StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Refractor Telescope #22460 For Sale
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StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Refractor Telescope #22460:
Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Refractor TelescopeSKU: CNSSEDX102Mfr. Part: 22460
Item Includes102mm refractor optical tube - 25mm 1.25" Kellner Eyepiece - 10mm 1.25" Kellner Eyepiece - 90-Degree Erect Image Diagonal - Altazimuth Mount with Slow Motion Control Rod - Full-Height Tripod - Accessory Tray - StarSense Smartphone dock, - Red Dot Finderscope - Celestron Warranty
DescriptionCelestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app's user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It's like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. Dock, Launch, Explore
Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you'll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope's optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green. Smartphone Compatibility
StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016 Patent-Pending StarSense Sky Recognition Technology
StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly reorient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database. While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone's gyros and accelerometers, which aren't as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece. Sturdy Altazimuth Mount StarSense
Explorer LT's simple altazimuth mount makes it easy to move the telescope to find your target. A slow-motion altitude adjustment knob helps you fine tune the telescope's pointing position and follow targets as they appear to drift across the night sky. It's all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod. Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics
With a large 102mm (4") objective lens, this telescope has enough light gathering ability to bring out impressive detail in celestial objects. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter's four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the trapezium in the Orion Nebula, and beautiful Pleaides Open Star Cluster. Celestron's XLT optical coatings improve light transmission, enhancing the views even more. Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites
Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects. But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 4.5" Newtonian and relatively dark skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Open Star Cluster, and so many more are easily within your reach. The entire telescope kit weighs just 10.4 pounds, so it's perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site.FeaturesUnleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky no telescope experience required.Patent-pending StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate its position in real time.StarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible. View planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city. Or take your telescope to darker skies to view faint, deep sky objects.Manual altazimuth mount with smooth, dual-axis slow-motion controls makes it easy to follow the on-screen arrows to your desired target. When the bullseye turns green, it's ready to view in the telescope's eyepiece.102mm (4") refractor with high transmission XLT optical coatings and enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects.Includes 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow Lens, StarSense smartphone dock, erect image diagonal, a red dot finderscope (in case you want to use the telescope without your phone), and a full-height tripod.SpecificationsOptical DesignNewtonian ReflectorAperture (mm)114mm (4.5")Focal Length1000mm (39.3")Focal RatioF/9Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)25 mm (0.98 in)Magnification of Eyepiece 140 xFocal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm)10mm (0.39 in)Magnification of Eyepiece 2100xFinderscopeStarPointer red dot finderscopeOptical TubeSteelHighest Useful Magnification269 xLowest Useful Magnification16 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude12.8Resolution (Rayleigh)1.22 arc secondsResolution (Dawes)1.02 arc secondsLight Gathering Power265 xSecondary Mirror Obstruction44mm (1.73")Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter38%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area14%Optical CoatingsGlass mirrors coated with aluminum and SiO2Optical Tube Length609.6mm (24")Optical Tube Diameter147mm (5.78")Optical Tube Weight6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)DovetailNoneMount TypeManual Alt-AzimuthHeight adjustment range1320.8mm (52") max heightTripod Leg Diameter31.75mm (1.75") steelAccessory TrayYesTripod Weight3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)Slew SpeedsManualGPSUses phone's GPSDovetail CompatibilityCG-5 Dovetail barPower RequirementsNone (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)Alignment ProceduresUse StarSense Explorer appSoftwareStarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition SoftwareTotal Kit Weight10.4 lbs (4.71 kg) WHO WE ARE
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