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Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ 90mm f/11 Refractor Telescope

$289.99
 
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Designed as a capable and portable starter-scope, the Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ 90mm f/11 Refractor Telescope is a complete observational platform for making detailed observations of the Moon, viewing planets, or comet-hunting. Its manual equatorial mount, when properly polar aligned, can easily track objects using the slow-motion cables with reduced vibrations, and easy-to-read setting circles aid in speeding up celestial navigation to known coordinates. The entire rig assembles and breaks down without the need for tools, so users can set up fast and get observing sooner.

This version of the AstroMaster comes with two eyepieces that yield a range of magnifications, and a 90° diagonal that sports an integrated erecting prism to correct images and allow the scope to be used as a conventional spotting scope for terrestrial use. The diagonal also places the user's head in a more comfortable position especially when the OTA is pointed at or near the zenith. An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod supports the mount and optical tube, and comes with a center tray that conveniently holds accessories while improving stability and reducing vibrations.

Optical Tube

  • 90mm aperture
  • f/11 focal ratio
  • 1000mm focal length
  • Refractor-style optical path
  • Fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, color rendition, and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.55 arcsec (Rayleigh); 1.29 arcsec (Dawes)
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Dovetail mounting plate

Mount and Tripod

    Mount:
  • Manual equatorial
  • Locking altitude adjustment screw
  • Etched declination dial
  • Dual-axis slow motion cables enables precise adjustments with reduced vibrations
  • Two counterweights and counterweight bar allows proper balancing
  • Dovetail saddle accepts OTA mounting plate and allows for precise balancing
    Tripod:
  • 1.25" tubular stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable height to accommodate a variety of users and observing positions
  • Spiked feet to provide stability in rough or soft terrain
  • Center tray adds stability and vibration-reduction

Included Accessories

    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most astronomical eyepiece filters
  • 10mm focal length produces 100x magnification
  • 20mm focal length yields 50x power
    Diagonal:
  • 90° angle places head in comfortable viewing position, especially when aimed at or near the zenith
  • Integrated erecting prism corrects image for terrestrial viewing as a conventional spotting scope
  • 1.25" snout and eyepiece holder fits and accepts the most common sized focusers and accessories
    Finder:
  • Permanently-mounted in-place
  • Unmagnified view ensures easy alignment and fast star-hopping navigation
  • Red illuminated center aiming dot is easy to see without obstructing small or dim objects

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Aperture 90 mm / 3.5"
Focal Length 1000 mm
Focal Ratio f/11.1
Focuser Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal 90° Erecting
Finderscope Yes
Mounting System Dovetail
Mount
Type German Equatorial
GoTo Capability No
Tripod
Type Adjustable
Material of Tripod Stainless Steel
General
Batteries None
GPS No
Wi-Fi No
Weight 23 lb / 10.5 kg

Packaging Info
Package Weight 33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.2 x 15 x 10"

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