Celestron STARSENSE EXPLORER™ LT 127AZ

Celestron STARSENSE EXPLORER™ LT 127AZ

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STARSENSE EXPLORER™ LT 127AZ 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  the on-screen arrows to your desired target. When the bullseye turns green, it’s ready to view in the telescope’s eyepiece.
  • 127mm (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 CompatibilityStarSense 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 TechnologyStarSense 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 127mm (5”) objective mirror, 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 127mm (5″) Newtonian reflector under 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 5.2 kg, 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:

    • 127mm Newtonian reflector optical tube
    • StarSense dock for your smartphone
    • Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece
    • 2x Barlow lens to double the power of each eyepiece
    • 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 127mm (5″)
      Focal Length 1000mm (39.3″)
      Focal Ratio f/7.87
      Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm
      Magnification of Eyepiece 1 40x
      Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm
      Magnification of Eyepiece 2 100x
      Barlow Lens 3x
      Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
      Optical Tube Steel
      Highest Useful Magnification 300x
      Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
      Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
      Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.1arc seconds
      Resolution (Dawes) 0.91 arc seconds
      Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 329x
      Secondary Mirror Obstruction 41mm (1.6″)
      Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 32%
      Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 10%
      Optical Coatings Aluminum
      Optical Tube Length 502mm
      Optical Tube Diameter 147mm
      Optical Tube Weight 2.99kg
      Dovetail None
      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 None
      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 5.2 kg
      Included Items Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | 3x Built-in Barlow lens | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock

More Details

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 90 × 55 × 28 cm

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