Celestron NexStar 80 SLT : 80mm (3.1") x 900 mm F/11 computer driven GO_TO refractor.
Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign
Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign* (patent pending), simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. You do not need to know the names of the stars - you could even pick the moon or bright planets!
To assist in the star alignment, the NexStar uses a lightweight StarPointer Finderscope. The StarPointer is the quickest and easiest way to point your telescope exactly to the desired object in the sky. It's like having a laser pointer that you can shine directly onto the night sky. No need to worry about the inverted images you see through traditional finders, just align the red dot seen through the StarPointer with the desired star in the sky. It's that easy.
A step up from the 60mm model, the NexStar 80 SLT Refractor gives images that are bright and crisp. The 80 SLT offers 80% brighter images than the 60mm scope. Like the other models in the SLT Series, the 80 SLT 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 80 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Our new SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze.
A wonderful first-time astronomical scope, the 80 SLT can also be used as a great, land-based spotting telescope with optional erect-image diagonal. High quality 80mm refractor Proven NexStar computer control technology Fully computerized altazimuth mount Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process Quick-release fork arm mount, 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 Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included Good for terrestrial and celestial observing Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable) Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" 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