Celestron StarSense Explorer is the first manual telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate location in real time. Starting to observe the starry sky and locating objects in the sky like a professional has never been easier, faster and more accurate.
Celestron's companion StarSense Explorer eliminates technical barriers to using the telescope and allows anyone to locate stars, planets or nebulae using only a smartphone. Without investing in an expensive motorized computer telescope. Just load the free StarSense Explorer app on your smartphone, place it in the unique holder that comes with the affordable and award-winning StarSense Explorer telescope, and turn your smartphone into a top-notch celestial search engine and night sky guide. GPS is enough to use the application, no mobile operator signal is required!
Thanks to the unique patented star search technology using StarSense Explorer, which uses GPS navigation of your phone and the "Lost in Space" algorithm (LISA), which is used for large satellites, generates a list of currently visible celestial objects and offers you observation of planets, nebulae , star clusters or galaxies. StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and later, and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later since 2016. You can easily verify compatibility by downloading the free app to your phone, and if you open it, your device is compatible. It is advisable to download the application before purchasing the telescope, however, it does not work without the StarSense Explorer telescope.
With an easy-to-use alt-azimuth mount and zero internal electronics, setting up all StarSense Explorer models is very easy and fast. Slow movement with the scroll bar and simultaneous tracking of the arrows on the phone screen makes it easier to find the desired destination. When the target turns green, it is ready to be viewed through the telescope's eyepiece.
This 70 mm refractor telescope is the lightest model in the StarSense Explorer series, with an optical tube weight of 1.63 kg and a tripod weight of 1.72 kg. The smartphone holder is mounted on the top of the telescope tube. The LT 70AZ collects enough light to show you the details of the Moon, as well as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and many bright objects in the dark sky. The refractor can also be used without a telephone, and thanks to the reversing prism included in the package, you can also monitor terrestrial objects during the day.
StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners with a user-friendly application interface and in-depth tutorials. It's like having your personal guide through the night sky.
- type: refractor
- assembly: manual alt-azimuthal
- focal length: 700 mm (f / 10)
- lens diameter: 70 mm
- eyepieces: 25mm (magnification 28x), 10mm (magnification 70x)
- optical treatment of glasses: Fully Coated
- highest useful magnification 165x
- lowest useful magnification 10x
- Barlow's lens: 2x
- Viewfinder: type Red Dot
- Software: StarSense Explorer
- Tripod: height adjustable
- Weight: 3.35 kg