Best Computerized Telescope Under $500 – Top 7 Picks and Reviews 2019

We took a look the reviews left by consumers and found the best of the best using our data-backed approach.

Here’s a look at the best Computerized Telescope Under $500

Bestseller No. 1
Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope (Black)
113 Reviews
Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope (Black)
  • Computerized telescope automatically locates thousands of celestial objects using the NexStar+ hand control.
  • Follow the simple SkyAlign alignment procedure and you're ready to observe in minutes!
  • Large 114 mm Newtonian reflector offers the most light-gathering ability in the LCM telescope family.
  • Not sure what to observe? Press the Sky Tour button and your telescope generates a list of the best objects currently visible
  • Comes with everything you need to get started with astronomy, including 2 eyepieces and a full-height tripod.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope
444 Reviews
Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope
  • Aperture: 130mm; focal length: 650mm; compatible with 2 inch eyepieces
  • Focal ratio: 5; focal length of eyepiece 1/2: 25mm/9mm.Before you can begin observing, you must setup your hand control, align your finderscope and align your telescope
  • Magnification of eyepiece 1/2: 26x/72x; finder scope: star pointer; mount type: motorized altazimuth
  • Highest/lowest useful magnification: 307x/19x; light gathering power: 345x
  • Apparent field of view: 1.7 degrees; Linear field of view (at 1000Yds): 91ft
SaleBestseller No. 3
Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope
449 Reviews
Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope
  • Celestron's iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike
  • 4-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You'll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you're unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly. Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
Bestseller No. 4
Celestron NexStar 127SLT Mak Computerized Telescope (Black)
441 Reviews
Celestron NexStar 127SLT Mak Computerized Telescope (Black)
  • High quality 127mm (5") Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick tool no set up
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
  • Includes "The SkyX" Planetarium software; 8AA batteries are required but not included
Bestseller No. 5
Celestron NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - with Accessory Kit (Night Vision...
7 Reviews
Celestron NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - with Accessory Kit (Night Vision...
  • NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - 25mm E-Lux (53x) Eyepiece - StarPointer Finderscope - Internal Flip Mirror Diagonal for Straight Thru or 90° Viewing Angle - Pre-assembled Steel Tripod with Built-in Wedge - Software: NexRemote & The Sky L1 - Celestron Warranty - Bundle includes: - - Night Vision Flash Light - Sky Maps - Moon Filter - Optical Cleaning Kit
  • Celestrons iconic orange tube design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • 4-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. Youll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if youre unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Celestron NexStar 90SLT Mak Computerized Telescope (Black)
448 Reviews
Celestron NexStar 90SLT Mak Computerized Telescope (Black)
  • High quality 90mm (3.5") Maksutov-Cassegrain. With the NexStar's ergonomically designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button, you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick tool no set up
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing;Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 : 25 mm (0.98 inches) Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 9 mm (0.35 inches)
  • Includes "The SkyX" Planetarium software. Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
SaleBestseller No. 7
Celestron NexStar 102 SLT Computerized Telescope
448 Reviews
Celestron NexStar 102 SLT Computerized Telescope
  • High quality 102 millimeter short tube style refractor
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet