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Celestron Starsense Explorer Dobsonian 8″ Telescope

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Patented, award-winning StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate the telescope’s position in real-time.

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Celestron Starsense Explorer Dobsonian 8″ Telescope

Unleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky – no telescope experience required.

Patented, award-winning StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate the telescope’s position in real-time.

A large 8” parabolic primary mirror with XLT coatings helps you make the most of StarSense technology. Locate faint, deep-sky objects in seconds and see them in more detail than ever before.

A sturdy, Dobsonian-style base with large diameter bearings and variable altitude tensioning 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.

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 see even more.

Includes a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 2” Crayford focuser, the StarSense smartphone dock, a StarPointer™ red dot finderscope, an eyepiece rack, and a collimation tool.

Unleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky – no telescope experience required.

Patented, award-winning StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate the telescope’s position in real-time.

A large 8” parabolic primary mirror with XLT coatings helps you make the most of StarSense technology. Locate faint, deep-sky objects in seconds and see them in more detail than ever before.

A sturdy, Dobsonian-style base with large diameter bearings and variable altitude tensioning 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.

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 see even more.

Includes a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 2” Crayford focuser, the StarSense smartphone dock, a StarPointer red dot finderscope, an eyepiece rack, and a collimation tool.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture: 203mm (8″)
  • Focal Length: 1200mm (47.24″)
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (0.98″)
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 48x
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 480x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 29x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.2
  • Light Gathering Power: 841x as compared to the human eye
  • Optical Coatings: XLT reflective coatings with silicon dioxide and tantalum pentoxide protective overcoatings for primary and sceondary mirrors
  • Mirror Material: Pyrex equvalent for primary and secondary mirrors
  • Primary Mirror Thickness: 25mm (0.98″) (approx. 1:8 thickness ratio)
  • Secondary Mirror Thickness: 8.5mm (0.33″)
  • Minor Axis of Secondary Mirror: 47mm (1.85″)
  • Tube Material: Steel
  • Focuser: 2″ Crayford focuser, includes 2″ extension tube and 2″-to-1.25″ adapter
  • Finderscope: StarPointer red-dot finderscope
  • Resolution Rayleigh: 0.68 arcseconds
  • Resolution Dawes: 0.57 arcseconds
  • Optical Tube Dimensions: 1117.6mm x 241.3mm diameter (44″ x 9.5″ diameter)
  • Optical Tube Weight: 9.34kg
  • Mount Type: Altazimuth Dobsonian base
  • Base Material: Particle board with melamine surfaces and edge trim, CARB compliant
  • Base Dimensions: 685.8mm x 482.6mm x 482.6mm (27″ x 19″ x 19″)
  • Base Weight: 10.3kg
  • Slew Speeds: Manual
  • Software: Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software and StarSense Explorer App
  • Total Telescope Kit Weight: 19.68kg

Package Contents

  • Optical tube
  • Dobsonian Base
  • 25mm eyepiece
  • 2″ Crayford focuser
  • StarPointer red-dot finderscope
  • StarSense Explorer dock
  • StarSense Explorer unlock code
  • Eyepiece rack
  • Collimation cap
  • Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software

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