The Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope has been designed to balance power and portability. This telescope is computerized and comes equipped with SkyAlign. It offers a high quality 114mm refractor, while maintaining a lightweight computerized mount, and features such as the ?built-on StarPointer finderscope, you'll be assisted with alignment and accurately locating objects. This telescope is great for the beginner and avid stargazer alike. It has a sturdy aluminum tripod and accessory tray included and a quick-release computerized base, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up, making star gazing or astro-imaging a breeze. This telescop is good for terrestrial and celestrial obersving, giving you double the use for it.
Because this telescope comes with a computerized mount, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. It utilizes the proven NexStar computer control technology, which is a database that allows the telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects. It also allows for a flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet. It is designed with an internal battery compartment to prevent the cord from wrapping during use.
The computerized mount also allows for the telescope to use SkyAlign Technology. SkyAlign makes setting up and using a computerized telescope faster and easier than ever before. All you have to do to use SkyAlign is input the date, time, and your location (GPS-equipped telescopes obtain all this information automatically) and then point the telescope at any three bright objects and the telescope tells you what the objects are. SkyAlign eliminates the need to point the telescope north or to level the optical tube by hand as in previous methods, it is the simplest method to align a computerized telescope yet!