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Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator
$199.99
 
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  • Plug in to any SkyQuest XTi IntelliScope for computerized push-to pointing access to celestial objects
  • Computerized database easily locates over 14,000 galaxies, nebulas, star clusters, and more with pushbutton ease
  • Two-line, backlit LCD screen provides easy arrow-based directions to train your IntelliScope telescope right on the selected celestial object for magnified study
  • IntelliScope controller features an illuminated keypad with adjustable brightness for easy use in dark conditions
  • User-friendly IntelliScope controller menu buttons for object types, Tour, ID mode, and more!


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Item #  07880

Give your IntelliScope Dobsonian telescope a brain! Simply plug the Computerized Object Locator into the base of any SkyQuest IntelliScope Dobsonian telescope and you're all set to locate and view any of 14,000 celestial objects in seconds. You just select an object to view from the menu buttons, press Enter, then move the telescope in the direction of the guide arrows on the liquid crystal display. In seconds, the IntelliScope's two high-resolution, 9,216-step digital encoders pinpoint the object, placing it right in the telescope's field of view.

The Computerized Object Locator's database includes a lifetime of celestial objects to view: 837 stars (including double and variable stars), 7,840 NGC objects, 5,386 IC objects, 101 Messier objects, 8 major planets, and 99 user-entered objects. It features illuminated buttons and a backlit, two-line liquid crystal display (LCD). The intuitive menu buttons allow selection of objects by type (e.g., Planet, Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy) or catalog number (e.g., M57, NGC 253). Press the Tour button to select one of 12 tours of the best objects visible in any given month. Or use the ID button to find out what object you're viewing, if you're not sure. The LCD screen provides information about the objects you see, including object type, common name (if any), magnitude, constellation, and a brief visual description.

Whether you are an entry-level or expert astronomer, the Computerized Object Locator makes observing the night sky with your IntelliScope Dobsonian easier and more fun. It will enable you to view many more celestial curiosities in an evening — and in a lifetime — than you ever could before. And it's faster, quieter, easier, more reliable, and eats fewer batteries than those motorized pointing systems on other brands of computerized telescopes.

The IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator requires one 9-volt battery, which is included. Comes with coil cord, altitude encoder, adhesive-backed hook-and-loop fastener for mounting Object Locator on telescope, and illustrated instructions for use.

Give your SkyQuest IntelliScope some serious brainpower. Buy the Computerized Object Locator — voted a "Hot Product" for 2004 by the editors of Sky & Telescope magazine — and see how much fun a smart telescope can be.

NOTE: The IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator is not compatible with other encoder systems or other telescopes. Previous SkyQuest versions and SkyQuest XT Classic Dobsonian telescopes cannot be retrofitted for IntelliScope compatibility.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.

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Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator Controller
Altitude encoder assembly
Coil cable
Altitude encoder cable (53")
Azimuth encoder cable (24")
Wire retaining clips
Hook-and-loop strips
Plastic bumper
Wood screws
Nylon washers
9V battery

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