|This is a great telescope for the backyard astronomy enthusiast or beginners of any age with space on the brain. Simply power up the telescope, choose the object you want to see on the handheld controller and the GPS computerized mount does the rest. Standard computer controlled mounts without GPS require you to align the telescope with the North Star and manually enter in your coordinates and the time. The GPS locator in this telescope mount means the telescope already knows it's location and the current time anywhere in the world. You'll be soaring to the stars in seconds. This telescope has a fantastic folding optical assembly that uses a combination of mirrors and lenses to pack an incredible 1200mm focal length in a compact 12.5 inch optical assembly. As a result, this telescope is ideal for both day and night viewing. Images in this telescope are shown right-side up. With a powerful magnification 155x when using the 9mm eyepiece, this telescope is great for backyard astronomy. The big magnification will give you jaw dropping views of the moon. With planets you can see the Rings of Saturn and the Moons of Jupiter and great views of Mars. In dark skies you can even see distant nebulae and galaxies. The patented design of the iOptron SmartStar-G Alt-Azimuth Mount, a.k.a. The Cube, is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit. In addition, there are no "dead spots" -- so you can point your telescope anywhere above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adapter is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you're camping or at any remote location. The mount also accepts 8 AA cell batteries for use at home or in the field. (Batteries sold separately.)|
This is the ideal telescope for the backyard astronomy enthusiast ...