A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology combined with quality 6" Schmidt Cassegrain optics, SkyProdigy is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view! Its that easy.
The long anticipated pairing of the renowned Celestron 6" Schmidt Cassegrain OTA and the revolutionary new self-aligning SkyProdigy mount with SkySense technology
The SkyProdigys automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, and you will be ready to select from thousands of objects in its database to view. Not quite sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!
No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!
Celestrons SkyProdigy telescopes use an integrated imaging camera and patented StarSense Technology to automatically align with the night sky and determine where the telescope is currently pointing. The camera automatically captures an image of the sky, which is processed internally to positively identify stars in the image. Once a positive match is found, SkyProdigy determines the coordinates of the center of the captured image. The process is automatically repeated two additional times so that the system has three known alignment points that can be used to make an accurate model of the night sky. From this information, the user can select any celestial object in the hand controllers database, and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.
Computerized Mount Features
Proven Computer Control Technology
Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects
Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process With No User Intervention Required
Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (in) 6 in (152 mm)
Focal Length (mm) 1500 mm (59 in)
Eyepiece 1 25mm
Eyepiece 2 9mm
Mount Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick Release
CD ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software
Photographic Resolution 400 line/mm
Angular Field of View (deg) 1 °
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.7 in (43 mm)
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az
Alignment Procedures StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align, Manual Align
Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Battery Pack Providing up to 30 Hours of Power (user supplied D cells)
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