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The AstroMaster LT 76AZ Telescope from Celestron is a Newtonian Reflector style telescope with a straight forward and simple pan handle Alt-Az mount and tripod. This is a really practical combination, at an unbeatable price, to stroke the fires of a budding interest in astronomy. It's portable. It's easy to assemble. It produces bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. With this telescope, the observable belts and moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn become glowing embers for that neophyte fire of inquisitiveness.
With a 76mm aperture, the AstroMaster LT 76AZ comes with everything needed to get started to appreciate the wonders of the night sky. Two eye pieces of 10 and 20mm supply versatile magnification to move from a farther wider view to a closer more detailed study, and an attached StarPointer finderscope helps acquire a general direction to aim the telescope while trying to pin-down a specific target. The easy to use manual altazimuth mount dispenses intuitive tracking and alignment of the scope. This is a good entry level telescope for initial voyagers in the astronomical art of sky watching. It has everything needed to get started.
Quick release dovetail attachment
Glass mirrors coated with aluminum and SiO2
Fully coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
Two eyepieces and a diagonal for optimal viewing experiences
Permanently mounted StarPointer allows general area acquisition
Pan handle altazimuth control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing
Rugged, pre-assembled tripod with steel tube legs provides a rigid and stable platform
"The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images
Technical data; 10mm and 20mm eyepieces with 70x and 35x magnification respectively, 11-180x lowest to highest useful magnification, 11.9 Limiting Stellar Magnitude, Rayleigh Resolution of 1.83 arc seconds, Dawes Resolution of 1.53 arc seconds, Light Gathering Power of 118x, AOV & FOV = 1.7° - 89' @ 1000 yd / 29.5 m @ 1000 m, secondary mirror; obstruction of 31" / 787 mm, by diameter of 1036% and by area 10734%econdary mirror; obstruction of 31" / 787 mm, by diameter of 1036% and by area 10734%