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Celestron LCM 60mm Computerised Refractor Telescope

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About this product

Overview

  • Explore the universe and the world around you with this refractor telescope
  • Capable of up to 142 times magnification (78 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Jupiter and beyond
  • Comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm) to customise your telescope for the best view

Product overview

• Explore the universe and the world around you with this refractor telescope
• Capable of up to 142 times magnification (78 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Jupiter and beyond
• Comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm) to customise your telescope for the best view
• Get a clear, bright image with a 60mm aperture
• Lower the magnification down to 8.57 times (28 times with supplied eyepieces) for close objects such as birds and wildlife

Special features
• With 4,000 objects in its database, the computerised Altazimuth mount can tell you what to look out for in the night sky. It also helps you find and track exactly what you’re looking for. Requires eight AA batteries (not included)
• Comes with its own tripod for stability
• Use three bright celestial objects to align your telescope and use them to locate and track celestial objects at the touch of a button

What can I see with this telescope?
Watch planets, stars and comets with this computerised Newtonian reflector telescope. Alternatively, you can focus a little closer to home with terrestrial viewing. With an aperture of 60mm, fully coated optics and 73 times the light gathering capability of the human eye you get a clear, crisp image. This telescope comes with two eyepieces, one with 28 times magnification and one with 78 times magnification.

Why choose a refractor telescope?
Refractor telescopes use lenses to collect and focus light to magnify the image. The telescope is sealed at both ends, making this type less prone to distortion because of air currents or dust contamination for a steadier, sharper image.

How easy is it to assemble?
Easy to use, this telescope comes in three major sections which can be assembled and disassembled quickly and easily. There is a tray under the telescope to store your alternative eyepiece and other essentials. The mount has a built-in spirit level to help you level the telescope. There are nine different slew speeds, allowing you to rotate the telescope to observe different areas of the sky. The LCM can be powered by eight AA batteries (not included).

Can this telescope track?
Locate three bright objects in the night sky and the computerised telescope can orientate itself, calculating its own location, time and date. Use the backlit LCD display on the hand control to browse through its database of 4,000 objects, before locating and tracking your celestial object across the night sky. You can use the Sky Tour function and your LCM telescope will give you a list of the best objects to view so you don’t miss a thing. The 114 LCM comes with The Sky X – First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.

Specification

Specifications
Telescope model number Celestron 60 LCM (22050)
Telescope type Refractor
Technical specification
Aperture 60 mm
Focal length 700 mm
Focal ratio 12
Eyepieces
Focal length of eyepiece 1 25 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 1 28 x
Focal length of eyepiece 2 9 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 2 78 x
Optical features
Highest useful magnification 142 x
Lowest useful magnification 8.57 x
Magnitude 11.4
Light gathering power 73 x
Apparent field of view 1.6 degrees
Linear field of view 84 ft (26 m ) @ 1000 ft
Optical coating Fully Coated
Slew speeds 9
Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment procedures Sky Align, Auto Two-Star, Two-Star, One-Star, Solar System Align
Computer hand control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Power 8 x AA batteries (DC 12 V @ 750 mA)
Physical Dimensions
Product weight 4.7 kg
Total content weight 8.2 kg
Telescope diameter 60 mm
Telescope length 700 mm
Tripod height 1100 mm
Mount type Motorised Altazimuth
Screen LCD 16 characters (back lit)
Supplied assembled No
Package Contents Celestron 60 LCM telescope
Motorised Altazimuth mount
Erect image diagonal
2 x eyepieces
StarPointer finderscope
Tripod and accessory tray
Handheld database
The Sky X student edition software

Which is the very best telescope for photographing the night sky?

Asked by: barryj58blue
I am afraid this is quite an open ended question as it would depend on what you wanted to capture and to what level of detail, along with your budget. If you could provide us more information as to what you are looking for to technical@maplin.co.uk we will try and find a suitable solution.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-01-13

Is it easy to assemble

Asked by: timmy
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-12-10

I wanted to buy my daughter first telescope whether this will be good or choose another

Asked by: angel
This item would be great for a starter.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-11-18

Hi there, does this have the ability to record images to a p.c./laptop?

Asked by: Tom19760
This can be achieved but not without extra equipment, typically you would need something like http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-neximage-5mp-a46ly to achieve this ..
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-11-10

You quote "Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer" where can i get more information / purchase this software?

Asked by: WJRH
The software as well as firmware updates for the hand controller can all be found on the CELESTRON website. ALL CELESTRON LINKS http://www.celestron.com/support/manuals-software NEXREMOTE LINK http://www.celestron.com/c3/support3/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=viewdownload&downloaditemid=588&nav=0,7
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-11-10

Is this a great one to look at the stars and planets???

Asked by: Joanna
Typically stars a rather boring, they just appear as dots of light. With a telescope of the size and power you will be able to see planets although the image in the eyepiece will be very tiny. I have one myself and with a suitable eyepiece (4mm) and a good quality barlow adaptor you can clearly see Jupiter with faint bands visible plus it's moons (Calisto, Io, Europa) Saturn appears as a small circle with the rings clearly visible. Venus is also an easy target and it's phases can be viewed. The Andromeda Galxay and some of the brighter Messier objects can be seen but the biggest deciding factor will be your location. You really need to be in a dark sky area to see anything of worth.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-12-15
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