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Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope

Item# BUP459
 
3.0

(10 Ratings)

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What's Included?

Quick Release Tripod, Accessory Tray

Description

A telescope that talks!


The NorthStar 675 x 4.5-inch reflecting telescope with Real Voice Output features legendary Bushnell quality and reliability, plus ease-of-use features that can't be topped!


Automatic, 'Go-To' technology takes the work out of amateur astronomy by locating celestial objects for you. With a built-in database of 20,000 objects, it'll take you wherever you want to go. Just enter a simple 'Go-To' command, and the NorthStar's computer does the rest, automatically placing the object in your eyepiece.

Tracking, too, is automatic via the NorthStar's computer.


The remote, hand-held control module features red, backlit push buttons and a red, illuminated, LCD read-out for easy viewing without jeopardizing hard-won night vision. And, if you choose to point the telescope yourself, there's a 1X, wide-angle, red-dot finderscope to make quick work of locating any objects you want to view.

Included 4mm and 20mm eyepieces deliver 34 and 170X magnification, respectively; double those figures with the included 2X Barlow lens.


Icing on the cake is the innovative, Real Voice Output feature that provides a fun, interactive way to explore the night sky. The NorthStar 675 x 4.5 actually talks to you as it guides you through a tour of the universe. This is a quality telescope with a difference: It's got a voice!


High Performance Features:

  • Power-boosting, Barlow lens
  • Camera adaptability
  • Kinematic mount
  • Quick-release tripod
  • Accessory tray

Supplier Sku:
788846

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae , Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Features

Alt-Az Mount , GoTo

Brand

Bushnell

Finderscope

Red Dot LED

Lens Coating

Standard

GPS

No

GoTo

Yes

Telescopes Series

Bushnell Northstar Telescopes

Optical Design

Reflector

Aperture

114mm

Focal Length

900mm

Mount Design

Kinematic

Eyepiece 1

4mm

Highest Useful Magnification

180x

Objective Lens Size Code

114

User Level

For the Beginner

Component

20mm Eyepiece 2

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Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope
 
2.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (3)
    • Poor lens quality (3)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (3), Casual/ recreational (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      SOLID STARTER SCOPE

      If you are interested in getting to know the night sky without spending a small fortune, this telescope is a good place to start.



      This telescope is big...Read complete review

      If you are interested in getting to know the night sky without spending a small fortune, this telescope is a good place to start.



      This telescope is big enough to view nebula, star clusters, some galaxies, and of course the moon and planets, while being light enough to be extremely portable.



      The go-to feature can and SHOULD be used to teach yourself the night sky.



      The only upgrade this scope needs right off the bat are eyepieces. I would consider a 20mm Plossl for deep sky objects, and a 6-10mm for planets. Also, a light pollution filter will greatly enhance deep-sky viewing.



      No question, this scope will show you enough to more than wet your appetite and help you decide if your ready to upgrade to a bigger scope down the road to really fill you up!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      PIECE OF JUNK!!

      THE ONLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT IS THE RED DOT SIGHT, THE GOTO FEATURE WHEN SETUP AND THE PUSH BUTTON CONTROLS. IT IS GOOD FOR BEGINNERS AND KIDS. THIS ITEM CANNOT...Read complete review

      THE ONLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT IS THE RED DOT SIGHT, THE GOTO FEATURE WHEN SETUP AND THE PUSH BUTTON CONTROLS. IT IS GOOD FOR BEGINNERS AND KIDS. THIS ITEM CANNOT "SEE" ANYTHING AT HIGHER POWERS AND PROPPER EYEPIECES WILL MOT WORK PROPPERLY ON IT BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO HEAVY FOR THE DRIVE MECHANISM.

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      1.0

      poor optics

      By mike

      from magnolia texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Focus
        • Difficult to Use
        • Poor Lens Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

          i gave up trying to see the moon, stars or planets with this scope. it was a gift i selected out of my company's catalog for 20 years service...but i have binoculars that are better for viewing the night sky. the setup is compicated, with a very primitive type in method for setting up your location. honestly, i can see Andromeda, the moons of Jupiter and the craters of the moon sharper than with the fuzzy optics of this dinosaur.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good stuff

          By beenie

          from baltimore,md

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bright Conditions

          Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

          easy to use. Do not like mirrored image

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice instrument

          By Indy dude

          from INdianapolis, IN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bird Watching

            Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

            sTRONG CONSTRUCTION AND VERY SMOOTH OPERATION

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            weak and unsteady

            By Moonie65

            from placerville, CA.

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Use
              • Poor Lens Quality
              • Sticky Zoom
              • unreliable mechanics
              • Unstable

              Best Uses

              • conversation piece

              Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

              The Tripod is so unstable as to make the scope frustrating to use, the motors used in the scope are cheap and break down with any type of regular use. The focuser is stiff to the point of knocking the scope out of alignment when trying to focus. The customer service at bushnell is terrible, they are less than concerned with their astronomy customers. overall this is a big expensive paperwieght.

              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              bad scope

              By JG

              from FL

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Eyepiece

              Cons

              • Computer is cheap one
              • Difficult to Use
              • Uncomfortable
              • Unstable

              Best Uses

              • DONT WASTE MONEY

              Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

              I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS SCOPE I RETURNED IT AND BOUGHT MEADE 150 % BETTER ALL AROUND..
              THIS SCOPE Bushnell DID NOT FUNCTION CORRECT IT COMPUTER JUST WENT STRIGHT UP AND DOWN. I USED IT MANUAL AND IT NOT ANY GOOD.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              PIECE OF JUNK!!

              By SEADOG

              from BRAMPTON ONTARIO CANADA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor focuser
                • Poor Lens Quality
                • Unstable

                Best Uses

                • Bright Conditions
                • Viewing the moon

                Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

                THE ONLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT IS THE RED DOT SIGHT, THE GOTO FEATURE WHEN SETUP AND THE PUSH BUTTON CONTROLS. IT IS GOOD FOR BEGINNERS AND KIDS. THIS ITEM CANNOT "SEE" ANYTHING AT HIGHER POWERS AND PROPPER EYEPIECES WILL MOT WORK PROPPERLY ON IT BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO HEAVY FOR THE DRIVE MECHANISM.

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                SOLID STARTER SCOPE

                By Gary J. Edgerton

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

                If you are interested in getting to know the night sky without spending a small fortune, this telescope is a good place to start.



                This telescope is big enough to view nebula, star clusters, some galaxies, and of course the moon and planets, while being light enough to be extremely portable.



                The go-to feature can and SHOULD be used to teach yourself the night sky.



                The only upgrade this scope needs right off the bat are eyepieces. I would consider a 20mm Plossl for deep sky objects, and a 6-10mm for planets. Also, a light pollution filter will greatly enhance deep-sky viewing.



                No question, this scope will show you enough to more than wet your appetite and help you decide if your ready to upgrade to a bigger scope down the road to really fill you up!

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bushnell 4.5 telescope rocks

                By Edward Augusty

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

                This telescope rocks. I saw Jupiter and its moons very cleary. The moon is also a great sight. It was a little hard to figure out at first but it is now easy.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                THANK YOU!

                By Tom West

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

                The telescope was a dream come true.my dad loves it........hes not one to mess around with aiming and findin every little detail. So now he just points and shoots! Takin alot headaches from him and anyone else that would be around him. Id also like to thank whoever wrote which boxes to open first..i had ordered multiple things and i didnt know which one was the actual telescope. So dad opened up the right gift first. FINALLY a company that cares about its customers..you guys have made me and me dad happy...it took a year to actually save up for the one telescope i wanted to buy him. And now i got it! Thank you!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                not easy to use!!!

                By Kerri Winborne

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Bushnell NorthStar 900x114 Motorized Starfinder Telescope:

                This telescope is beautiful to look at, very high - tech and not for beginners! I bought this telescope 3 weeks ago and have yet to see a thing through it. The instruction manual seems very helpful but doesn't tally up when trying to put it to practice. Everytime I try and view an object, the handheld control tells me it is below the horizon...very frustrating!!! I have seen the glow of the moon and that is about it.... there is NO CLARITY!! I am desperate for somebody to show me the 'easy way' as explained in all write - ups but I have yet to find that person. With help and guidance exploring the night sky, I might be able to rate this product very differently in the future but right now DO NOT purchase this product if you are a beginner! If somebody is living in the U.K. and has this telescope, please give me a call... I'm frustrated and very upset with my purchase...

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                Q1: Is this a refractor or reflector?

                A: This telescope is a reflector telescope.

                Q2: What are the suitable solar and moon filters for this telescope?

                A: Currently Bushnell does not make a solar filter for this model of scope.

                Q3: This is a computerized tracking scope. Is it possible to do the tracking manually instead of automatically?

                A: You only have to use the computerized tracking if you want to.

                Q4: What are the shipping dimensions and overall tube length?

                A: The shipping dimensions are approximately length 3' x width 2' x height 1' the tube length is approximately 2.5'.

                Q5: Is this new, or refurbished, used etc?

                A: All scopes that we carry are brand new.

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