Celestron NexStar 9¼ GPS


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Brand and Model:Celestron NexStar 9¼ GPS
Price ($USD):$2699.00
Type:Schmidt-Cassegrain
Attributes: checked Go-To checked PEC
Aperture:9¼" (205mm)
f Ratio:f/10
Focal Length:2050mm
Finder:9x50
Electric Power:12V DC
Mount:Nexstar GPS
Tripod:Adjustable Heavy Duty Metal
Weight (lbs):78 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:The computerized NexStar 9¼ GPS uses the Celestron 9.25” optical tube that many observers think could be the finest Schmidt-Cassegrain optics currently being produced by any manufacturer. The dual fork arm mount features a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver and an internal electronic compass to make aligning the scope on the sky and finding deep space objects virtually as simple as turning the telescope on. Features include a unique carbon fiber optical tube, Starbright multicoated optics at no extra cost, permanent periodic error correction, 9 slew speeds, a 40,000+ object memory, a 40mm Plössl eyepiece, 9 x 50mm finder, standard AC adapter, all aluminum fork tines with carry handles, 5.625” worm gears, and much more. For the serious astrophotographer, for the serious visual observer, the NexStar 9¼ GPS offers a step up in performance from an 8” scope at virtually no penalty in size or weight and at only a modest cost increase. over more unique features for less money than any competitive 8” GPS scope. This telescope provides a lot of optical and go-to mount performance at a surprisingly reasonable price.
Supplied Accessories


Carbon fiber optical tube; Starbright multicoatings; heavy duty adjustable height metal tripod; NexStar 40,000+ object computer hand control with coiled cord stores in fork arm; PPEC (Permanent Periodic Error Compensation); built-in adjustable backlash compensation; dual RS-232 ports for connection to a PC; dual serial ports for communication with future "smart" accessories currently under development; separate CCD autoguider port; separate 12 Volt DC accessory power output; 9 x 50mm finderscope; 1.25" star diagonal; 1.25" 40mm Plössl eyepiece (70x); AC power supply; dust covers.

Vote Highlights Vote
Celestron NexStar 9¼ GPS
Excellente instrument i enjoy using it

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Mount:9 Ease of Use:10 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.68.124)
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Celestron NexStar 9¼ GPS
The best SCT I have ever owned. Better than the Meade LX 200 8" and 10". The optics are fantastic for the price. The goto's are right on the money with my CCD camera! In short, I'm not just happy - I'm thrilled! It is worth every cent and then some. Get the wedge, it works and so does the wedge software setup.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.101.158)
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Celestron NexStar 9¼ GPS
Excellent value for the moeny, fine optically perhaps best Celestron optics in a SCT. Stable mount but at or near its limits in ALt/Az, Very intuitive interface and plenty of control and customizing available.

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.194.144)
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Celestron NexStar 9¼ GPS
I'm not a newbie and I've owned roughly 20 different scopes from newts to apos and just about everything in between. I purchased a new NexStar 9.25 GPS and the GPS was malfunctioning. I drove 250 miles one way to exchange it for another new 9.25. It linked up fairly quickly and I brought it home. It did everything it was supposed to do and I was happy, for about 5 minutes. The pointing accuracy and repeatability is so bad in the replacement scope that it's unusable. I think Celestron is knowingly putting questionable scopes into the marketplace and hoping that people are too new to notice or too timid to do anything about it. I am giving serious thought to contacting my state's and California's Attornies General to discuss this fraudulent behavior. If you are thinking of buying a NexStar my advice is to think again. I have no experience with any other goto scopes so don't confuse my statements with brand bashing or loyalty. Unless Celestron addresses these type of issues and ceases to knowingly ship bad product they deserve to go out of business. I am a proud American and I think we as consumers deserve better, especially from an American company.

Caveat Emptor,

Steve Stonehill

Overall Rating: 0
Value:0
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.202.209)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=327957

>I'm not a newbie and I've owned roughly 20 different scopes from newts to apos and just about everything in between. I purchased a new NexStar 9.25 GPS and the GPS was malfunctioning. I drove 250 miles one way to exchange it for another new 9.25. It linked up fairly quickly and I brought it home. It did everything it was supposed to do and I was happy, for about 5 minutes. The pointing accuracy and repeatability is so bad in the replacement scope that it's unusable. I think Celestron is knowingly putting questionable scopes into the marketplace and hoping that people are too new to notice or too timid to do anything about it. I am giving serious thought to contacting my state's and California's Attornies General to discuss this fraudulent behavior. If you are thinking of buying a NexStar my advice is to think again. I have no experience with any other goto scopes so don't confuse my statements with brand bashing or loyalty. Unless Celestron addresses these type of issues and ceases to knowingly ship bad product they deserve to go out of business. I am a proud American and I think we as consumers deserve better, especially from an American company.
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>Caveat Emptor,
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>Steve Stonehill
 I do think your quote "no experience" shows true.What it sounds to me is that you dont read instructions.With a good read I think you will find it is you and not the scope.Having 25 yrs. in some type of an eyepiece I know first hand that this is a very fine scope.Good luck and dont give up,I think you will be very happy once you learn the functions of the scope.
>You might mention the optics. The scope doesn't deserve a 0 because you have trouble with the goto.
You are a complete idiot. Get away from astronomy if you don't like this scope as is one of the best cats ever built. Adios amigo.

Celestron NexStar 9¼ GPS
I think I'm one of the 1st to get one of these. I ordered it the day after they were announced. I am extremely pleased with this scope. It's my 1st scope over 5 in, and my 1st goto scope. The Goto was flawless right out of the box is intuitive and easy. The OTA assembly is about 58lbs, but manageable. The optics looked good, but needed a collimation tweak. Very sharp.

If I had to do this all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
Solid purchase and value for your money.

Steve

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:10 Mount:9 Ease of Use:8 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.129.191)
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