Celestron NexStar 114 SLT : 114mm (4.25") x 1000 mm F/9 computer driven GO-TO short tube reflector.
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.
The NexStar 114 SLT has over twice the light-gathering power of an 80mm telescope! And the 114 SLT, like the other models in the SLT Series, 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 114 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.
Compact and lightweight in design, this scope can produce images bright enough to reveal the polar ice caps on Mars or the cloud belts on Jupiter! View the details of the lunar surface or the rings of Saturn which are clearly visible with this telescope. With the extra light gathering capability of the 114 SLT, a number of the Messier objects such as the globular cluster in Hercules (M13), or the Great Nebula in Orion (M42) are available to you. Begin to explore some of the fainter Messier objects using the additional light-gathering capabilities of the 114 SLT’s 4-1/2" primary mirror.
Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.High quality 114mm reflector 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 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