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. The application should be downloaded before purchasing the telescope, however, without the telescope StarSense Explorer is not functional.
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.