Celestron Starsense Explorer DX 5-inch Smartphone App Enabled SCT Telescope

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RRP $1,499.99 RRP OUR PRICE $1,399.00

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    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, 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.

    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 5” Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube—Celestron’s tried-and-true optical design for over 50 years—this telescope has enough light gathering ability to bring out impressive detail in celestial objects while remaining compact and lightweight. 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 the beautiful Pleaides Open Star Cluster.

    All air-to-glass surfaces are coated with our StarBright XLT optical coatings to visibly increase contrast and light transmission for brighter deep space views. With StarBright XLT, you’ll be able to discern subtle details while viewing the Moon and planets as well as faint galaxies and nebulae. 

    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 5” Schmidt-Cassegrain and relatively dark skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Open Star Cluster, and so many more are easily within your reach.

    More Information
    Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain (XLT)
    Aperture 125mm
    Focal Length 1250mm
    Focal Ratio 10.0
    Highest Magnification 295x
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude 13
    Mount Type Alt-Azimuth Astromaster
    Dovetail Type Celestron CG5 Mount
    Eyepiece 1 Super 25mm
    Eyepiece 2 Super 10mm
    Finderscope Make StarPointer Red Dot
    Tube Length 330 x 171.45mm
    Electronic Hand Control No
    Motor Drive No
    Warranty Information 2 Years
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    Celestron Optical Tube 1
    Celestron Mount and Tripod 1
    Celestron 25mm and 10mm Eyepieces 1
    Celestron 2x Barlow Lens 1
    Celestron 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal 1
    Celestron StarPointer Red Dot Finder 1
    Celestron Accessory Tray 1
    Celestron StarSense Explorer phone dock