This is the advanced telescope that provides the same optical performance demanded by the world's leading astronomical research institutions.
This is the advanced telescope that provides the same optical performance demanded by the world's leading astronomical research institutions. Similar to the Ritchey-Chrétien design used by the U.S. Naval Observatory's telescope in Flagstaff, Arizona and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, this model uses a coma-free optical system that eliminates aberrations to provide a flat, crisp field of view. Its carbon fiber optical tube's 20" diameter aperture provides a light gathering power 5000 times greater than the human eye, ideal for observing the effects of stellar winds within the Orion Nebula, marveling at the counter-rotating cloud bands of Jupiter, or gazing at the one-trillion stars of the Andromeda Galaxy. A built-in GPS automatically orients to and tracks any of the 144,000 celestial objects stored in its on-board computer. Using a large-format CCD camera (not included), it can take pictures and videos of objects in real-time as they move in the heavens, remotely controlled from a computer using the included software or the Internet. Its 12-volt power supply powers a cooling fan and heater that prevents dew from forming on the optics. 104" H x 76" W x 42" L. (640 lbs.)