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The Meade Instruments StarNavigator NG 125mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
is ideal for users who want a portable yet powerful observation
platform that is able to achieve high magnifications for detailed views
of the Moon and planets and has the ability to reach out past our solar
system to observe brighter deep-sky objects such as clusters and stars.
The compact and powerful Maksutov design uses a front corrector plate
with a convex meniscus lens to correct off-axis aberrations, like comas,
and chromatic aberration to produce images with true-color rendition.
The nature of the lens results in a smaller secondary mirror—limiting
obstruction and increasing contrast, while eliminating the need for
periodic collimation. This optical path results in a slower focal ratio
and narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt-Cassegrain variant,
but the optical benefits, when coupled with a precision tracking mount,
make this an ideal scope for all types of celestial observations and
Driving the dual-axis DC servo motors in the
single-arm fork mount is the AudioStar hand controller. This update to
their iconic AutoStar enables quick and easy setup and alignment to get
you observing faster, while offering guided tours and audio commentary
on 500 of its over 30,000 objects in the internal database. For those
who want to use it for astrophotography, an internal mirror flips down
to direct the light path straight back for prime-focus photography using
a DSLR camera body and optional adapters.