Main technical features


Thanks to the Schmidt-Cassegrain optics you can enjoy bright clear views of distant planets, galaxies and stars.

You also have the advantage of the computerized mount that makes alignment a breeze.

It’s sturdy build ensures that this telescope will last for years so you can rest assured that it is a good value for your money.

Everything you need to start observing the day and night sky is included with this easy to use computerized telescope.


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In-depth information


As with all Cassegrain optics on Celestron telescopes StarBright XLT coatings are standard so its light gathering capabilities are truly impressive. This ensures that objects are bright and clear, even in deep space. See stars, planets and galaxies like you never have before. You also have the advantage of the 40mm and 13mm plossl eyepieces so you can enjoy a wide view for easy object tracking or see details on the lunar surface.

Even if this is your first time using a telescope you won’t have any problems with alignment. It comes with a high performance computerized mount so you can easily track objects as they move across the sky. This also allows you to wirelessly control the telescope from you smartphone or tablet once you have taken advantage of the free mobile app. You also have the advantage of Celestron’s innovative SkyAlign technology which makes alignment a breeze. Simply point the telescope at three bright stars and enter in the date and time. Not only will it supply you with the names of the stars, but also the location of nearby celestial bodies.

Even though this Cassegrain telescope comes with a sturdy build so you can enjoy years of use, it is still relatively lightweight and easily portable. This makes it ideal for use at astronomy classes or for stargazing away from the bright city lights. The two handles make it easy to carry, and it is incredibly simple to set up. You will also appreciate the fact that you won’t need any additional tools.

What really makes this telescope a good value for your money is the fact that it comes with everything you need to get started observing the planets and stars. Along with the sturdy tripod, it also comes with two convenient trays so you can keep additional accessories close at hand. A USB port allows you to charge your mobile device, and it also comes with a lithium ion battery so you can set this telescope up almost anywhere. Best of all the battery is rechargeable so you don’t have to keep spending money on replacements.


Known issues

The only mention regarding this telescope concerns the 9 pin RS-232 end on the cable that is necessary to download any software updates. Not only is the cable not included with your purchase, you will also need to buy a USB adaptor cable since most computers no longer accept ones that come with 9 pin ends.


Buy from for ($2199)




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