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The major advantage of a GOTO GPS mount is its ability to autmatically locate celestial bodies. In order to successfully operate a manual mounted telescope, one must first learn how to read a star chart. A GOTO GPS mount dispenses with this need. Also a GOTO GPS mount will automatically track an object once it is found. However, for those who aren't computer adept, the GOTO GPS mount can be unusually difficult to use. Additionally, a powerful mount like the GOTO GPS is useless without a powerful telescope. Without sufficient power, the GOTO GPS will end up pointing the telescope at object that it cannot see.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|