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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope

SKU: CLS-22451

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Pack away the star charts, planispheres and moon maps and find out the location of celestial objects in real-time. The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope is a budget-friendly day and night telescope suitable for all beginners!

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Regular Price: $495.00

Special Price $449.95

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No telescope or astronomy knowledge required. The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope features revolutionary StarSense Explorer technology which utilises your smartphone's GPS and camera technology to determine celestial positions relative to you. It's super simple - set up your telescope, load the StarSense Explorer app, select the object you want to find, follow the arrows using your telescope and center it in the viewfinder!

The new Celestron StarSense Explorer App is available for download from Google Play Store or Apple Store and compatible with most smartphone devices (Android 7.1.2 and higher, and iPhone 6 and newer). 

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope

With a simple user-friendly design, this innovative technology cuts all the frustrations of manually learning the skies, scouring through star maps, and spending $100s on computerised technology.  This is a true beginners telescope for hassle-free viewing. This special design operates similar to facial recognition technology, instead looking for similiarities and patterns in star clusters or 'star mapping'. In a nut shell, it's brilliant, easy to use and ahead of its time! 

The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope is a 80mm refractor telescope on a simple LT mount for simple fast and slow manoevering. This telescope is suitable for viewing most bright objects, including the Moon, some galaxies and planets! For best views, go to a dark sky site and you will see a lot more!

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope

What's In The Box

  • 80mm refractor optical tube
  • Unique StarSense smartphone holder
  • Two eyepieces: 25mm and 10mm
  • Erect Image Diagonal 90 degrees
  • StarPointer red dot finder
  • LT Altazimuth mount
  • Accessory tray
  • 2x Barlow Lens

Technical Specifications

Aperture 80mm
Focal Length 900mm
Focal Ratio f/11
Finderscope StarPointer red dot finderscope
Optical Tube Aluminium
Highest Useful Magnification 189x
Lowest Useful Magnification 11x 
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.74 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.45 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 131x
Optical Tube Length 965mm (38")
Optical Tube Diameter 90mm (3.54")
Optical Tube Weight 2.45kg
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth
Tripod Dimensions 1320.8mm max height
Total Kit Weight 4.17kg

About Celestron
Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

Product Code: CLS-22451

Additional Information

Additional Information

Optical Design No
Mount Type Alt-azimuth mount
Aperture 80mm
Focal Ratio f/11
Eyepiece 1 25mm
Eyepiece 2 10mm
Eyepiece 3 No
Finderscope Make StarPointer Red Dot Finder
Electronic Hand Control No
Motor Drive No
Go-To Functionality No
Focal Length 900mm
Tripod Aluminium
Tube Length 965mm
Highest Magnification 189x
Warranty Information 2 Years
Additional Specifications of Product No
Shipping Dimensions No
Shipping Weight No