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StarSense Explorer 130AZ



RRP $1015
$799
2 Year Warranty
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Arriving June 31st
Available for Pre-Order

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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. Check phone compatibility here.

StarSense 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, it’s ready to view in the telescope’s eyepiece.

130mm (5") Newtonian reflector with highly reflective coatings and enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects.

Includes 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow Lens, StarSense smartphone dock, a red dot finderscope (in case you want to use the telescope without your phone), and a full-height tripod.

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture: 130mm (5.11")
  • Focal Length: 650mm (25.59")
  • Focal Ratio: f5
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 26x
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 65x
  • Barlow Lens: None
  • Finderscope: StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
  • Optical Tube: Steel
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 307x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 19x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 113.1
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.07 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): .89 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 345x
  • Optical Coatings: Glass mirrors coated with aluminum and SiO2
  • Optical Tube Length: 635mm
  • Optical Tube Diameter: 165mm
  • CG-5 Dovetail Bar: Dovetail
MOUNT INFO:
  • Mount Type: Manual Alt-Azimuth
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): Aluminum, 1244.6mm (49") max height
  • Accessory Tray: Yes
  • Tripod Weight: 4.17kg
  • Slew Speeds: Manual
  • GPS: Uses phone's GPS
  • Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 Dovetail bar
  • Power Requirements: None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
  • Alignment Procedures: Use StarSense Explorer app
  • Software: StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
  • Total Kit Weight: 8.16kg
ITEMS INCLUDED:
  • Telescope tube
  • Mount/tripod (preassembled)
  • 25mm and 10mm eyepieces
  • StarPointer finderscope
  • Accessory tray
  • StarSense Explorer phone dock








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