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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 6" SCT

Original price $1,699.00 - Original price $1,699.00
Original price $1,699.00
$1,699.00
$1,699.00 - $1,699.00
Current price $1,699.00
SKU AG00765
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Description
  • Smartphone-guided night sky tour, no telescope expertise needed.
  • StarSense app uses smartphone to analyze stars for real-time positioning.
  • App generates list of visible objects, from planets to deep-sky.
  • Altazimuth mount with smooth, dual-axis slow-motion controls
  • 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT coatings and enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects
  • Includes 40mm and 10mm eyepieces, StarSense smartphone dock, a red dot finderscope 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.

Dock, Launch, Explore

Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you’ll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope’s optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green.

Smartphone Compatibility

StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016. F

Patented StarSense Sky Recognition Technology

StarSense Explorer uses patented technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly orient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database.

While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece.

High Quality Altazimuth Mount with Slow Motion Control

An 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, you’ll be able to follow them with just a few turns of the knobs. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod.

Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics

With a large 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube—Celestron’s 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 Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the trapezium in the Orion Nebula, and the beautiful Pleiades 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. With StarBright XLT, you’ll be able to discern subtle details while viewing the Moon and planets as well as faint galaxies and nebulae.

Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites

Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects.

But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain and relatively dark skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Open Star Cluster, and so many more are easily within your reach.

Everything You Need to Observe Immediately

When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer DX, you’ll find:

  • 6" optical tube
  • StarSense dock for your smartphone
  • Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece
  • 90-degree erect image diagonal
  • StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app
  • Altazimuth mount with slow motion controls
  • Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organised
Specifications

Telescope Specifications

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 150mm (6")
Focal Length 1500mm (25.98")
Focal Ratio f10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 38x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 150x
Barlow Lens None
Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal Erect image 90° (1.25")
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 354x
Lowest Useful Magnification 21x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 459x
Optical Coatings Fully XLT Coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length 406mm
Optical Tube Diameter 184.15mm
CG-5 Dovetail Bar Dovetail
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) Aluminum, 1320.8mm (52") 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
Alignment Procedures Use StarSense Explorer app
Software StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight 6.35kg
Included Items Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 40mm & 10mm eyepieces | Erect image diagonal | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock

Shipping & Returns

Shipping:

  • We ship Australia wide. Final rates are calculated at the checkout.
  • Orders for instock product are shipped within 24 business hours
  • We offer flat rate shipping starting to most countries worldwide. International shipments do not include any duties or taxes which may be payable upon entry of the order into your country. Please contact your local customs authorities for more information.

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Returns:

We accept returns up to 14 days after delivery for store credit. Goods must be unused and in their original condition.

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