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GoTo telescopes

  1. Celestron 114LCM

    Current status: In stock

      (1 review)

    • Ideal Newtonian reflector telescope for beginners
    • Alt-azimuth motorised tripod
    • Good optics
    • Includes accessory tray
    • GoTo with more than stored 4,000 objects

    £229.50

  2. Celestron NexStar 130SLT

    Current status: In stock

      (2 reviews)

    • Superb reflector (Newtonian) telescope for beginning and advanced astronomers
    • GoTo with 4000 pre-programmed objects
    • Supplied with CD ROM with printable maps of the sky
    • Extremely sturdy altazimuth tripod
    • Also suitable for two-inch eyepieces

    £294.00

  3. Celestron NexStar 4SE

    Current status: In stock

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    • Striking and unique catadioptric telescope with many features
    • High-quality aluminium housing
    • Very user-friendly
    • Full GoTo functionality with almost 40.000 pre-programmed objects
    • Including camera shutter cable

    £429.00

  4. Celestron NexStar 102SLT

    Current status: In stock

      (2 reviews)

    • Beautiful refractor telescope for beginning and advanced astronomers
    • GoTo with 4000 pre-programmed objects
    • Comes with CD rom with printable sky maps
    • Very sturdy altazimuth tripod
    • High light-gathering power

    £314.00

  5. Celestron NexStar 127 SLT

    Current status: In stock

      (4 reviews)

    • Very suitable for deep-sky astronomy due its high light collection capacity
    • The included erecting eyepiece enables you to do terrestrial observations
    • Supplied with software featuring information on stars and astronomy
    • GoTo with 4000 pre-programmed objects
    • Also suitable for astrophotography

    £369.00

  6. Meade ETX-80

    Current status: In stock

      (4 reviews)

    • The most popular telescope from Meade
    • Locate thousands of objects at the touch of a button

    £289.00

  7. Celestron NexStar 6SE

    Current status: In stock

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    • Impressive Schmidt-Cassegrain design with many intelligent features
    • Legendary Celestron orange colour
    • Full GoTo with nearly 40,000 pre-programmed objects
    • Easy to use and set up
    • High-quality aluminium construction

    £795.00

  8. Celestron 60LCM

    Current status: In stock

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    • Ideal refractor for beginning astronomers
    • Alt-azimuth motorised tripod
    • Superb optics
    • With GoTo
    • Including accessory tray

    £189.50

  9. Meade ETX90 PE telescope + AutoStar

    Current status: In stock

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    • Comes with an Autostar database of 30,000 objects
    • Includes 26mm eyepiece

    £459.00

  10. Celestron Nexstar 5SE

    Current status: In stock

      (1 review)

    • Striking telescope that is great for deep-sky observations
    • High-quality aluminium construction
    • Full GoTo with nearly 40,000 pre-programmed objects
    • Easy to use and set up
    • Computerised controlled altazimuth stand with tracking motor

    £594.00

  11. Celestron 90LCM Telescope

    Current status: In stock

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    • Telescope suitable for motivated beginners and experienced users
    • Accessory tray included
    • Complete GoTo system
    • Good optics and coatings
    • Motorized azimuth tripod

    £279.00

  12. Celestron NexStar 8SE

    Current status: In stock

      (1 review)

    • The top model of the NexStar SE series; a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope of very high quality
    • Successor to the legendary Celestron C8 orange telescope
    • Works on batteries
    • Full GoTo functionality with nearly 40.000 pre-programmed objects
    • Easy to use and set up

    £1,185.00

  13. Meade ETX-90 Basic

    Current status: In stock

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    • Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with tripod, engine and GoTo included
    • Extremely compact travel size
    • Integrated flip mirror system
    • Easy and quick alignment procedure
    • Basic CD-ROM with sky maps included

    £339.00

  14. Celestron 80LCM Computerized Telescope

    Current status: In stock

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    • Ideal refractor for beginning and advanced astronomers
    • Alt-azimuth motorised tripod
    • Superb optics
    • Advanced GoTo system
    • Including accessory tray

    £249.00

  15. Celestron CPC 925 XLT

    Current status: In stock

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    • Computerised GoTo mounting
    • With GPS
    • 40.000 objects in database
    • Revolutionary alignment method
    • Ergonomic design

    £1,885.00

  16. Celestron 76LCM Computerized Telescope

    Current status: In stock

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    • The Ideal Newtonian reflector telescope for beginners
    • Alt-azimuth motorised mount
    • Good optics
    • Includes accessory tray
    • GoTo with more than stored 4,000 objects

    £219.50

  17. Celestron CPC 1100 XLT

    Current status: In stock

      (2 reviews)

    • Computerised GoTo mount
    • With GPS
    • 40.000 objects in database
    • Revolutionary alignment method
    • Ergonomic design

    £2,450.00

  18. Celestron CPC 800 XLT Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

    Current status: In stock

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    • Computerised GoTo mounting
    • With GPS receiver
    • 40,000 objects in database
    • Revolutionary alignment method
    • Ergonomic design

    £1,505.00

  19. SkyWatcher Skymax-127 (Skywatcher Synscan)

    Current status: In stock

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    • Intuitive working telescope that gives you razor sharp images
    • Good value for money
    • Razor-sharp images of the moon and planets
    • Also suitable for terrestrial observations
    • 55% more light gathering power than the Skymax-102

    £371.00

  20. Celestron SkyProdigy 130

    Current status: In stock

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    • Elegant telescope with the most advanced features
    • GoTo system: with 4000 stellar objects
    • Astro software included
    • Easy to use
    • With a built-in digital camera for easy allignment

    £657.00

  21. Celestron CGE Pro Edge 925HD

    Current status: In stock

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    • Perfect telescope for observing fascinating deep-sky objects with superb image quality
    • No unwanted chromatic aberration
    • 23 mm Axiom LX eyepiece
    • Schmidt-Cassegrain design
    • Very suitable for deep-sky observations

    £5,860.00

  22. Celestron CGEM 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

    Current status: In stock

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    • Equatorial mount
    • Go To function
    • 40.000 objects in database
    • Expandable with GPS
    • Easy operation

    £2,505.00

  23. Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD

    Current status: In stock

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    • High quality user friendly telescope with excellent optics
    • Fully coma-free due to Edge HD
    • Solid dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
    • 16-channel GPS module
    • Provided with an accurate GoTo system

    £1,845.00

  24. Celestron CGEM 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

    Current status: In stock

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    • Equatorial mount
    • Go To functionality
    • 40.000 objects in database
    • Expandable with GPS
    • Easy operation

    £2,855.00

  25. Celestron CGE Pro 925

    Current status: In stock

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    • High-quality telescope with a highly advanced mount and tripod
    • Full GoTo functionality
    • Stand has a load capacity of 40kg
    • Easy to use
    • Schmidt-Cassegrain design

    £5,345.00

GoTo telescope

A GoTo telescope refers to a kind of telescope mount, including software that automatically points the telescope at astronomical objects selected by the user. Both axes of a GoTo-mount system are motor-driven and they are generally computer-controlled. This enables you to pre-program what you want to see!

Ease of use

The GoTo function prevents you from having to go out and search for space objects yourself. You can always be sure that you focus on the right star or planet. There is no need to adjust the telescope yourself either, this is done automatically! All in all, this is a great invention, especially for the beginning astronomer or amateur astronomer. The GoTo function enables you to find your way in space at the push of a button.

Turning on the GoTo telescope

When you activate the GoTo software, you will be asked to set the latitude, date and time. Mind you, there are models which automatically do this via a connected or built-in GPS-system.

The GoTo telescope tripod

The two types of tripods that you can use for the GoTo telescope are the alt-azimuth tripod and the parallactic tripod.

About an alt-azimuth mount on a GoTo telescope

An alt-azimuth tripod requires you to point the GoTo system at a star that you need to keep in the middle of your field of view. The entered time, location and coordinates of the star allow the system to navigate in space and find every object. When you require even more accuracy, you may use a second guiding star that needs to be very far removed from the first guiding star yet close to the object that you are looking for. You may need this certainty when the tripod is not positioned level on the ground. It is also handy to use two stars when a wrong time has been entered as this prevents the GoTo system from establishing the right coordinates.

About a Parallactic mount on a GoTo telescope

A parallactic tripod requires you to point the mount at the northern celestial pole or the southern celestial pole. If the telescope is positioned well, it will be pointed at a bright star. Then you will be asked if you want to focus it in the middle of your field of view. Using a second star will definitely benefit accuracy.

Meade, Celestron, Skywatcher & Konus

At telescopeplanet.co.uk you will mainly find GoTo-telescopes from Meade, Celestron, Skywatcher & Konus. The GoTo-system is supplied as an adaptor (hand-computer) on a cord that is very easy to use.