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6.88
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Optics
Aperture (milimeters)
114
114
80
114
150
90
90
80
70
76
Deep Sky Views
Deep Sky Detail
Planetary Views
Terrestrial Views
Focal Ratio
8.8
7.9
5
7.9
5
13.3
11
1.09
10
9.2
Highest Useful Magnification
250x
180x
250x
228x
185x
177x
213x
360x
175x
95x
Focal Length (milimeters)
1,000
900
400
900
750
1,200
1,000
720
700
700
Eyepieces (milimeters)
25,9
20,4
25,10
25,10
25,10
17,10
20,10
20, 6
20,4
25,10
Optical Design
Reflector
Reflector
Refractor
Reflector
Reflector
Maksutov-Cassegrain
Refractor
Refractor
Refractor
Reflector
Stability & Tracking
Computerized
Motorized
Internal Battery
Included Tripod
Mount
Alt-Azimuth
Alt-Azimuth
Alt-Azimuth
Alt-Azimuth
Alt-Azimuth
Equatorial
Equatorial
Alt-Azimuth
Alt-Azimuth
Equatorial
Ease of Use
No-tool Set-up
Lighted Buttons
Finderscope
Software
Auxiliary Port
Weight (pounds)
12
26
7.7
17.6
23.5
23
27
13.5
8
16.6
Objects Library
5,000
20,000
5,000
Help & Support
Phone Support
Email Support
Online Manual
Instructional Videos
Money Back Guarantee
Warranty
1 year
2 years
1 year
2 years
2 years
1 year
2 years
Lifetime
2 years
2 years