Celestron introduced their third generation operating system OS with the NexStar 5 in August ; since then the telescope has come to meet its advertised expectations. Sorry for the Celestron label. The Ring and Dumbell Nebulae are crisp and defined. Carrying Case for the telescope, with room for small accessories. In their 8″ aperture model the original “C-8” telescope was introduced. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The telescope can operate in either the Northern or Southern hemispheres.

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I know it is on the small size, but together with the mount and tripod, the whole thing is easy to carry and set up. Set up is quick thereby inspiring you to take the telescope out more often, while leaving you time to bexstar yourself and your observing.

Electronics and Computer Software Features: Email required Address never made public. The electronics control system includes a totally cordless, smooth moving and nearly silent drive system. I was used to my simple Newtonian so I had to learn celestrron lot of the Schmidt-Cassegrain design, in particular how to keep it optically aligned and collimated and how to set it up in the field.

Celestron NexStar 8 viewed from rear and left. The telescope can operate in either the Northern or Southern hemispheres. This 5 inch SCT has produced sharp steady planetary views up to x. Be sure to keep the bracket and the side of the gear free from grease on the surfaces that mate to the black disk.


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I constructed a fine cursor movement control box and a serial cable to connect it to my computer and control it using either Stellarium or Cartes du Ciel. User input and 16 bit computer feedback are provided through the NexStar Keypad Controller. Starting out in Amateur Astronomy. The flip top is a nexxtar cumbersome, but it celwstron. My Nexstar 5i, side view.

Depending on your use the Alkaline batteries will provide about 4 hours of operation, Lithium slightly longer. The NexStar operating system is sophisticated in its engineering and programming, this is in order to make the resulting observing experience nearly “idiot proof” – simple and fun to use.

The OTA is a classic, so little needs to be said for it.

Celestron Nexstar 5i

The anti-backlash features allows the user to compensate for backlash by inputting a value which quickly rewinds the motors just enough to eliminate the play between gears.

Once there, then the display will ask you to use the directional arrows on the Keypad Controller to aim the Star Pointer sight at the star.

This one came with the Computerized Hand Control and the Equatorial pivotal tripod. Softcover, by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

This is the first single tine fork ever offered with an SCT as large as this celestro inch, and yet this is a more rigid metal fork mount and base than that which is furnished with the Celestar 8 telescope.


This site uses cookies. Pop-Up Info Window close when finished. Includes numerous tables, charts, and adequate line art illustrations. The controller incorporates a dual line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display LCD display which is back lit for easy use in the dark.

I wanted to do some cleestron and stack imaging and the early price for the “kit” of the flip top wedge, computerized hand control and the mount was too tempting. Put the power of our newest software features and expanded object database to work for you with Celestron’s most versatile telescope. Computerized Hand Control shown.

Hardback, by Terrence Dickinson and Alan Dyer. Two star is used if 5i/i know the stars, while AutoAlign is for others or simple convenience. This requires alignment by two stars for accurate tracking.

The Nexstar Resource Site has become essential site for information for anyone having a Nexstar, so I am no exception. Notice the bubble level I installed.

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