The collimation was spot on, both inside and outside of focus were perfect concentric rings. Use Starry Night to learn more about extra solar planets imagery, 3D Stars rendering, observation planning, telescope control, multiple-panel printing, and much more. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery. Our team of telescope experts is here to help! On average it takes a new telescope user approximately 5 minutes to do a full sky alignment with this telescope. Just take a couple minutes of video and process it with the free programs Registax or AutoStakkert.
Vibrations seem to occur and increase in relationship to the extension of the legs. Thread it onto any eyepiece or your Barlow lens and you'll instantly see a difference. But the moon was only 15° away, so it hampered further scrutiny of the moons visible. This allows the unit to be used even as a spotting scope for those interested in performing terrestrial observations. All Plossl Eyepieces feature a 52-degree apparent field of view 32 mm has 44 degrees in a four element design. After ordering my scope on March 2, 2012, my scope arrived undamaged on March 8, 2012.
Regardless, the buying experience and tech support from Skies Unlimited has been great. Now on to the optics. There are many how to videos on the internet to help. When paired with a 2x Barlow it will give some of the best views of the large planets. It is also versatile enough to be used for both Deep Space and Planetary astrophotography.
Please Enable Your Browser's Cookies Functionality Cookies are not currently enabled in your browser, and due to this the functionality of our site will be severely restricted. The centered pin is not wide enough to provide the needed friction required to hold the cord in place. First, the single fork mounting base makes connecting the optical tube so much easier than most other models. Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign system, simply input the date and time, select the nearest city to your location, then point the telescope at any three bright celestial objects. Don't know what object to choose? One night while preparing to observe one of the legs literally fell out of the housing I had to wrap the legs with electrical tape in an effort to bring stability to the mount. Various globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, and galaxies are very detailed and clear. Celestron Barlow Lens - 2x 1.
I look forward to conferring with them and purchasing accessories when needed. Today, our world-class team of optical and electronic engineers continues to push the boundaries of technology. The specialized filter easily threads onto any 1. The state-of-the-art fully computerized NexStar operating system will automatically locate these objects for you with ease. However, I did get stuck by a salient point in the assembly that was not covered by the manual or videos.
On average it takes a new telescope user approximately 5 minutes to do a full sky alignment with this telescope. This telescope is light years ahead of the old telescope. Follow the instructions given on the NexStar computer keypad, and you will be prepared to begin observing in just a few minutes. Depending on the model of camera you are using you will likely need to add additional spacers. Thanks to the great big mirrors, you can expect to produce high-definition images with crisp clarity. Colored filters enhance intrinsic details of planets, galaxies, and other celestial objects.
I infer that this is because it would cost Celestron a fair amount of money to bother with rotating the dovetail 90 degrees for one scope model so they simply elected to have it made on the same production line as their equatorially-mounted scopes, which have their dovetails on the bottom of the tube and the eyepiece 90 degrees away on the right side. Aside from all that, when it comes to delivering high-quality images, the scope delivers. To get started, the hand control guides you through the simple SkyAlign procedure. If you're looking to take this device on the road or to an open field, the single fork arm and sturdy tripod all break down into separate pieces for easy transportation and assembly. Avid amateur astronomers themselves, they've tested products in the field and can provide personalized recommendations. While it can be fun to just sit out in your yard and look up towards the brilliant lights of the night, there are better ways to enjoy their dazzling beauty.