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Combining the superb Celestron 5 inch Schmidt Cassegrain with XLT coatings with the stable DX mount with slow motions and the accurate Starsense Explorer App to find objects this instrument package delivers breathtaking views easily. Unleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky, no telescope experience required. Award-winning and patent-pending StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate its position in real time. This telescope combines the ease of finding objects through the accurate Smartphone App with premium SCT optics to show superb detail at the eyepiece.Easy to use accurate AppStarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible. View planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city. Or take your telescope to darker skies to view faint, deep sky objects. Manual altazimuth mount with smooth, dual-axis slow-motion controls makes it easy to follow the on-screen arrows to your desired target. When the bullseye turns green, its ready to view in the telescopes eyepiece.Smartphone CompatibilityStarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016. For a complete compatibility list, Click here. Premium Optical System5 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT coatings and enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects. With a large 5 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube, Celestrons 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 Jupiters 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. High Quality Altazimuth MountAn 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, youll be able to follow them with just a few turns of the knobs. Its all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod.Comprehensive PackageIncludes 25mm and 10mm eyepiecesStarSense smartphone dockRed dot finderscope (in case you want to use the telescope without your phone), Erect image diagonalSturdy, full-height tripod.DX mount with slow motionsSmartphone not included
Optical Tube Info: Optical Design: Schmidt-CassegrainAperture: 125mm (5")Focal Length: 1250mm (49.21")Focal Ratio: f/10Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (0.98")Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 50xFocal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm (0.39")Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 150xBarlow Lens: NoneFinderscope: StarPointer red dot finderscopeStar Diagonal: Erect image 90° (1.25")Optical Tube: AluminumHighest Useful Magnification: 295xLowest Useful Magnification: 18xLimiting Stellar Magnitude: 13Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.11 arc secondsResolution (Dawes): 0.93 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 329xSecondary Mirror Obstruction: 51mm (2.0")Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 16.6%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 40%Optical Coatings: StarBright XLTOptical Tube Length: 330mm (13")Optical Tube Diameter: 171.45mm (6.75")Optical Tube Weight: 5 lbs (2.26 kg)Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail BarMount Info: Mount Type: Manual Alt-AzimuthHeight adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): Aluminum, 1320.8mm (52") max heightTripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25") steelAccessory Tray: YesTripod Weight: 3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)Slew Speeds: ManualGPS: Uses phone's GPSDovetail Compatibility: CG-5Power Requirements: None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)Alignment Procedures: Use StarSense Explorer appSoftware: StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition SoftwareTotal Kit Weight: 9 lbs (4.08 kg)Included Items: Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | Erect image diagonal | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dockSolar Warning Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result. Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it. Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.
CELESTRON STARSENSE EXPLORER DX 5 INCH SCT TELESCO Bought as my first telescope - beginner. The starsense explorer app combined with the scope is what appealed to me. Lots of reviews on You Tube so I'm not going into that. I also wanted a portable scope that was easy to set up and take with me in our motorhome. Ticked all those boxes for me. (19/04/2022) Peter - York
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