Bushnell now manufacturers a NorthStar Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with the incredibly popular "GoTo" capacities. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design has become the most popular in amateur astronomy because they are the masters of compromise. They're not unwieldy like a refractor, nor do they require the cleaning regimen of a Newtonian reflector. They instead have great optics, a relatively wide field of view, and a good ratio of light gathering per dollar.
After a simple alignment procedure, the user merely tells the scope where to go amongst its 20,000 object database. Everything needed to begin enjoyable viewing immediately is included in the package.
|Optical Lens Diameter||3.5" / 090 mm|
|Focal Length||47.2" / 1250 mm|
|Maximum Useful Magnification||210x|
|Resolving Power||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Optical Tube Dimensions||Length: 9.5" / 24.1 cm|
|Mount Type||Altazimuth (motorized)|
|Eyepiece Barrel Diameter||1.25"|
|Finderscope||1x LED Starpointer|
|Power Source||One 9-volt alkaline battery|
|Weight||Not Specified by Manufacturer|