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Celestron SkyProdigy 6 Computerised Telescope

The smartest telescope in the universe! The SkyProdigy's automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then with a touch of a button you will be ready to select from thousands of celestial objects to view.

  • 150mm (6") Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 1500mm focal length
  • Computerised alt-azimuth mount with automatic alignment
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 25mm (60x) & 9mm (167x) Plossl eyepieces
  • 2 year warranty
  • Celestron Item # 11076

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Celestron SkyProdigy 6 Computerised Telescope

A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, the SkyProdigy 6 is the product of a culmination of decades of telescopic 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! It's that easy.

What can I see with the SkyProdigy 6 telescope?

  • The phases of Venus and Mercury
  • Lunar craters as little as 2 miles in diameter
  • Dark surface features on Mars
  • Detailed cloud belts of Jupiter
  • The rings of Saturn and subtle cloud belts
  • Many faint comets and brighter asteroids
  • Double stars and stars to 12.3 magnitude
  • Star clusters, nebulae and galaxies with spiral structures

Some objects may require additional eyepieces to see clearly, sold separately. Visibility subject to local conditions and positions of objects.

The Sky Prodigy's automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Not 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!

Celestron's 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 the 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 more 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 controller's database, and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.

*The Celestron SkyProdigy's internal camera does not have an external output allowing users to view or save the captured images. The captured images are used internally solely for the purpose of self-aligning the SkyProdigy 6 Computerized telescope.

Celestron Sky Prodigy 6 - General Features:

  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
  • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • Battery Pack Providing Over 30 Hours of Power
  • "TheSkyX - First Light Edition" astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
  • >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

specification

  • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture: 152mm
  • Focal Length: 1500mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Eyepiece 1: 25mm (60x magnification)
  • Eyepiece 2: 9mm (167x magnification)
  • Finderscope: StarPointer finder
  • Mount Type: Computerised alt-azimuth with automatic alignment
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 302x (limited to around 200-250x due to atmosphere)
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.92 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.76 arc seconds

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