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Celestron Advanced Series C10-NGT Reflector Telescope

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Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
254mm
Brand
Celestron
Component
14.5 Limiting Magnitude, .54 Arc Seconds Resolution, .46 Arc Seconds Resolving Power
Eyepiece 1
20mm (60x)
Features
GoTo, Equatorial Mount
Finderscope
9x50
Focal Length
1200mm
Focal Ratio
f/4.72
GPS
No
GoTo
Yes
Good for Astrophotography
Yes
Highest Useful Magnification
600x
Mount Design
CG-5 Equatorial
Object Database
40000 objects
Optical Design
Reflector
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Astrophotography, Viewing the Moon
Star Diagonal
1.25 inch
Telescopes Series
Celestron Advanced Series Telescopes
Warranty
2-Year Limited
Weight Complete
94 lbs.

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  • Computerized equatorial mount
  • Automatic star alignment capability
  • GoTo slewing to more than 40,000 celestial objects
  • High speed motors and hand-control for smooth slewing
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Celestron Advanced Series C10-NGT Reflector Telescope
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (9)
  • Accurate (8)
  • Quality lenses (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (8), Avid adventurer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy and Great Scope

By S.

from San Bernardino, CA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Advanced Series C10-NGT Reflector Telescope:

      Some experience helps to use this rig, but if you read directions you can easily operate it. If you are looking for a scope to throw in a car or a scope to quickly drop down and start observing you may want to go with a different model. It is large and must be set up in pieces. The OTA weighs in at 31 lbs. The mount requires 33 lbs. of counterweights. It weighs close to 100 lbs assembled. Expect some time for set up and alignment. The mount does not exceed specs with the OTA mounted. Is it the most stable mount available? No. Look at a CGEM or the PRO DX if you like. However, this telescope and mount combo is more than capable of CCD imaging. You can hook up an Autoguider to the mount also for extended exposures. You will not get PEC with this mount. I also thought it was nice to get the larger spotting scope too. Make sure to get a collimator for this scope too if you don't have one. You will need it. This scope does not come with a fan on the primary mirror so expect some extra cool down time as well. It's worth the wait considering the views that are possible with this scope. I really enjoy it.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Be careful!

      By Nate

      from Auburn, AL

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Celestron Advanced Series C10-NGT Reflector Telescope:

      Know what you are getting into. I didn't think the weight was a major issue, but it is heavy. I am fairly fit, I lift weights and exercise, and setting up this scope was exhausting. The first night I had it, I took it to a field and got chased out by the landowner. In the process of hurriedly packing it away, I broke the plastic cover of the DEC drive motor. I don't know whether to be upset that this well put together has a cheap plastic covering, but the mount survived and I was able to superglue the plastic back together. Just so your warned, a common issue seems to be breaking something the first time out.
      Even with a GPS, I have yet to get the GOTO to work properly. The two star alignment seems not to work so far, but I am sure it will work eventually. It just isn't as easy as I thought.
      The views are fantastic. Looking at the moon, it felt like I was flying in a glider over it. I showed someone the views and they were literally speechless. I used a 2 inch 40 mm to scan the skies, and came across many binary stars.
      All in all, its a great value for the money. Just know that its huge and heavy. Also, don't intend on taking it far the first night.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for viewing

      By Astroguru

      from Ky

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Heavy
      • Pulls in the light

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use
      • Not for astrophotography
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Advanced Series C10-NGT Reflector Telescope:

      Not for the inexperienced. I don't know why this scope is labeled as a scope good for astrophotography. Without drastically modifying the scope you can only get images of the moon with some effort. If you're lucky you can get okay images of Jupiter. There's not enough in focus for a DSLR camera when it's attached to the focuser. Plus this scope is way too shaky on this mount to get decent long exposure images. So if you want something for deep sky photography this is not going to work. The mount really groans under this 31 pound tube. It's almost too heavy for the mount but it works well for just observing objects. I can't understand why everyone is complaining it's heavy, of course it's heavy. Did you not know that when you purchased it. Heavy is good, that means its good quality. If you're looking for a light bucket but not interested in imaging and you have experience with big scopes this is the one for you.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      worked great

      By old goat

      from NW rural Illinois

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Advanced Series C10-NGT Reflector Telescope:

      showed up on a friday. assembled it on saturday afternoon. was using it saturday night. worked great, stays on the objects much better than the cheaper go/to scope I have. jupitor sayed in center for more than 10 min. Easy to align, would usualy put the discribed item in the field of view on the first time, useing the 2 star align

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Huge! But Awesome

      By James

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Strong Construction
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Advanced Series C10-NGT Reflector Telescope:

        I just got this about 2 weeks ago and finally had a somewhat clear night. Setup is a breeze once you assemble it a couple times. The car adapter cord that came with it was a piece of junk,it would not supply enough power to run the motors. Fortunately I had ordered the car cord separately by accident and it was a good thing, it is far more heavy duty and works great. It tracks perfectly and alignment is a breeze. It does not "know" the limits of the mount and got stuck once Ihad to do a emergence power off, but partially my fault for not paying attention to where it was going to be pointing. You will need to rotate the tube for best viewing once you get the object in sight or get a tall ladder. All in all it seems to be a fantastic unit!

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        Customer Q & A

        5 Questions About This Product
        Q: "Can the C10-NGT be ordered with the Starbright coatings?"
        A: Celestron does not make the C-10NGT with the Starbright XLT coatings.
        Q: "Does it support autoguider?"
        A: You do not need an autoguider with this scope as it already utilizes Celestron GOTO capability. An auto guider simply tells you where to point the telescope to see a certain object.
        Q: "What is the total size is of the box when the telescope is fully packaged?"
        A: The C10-N actually ships in three boxes. They are: 47x19x19 inches, 40x19x10.5 inches and 20.5x15x11.75 inches.
        Q: "What are the separate weights of the components: tube, mount, & tripod? Can the mount and tripod be separated for easier handling? And what is the weight bearing limit on the mount/tripod?"
        A: The Celestron C10-N GT Reflector Telescope's optical tube weighs 31 pounds. Mount is 18 pounds, and tripod is 12 pounds. The mount has an instrument capacity of 35 pounds.
        Q: "What is the length of the optical tube and does it have a carrying handle on it?"
        A: The Celestron C10-N GT Reflector Telescope's optical tube is 45 inches long. It does not have a carrying handle.
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