Celestron Starsense Explorer Telescope, 114 mm

470352-178EA 468.55 USD
Celestron Starsense Explorer Telescope, 114 mm
This 114 mm aperture Celestron StarSense explorer telescope is ideal for beginners, thanks to the app's user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials.

  • Unleash the power of a smartphone to take a guided tour of the night sky, with no telescope experience required
  • A 114 mm parabolic primary mirror helps to locate faint, deep-sky objects in seconds and see them in more detail than ever before
  • A sturdy tabletop Dobsonian-style base makes it easy to follow the on-screen arrows to a desired target
  • When the bullseye turns green, it's ready to view an object in the telescope's eyepiece
  • StarSense explorer powered by SkySafari™ app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible
  • View planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city, or move to darker skies to see even more

Celestron has reinvented the tabletop Dobsonian telescope with StarSense explorer, the first tabletop Dobsonian that uses a smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real-time. It's like having a 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, users can navigate the sky with confidence. Simply place a phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense explorer app. After aligning the phone to the telescope's optics (a quick and easy procedure), StarSense explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make a selection and arrows appear on-screen, providing guidance. When the object is ready to view in the eyepiece, the bullseye turns green. Throughout observation, listen to hundreds of audio descriptions and view detailed information about thousands of objects within the app’s robust database.

High-quality Altazimuth base: The stable tabletop Dobsonian base provides a sturdy foundation for StarSense explorer. The tabletop base is compact, lightweight, and easy to transport, making it perfect for travel. The base’s low profile makes accessing the eyepiece easier for some observers (especially children). Place the base on a stable platform, like a table or hood of a car, to raise it to a comfortable viewing height. Consider adding the optional tripod for even more viewing options. Teflon bearings provide smooth motion in both altitude and azimuth. The integrated altitude 'brake' system allows adjustment of the tension along the altitude axis to ensure the smoothest motion, even with slight imbalances. As celestial objects appear to drift across the night sky, they can be followed easily. The optical tube connects to the base via a tube cradle. It’s easy to adjust the tube’s position in the cradle so the focuser is in the most ergonomic viewing position. The base features an eyepiece rack to keep extra eyepiece(s) close at hand.

Dazzling views with excellent optics: With a 114 mm (4.5") parabolic primary mirror, this telescope has enough light-gathering ability to bring out detail in celestial objects. Expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, it's cloud bands and great red spot, the rings of Saturn, the trapezium in the Orion Nebula, and the beautiful pleiades open star cluster. Discern subtle details while viewing the Moon and planets, as well as galaxies and nebulae.

This telescope features a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser that accepts 1.25" eyepieces and dust covers for the front of the tube and the focuser.

Delivery information: Includes a 17 and 10 mm Kellner eyepiece, the StarSense smartphone dock, a StarPointer™ red dot finderscope, an eyepiece rack, and a collimation cap.
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