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Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator

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The Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator can be plugged in to the base of any SkyQuest XT IntelliScope Dobsonian 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 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 Dob easier and more fun. And it's faster, quieter, easier, more reliable and eats fewer batteries than those motorized pointing systems on other brands of computerized scopes. 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.

What's Included With This Item

  • Orion 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
  • Illustrated Instructions
  • Orion Warranty

Key Features

  • Plug in to any SkyQuest XT IntelliScope for computerized pointing access to celestial objects
  • Locates over 14,000 galaxies, nebulas, star clusters and more with pushbutton ease
  • Two-line, backlit LCD screen
  • Illuminated keypad; illumination is adjustable
  • User-friendly menu buttons for object types, Tour, ID mode and more

Technical Specs

Objects in database 110 Messier objects
7840 New General Catalog objects
5386 Index Catalog objects
8 Major planets
99 User-defined objects
Computer interface RS-232 port
Power Requires one 9V battery
Screen Two-line, backlit LCD
Keypad Illuminated; adjustable
Warranty Orion warranty
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