Overview of the NexStar Line

  • Michael W. Swanson
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


All NexStar telescopes share the same basic operation. Once you learn to use one model of NexStar, you can use any model of NexStar - from the little NexStar 60 GT to the sophisticated NexStar 11 GPS. There are various options for the initial alignment of the telescope, but they all rely on you to center two stars that we refer to as “alignment stars”. After you have centered the two alignment stars the telescope now has a working model of the sky. You may then select objects and the telescope will slew to them at the press of a button.


Carbon Fiber Maximum Field Hand Control Maximum Magnification Focal Ratio 
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