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Celestron LCM 76mm Computerised Reflector Telescope

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Overview

  • Look to the stars with this powerful computerised Newtonian reflector telescope
  • Capable of up to 180 times magnification (78 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Mars and beyond
  • Comes with two eye pieces so you can customise your telescope for the best view

Product overview

• Look to the stars with this powerful computerised Newtonian reflector telescope
• Capable of up to 180 times magnification (78 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Mars and beyond
• Comes with two eye pieces so you can customise your telescope for the best view
• With a 76mm aperture, this telescope will give you a bright and clear image
• The magnification can be lowered down to 11 times (28 times with supplied eyepieces)

Special Features
• The computerised mount can tell you what to look out for in the night sky and helps you find 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, then locate and track celestial objects at the touch of a button

Download the free Celestron Skyportal app on Android or IOS
   


What can I see with this telescope?
View the universe around you with this great computerised telescope. Focus in on Mars or study the vast depths of the stars with a fully coated lens giving you a clear, crisp image. The telescope comes with two lenses, giving you a choice of up to 78 times or 28 times magnification. This comes attached to a tracking mount to make sure you get a great image. With a 76mm aperture and light gathering ability 118 times that of the naked eye, you’ll get a wide field of view to find the perfect view.

Why choose a reflector telescope?
Reflector telescopes are open at one end and use mirrors to collect and focus light for the image. Typically, the apertures of reflector telescopes are larger than those of refractor telescopes. This means they can see further and fainter objects and have a wider apparent field of view. The bodies of the reflector telescope can also be made smaller, all while maintaining the same level of magnification. Reflector telescopes don’t suffer from chromatic aberration, colours appearing around an image, like some refractors.

It is worth noting that reflector telescopes display the image upside down. This is normal for astronomical telescopes, but will be noticeable with terrestrial viewing.

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. With nine different slew speeds, you can rotate the telescope to observe different areas of the sky. The LCM can be powered by eight AA batteries (not included Order Code L39BF).

Can this telescope track?
The Celestron LCM 76mm can track on a horizontal and vertical axis. Orienting your telescope is quick and easy – all you need are three bright objects in the night sky and the telescope can calculate the time, date and location of itself. With a database of over 4,000 objects, you won’t run out of new celestial bodies to track across the sky. The hand controller lets you move your mount manually and comes with a Sky Tour function to help you spot the best sights in the night sky. The 76 LCM comes with The Sky X – First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.

Download the free Celestron SkyPortal app and get a guided tour of the solar system and beyond. Use your IOS or Android device to listen to hundreds of audio descriptions of celestial objects. Additional accessories are available.

Specification

Specifications
Telescope model number Celestron LCM 76
Telescope type Reflector
Technical specification
Aperture 76 mm
Focal length 700 mm
Focal ratio 9.21
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 180 x
Lowest useful magnification 11 x
Magnitude 11.9
Light gathering power 118 x
Apparent field of view 1.5 degree
Linear field of view 79 ft @ 1000 yds
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
Unpackaged product weight 5.2 kg
Total content weight 8.96 kg
Mount type Motorised Altazimuth
Screen LCD 16 characters (back lit)
Supplied assembled No
Package Contents Celestron 76 LCM telescope
Motorised Altazimuth mount
Erect image diagonal
2 x eyepieces
StarPointer finderscope
Tripod and accessory tray
Handheld database
The Sky X – First light edition software

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