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

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@media screen and (max-width: 600px) { .mobile-hide { display: none !important; } } @media screen and (min-width: 601px) { .desktop-hide { display: none !important; } } 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.   With 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.    And 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.   Recommended Accessories Saxon Moon Filter 1.25-inchImprove the contrast and detail of the Moon's surface and craters with the Saxon Moon Filter. Fits all 1.25" focusers. Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone AdapterWith the Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone Adapter, you can take images or videos through your telescope eyepiece using your smartphone. This is a great way to get started in astrophotography. saxon 110cm Telescope Padded Carry BagA convenient carry bag for your new telescope and accessories! Perfect for travel or storing your telescope when not in use. saxon Optical Lens Cleaning KitKeep your telescope free from dust and debris and cleaned regularly! Saxon Moon Filter 1.25-inchImprove the contrast and detail of the Moon's surface and craters with the Saxon Moon Filter. Fits all 1.25" focusers. Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone AdapterTake images or videos through your telescope eyepiece using your smartphone. This is a great way to get started in astrophotography. saxon 110cm Telescope Padded Carry BagA convenient carry bag for your new telescope and accessories! Perfect for travel or storing your telescope when not in use. saxon Optical Lens Cleaning KitKeep your telescope in top shape by protecting it from dust and debris!   About Celestron Imagine a humble beginning – a 6-inch reflector telescope crafted by Tom Johnson for his young son. This was the spark that ignited a transformative journey. As time passed, his designs evolved into larger, more sophisticated scopes. Today, Celestron shines as an industry trailblazer, renowned for crafting precision optical equipment. From computerised marvels to traditional telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and more, Celestron's portfolio is a universe of possibilities. With a legacy spanning over 50 illustrious years, Celestron has earned admiration from both avid hobbyists and dedicated astronomers worldwide. But they don't rest on their laurels; innovation propels them forward. They constantly broaden their product horizons while illuminating minds through global science education initiatives. Celestron's story is one of innovation, evolution and a passion for the cosmos. Join them on this extraordinary journey of discovery and inspiration. Product Code: 22462
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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.

     

    With 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. 

     

    And 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.

     

    Recommended Accessories

    Saxon Moon Filter 1.25-inch Saxon Moon Filter 1.25-inch
    Improve the contrast and detail of the Moon's surface and craters with the Saxon Moon Filter. Fits all 1.25" focusers.
    Find Out More
    Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone Adapter Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone Adapter
    With the Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone Adapter, you can take images or videos through your telescope eyepiece using your smartphone. This is a great way to get started in astrophotography.
    Find Out More
    saxon 110cm Telescope Padded Carry Bag saxon 110cm Telescope Padded Carry Bag
    A convenient carry bag for your new telescope and accessories! Perfect for travel or storing your telescope when not in use.
    Find Out More
    saxon Optical Lens Cleaning Kit saxon Optical Lens Cleaning Kit
    Keep your telescope free from dust and debris and cleaned regularly!
    Find Out More
    Saxon Moon Filter 1.25-inch Saxon Moon Filter 1.25-inch
    Improve the contrast and detail of the Moon's surface and craters with the Saxon Moon Filter. Fits all 1.25" focusers.
    Find Out More
    Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone Adapter Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone Adapter
    Take images or videos through your telescope eyepiece using your smartphone. This is a great way to get started in astrophotography.
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    saxon 110cm Telescope Padded Carry Bag saxon 110cm Telescope Padded Carry Bag
    A convenient carry bag for your new telescope and accessories! Perfect for travel or storing your telescope when not in use.
    Find Out More
    saxon Optical Lens Cleaning Kit saxon Optical Lens Cleaning Kit
    Keep your telescope in top shape by protecting it from dust and debris!
    Add to Cart Button

     

    About Celestron

    Imagine a humble beginning – a 6-inch reflector telescope crafted by Tom Johnson for his young son. This was the spark that ignited a transformative journey. As time passed, his designs evolved into larger, more sophisticated scopes. Today, Celestron shines as an industry trailblazer, renowned for crafting precision optical equipment. From computerised marvels to traditional telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and more, Celestron's portfolio is a universe of possibilities. With a legacy spanning over 50 illustrious years, Celestron has earned admiration from both avid hobbyists and dedicated astronomers worldwide. But they don't rest on their laurels; innovation propels them forward. They constantly broaden their product horizons while illuminating minds through global science education initiatives. Celestron's story is one of innovation, evolution and a passion for the cosmos. Join them on this extraordinary journey of discovery and inspiration.

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    Optical DesignSchmidt Cassegrain (XLT)
    Aperture125mm
    Focal Length1250mm
    Focal Ratio10.0
    Highest Magnification295x
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude13
    Mount TypeAlt-Azimuth Astromaster
    Dovetail TypeCelestron CG5 Mount
    Eyepiece 1Super 25mm
    Eyepiece 2Super 10mm
    Finderscope MakeStarPointer Red Dot
    Tube Length330 x 171.45mm
    Electronic Hand ControlNo
    Motor DriveNo
    Warranty Information2 Years
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