For students or professionals, this Celestron® handheld digital microscope that captures still images and videos is a terrific computer accessory. Plug the USB 2.0 cable into your computer's port and take advantage of the built-in, upgraded 2mp digital camera (Up to 5mp with interpolation.), 10X to 40X and 150X magnification, and LED illumination. The 4-oz, 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" dia scope may be handheld, or slipped into its metal stand for steadier viewing. CD-ROM software includes a measurement function. Minimum requirements UVC Plug & Play with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and MAC 10.4.9 and later, CD/DVD drive, open USB port. Very cool.
Choose either the 25- or 100-slide selection of 3" x 1" prepared microscope slides from Celestron®, both in sturdy hinged wooden cases. The selections include a wide range of bacteria; plant, animal and human tissue; insect or reptilian specimens; and a list of each of the slides.
Don't go in the woods in the 21st century without an electronic forest ranger. The Celestron® TrekGuide" digital compass shows bearings in degrees due north and (16) cardinal points, and includes a digital barometer, altimeter, temp in F & C, bubble level, time, date and alarm on a backlit screen, plus instructions on calibrating the compass and altimeter. And at 2.1" x 4.1" x .6" it easily fits in your hand or pocket. We'll pick one in a yellow, orange or black case, with both wrist and neck straps
Paul, the guy with vision around here, calls these the binocs to get if you're stepping up your binocular game. From Celestron®, they're Nature DX Series 8 x 42 and lightweight at about 22 oz with BaK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, twist-up eyecups, 7.4 degree angular field of view (FOV), 6.5 ft near focus, linear FOV of 833 feet at 1000 yards, 17.5mm eye relief, 5.2mm exit pupil for brighter images and phase-coated optics. They're completely waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging and are "perfect for birding" per Paul. Measure an easy-to-handle 5.3" x 4.9" x 2" and come with a case, neckstrap and chamois.
Our tabletop telescope from Celestron is an excellent choice for traveling or as a first telescope, which explains its “FirstScope” name. It’s a 76mm reflecting telescope with 20mm (15X) and 4mm (75X) 1.25” eyepieces and mounts for a finderscope. The mount/stand has a lazy-susan style swivel and a variable tension knob. The Accessory Kit includes 12.5mm (24X) and 6mm (50X) 1.25" eyepieces, a moon filter, a 5X24 finderscope, planetarium software ("THE SKYX") for Windows 7, XP, Vista, Mac 10.4.8 or later, a nylon carrying case for accessories.
Completely self-contained, this hand-held digital microscope has a 2.4" color LCD screen, captures still and video images and can be used as a regular, non-microscopic video camera when not in the lab. Our Optics Evaluation Boffin calls it an "amazing little device." Camera is 3 megapixels, up to 12 with interpolation, 3.7X and 54X optically, 4X digital zoom for 216X, 128MB internal memory, SD card slot (up to 8G), adjustable 0/3/6 LED illumination. Has adjustable exposure, resolution and color settings. USB 2.0 cable and carrying case included. You add (2) "AA" batteries. Model #44310 from Celestron®.
You'll get bright, crisp images with the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Reflector. The computerized hand control has a database of over 4,000 celestial objects providing push button locating and tracking of objects. This 130mm refractor comes with 26X and 72X magnification, computerized azimuth mount, and "The Sky" educational astronomy software on CD-ROM with printable sky maps. No-hassle set-up with a pre-assembled, adjustable stainless steel tripod and no-tool, quick-release mounts. Has SkyAlign alignment technology, and the StarPointer finderscope with a red LED. It's a stellar intro scope for new astronomers. Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.
This refractor spotting scope is our newest beauty. Equally suitable for spotting celestial objects, flora, fauna or pirates. Has a 15-45X zoom eyepiece, 50mm objective, and fully coated optics. Comes with a metal tabletop tripod, aluminum and soft carrying cases and a "no-fault warranty" from Celestron®. Tripod is 10" high with a standard 1/4" - 20 mount. Weighs 18 oz without the case. Need more stats? Linear field of view at 1000 yds: 130 @15X, 65@45X. Eye relief: 15mm @ 15X, 11MM @ 45X. Near focus 19 feet.
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