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Currently, most major telescope manufacturers offer GPS telescopes with GOTO mounts. Manufacturers such as Bushnell and Celestron offer many different models of GOTO telescopes, and some of these models come with GPS units built it. GPS units can also be added to most telescopes that already have computerized mounts. Additionally, certain models of telescope can be fitted with both motorized GOTO mounts and GPS units, allowing you to upgrade your telescope. Remember, you only really need to upgrade your telescope with a GPS system if you intend to move it to multiple locations -- if it remains in one place, then only a single calibration is necessary.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|