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Celestron 76LCM Computerized Telescope

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  • Proven NexStar computer control technology. High quality 76mm Newtonian reflector. Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects. Lightweight Computerized Mount
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process.Built-on StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick-release computerized base, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up.Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Sturdy aluminum Tripod and accessory tray included.Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use.Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • Includes CD-ROM The SkyX Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps.Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
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All glass, fully coated optics reveal the depths of our solar system and the wonders of the Universe. Fully adjustable Tripod features a convenient accessory tray. Easy to use computerized hand control allows user to locate objects at the touch of a button

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Celestron 76LCM Computerized Telescope
The Celestron 76LCM is one of Celestron's most affordable computerized telescopes. For a modest price you get a complete telescope system with classic reflector style optics that deliver very good views of the Moon and planets. The complete package includes everything but the batteries; there are high and low power eyepieces, a red-dot finder, and a computerized Alt-Azimuth mount with a database of more than 4000 objects. The fully illustrated quick set-up guide makes the telescope easy to assemble and easy to use, and the package even includes astronomy software for your home computer.

The classic Newtonian design of Celestron's 76LCM telescope delivers very good views of the Moon and planets. The 25mm eyepiece magnifies the image 28X, just right for viewing deep space objects. When I look at M45 at low power, the so-called Seven Sisters turns into a cluster of dozens of stars filling the eyepiece with tiny beads of light. With the 9mm eyepiece (78X magnification) the 76LCM gives me very satisfying views of Saturn's rings and Jupiter's cloud bands. And with an optional 4mm plossl eyepiece (175X magnification) and careful focusing, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon seem almost three dimensional.

The 76LCM telescope 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 "Two-Star Align" and "Solar System Align" modes are even quicker and easier to use. When I just want a quick look at the Moon or a planet, I like to set the telescope on the deck and use "Solar System Align" to begin viewing.

A student or family that wants to try astronomy will find the Celestron 76LCM just the right size because it delivers very good views of the Moon and planets and because the whole thirteen pound system can be carried outside in one trip and be ready to go in minutes. A computerized telescope may take practice to set up; if I don't enter the time correctly the alignment may fail for example. The other drawback of a computerized telescope is the short life of standard AA batteries. An optional AC adapter is a handy way to power the Celestron 76LCM, and I like to observe while seated because this gives me a solid and comfortable view. --Jeff Phillips

Pros:

  • Complete system is light, portable, and affordable
  • Classic Newtonian design for crisp, clear views
  • Easy computerized tracking of stars, planets, and galaxies
Cons:
  • Terrestrial images are upside-down
  • AA batteries only last a few hours

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 38 x 16 x 11 inches ; 55.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B004P1IMEQ
  • Item model number: 31151
  • Batteries 8 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,810 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 2, 2011

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By OneEyedWillie on May 22, 2014
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This is a good telescope for anyone interested in trying out astronomy. Most people loose interest due to the difficulty of finding and staying on an object "without" the computerized control. This has frustrated me in the past and I'm glad to have finally spent some extra money to make my experience enjoyable. Currently I am working on a project to attach a Raspberry Pi to the computerized control and a camera to the eyepiece, lots of fun!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Panamacharlie on February 18, 2014
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I read the evaluations of several moderately priced telescopes and this one was the one to be the one to buy. I haven't regretted my purchase. I'm sure I will like it more and more as I really learn how to use it. We intend to take it to the beach when the weather permits. We're beginners at astrology and will gain experience as we go along. It came with sturdy tripod we will find useful on the beach or in a park with lots of ,open spaces I also purchased the eyepiece and filter kit as well. It, also is moderately priced and expands what you are able to view.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kirk Hargreaves on October 25, 2014
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Bought this to show the planets (and the sun [with appropriate filter]) to my kids. Using the sighting scope is a little difficult, but once it's aligned, very easy to point around. A little shaky at high magnification. Haven't been able to try it in good dark, so haven't fully tried it, but without good dark, there's no point in going for a larger diameter. It tracked the sun during the recent solar eclipse for three hours without requiring adjusment,

Originally thought about a non-computerized scope, but I'm glad I spent the extra money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michele Snyder on February 8, 2014
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The telescope is great, the instructions to align it good, but how it works thereafter is left for you to figure out. We aligned it, received a "successful alignment" prompt, entered a planet visible in the sky to figure out how it works, but it turned to point at the opposite direction. We will keep fiddling with it to figure it out but it should not be a seld-guided journey.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N H Tanner on July 16, 2014
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Nice telescope, but tricky to set up and get used to using. Fortunately, I have a neighbor who is an astronomy buff and he's been helpful in getting it going. If one is a rank amateur, I would not recommend going it alone.
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