Throughout the years, the StarNavigator Series has provided space admirers and amateur astronomers computerized GoTo telescope at a great price. The StarNavigator NG (Next Generation) Series takes this to the next level. Featuring an easy to operate, lightweight, and portable robotic mount with Meade’s AudioStar computer controller. This incredible AudioStar technology knows the night sky right out of the box. Turn it on, and after a brief alignment procedure, your telescope is ready to take you on a guided tour of the night skies best objects. With Audiostars 30,000 object database and over 4 hours of audio presentations built-in the electronics, you can learn about the objects you’re viewing. It’s like having a professional astronomer with you at the telescope!
The StarNavigator NG includes a light-weight aluminum frame, advanced electronics, internal clock, external power connector, vixen dovetail receiver and full height adjustable aluminum tripod allowing comfortable viewing from either a seated or standing position. Powered by 8 AA batteries (user-supplied) or external power you will see more objects in a single night than Galileo saw in his lifetime.
The AudioStar handheld control provides a database of 30,000 astronomical objects. Once aligned to the night sky, AudioStar can position the telescope to point to any of these objects and centre them in the eyepiece - of course only if the object is above the horizon. The GoTo functionality is supplemented by additional features, such as guided tours, position display and connection to a PC.
A special feature of the AudioStar controller is its built-in speaker. The built-in Astronomer Inside technology provides over four hours of audio commentary. The built-in astronomer will relate interesting information about astronomical objects located in the field of view!
At the beginning of each observing session, the computer control must be matched with the actual night sky. This is called alignment. Alignment is particularly simple with this telescope: after entering the location and the orientation to the north, the telescope slews to two bright stars in succession. These simply have to be centred in the eyepiece and the alignment is done, and the telescope is ready for use.