00
Celestron CGE Pro 11 Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
The CGE Pro 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is part of Celestron's ''Top-of-the-Line'' German Equatorial mounted astronomical telescopes. With the optical tube assembly of the CGE Pro 1100 weighing only 27.5 lb., this telescope is still portable enough to be taken to dark skies, and it has 89% more light gathering power than an 8'' telescope and more than 40% more than the 9.25''.   This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment; it is a serious scientific research tool that comes with Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings.   For astrophotography, the German Equatorial mount offers easier balancing, unlimited space at the rear of the telescope tube to mount a camera, and whole sky access. Now you can enjoy all of the NexStar software and database features with the extra stability and portability of a German Equatorial mount.   In addition to being fully computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, the CGE Pro German Equatorial mount has been completely redesigned to offer numerous design advantages:   Increased Payload Capacity – With a maximum payload of 90lbs the CGE Pro mount is able to hold the 9.25'' telescope more securely even when fully loaded with all your imaging gear.   All-Star Polar Alignment – Choose any bright alignment star for a software assisted alignment of the mounts polar axis that will have you ready for imaging even if you can't see the North Star.   No-Tool polar alignment – Larger hand knobs for both Altitude and Azimuth adjustments.   Meridian Tracking – Extended tracking pass the Meridian of up to 20 degrees of uninterrupted imaging through the best part of the sky.   Faster slew speed – Improved gearing and motors provide faster slew speeds than ever before with a maximum slew rate of over 5°/per second.   In addition to these improvements, the Celestron line of German Equatorial mounts has long been recognized for features preferred by visual observers and astrophotographer alike. Among them include:   Portability – Set up and transportation of the CGE Pro telescopes is made easy by separating the mount into smaller, easy-to-carry components. Unlike fork arm mounted telescopes, the CGE's optical tubes can be quickly removed from their mounts making even the CGE Pro1400 easily assembled in minutes.   Stability – Recognized for superior stability, German Equatorial mounts place the center of gravity directly over the tripod legs and can be easily polar aligned without the use of an optional equatorial wedge. This proven design reduces the “tuning fork” vibration that can be associated with undersized fork mounts. An improved Super HD Tripod supports the CGE Pro mount. This fully extendable tripod is made from the finest 2.75'' stainless steel and can be raised to a height of 5
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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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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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Celestron NexStar 5 SE Telescope
$599.00
Celestron NexStar 5 SE Telescope
Astronomy Made Simple 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. 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, but 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. The days of complicated telescope assembly and setup are over. NexStar SE telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required!   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-upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's operating 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 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes Celestron’s excellent Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes are compact and portable and represent the best all-purpose design for a wide variety of uses from terrestrial and deep sky viewing to astrophotography. Catadioptrics use a combination of mirrors and lenses to ''fold'' (reflect) the light path and form an image. In a Schmidt-Cassegrain, the light enters through a thin aspheric Schmidt correcting lens. It then strikes the spherical primary mirror. It is reflected back up the tube and intercepted by a small secondary mirror which reflects the light out an opening in the rear of the instrument where the image is formed at the eyepiece. Catadioptrics are the most popular and most modern type of telescope optical design and are marketed throughout the w
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iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount
$399.98
iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount
Introducing our SmartStar™-A-R80 Entry Level refracting telescope system. Designed with the latest technology the 80 mm lens is crafted with a fluorite based, low dispersion glass that is ground and polished to exact specifications.   The precision design is excellent for viewing bright stars, planets and their moons, as well as for bird watching and other land objects. Two eye pieces come standard to allow for flexibility in viewing either a wider field or a single focused object. Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial – The Cube™ The SmartStar™-A-R80 refractor telescope comes with our patented Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial, a.k.a. The Cube™. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. The mount can be level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial. In addition, there are no “dead spots” – so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you’re camping or at any remote location. The most easy to understand controller on the market The GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go. More precise speed control for viewing objects The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish. USB Port The 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control. With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software. This enables you to utilize the CPU, large screen, and disk space of your  PC/laptop. With a wide selection of software, your star gazing experience will never be the same again. Simply a better tripod Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar™ Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night. GoToNovaTM Computerized Control System The revolutionary GoTo
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iOptron Solar 60 Telescope with Solar Filter and Electronic Eyepiece
$354.00
iOptron Solar 60 Telescope with Solar Filter and Electronic Eyepiece
New from iOptron -- The Solar 60TM computerized telescope system! Now your family or classroom can see sun spots right on a computer screen. The computerized telescope locates and auto-tracks to keep the sun (or moon, planets, and other celestial objects) in view. With heavy solar activity predicted for 2012 -- this is the ideal system to capture video or still photos of the sun spots and their movements. Set it up at home or school and everyone can see the daily changes in the sun spots. The Solar 60TM comes complete with the iE1300 electronic eyepiece and a threaded solar filter to switch to nightime viewing. Also included is a matching orange back pack for easy storage and travel.   60mm Refractor/ f6.0 Threaded Solar Filter allows for day and night viewing Electronic Eyepiece w/ USB cable Highly portable–total weight SmartStar® GoTo technology 4-line LCD screen hand controller 5,000+ object database Traditional eyepiece included Aluminum tripod Matching back pack
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iOptron SmartStar E N114 GoTo Reflector Telescope
$279.98
iOptron SmartStar E N114 GoTo Reflector Telescope
Introducing our SmartStar™ E-N114 Newtonian telescope system. Designed with the latest technology the 114 mm mirror is crafted with aluminum coated mirrors and exacting alignment. The precision design virtually eliminates chromatic aberration for a crisp image without a rainbow halo. You’ll be able to view planets star clusters and nebulae up close. With the SmartStar™ E-N114 you’ll also be able to take dramatic astro-photographs. Two eye pieces come standard to allow for flexibility in viewing either a wider field or a single focused object.Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™The SmartStar™-E-N114 comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth Mount a.k.a. The Cube™. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. In addition there are no “dead spots” – so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon whereas other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you’re camping or at any remote location.The most easy to understand controller on the marketThe GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has a larger LCD screen with more lines of content compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large LCD screen you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.More precise speed control for viewing objectsThe control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 5 different drive speeds keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish.Simply a better tripodMade of 1-inch heavy
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iOptron SmartStar E MC90 GoTo Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
$349.98
iOptron SmartStar E MC90 GoTo Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
Our iOptron SmartStar™ E-MC90 telescope system is the ideal choice for deep space viewing and astrophotography. This 90mm-diameter Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope dramatically reduces the chromatic aberration that plagues its Refractor counterparts and has a focal length of 1200mm. This light weight, ultra-compact scope offers a great combination of power and transportability, and brings stargazing to a whole other level. Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™ The SmartStar™-E-MC90 comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth Mount, a.k.a. The Cube™. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. In addition, there are no “dead spots” – so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you’re camping or at any remote location. The most easy to understand controller on the market The GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has a larger LCD screen with more lines of content compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large LCD screen, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go. More precise speed control for viewing objects The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 5 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish. Simply a better tripod Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar™ Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night. GoToNovaTM Computerized Control System The revolutionary GoToNovaTM computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today. With a database of 5,000 celestial objects, including all of the most famous galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, not to mention the planets, you’ll be able to enjoy star gazing with the simple push of a button. Features: 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope1200mm Focal LengthHeavy duty stainless steel tripodAlt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™-- The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotationIncludes the GoToNovaTM Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.5000 object database plus 256 user-defined objectsThe largest LCD screen on the market with 4 lines and 21-character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons.Drive
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iOptron SmartStar A N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount
$339.98
iOptron SmartStar A N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount
Introducing our SmartStar™-A-N114 Newtonian telescope system. Designed with the latest technology the 114 mm mirror is crafted with aluminum coated mirrors and exacting alignment. The precision design virtually eliminates chromatic aberration for a crisp image without a rainbow halo. You’ll be able to view planets star clusters and nebulae up close. With the SmartStar™ A-N114 you’ll also be able to take dramatic astro-photographs. Two eye pieces come standard to allow for flexibility in viewing either a wider field or a single focused object.Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial – The Cube™The SmartStar™-A-N114 Newtonian reflector telescope comes with our patented Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial a.k.a. The Cube™. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. The mount can be level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial. In addition there are no “dead spots” – so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon whereas other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you’re camping or at any remote location.The most easy to understand controller on the marketThe GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.More precise speed control for viewing objectsThe control system also allows you to
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iOptron SmartStar G R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope
$339.98
iOptron SmartStar G R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope
Introducing our SmartStar-G-R80 Entry Level telescope system. Designed with the latest technology the 80 mm lens is crafted with a fluorite based, low dispersion glass that is ground and polished to exact specifications.   The precision design is excellent for viewing bright stars, planets and their moons, as well as for bird watching and other land objects. Two eye pieces come standard to allow for flexibility in viewing either a wider field or a single focused object.   Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube   The SmartStar™-G-R80 comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth telescope mount, a.k.a. The Cube. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. In addition, there are no “dead spots” – so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you’re camping or at any remote location.   The most easy to understand controller on the market   The GoToNova Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.   More precise speed control for viewing objects   The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish.   USB Port   The 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control. With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software. This enables you to utilize the CPU, large screen, and disk space of your  PC/laptop. With a wide selection of software, your star gazing experience will never be the same again.   Simply a better tripod   Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night.   GoToNovaTM Computerized Control System   The revolutionary GoToNova computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tra
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iOptron SmartStar G MC90 GoTo GPS Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
$449.98
iOptron SmartStar G MC90 GoTo GPS Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
Our SmartStar™-G-MC90 telescope system is the ideal choice for deep space viewing and astrophotography. This 90mm-diameter Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope dramatically reduces the chromatic aberration that plagues its Refractor counterparts and has a focal length of 1200mm. This light weight, ultra-compact scope offers a great combination of power and transportability, and brings stargazing to a whole other level. Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™ The SmartStar™-G-MC90 comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth telescope mount, a.k.a. The Cube™. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. In addition, there are no “dead spots” – so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you’re camping or at any remote location The most easy to understand controller on the market The GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go. More precise speed control for viewing objects The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish. USB Port The 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control. With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software. This enables you to utilize the CPU, large screen, and disk space of your PC/laptop. With a wide selection of software, your star gazing experience will never be the same again. Simply a better tripod Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar™ Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night. GoToNovaTM Computerized Control System The revolutionary GoToNovaTM computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today. With a database of 50,000 celestial objects, including all of the most famous galaxies, nebulae, star clus
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iOptron SmartStar A MC90 GoTo GPS Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount
$449.98
iOptron SmartStar A MC90 GoTo GPS Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount
Our SmartStar™ E-MC90 telescope system is the ideal choice for deep space viewing and astrophotography. This 90mm-diameter Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope dramatically reduces the chromatic aberration that plagues its Refractor counterparts and has a focal length of 1200mm. This light weight, ultra-compact scope offers a great combination of power and transportability, and brings stargazing to a whole other level. Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial – The Cube™ The SmartStar™-A-MC90 comes with our patented Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial, a.k.a. The Cube™. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. The mount can be level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial. In addition, there are no “dead spots” – so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you’re camping or at any remote location. The most easy to understand controller on the market The GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go. More precise speed control for viewing objects The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish. USB Port The 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control. With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software. This enables you to utilize the CPU, large screen, and disk space of your PC/laptop. With a wide selection of software, your star gazing experience will never be the same again. Simply a better tripod Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar™ Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night. GoToNovaTM Computerized Control System The revolutionary GoToNovaTM computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system
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Celestron CGE Pro HD 14 Inch EdgeHD Optics Telescope
$9,999.00
Celestron CGE Pro HD 14 Inch EdgeHD Optics Telescope
The CGE Pro 1400 HD combines Celestron's state of the art CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial mount with its new EdgeHD optical system. With more than 60% more light gathering power than the 11'' telescope, this observatory-class instrument is Celestron’s largest optical system in its class.   Featuring our premium StarBright XLT coatings, this telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment; it is a serious scientific research tool. German Equatorial mounts are recognized as being the superior choice for astrophotography because of their rock solid stability, simple balancing and easy accessibility for attaching equipment. With sophisticated software features like the Hibernate function, the CGE Pro can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an ideal instrument for a permanent observatory facility   Celestron's New Optical Design   The Celestron EdgeHD optical system takes all of the compact power popularized by the Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) and combines it with an improved high definition optical system for wide field, astrograph quality images.   As a visual instrument Celestron EdgeHD optics deliver 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 full frame camera chip, the EdgeHD 14 delivers diffraction limited stars 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
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Celestron NexStar SE 241x102 Telescope - 241x 102 mm
$499.00
Celestron NexStar SE 241x102 Telescope - 241x 102 mm
Featuring high-quality Maksutov-Cassegrain optics, the Celestron(r) NexStar 4SE telescope is ideal for observing and photographing the wonders of space. With a total weight of 21-lbs including the tripod, the ultra-portable design has a precision optical system with 1,325-mm focal length (f/13) and features premium StarBright XLT coatings. It's set-up with a fully-computerized operating system and a flash upgradeable hand control.
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Bushnell(r) 788890 Northstar(r) 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain w/ RVO
$664.99
Bushnell(r) 788890 Northstar(r) 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain w/ RVO
Bushnell's 788890 Northstar 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain with RVO offers amateur astronomers state-of-the-art, computer-driven location and tracking capability with simple, push-button control. With a built-in database of 20,000 celestial objects, you simply call up your target on the handheld control module, enter a simple "Go To" command and the NorthStar computer does the rest. Once locked on, tracking the object for prolonged viewing is automatic.
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iOptron SmartStar 1000-mm x 114-mm N114 GPS Reflector Computerized Telescope, Blue
$399.99
iOptron SmartStar 1000-mm x 114-mm N114 GPS Reflector Computerized Telescope, Blue
Start stargazing with this iOptron SmartStar N114 GPS reflector telescope. Watch the product video here. Large 114-mm Newtonian lens provides excellent viewing of stars, planets, moons or birds. Red Dot finderscope assists you in locating objects. K9 and K25 eyepieces give you flexibility in viewing either a wide field or a single object. The Cube compact mount offers universal compatibility with all dove-tail connection telescopes. GoToNova hand controller has a 5,000 object database for easy navigation. Control system lets you use the telescope at five different drive speeds, keeping the object within the viewfinder for as long as you wish. Large 32-channel GPS module helps you navigate. LCD screen with backlit LED buttons lends convenience. Stainless steel adjustable tripod and solid construction joints ensure sturdy use. Includes: tripod, K9 eyepiece, K25 eyepiece & 114-mm lens Some assembly required, no tools necessary Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Model no. 9803 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may differ from those offered in Kohl's stores. Size: One size. Color: Blue. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. Material: Stainless Steel.
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60mm/700mm 525x Land and Sky Telescope
$119.99
60mm/700mm 525x Land and Sky Telescope
Find art and activity pads at Target.com! The national geographic telescope, with its classic refractor design, delivers clear, sharp images with less distortion. Its 60mm multicoated achromatic objective lens has a focal length of 700mm. The national geographic 525x telescope provides a wide range of vision for viewing faraway objects such as stars and asteroids. Plus, you can use it as a terrestrial telescope. It comes with a full-height adjustable aluminum tripod and an accessory tray. This land-and-sky telescope requires assembly. Ages 8 and above.
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