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    Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope

    Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Lowest new price: $110.00
    Lowest used price: $119.75
    List price: $169.95
    Brand: Celestron
    Model: 21049

    Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope

    Features:

    • 3x Barlow Lens
    • German Equatorial Mount. Optical tube length is 20 inches
    • 127mm Aperture
    • 1000mm Focal Length. Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
    • Comes with aluminum tripod and accessory tray.Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in).Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 4 mm (0.16 in)

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    Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope

    Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope Lowest new price: $71.99
    Lowest used price: $65.00
    List price: $89.95
    Brand: Celestron
    Model: 21035

    This telescope was designed with traveling in mind while offering exceptional value. The Travel Scope is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. All this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance. Featuring a compact and portable design with ample optical performance, the Travel Scope is ideal for terrestrial as well as casual astronomical observation.

    The Celestron 21035 Travel Scope 70 is a compact 70mm refractor telescope optimized for portability and convenience. The telescope, the tripod, and all the accessories fit conveniently into a padded backpack style soft carrying case. The complete accessory package includes a 45 degree correct image prism, a 20mm eyepiece for 20X magnification, and a 10mm eyepiece for 40X. The fully illustrated instruction manual is supplemented by a copy of "The Sky X" astronomy software that turns your PC into a virtual planetarium.

    With a focal length of 400mm and a focal ratio of f/5.7, the Travel Scope 70 compares surprisingly well with popular f/5 "Short Tube 80" refractors but at a much lower cost. The Travel Scope 70 uses a number of plastic components to keep the cost and weight down, including a plastic focuser and plastic lens shade, but the all glass lenses deliver beautiful views of backyard birds during the daytime and lovely views of the Moon and stars at night.

    The Travel Scope 70 offers daytime views that compare with more expensive spotting scopes. The 20mm eyepiece gives 20X magnification and a 2.5 degree field of view, with plenty of crisp detail when I’m looking at backyard birds. The travel Scope 70 is also quick and easy to set up at night. The deep orange glow of the recent Lunar Eclipse was simply gorgeous, and I was even able to take some pictures using the Travel Scope 70 and a PowerShot camera. When I look at Jupiter using the 10mm eyepiece (40X magnification) I can easily see four moons near the planet. And rich field views of the Milky Way are often at their best in a small scope with a wide field of view.

    The tripod included with the Travel Scope 70 is described as a “full size photo tripod”, but I like it best as a table-top tripod with the legs kept short. The tripod is designed to be light and compact, but that means the legs are thin and wobbly when fully extended. --Jeff Phillips

    Pros:

    • Light, portable, and affordable
    • Excellent wide field views
    • Padded backpack style case
    • High and low power eyepieces
    • The Sky X software included

    Cons:

    • Light weight tripod
    • Plastic finder and focuser

    Features:

    • All coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images
    • Erect image diagonal so that your views are correctly oriented
    • Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects
    • Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform
    • Quick and easy no-tool set up.Focal Length :400 mm (16 inches). Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79 inches). Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 :10 mm (0.39 inches)
    • The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage
    • BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

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    Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope

    Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope Lowest new price: $384.86
    Lowest used price: $330.24
    List price: $499.95
    Brand: Celestron
    Model: 31145

    The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger! We are proud to introduce NexStar 130SLT. The NexStar 130SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than our 114 mm telescope. And the 130SLT, 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 slew to 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 NexStar 130SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Our new SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED, makes aligning a breeze. View the details of the lunar surface, the rings of Saturn, the polar ice caps on Mars, the cloud belts on Jupiter or a number of the Messier objects such as the globular cluster in Hercules (M13), or the Great Nebula in Orion (M42). Begin to explore some of the fainter Messier objects using the additional light-gathering capabilities of the 130SLT’s 5" primary mirror. Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.

    Amazon.com Celestron’s computerized NexStar 130 SLT adds affordable "Go-To" technology to a compact Newtonian reflector telescope. By using mirrors instead of lenses, the Newtonian optics of the NexStar 130 SLT produce an image nearly five times brighter than the NexStar 60 SLT refractor telescope. The package includes everything except the batteries, and features easy no-tool setup, two good eyepieces, and even includes a student version of "The Sky" planetarium software.

    The Newtonian design of the NexStar 130 SLT is optimized to produce bright images over a wide field of view. When I use an optional 32mm Plossl eyepiece, the famous Double Cluster in Perseus looks like a display of celestial fireworks with streamers of stars trailing across the 2 degree field of view. The standard equipment 25mm eyepiece magnifies the image about 26 times, with a wide field of view just right for viewing deep space objects like star clusters or the Orion Nebula.
    Celestron NexStar 130
    The included 9mm eyepiece (72x magnification) offers great views of the Lunar disk and globular star clusters like M13. And when I add a 2x Barlow lens to the 9mm eyepiece for a total magnification of 144x, I can easily see cloud bands on the planet Jupiter and pick up detail in Saturn’s rings.

    The NexStar 130 SLT also features Celestron’s patented SkyAlign technology. With SkyAlign I don't need a star chart or a compass to align the telescope, I just enter the date and time then point the telescope at three bright stars. SkyAlign tells me the star names, and allows the telescope to find over 4,000 stars, planets, and galaxies by just pushing a button. The accurate tracking makes it easy to get high power views of the planets, and allowed me to take some great pictures using a Celestron NexImage webcam. I also like the "Two-Star align" and "Solar System align" modes because I can often get the NexStar system up and running while older scopes are still waiting for their alignment stars to appear in he twilight.

    Reflector telescopes offer more light gathering power per dollar than any other design, but that value is balanced by the fact that the mirrors may need to be aligned or "collimated" occasionally. Using Celestron’s Collimation Eyepiece
    Celestron NexStar 130
    I had no trouble fine tuning the optical alignment, and I was rewarded with sharp views of Lunar craters even when I pushed the magnification up to the theoretical limit of 300x. The other drawback of a computerized telescope, of course, is battery consumption. An optional PowerTank battery is a handy way to power the NexStar 130 SLT, and I like to keep the tripod legs short and observe while seated because this gives me a solid and comfortable view. --Jeff Phillips

    Pros:

    • Wide field views
    • Computerized go-to tracking
    • Light and portable
    Cons:
    • Short battery life
    • Sensitive to vibration

    Suggested Options:

    • Celestron Accessory Kit
    • Celestron PowerTank battery
    • Celestron Collimation Eyepiece

    Features:

    • Aperture: 130mm; focal length: 650mm; compatible with 2 inch eyepieces
    • Focal ratio: 5; focal length of eyepiece 1/2: 25mm/9mm.Before you can begin observing, you must setup your hand control, align your finderscope and align your telescope
    • Magnification of eyepiece 1/2: 26x/72x; finder scope: star pointer; mount type: motorized altazimuth
    • Highest/lowest useful magnification: 307x/19x; light gathering power: 345x
    • Apparent field of view: 1.7 degrees; Linear field of view (at 1000Yds): 91ft
    • Computerized hand control with 4,000+ object database including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars
    • SkyAlign allows you to align on any 3 bright celestial objects
    • Motorized Altazimuth mount
    • Focal ratio: f5
    • Focal length: 650mm

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    Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope

    Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope Lowest new price: $99.95
    Lowest used price: $92.45
    List price: $149.95
    Brand: Celestron
    Model: 21061

    TE3)CELESTRON ASTROMASTER 70AZ SCOPE

    Features:

    • Quick and easy no-tool setup
    • Permanently mounted StarPointer
    • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
    • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
    • Optical Tube Length 36 inches (914 mm).Resolution (Rayleigh):1.99 arc seconds
    • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch - for smooth and accurate pointing. Optical Lens Diameter 2.6" (70mm)

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    Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

    Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope Lowest new price: $1,199.00
    Lowest used price: $1,097.90
    List price: $1,199.00
    Brand: Celestron
    Model: 11069

    StarBright XLT high transmission coatings SkyAlign allows alignment on any three bright celestial objects, making for a rapid, efficient alignment process. It then functions as a 'go-to' system accepting commands through the handset and pointing the optical assembly toward any one of nearly 40,000 objects stored in its database. Using the (optional) CN-16 GPS accessory connection and an external GPS (not included), alignment is entirely automatic. NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of the telescope with a PC StarPointer finderscope helps with alignment and locating objects Flash-upgradeable hand control software and motor control units by way of downloadable updates Robust, computerized altazimuth mount Star Diagonal internal flip mirror for straight or 90-degree viewing angle. May also be used to rapidly switch from the eyepiece to a camera without disturbing telescope alignment Exceptionally sturdy steel tripod for long service and rapier-sharp astrophotography

    Features:

    • The world's most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
    • Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster.
    • Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. Alignment Procedures : SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
    • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you're unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
    • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly..Apparent Field of View:0.63°

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    Celestron StarSense Automatic Alignment Telescope Accessory, Black (94005)

    Celestron StarSense Automatic Alignment Telescope Accessory, Black (94005) Lowest new price: $313.00
    Lowest used price: $300.59
    List price: $349.95
    Brand: Celestron
    Model: 94005

    Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope. No need to identify or locate any star in the sky-StarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes. Aligns in 3 minutes or less. Provides advanced mount modeling-align on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy. StarSense hand controller included. Hot Product 2014 Sky & Telescop Award. Become an instant astronomer, even if you've never used a telescope before, with the one-of-a-kind StarSense AutoAlign. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand control, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database. In about three minutes, it's gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky. The self-alignment technology behind our award-winning SkyProdigy series is now available for all of Celestron's current computerized telescopes and backwards compatible with many older models as well. A small digital camera takes the place of your finderscope and attaches using one of two provided mounting brackets. The included StarSense hand control, with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, takes the place of your NexStar hand control. The camera automatically captures a series of images of the sky. StarSense identifies the stars in the images, matching them to its database. Once a positive match is confirmed, StarSense calculates the coordinates of the center of the captured image, thereby determining exactly where the telescope is pointed.

    Features:

    • Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope in 3 minutes or less so star gazing isn't a scavenger hunt.
    • No need to identify or locate any star in the sky-StarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes.
    • Provides advanced mount modeling-align on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy.
    • Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand control, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.
    • StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.

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    Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope (Black)

    Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope (Black) Lowest new price: $309.99
    Lowest used price: $240.24
    List price: $309.99
    Brand: Orion
    Model: 9007

    Our largest aperture SpaceProbe reflector telescope is the niftiest Newtonian reflector on an equatorial mount we've seen in a long time. The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope is a step up from the standard SpaceProbe 130 EQ for the more serious beginning or intermediate stargazer who wants additional performance, particularly for targeting deep-sky objects. Just what's so nifty about the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope? The answer is best described as short and sweet. First, the short. This ST, or Short Tube, version of the SpaceProbe 130 reflector is indeed more compact than the standard model. The 130ST reflector telescope's optical tube measures 24 inches long compared to 33 inches on the standard 130. The focal length of the ST's 130mm (5.1inch) primary mirror is 650mm (f/5), yielding a wider field of view and brighter images for a given telescope eyepiece focal length. That brings us to sweet. The 130mm aperture primary is a diffraction-limited parabolic mirror, the same type used on much larger reflector telescopes costing many times as much. On a short-focal-length design like this one, a parabolic mirror is a must for focusing incoming light to a point and delivering sharp, detailed images. Moreover, the secondary mirror is held in an advanced holder with thin 0.5mm metal vanes, to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. These features combined with the included 25mm (26x power) and 10mm (65x power) Sirius Plossl telescope eyepieces and quick-release 6x30 achromatic finder scope make this one sweet optical system for astronomy! The SpaceProbe 130ST EQ reflector telescope also includes a collimation cap and center-marked primary mirror for easy optical alignment. The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST telescope comes on a sturdy and precise EQ-2 equatorial mount with dual setting circles and slow-motion hand controls.

    Features:

    • This 5.1 inch aperture reflector telescope gathers an ample amount of light for great views of the planets and Moon, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters
    • Short 24 inch long optical tube design for easy portability and fast f/5 focal ratio for pleasing wide-field performance makes the SpaceProbe 130ST EQ a very versatile telescope the whole family can enjoy
    • Sturdy EQ-2 equatorial telescope mount and adjustable tripod allows manual slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky
    • Complete assembled telescope weighs just 27 lbs. for convenient transport
    • Includes two 1.25 inch Sirius Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25inch rack and pinion focuser, tripod accessory tray, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!

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    Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount - Good Partner to View Moon Planet - Good Travel Telescope Backpack Kids Beginners

    Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount - Good Partner to View Moon Planet - Good Travel Telescope Backpack Kids Beginners Lowest new price: $89.99
    Lowest used price: $78.74
    List price: $109.00
    Brand: SOLOMARK
    Model: 4331894047

    1X Telescope
    1X Backpack
    1X Tripod
    1X 45 Degree diagonal mirror
    1X 3X Barlow Lens
    1X Finder Scope
    1X K20mm Eyepiece
    1X K9mm Eyepiece
    1X 1.25”10mm Smartphone Eyepiece Adapter

    Features:

    • Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount, Multilayer Glass Green coated optics for enhanced image brightness, protect your eyes
    • Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm Smartphone Eyepiece Adapter to take photo everytime.
    • Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform.
    • The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage.
    • Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects

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    Meade Instruments Infinity 50mm AZ Refractor Telescope

    Meade Instruments Infinity 50mm AZ Refractor Telescope Lowest new price: $32.30
    Lowest used price: $36.94
    Brand: Meade Instruments
    Model: 209001

    Ideal for the observer who views both astronomical and terrestrial objects, the Meade Infinity Series combines an altazimuth mount and quality optics for a superb value. For newcomers and beginners alike, these refracting telescopes are a great way for you to discover the cosmos and the outdoors. You’ll discover more with the Meade Infinity Series.

    The Meade Infinity 50 Refractor telescope is a great telescope to introduce a younger audience to astronomy. This 50mm (2.0") aperture gives bright, sharp images for both land and celestial objects. Whether you're viewing the lunar craters, Jupiter, or terrestrial objects, the Infinity 50 Refractor allows the first-time observer to explore the world around them.

    Pros: Right-side up image means you can use it for daytime observing (birds, hunting, ocean, etc)
    Easy assembly
    Refractor means you don’t have mirrors to align (collimate); it’s ready to go out of the box

    Cons:
    Tracking celestial objects is less easy than an EQ mount because the controls function left, right, up, down whereas EQ mounts turn with the rotation of the Earth
    No slow motion controls

    Q: How is this telescope different than the other Infinity models (90, 80, 70, etc)?
    A: The differences between each model are aperture size. The bigger the aperture, the more light-gathering power the telescope will have, resulting in brighter, detailed images. The Infinity 50 has a 50mm aperture, a smaller aperture size than the other Infinity telescopes, but also has the lowest cost.

    Features:

    • Aperture: 50mm(2"). Focal Length: 600mm. Focal Ratio: f/12. Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
    • Altazimuth mount makes pointing the telescope easy
    • Low (20mm), medium (12mm), high (4mm) magnification eyepieces give you variety for any viewing situation & 2x barlow lens doubles the magnifying power of each eyepiece
    • 5x24 optical viewfinder helps you point your scope at objects you want to observe & accessory tray stores accessories while observing
    • Includes Astronomical Software and Instructional DVD

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    Celestron 31051 AstroMaster 130EQ MD Telescope

    Celestron 31051 AstroMaster 130EQ MD Telescope Lowest new price: $225.08
    Lowest used price: $203.48
    List price: $299.95
    Brand: Celestron
    Model: 31051

    If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors. This model includes the motor drive for automatic tracking.

    Features:

    • Quick and easy no-tool setup with a motor drive for the automatic tracking
    • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope;Focal Ratio : 5
    • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
    • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
    • German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
    • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
    • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images

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