Celestron STARSENSE EXPLORER™ DX 130AZ

Celestron STARSENSE EXPLORER™ DX 130AZ

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STARSENSE EXPLORER™ DX 130AZ SMARTPHONE APP-ENABLED NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE

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  • Unleash 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. Check phone compatibility here.
  • 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.
  • 130mm (5”) Newtonian reflector with highly reflective coatings and enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects.
  • Includes 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, StarSense smartphone dock, erect image diagonal, a red dot finderscope (in case you want to use the telescope without your phone), and a sturdy, full-height tripod.

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Description

  • Celestron 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, ExploreLeave 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. For a complete compatibility list, click here.

     

    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.

     

    High Quality Altazimuth Mount with Slow Motion Control

    An ultra-stable altazimuth mount provides a sturdy foundation for StarSense Explorer DX. Slip clutches and geared slow motion controls in both axes help you move the telescope smoothly and zero in your target. As celestial objects appear to drift across the night sky, you’ll be able to follow them with just a turn of the knobs. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod.

     

    Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics

    With a large 130mm (5”) 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. Highly reflective coatings on both the primary and secondary mirror enhance 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 130mm (5″) Newtonian reflector relatively dark skies, Omega Centauri, Tarantula Nebula, the Eta Carina Nebula and so many more southern sky jewels are easily within your reach.

    The entire telescope kit weighs just 8.2kg pounds, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site. You don’t need mobile phone coverage to use the StarSense app, so it’s perfect for use in the bush.

     

    Everything You Need to Observe Immediately

    When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer DX, you’ll find:

    • 130mm Newtonian reflector optical tube
    • StarSense dock for your smartphone
    • Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece
    • 90-degree erect image diagonal
    • StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app
    • Altazimuth mount with slow motion controls
    • Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized
  • Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture 130mm (5.11″)
    Focal Length 650mm (25.59″)
    Focal Ratio f5
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1 26x
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm
    Magnification of Eyepiece 2 65x
    Barlow Lens None
    Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
    Optical Tube Steel
    Highest Useful Magnification 307x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 19x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 113.1
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) .89 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 345x
    Optical Coatings Glass mirrors coated with aluminum and SiO₂
    Optical Tube Length 635mm
    Optical Tube Diameter 165mm
    CG-5 Dovetail Bar Dovetail
    MOUNT INFO:
    Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth
    Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) Aluminum, 1244.6mm (49″) max height
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Tripod Weight 4.17kg
    Slew Speeds Manual
    GPS Uses phone’s GPS
    Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 Dovetail bar
    Power Requirements None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
    Alignment Procedures Use StarSense Explorer app
    Software StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
    Total Kit Weight 8.16kg
    Included Items Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock

More Details

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 110 × 50 × 30 cm

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1 review for Celestron STARSENSE EXPLORER™ DX 130AZ

  1. Andrew (verified owner)

    This is my first telescope I have bought and I am so happy I bought it. The app makes it so easy to use and the telescope can be assembled in a matter of minutes and is made of good quality materials. Blown my mind with what it can pick up in the sky. The guys at binocentral in Joondalup were extremely helpful and friendly. I shall be back for some accessories soon!

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