Complete Celestron Nexstar-5 (127mm)Complete Outfit $900
Includes: telescope, deluxe Tripod mount, dew shield, 12-volt cord adapter, JMI hard custom case for telescope, 18,000 object database go-to hand controller. Plössl eyepiece. Red Dot Star finderscope, Rigel Quickfinder bulls eye finderscope, Vibration supression pads, zoom eyepiece.
Simple and friendly to use, the NexStar is up and running after locating just two alignment stars. If you are new to astronomy, you may wish to start off by using the NexStar's built-in Sky Tour feature, which commands the NexStar to find the most interesting objects in the sky and automatically slews to each one. Or if you are an experienced amateur, you will appreciate the comprehensive database of over 18,000 objects. Even if you can't find the location of two bright alignment stars, NexStar will find them for you. Just enter the date, time and your location, and the NexStar will align itself to the necessary stars. With a touch of a button you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view information about an object. The hand control includes a built-in RS-232 communication port allowing you to control the NexStar from a computer and use popular astronomy software (like The Sky® level IV and higher) for point-and-click slewing ability.
NexStar 5 Specifications: 127mm (5") Diameter Schmidt-Cassegrain Focal Length of 1250mm Focal Ratio of f/10 RS-232 Port to Communicate with a PC. Nine Available Slew Speeds 6.5º Per Second Go-To Slew Speed Weight: 17.6 lbs.