Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Telescope

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Telescope

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+ Patent-pending StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate its exact pointing position.
+ StarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible.
+ Manual altazimuth mounts make 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. Step up to StarSense Explorer DX models for dual-axis slow motion controls.
+ Includes 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, StarSense smartphone dock, a red dot fi nderscope (in case you want to use the telescope without your phone), and a sturdy, full-height tripod.

Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky.

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Telescope

Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 80mm (3.1")
Focal Length 900mm (35.43")
Focal Ratio f/11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (0.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 36x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm (0.39")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 90x
Barlow Lens 2x (1.25")
Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal Erect image 90° (1.25")
Optical Tube Aluminum
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 Coatings Fully-Coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length 965mm (38")
Optical Tube Diameter 90mm (3.54")
Optical Tube Weight 5.4 lbs (2.45 kg)
Dovetail None
Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) Aluminum, 1320.8mm (52") max height
Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") steel
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)
Slew Speeds Manual
GPS Uses phone's GPS
Dovetail Compatibility None
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 9.2 lbs (4.17 kg)
Included Items Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | Erect image diagonal | 2x Barlow lens | StarPointer&trade finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock


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