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Bushnell NorthStar 700x76 Motorized Starfinder Telescope

Item# BUP458
 
2.5

(3 Ratings)

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Description

Our NorthStar® Telescopes offer amateur astronomers state-of-the-art computer-driven location and tracking capability with simple, push-button control. With a built-in data base of 20,000 celestial objects, you simply call up your target on the hand-held control module, enter a simple "Go To" command and the NorthStar computer does the rest. Once locked on, tracking the object for prolonged viewing is automatic. Our innovative RVO (Real Voice Output™) feature provides a fun, interactive way to explore the night sky. The remote, hand-held control module features red, backlit push buttons and a red, illuminated LCD read-out for easy viewing without impairing your night vision. The telescopes also feature our new 1x wide-angle, red dot finderscope. Additional features include a quick-release tripod and accessory tray for fast, easy assembly.


Features


  • 4mm and 20mm eyepieces
  • Power-boosting Barlow lens
  • "Go To" computerized tracking technology
  • Remote hand-held control module with Real Voice Output™ (RVO)
  • Camera adaptable
  • Quick release tripod
  • Kinematic mount
  • Accessory tray

Supplier Sku:
788831

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae , Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Features

Alt-Az Mount , GoTo

Brand

Bushnell

Finderscope

Red Dot LED

Lens Coating

Standard

GPS

No

GoTo

Yes

Telescopes Series

Bushnell Northstar Telescopes

Optical Design

Reflector

Aperture

76mm

Focal Length

700mm

Mount Design

Kinematic

Eyepiece 1

4mm

Highest Useful Magnification

233x

Objective Lens Size Code

76

User Level

For the Beginner

Component

20mm Eyepiece 2

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Bushnell NorthStar 700x76 Motorized Starfinder Telescope
 
2.3

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Help in calibrating your telescope.

By [@]

from Keyes, Calif.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact

Cons

  • Need better eyepieces
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Astronomy
  • Beginner

Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 700x76 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

You actually don't have to know the location of two reference stars to calibrate your telescope. There is an alternate way to calibrate if you are not already knowledgable in astonomy. The "Go To" feature walks you through the calibration by inputting the time and area of where you live. The computer then calibrates the telescope automatically. After that you have drop down menus to view, stars, planets, galaxies, etc. The computer will also give you a voice description of the object you are viewing. Although this telescope is not the best, for the money, a beginner such as myself can't go wrong with this as a first telescope. After mastering this one, I will indeed purchase a better Bushnell. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Be Careful

By Ed

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 700x76 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

The Telescope is cheaply made. After about the fifth time using it the tripod broke, and I had to take it apart to fix it. The two screws that hold the tube to the mount are always coming loose and have to be retightened, and the mount is just plain sloppy. Save your money and buy a better name brand telescope

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Calibration of Goto 525x3 Inch with Real Voice Output

By Dan Friedman

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 700x76 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

I purchased this particular telescope because I am new to astronomy and have no prior experience working with a telescope. In order to use the computer contained in the telescope, you need to calibrate the computer by finding two reference stars. Due to my inexperience, I have not been able to calibrate or use the computer. We have only used the telescope occasionally for random viewing. In my opinion, this telescope is of little help to the beginner.

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Customer Q & A

Q1: Can you ship to Norway?

A: Absolutely!

Q2: I have the Bushnell Deep Space 525x3" model 78-9003 telescope. Can the mount and tripod of the "525x3 Inch with Real Voice Output" be adapted to my telescope?

A: You will need to contact Bushnell at 800-423-3537 for that answer. Most companies will set-up the scopes they make specifically for the computerized mounts. They would definitely be able to answer that for you.

Q3: What if any, is the difference between Models # 78-8831 & #78-8830?

A: The difference is that the 78-8830 is the first version of this scope that bushnell released. after making some minor but neccessary changes they re-released it with the new model number. The 78-8830 is not available only the 78-8831

Q4: Is there a carring case for the Bushnell "Goto 525x3 Inch with Real Voice Output"?

A: i am sorry but bushnell does not currently make a carrying case for this scope nor are there any aftermarket brands that i know of. My suggestion is to purchase a large duffel bag and line it with eggshell cushions as it is a very cost effective easy to carry case.

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