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Celestron 114 LCM Computerized Telescope Review

22 Mar 2019, 02:03 UTC
Celestron 114 LCM Computerized Telescope Review
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Celestron’s LCM (“Lightweight Computerized Mount”) line, being the lowest priced of all of Celestron’s GoTo offerings, would seem to offer surprisingly good value. Unfortunately, the LCM line, particularly the 114mm model I’m reviewing here, is simply too compromised to meet its price point to be of much good use to a beginner let alone an experienced astronomer.

The Optical Tube Assembly Overview

The 114LCM’s optical tube is the exact same as Celestron’s AstroMaster 114 telescope, making it a 114mm f/8.77 Bird-Jones telescope – not a Newtonian.

I’ve talked enough about Bird-Joneses that you can simply read my review of the AstroMaster 114 here to get an idea of exactly how they “work”, but if the simple version is that it’s a catadioptric Newtonian with a ...

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