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.
- Remote control with voice communications
- Included tripod is 42" / 107 cm fully extended
- Included Barlow lens doubles your eyepiece power, giving you twice the magnification when used with appropriately-powered eyepieces
- Altazimuth computerized tracking of the celestial objects
- Adaptable to cameras