Bushnell NorthStar 4"/100mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

Bushnell NorthStar 4"/100mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

Bushnell NorthStar 4"/100mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 1300mm f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Motorized Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • GoTo Capability
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Bushnell's NorthStar 4"/100mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit offers amateur astronomers state-of-the-art computer-driven location and tracking capability with simple, push-button control. With an incorporated database of 20,000 celestial objects, you simply call up your target on the handheld control module, enter a simple GoTo command, and the NorthStar computer does the rest. Once locked on, tracking the object for prolonged viewing is automatic and easy. Bushnell's innovative Real Voice Output (RVO) feature provides a fun, interactive way to explore the night sky. The remote handheld control module features red, backlit push buttons and a red illuminated LCD readout for easy viewing without impairing your night vision. The telescope also features Bushnell's new 1x wide-angle, red dot finderscope, as well as a quick release tripod and accessory tray for fast, easy assembly and transport.

Remote control with voice communications
1x red dot LED finderscope
Quick release tripod mechanism for easy transport
Alt-azimuth computerized tracking of celestial objects
Camera adaptable, both for SLR cameras or shooting through the eyepiece
UPC: 029757788849
In the Box
Bushnell NorthStar 4"/100mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
  • 4mm (325x) & 25mm (52x) Eyepieces (1.25")
  • 1x LED Finderscope
  • 90° Erect Image Diagonal (1.25")
  • Remote Control
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 3.9" / 100mm
    Focal Length 51.2" / 1300mm
    Focal Ratio f/13
    Maximum Useful Magnification 199x
    Optical Coatings Multi-coated
    Resolving Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Mount Type Motorized alt-azimuth
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Finderscope 1x LED Starpointer
    Tripod Full-size aluminum
    Motor Yes
    GoTo Capability Yes
    PC Compatible No
    Power Source One 9 V alkaline battery
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 28.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.8 x 18.25 x 10.5"
    NorthStar 4"/100 Catadioptric Telescope Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great scope, but bad digital system Telescope is great. I've attached a 19mm Televue Panoptic eyepiece instead of the standard ones, so that I could get a large field of view along with decent magnification. Scope is well built, but the base is a little less sturdy. The digital system is VERY hard to understand and set up. I've never been successful with it. However, the electronic motor works well and lets me make slight adjustments. Overall, I recommend this, but suggest that you get the free Stellarium software or a sky chart and learn how to view the stars without a goto system.
    Date published: 2013-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Dream Telescope!! I absolutely love this telescope. It has GPS and finds everything for you so you can just enjoy the viewwanted this for so long and so pleased I finally made the purchase.
    Date published: 2015-03-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice scope for my kids - lots of fun My kids (7 and 9) and I use this telescope to look at the moon and planets, and other beginner objects like the Orion nebula. As in other reviews, I find the 4mm lens useless. The other lens is fine. I bought a 9mm and Barlow 2x just for fun, and I have decent results using these. The motor on my first tripod broke, but luckily I live in KC where Bushnell is headquartered. I took it back to the factory store, and they replaced it right away. My new one is fine so far, and I am not worried if it breaks given my close proximity to the factory. I use this in an area with what I assume to be average suburban light pollution. Nonetheless, the views are fantastic. We can see Jupiter (and on most nights its stripes of orange and brown) and several of its moons, the rings of Saturn, and lots of moon craters. The Orion Nebula is great to view, but looks white - I could likely get some filters to bring out additional colors. This was easily worth the purchase, and if my kids really get into it, we might upgrade someday to a larger scope. This one is more than adequate at this point, however. I should add that it takes some practice to use. This isn't a flaw. Consider that any telescope takes practice, and your crazy if you think that any scope is just going to align and run itself. I'd have to assume this one is leaps and bounds easier to use that any other telescope without Go To technology. In fact, my father has several very complicated telescopes (with counter weights and dials, etc.). In comparison to those, this one is a snap. Have fun.
    Date published: 2015-01-21
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