The Southern California based company, Celestron, manufactured its first telescope in 1960. Since then, the company has developed into a leader in the telescope industry with recognition that stretches around the globe. Celestron proudly presents humbly priced beginner telescopes for amateur users on up to the hefty high powered viewing lenses made for the most skilled astronomer. From spotting scopes for the hunter to telescopes for the astronomer and binoculars for the bird watcher, Celestron has covered all of the sight enhanced bases. Celestron has also incorporated computerized technology into their telescopes to carry star gazing to new heights, to the thrill and excitement of astronomers encompassing every skill level.
For beginners interested in purchasing a new Celestron telescope, the Celestron NexStar SLT telescopes are an ideal choice. These telescopes come equipped with the GoTo technology that people are raving about, since it makes finding a particular star or constellation a breeze. GoTo refers to the software and mount that work together simultaneously to automatically fix on an object in the sky that the user wishes to view. Celestron’s software, SkyAlign, needs the user to key in the time, date, and location, then point the telescope to any three items in the sky. With the assistance of the StarPointer Finderscope, NexStar will then perfectly align the telescope for the beginner astronomer without the commonly associated hassles. In addition, the NexStar SLT is portable, lightweight, and effortless to assemble. Ranging between $400 and $500, these telescopes are a bargain for the technology enhancements they offer to the ambitious new astronomer.
A popular line of Celestron’s newest telescopes, for example, the CPC Series Computerized Telescopes, come decked out with SkyAlign technology and GPS alignment for expediency. The SkyAlign makes aligning the telescope a painless task, while the GPS is programmed to download from satellites the exact time and date as well as its position on Earth. Once the telescope has accomplished this, getting the telescope into the proper alignment is quite simple with the aid of SkyAlign. Once aligned, Celestron’s telescope software NexStar can establish the positions of the stars and planets in the night sky without additional programming from the user. The CPC catalog is comprised of over 40,000 celestial objects, including stars, nebulas, and other points of interest. While telescopes are supposed to only view the sky at night due to the delicate nature of the parts of the telescope and the possible strain on the eyes, the CPC series contains a “Solar Sys Align” feature that allows the astronomer the pleasure to view the planets and start during the daytime as well. These computerized telescopes can hit the pocket hard with an average price near $2000, but considering the amount of software and the technological advancements these telescopes are comprised of they are a worthwhile investment for the serious hobbyist.
Celestron was right on the money when they created these state-of-the-art telescopes, taking the headache out of the tedious steps of using a telescope by installing intelligent software right into their products. Their new generation of enhanced telescopes will entice any new astronomer to hop right into the sky, while veteran users will appreciate many of their routine viewing tasks being completed for them automatically.