Extraordinary astronomical viewing is the result of comibining Celestron's newly designed CGEM Computerized Equatorial mount with its new EdgeHD optical system in this high tech telescope. The aplanatic Schmidt telescope design produces aberration-free images across a wide field of view, while mirror tension locks the primary mirror in place and reduces image shift. Cooling vents also allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Its new "All-star"" Polar alignment uses any bright star for a quick and accurate Polar alignment. Additionally, it features Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings, a 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects, and an ultra sturdy 2" steel tripod with accessory tray. A star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky, while proven NexStar computer control technology offers access to 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects. The custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number: the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms. Permanent programmable periodic error correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives. Other features of the software includ mount calibration, database filter limits, hibernate, five alignment procedures, and flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet. An autoguide port and auxiliary ports are located on the electronic plate for long exposure astrophotography.
Optical Design: EdgeHD Optics
Focal Length: 2350 mm (92.52 in)
Aperture: 235 mm (9.25 in)
Focal Ratio: 10
Mount: CGEM Computerized Equatorial
Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT Coatings
Eyepiece 1: 23 mm (0.91 in)
Magnification 1: 102X
Star Diagonal: 2"
Note: Not Recommended for ages 12 and under