Newtonian Reflector - 76mm / 3", Focal Length: 700mm f/9.21

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Dedicated to unfolding the wonders of the Universe, the 76LCM Computerised Telescope from Celestron features an excellent combination of power and portability. With its computer-automated technology, the LCM is up and running after locating 3 bright celestial objects.

This LCM is a Newtonian reflector with a 76mm aperture and a focal length of 700mm. The optical system is fully coated for enhanced sharpness and clarity. Two eyepieces are included - one 25mm as well as a 9.0mm. The mounting platform incorporates a sturdy aluminium tripod with a motorised and computerised altazimuth mount.

New observers will make great use of the LCM's built-in Sky Tour feature - simply pressing a button activates the system to locate and slew to the sky's most interesting objects. Experienced observers will appreciate the comprehensive database of 4000+ objects, along with the customised lists of the most intriguing deep-sky objects, planets, and double stars.

The LCM combines a powerhouse feature-set with Celestron's legendary optical standards to provide amateur astronomers with a sophisticated and easy-to-use telescope. The computerised hand-control provides simple on-screen instructions that guide the observer through the alignment procedures. Each step, helpful hints, and valuable reference materials are easily accessible to ensure a simple and pleasurable viewing experience.

Key Features

76LCM Telescope

  • Newtonian reflector
  • Aperture: 76 mm / 3"
  • Focal Length: 700 mm, f/9.21
  • AFOV: 1.5°, LFOV: 79' @ 1000 yd / 26.23 m @ 1000 m
  • Optical system: all-glass, fully coated
  • 2 Eyepieces: 25 mm - 28x, 9.0 mm - 78x
  • StarPointer finderscope for accurate alignment and object location

Motorised Altazimuth Mount

  • Fully adjustable sturdy aluminium tripod
  • Lightweight computerised altazimuth mount
  • Fully enclosed motors and optical encoders
  • Flash upgradeable fully computerised hand control
  • Hand control and motors are powered by 8 user-supplied AA batteries or optional 12V AC adapter
  • Quick-release base, OTA, accessory tray with rapid no-tool set up
  • Educational astronomy software CD-ROM "The SkyX First Light Edition" offers sky info and printable sky maps
  • Computerised hand controller with NexStar computer control offers 4,000 object database and storage for programmable user defined objects
  • Tracking rates: sidereal, solar, lunar. Tracking modes: alt-az, AEQ north/south. Slew speeds: 1,2,3°/sec - 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x. Alignment procedures: skyalign, auto 2-star, 1-star, 2-star, solar system.


Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
76 mm / 3"
Focal Length
700 mm
Focal Ratio
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter
Not specified by manufacturer
Built-on StarPointer
Mount Type
Motorised Altazimuth
Resolving Power
Rayleigh: 1.83 arcsec
Dawes: 1.53 arcsec
Maximum Useful Magnification
GO-TO Capability
PC Compatible
Not specified by manufacturer
Power Source
8 user supplied AA size alkaline batteries or optional 12V AC adapter
Optical Tube Dimensions
Not specified by manufacturer
13 lb / 5.9 kg
Celestron 76LCM Computerized Telescope
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