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Posted 26 November 2022

CELESTRON Astro Fi 5 Schmidt-Cassegrain Catadioptic Telescope - £479.00 Free delivery/collection @ Currys

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Product code: 231775
Top features:

- “Go to” computerised technology automatically lets you see objects

- Built-in WiFi lets you control the telescope from your smartphone

- Tool-free setup for instant stargazing

“Go to” computerised technology

You don't have to be an expert stargazer to enjoy the delights if the night sky. The Celestron Astro Fi 5 Schmidt-Cassegrain Catadioptic Telescope features “Go to” technology that can automatically show you any location from its 120,0000-object database. You won't need any prior knowledge of where objects are based. The telescope will also advise you which objects are currently visible from your location.

Built-in WiFi

Control the telescope using your smartphone with the Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android. Just pair the phone with the telecsope's built-in WiFi, and point your phone up at the sky, and select your object. The telescope will take you there.

Tool-free setup

Setting up the telescope is easy. It requires no tools, which means you can get straight to stargazing. If you fancy, you can hook up your Canon or Nikon SLR camera to it for breath-taking astronomy photos.

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    This is essentially what replaced the old SLT 127. Same mount, but you control it with your phone instead its own keypad (saving some money there). They also switched the 5" to a Schmidt-Cassegrain from a more expensive Maksutov like the SLT 127. Both these are obvious cost-saving measures and while a Schmidt-Cassegrain vs Maksutov difference might not be significant visually, that is only true if the former is precisely collimated - something that's up to the user and is definitely not beginner friendly.
    So, expect prices not more than you used to pay for the SLT 127 (I see it much cheaper on ebay new right now) and a bit more hassle to get its peak performance.
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    Don't Maksutov take longer to cool down than an SC?
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    I bought this a few months ago for £329 from ukcamerastore.
    Very easy to get working with an iPad.
    I kinda wish I’d gone for a bigger one now as the views of Jupiter are ok but not great, you can make out some colour and moons though.
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    Can I ask if this was this your first telescope? Have you had any issues with getting the WI-Fi to connect.

    Reading reviews this seems an issue / complication?

    I think I have seen this in the £300s new on eBay.

    I'm looking for a go to scope for my daughter for Xmas
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    I would rather see technical info on the size of the mirror etc rather than blah, blah, blah about the goto and the 120k object database.
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    It depends who they are trying to appeal to
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