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    Celestron SkyProdigy 130 26X-72X Computerized Telescope

    Item # WX2-228793

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    Celestron® SkyProdigyTM 130 26X-72X Computerized Telescope.

    A truly revolutionary Telescope with ground breaking technology, the SkyProdigyTM 130 brings the night sky to you with the push of a button! 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.

    The SkyProdigy's automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world! No knowledge of the night sky is required. The SkyProdigy's one-touch simplicity turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

    General features:

    • Fully automatic alignment procedure... it's ready to go with the push of a button!
    • Fully computerized alt-azimuth mount
    • Quick-release fork arm mount and optical tube for easy, quick no-tool set-up
    • Sturdy steel tripod and accessory tray
    • Battery pack provides over 30 hours of power
    • Includes "The SkyX - First Light Edition" software with a 10,000-object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.
    Computerized mount features:

    • Proven NexStar computer control technology
    • Database allows Telescope to locate over 4,000 objects
    • Patented StarSense technology provides a completely automatic alignment process with nothing required from you
    • Flash-upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the internet.
    Specifications:

    • Optical design: Newtonian Reflector
    • Aperture: 130mm
    • Focal length: 650mm (28 in.)
    • Focal ratio: 5
    • Eyepiece 1: 25mm / 26X
    • Eyepiece 2: 9mm / 72X
    • Finderscope: StarPointer
    • Mount: Motorized Altazimuth
    • Limiting stellar magnitude: 13.1
    • Resolution: 1.07 arc seconds (Rayleigh) 0.89 arc seconds (Dawes)
    • Light gathering power: 345X
    • Angular F.O.V.: 1.9°
    • Linear F.O.V.: 103 ft.
    • Slew speeds: 9 (3.5° / sec., 2° / sec., 1° / sec., .5° / sec., 32X, 16X, 8X, 4X, 2X)
    • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    • Tracking modes: Alt-Az
    • Optical coating: Aluminum with SiO2 overcoat
    • Alignment procedures: StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align, Manual Align
    • Computer hand control: Fully-computerized / Flash upgradeable
    • Database: 4,000 objects.
    • Includes steel tripod.

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    Celestron SkyProdigy 6SCT 60X-167X Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

    Item # WX2-228794

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    Celestron® SkyProdigyTM 6SCT 60X-167X Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope. Fully automatic alignment makes it easier than ever to bring the night sky into focus!

    You don't need to know a lot about the night sky, and you don't need to know a lot about telescope alignment... the SkyProdigy™ 6SCT features fully-automated alignment, easily finding over 4,000 celestial objects with the push of a button! The SkyProdigy's automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view.

    Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world! No knowledge of the night sky is required. The SkyProdigy's one-touch simplicity turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

    General features:

    • Fully automatic alignment procedure... it's ready to go with the push of a button!
    • Fully computerized alt-azimuth mount
    • Quick-release fork arm mount and optical tube for easy, quick no-tool set-up
    • Sturdy steel tripod and accessory tray
    • Battery pack provides over 30 hours of power
    • Includes "The SkyX - First Light Edition" software with a 10,000-object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.
    Computerized mount features:

    • Proven NexStar computer control technology
    • Database allows Telescope to locate over 4,000 objects
    • Patented StarSense technology provides a completely automatic alignment process with nothing required from you
    • Flash-upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the internet.
    Specifications:

    • Optical design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
    • Aperture: 152mm
    • Focal length: 1,500mm (28 in.)
    • Focal ratio: 9.87
    • Eyepiece 1: 25mm / 60X
    • Eyepiece 2: 9mm / 167X
    • Finderscope: StarPointer
    • Mount: Motorized Altazimuth
    • Limiting stellar magnitude: 13.4
    • Resolution: 0.92 arc seconds (Rayleigh) 0.76 arc seconds (Dawes)
    • Light gathering power: 472X
    • Angular F.O.V.: .83°
    • Linear F.O.V.: 43.6 ft.
    • Slew speeds: 9 (3.5° / sec., 2° / sec., 1° / sec., .5° / sec., 32X, 16X, 8X, 4X, 2X)
    • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    • Tracking modes: Alt-Az
    • Optical coating: Aluminum with SiO2 overcoat
    • Alignment procedures: StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align, Manual Align
    • Computer hand control: Fully-computerized / Flash upgradeable
    • Database: 4,000 objects.
    • Includes steel tripod.

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    Celestron NexStar 102SLT 26X-73X Computerized Refractor Telescope

    Item # WX2-228785

    Non-Member $499.99 Buyer's Club $449.99

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    Celestron® NexStar 102SLT 26X-73X Computerized Refractor Telescope. Powerful viewing capability and automated precision for the amateur and well-seasoned stargazer alike!

    Astronomical performance, affordable price! Based on Celestron®'s popular short-tube refractor models, the NexStar 102SLT is a large, powerful 4" Telescope with a fast f/5 optical system that delivers bright, crisp images of your favorite celestial bodies.

    The 102SLT comes with a fully-computerized hand control with a database of over 4,000 celestial objects! With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 102SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Celestron's new SkyAlign alignment technology, plus the included finderscope, make aligning a breeze.

    Because of its wide 1.7° field of view, the NexStar 102SLT is optimal for scanning large areas of the sky and for superb terrestrial viewing. A wonderful entry to mid-level Telescope, the 102SLT can also be used as a land-based spotting scope.

    General features:

    • Compatible with 2" eyepieces
    • High-quality 102mm short tube style refractor
    • 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 "The SkyX - First Light Edition" software with a 10,000-object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.
    Computerized mount features:

    • Proven NexStar computer control technology
    • Database allows Telescope to locate over 4,000 objects
    • SkyAlign allows you to align on any 3 bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
    • Flash-upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the internet
    • Internal battery compartment prevents cord wrap issues
    • Aux. port for additional accessories such as GPS accessories
    • Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer
    • Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control.
    Specs:

    • Optical design: Refractor
    • Aperture: 102mm
    • Focal length: 660mm (49 in.)
    • Focal ratio: 6.47
    • Eyepiece 1: 25mm / 26X
    • Eyepiece 2: 9mm / 73X
    • Finderscope: StarPointer
    • Star diagonal: 1.25
    • Mount: Motorized Altazimuth
    • Limiting stellar magnitude: 12.5
    • Resolution: 1.37 arc seconds (Rayleigh) 1.14 arc seconds (Dawes)
    • Light gathering power: 212X
    • Angular F.O.V.: 1.7°
    • Linear F.O.V.: 91 ft.
    • Optical coatings: Multi-coated
    • Slew speeds: 9 (4° / sec., 2° / sec., 1° / sec., .5° / sec., 32X, 16X, 8X, 4X, 2X)
    • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    • Tracking modes: Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
    • Alignment procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-star Align, 1-star Align, 2-star Align, Solar System Align
    • Computer hand control: Fully-computerized / Flash upgradeable
    • Database: 4,000 objects
    • Weight: 14 lbs. Requires 8 "AA" batteries (not included). Includes steel tripod.

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    Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD 33-65X Reflector Telescope with Motor Drive

    Item # WX2-211480

    Non-Member $299.99 Buyer's Club $269.99

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    Motor-driven Celestron® AstroMaster 130EQ-MD 33-65X Reflector Telescope. Affordable, powerful, lightweight... the perfect choice for amateur astronomers and backyard stargazers!

    Proving once again that you don't need NASA's budget to see the stars. If you're aiming to get started in astronomy, the AstroMaster 130EQ-MD's blend of quality optics, entry-level usability and affordable price is tough to beat.

    It's lightweight, easy to haul to the darker skies found outside city limits, and requires no tools to set up. It's equipped with a motor drive, too, to make tracking celestial bodies in motion easier than ever! For celestial and "earthbound" observation on a dime, the Celestron® AstroMaster outshines the rest!

    Details:

    • Motor driven for automatic tracking
    • 130mm aperture size
    • Includes 20mm eyepiece for 33X magnification, 10mm eyepiece for 65X
    • Reflector optical design
    • Fully-coated glass optics with high-transmission coatings for enhanced brightness and clarity
    • Built-in StarPointer red laser for easy targeting
    • German Equatorial mount with setting circles to accurately locate and track sky objects
    • Comes with The Sky X Planetarium software, featuring a 10,000 object database to get you started
    • Focal length: 650mm
    • Focal ratio: 5
    • Limiting stellar magnitude: 13.1
    • Light-gathering power: 345X
    • Angular F.O.V.: 1.5°
    • Linear F.O.V.: 79'
    • Optical tube length: 24"
    • 1.25" erect image diagonal
    • Weighs 24 lbs. Includes aluminum tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs.

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    Celestron NexStar 127SLT 60X-167X Computerized Telescope

    Item # WX2-228788

    Non-Member $549.99 Buyer's Club $494.99

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    Celestron® NexStar 127SLT 60X-167X Computerized Telescope delivers breathtaking views and automatic star-finding ease... and for an affordable price!

    Introducing the NexStar 127SLT, the best in affordable entry / mid-level computerized telescopes! With a pre-assembled stainless steel tripod and quick-release fork arms and tubes, the NexStar 127SLT can be set up in a matter of minutes - no tools required. You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible, and much more!

    Powered by just 8 "AA" batteries, the NexStar 127SLT loves to travel. With the NexStar 127SLT ergonomically-designed hand control, you can remove the hand control from its holder, or leave it cradled on the unit for hands-free operation. With the touch of a button, you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply determine if your object of choice is visible in the sky.

    General features:

    • Fully-computerized Alt-Az mount
    • StarPointer finderscope helps 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 "The SkyX - First Light Edition" software with a 10,000-object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.
    Computerized mount features:

    • Proven NexStar computer control technology
    • Database allows Telescope to locate over 4,000 objects
    • SkyAlign allows you to align on any 3 bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
    • Flash-upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the internet
    • Internal battery compartment prevents cord wrap issues
    • Aux. port for additional accessories such as GPS accessories
    • Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer
    • Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control.
    Specs:

    • Optical design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
    • Aperture: 127mm
    • Focal length: 1,500mm (49 in.)
    • Focal ratio: 12
    • Eyepiece 1: 25mm / 60X
    • Eyepiece 2: 9mm / 167X
    • Finderscope: StarPointer
    • Star diagonal: 1.25
    • Mount: Motorized Altazimuth
    • Limiting stellar magnitude: 13
    • Resolution: 1.1 arc seconds (Rayleigh) 0.91 arc seconds (Dawes)
    • Light gathering power: 329X
    • Angular F.O.V.: 0.83°
    • Linear F.O.V.: 44 ft.
    • Optical coatings: Fully-coated
    • Slew speeds: 9 (3° / sec., 2° / sec., 1° / sec., 64X, 32X, 16X, 8X, 4X, 2X)
    • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    • Tracking modes: Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
    • Alignment procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-star Align, 1-star Align, 2-star Align, Solar System Align
    • Computer hand control: Fully-computerized / Flash upgradeable
    • Database: 4,000 objects
    • Weight: 18 lbs. Requires 8 "AA" batteries (not included). Includes steel tripod.

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    NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope

    Item # WX2-584650

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    NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope. Powerful viewing capability and automated precision for the amateur and well-seasoned stargazer!

    Discover out-of-this-world views! Combining the Schmidt-Cassegrain design with state-of-the-art technology, this easy-to-use Telescope delivers breathtaking astronomical views, with up to 354X power! Eyeball comets, planets, moon craters and other objects with crystal-clear detail.

    This NexStar 6SE comes with a fully-computerized hand control with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects! Celestron's new SkyAlign technology, plus the included finderscope, make aligning a breeze. Simply find 3 bright celestial objects and the computer does the rest. With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, you can be viewing stars in a matter of minutes.

    Features:

    • 6" Schmidt-cassegrain telescope
    • StarBright XLT high-transmission optic coating for crisp, clear images
    • Computerized Altazimuth mount is incredibly sturdy
    • StarPointer finderscope for quick and easy alignment
    • Sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
    • Includes TheSkyX: First Light Edition software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
    • Runs on 8 AA batteries (not included)
    Computerized mount features:

    • Proven NexStar computer control technology
    • 40,000 object database
    • SkyAlign technology for quick and easy alignment
    • DC servo motors with encoders on both axis for smooth telescope movement
    • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
    • LCD hand control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation
    • Includes NexRemote telescope control software and a RS-232 cable for use with a computer.
    Specifications:

    • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
    • Aperture (mm): 150mm (5.91 in.)
    • Focal length: 1500mm (59 in.)
    • Focal ratio: 10
    • Focal length of eyepiece 1 (mm): 25mm (0.98 in.)
    • Magnification of eyepiece 1: 60X
    • Finderscope: StarPointer
    • Star diagonal: 1.25"
    • Mount type: Single fork arm altazimuth
    • Tripod: Steel leg
    • Highest useful magnification: 354X
    • Lowest useful magnification: 21X
    • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
    • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.93 arc seconds
    • Resolution (Dawes): 0.77 arc seconds
    • Light gathering power (compared to human eye): 459X
    • Apparent field of view: 0.83°
    • Liner field of view (@1,000 yds.): 44 ft. (16m)
    • Secondary mirror obstruction: 2.2 in. (35mm)
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 14%
    • Secondary mirror obstruction (diam.): 37%
    • Optical coatings: StarBright XLT
    • Optical tube length: 16 in. (406mm)
    • Slew speeds: 9
    • Tracking rates: Sidereal, solar and lunar
    • Tracking modes: Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
    • Alignment procedures: Skyalign, Auto 2-star align, 1-star align, 2-star align, Solar System align
    • Computer database: 40,000 objects

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    NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope

    Item # WX2-584649

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    NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope. Powerful viewing capability and automated precision for the amateur and well-seasoned stargazer!

    Discover-out-of-this-world views! Combining the Maksutov-Cassegrain design with state-of-the-art technology, this easy-to-use Telescope delivers breathtaking astronomical views, with up to 241X power! Eyeball comets, planets, moon craters and other objects with crystal-clear detail.

    This NexStar 4SE comes with a fully-computerized hand control with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects! Celestron's new SkyAlign alignment technology, plus the included finderscope, make aligning a breeze. Simply find 3 bright celestial objects and the computer does the rest. With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, you can be viewing stars in a matter of minutes.

    Features:

    • 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
    • StarBright XLT high-transmission optical coatings for crisp, clear images
    • Internal flip mirror for easy viewing at 90°
    • Sturdy motorized altazimuth mount
    • Includes TheSkyX: First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
    • Quick-release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
    • Runs on 8 AA batteries (not included).
    Computerized mount features:

    • Proven NexStar computer control technology
    • Database of over 40,000 celestial objects
    • SkyAlign for fast and easy alignment
    • Includes a camera control feature and shutter release for use with your SLR camera (not included)
    • LCD hand control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation
    • DC servo motors with encoders on both axis for smooth Telescope movement.
    Specifications:

    • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
    • Aperture (mm): 102mm (4.02 in.)
    • Focal length: 1325mm (52 in.)
    • Focal ratio: 13
    • Focal length of eyepiece 1 (mm): 25mm (0.98 in.)
    • Magnification of eyepiece 1: 53X
    • Finderscope: StarPointer
    • Star diagonal: Internal flip mirror for straight through or 90 viewing angle
    • Mount type: Single fork arm altazimuth
    • Tripod: Steel with built-in wedge
    • Highest useful magnification: 241X
    • Lowest useful magnification: 15X
    • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.5
    • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.37 arc seconds
    • Resolution (Dawes): 1.14 arc seconds
    • Light gathering power (compared to human eye): 212X
    • Apparent field of view:
    • Liner field of view (at 1,000 yds.): 53 ft. (16m)
    • Secondary mirror obstruction: 1.38 in. (35mm)
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 12%
    • Secondary mirror obstruction (diam.): 34%
    • Optical coatings: StarBright XLT
    • Optical tube length: 13 1/2 in. (343mm)
    • Slew speeds: 9
    • Tracking rates: Sidereal, solar and lunar
    • Tracking modes: Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
    • Alignment procedures: Skyalign, Auto 2-star align, 1-star align, 2-star align, Solar System align
    • Computer database: 38,181 accessible objects­

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